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WEBINAR: Global Organic Trade Update & Web-Platform for Organic Sourcing

The Organic Trade Association will share the latest organic trade trends and export activity results for efforts in EU and Asia in an international trade webinar August 17 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. Organic Trade Association member Ekowarehouse will give a non-U.S. global organic trade perspective, and introduce the Ekowarehouse platform and how it benefits both organic suppliers and buyers. In addition, Organic Trade Association member Magnis Group will discuss virtual employee options and optimizing social media for brand representation in Europe.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 15:30

WEBINAR: What you need to succeed in organic: Regulatory 101

Are you ready for Expo East 2017? The Organic Trade Association will hold a special webinar entitled “What you need to succeed in organic: Regulatory 101” on Thursday, August 10, at 2 p.m EST.  The free webinar is open to all organic stakeholders, focusing on key issues for the best trade show experience. Join Organic Trade Association staffers Gwendolyn Wyard (Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs) and Monique Marez (Director of International Trade) as they discuss industry topics such as regulatory issues, international programs and trade show basics.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 14:00

WEBINAR: What you need to succeed in organic: Herbs, Spices and Dietary Supplements

The Organic Trade Association is offering a free webinar on What you need to succeed in organic: Herbs, Spices and Dietary Supplements on August 9, 2017.

Gwendolyn Wyard, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs, and Kelley Poole, Vice President, Government Affairs, will address the unique challenges for the organic spice and herbal supplements sector including: residue testing, import integrity, allowed and prohibited inputs, international equivalency, and more! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 14:00

Webinar: Hot Trends and Resources for Organic Brands

Attend this great webinar to get information on the market dynamics and consumer trends driving the organic industry. And, as our gift to you, when you register and attend the Webinar, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) will share a ten slide mini-deck chocked full of trends, growth figures and other helpful information you can use immediately to enhance your sales presentations.
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 14:00

Webinar: E.U. Traces | Electronic Certification of Inspection System

The European Union now requires electronic certificates of inspection for imports of organic products.  All shipments must have an e-certification by October 2017.  In this webinar, the Organic Trade Association will review the new EU Traces system.  We will cover the basics of what the system is, how it works, how to get registered, and cover other frequently asked questions tha OTA members have submitted. Contact Monique for more information.  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 15:00

Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Macau

OTA will lead a dedicated trade mission to Hong Kong and Macau from October 12-16.  Hong Kong is quickly becoming a top export destination for U.S. organic products. This trade mission will include a market briefing, retail tours, and 1:1 meetings with pre-qualified buyers all pre-arranged by OTA. 

For more information please contact Monique Marez.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:45 to Monday, October 16, 2017 - 21:45

Live Organic Pop-Up Shop

From May 4-6, 2017, the Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council will host a two-day organic fiber and textiles pop-up event! The event will take place at a health food store in New York City that will showcase certified organic fiber products and brands across all categories nationwide. The purpose is to raise awareness, promote organic fiber and textiles, and educate shoppers and the media on why purchasing organic fiber and textiles matters for people and the environment.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 18:00

Farm Bill Educational Summit hosted by Agri-Pulse

Agri-Pulse, the nation’s leading source of farm and food policy information, will hold a Farm Bill Educational Summit at the National Press Club on March 20. The Organic Trade Association will be one of the sponsors of the event, and OTA CEO, Laura Batcha, will be on a panel to talk about organic and the opportunities it offers. The event will be attended by key congressional staffers and policy makers who will be directly involved in the creation of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 15:15

Board of Directors Retreat and Meeting

The Organic Trade Association's Board of Directors will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, January 31 - February 1 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in Eugene, OR. The OTA Board of Directors typically meets as a full Board at least four times a year, two or three in-person meetings and one or two via teleconference. Each Board member serves on one of the three committees: Executive, Community Relations, or Governance.  Each committee typically meets once per month. If you would like to attend a Board meeting or formally address the Board

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 15:00