How Governments can Regulate Imports of Organic Products Based on the Concepts of Harmonization and Equivalence

This policy brief is targeted at governments that already regulate, or intend to regulate, the domestic labelling of organic products.

It is not our intent to recommend that labelling and imports of organic products always be regulated. Especially in countries with an emerging organic sector, regulation might not be the most desirable first step.

Approved by the World Board in July 2011