Exporting organic products to Japan

Market access requirements for exporting organic products to Japan.

Four options for certification

If you're exporting organic products to Japan, you have 4 options for certification:

  • Option 1: Certification and export under the Official Organic Assurance Programme. This covers plant products and processed foods of plant origin only.
  • Option 2: Certification and export through a non-Japanese organic certifying body that is registered with the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
  • Option 3: Certification and export through a Japan-based registered certifying body.
  • Option 4: Export through private-label certification. This option is only available for products that don’t require the Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) logo.

For more information, click on the box for each option.

Who to contact

If you have questions for MPI about exporting organics, email info@mpi.govt.nz.

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