usdaThe National Organic Program (NOP) is the legislation that regulates the production and labeling of organic products in the United States since 2001 and is managed by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

Bioagricert is one of the Italian control and certification bodies authorized to certify organic production thanks to the recognition obtained by the USDA.

Operators wishing to export to the USA can choose two different methods:

  • Apply for NOP certification
  • Export under the EU-NOP equivalence regime.

For all information / documentation regarding the NOP certification, contact Amalia Rueda, technical Manager of the Foreign Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


NOP/ USDA website

NOP regulation

List of allowed and prohibited substances

NOP/ USDA organic seal

nopNew on NOP standard: attention to the new requirements required by the Enforcement

The USDA will implement Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) on March 19, 2024. The new updates will impact all segments of the organic industry.


Bioagricert organized a webinar to explain operatores the main changes and requirements. If you missed the webinar of last March 5th, you can watch the recording HERE

You can also download the programme of the webinar and the presentations of the speakers:

While if you need to download the REQUEST OF IMPORT NOP CERTIFICATE TO EXPORT ORGANIC PRODUCTS TO THE USA please CLICK HERE (NOTE: the xls document is in 3 languages . Italian, English, Spanish. Check the column on the right and select the language you need)

A chart that illustrates who is likely to be granted an exemption and who is unlikely to be granted an exemption is available HERE. Processors and handlers should still plan to consult an accredited certifier to confirm eligibility for an exemption

Try the self assessment TEST HERE!!!