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OTA brings the U.S. organic industry to developing markets around the world. We create new opportunities for organic products through international promotions, organic exporter education, business to business connections, and trade negotiations. Contact Monique Marez to learn more. 

Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

The Japanese Journalist Boot Camp & 2nd Annual Organic Lifestyle Expo will take place from July 25-30 in Tokyo, Japan. The Organic Trade Association will host 20 key Japanese journalists and influencers on a certified organic farm outside of Tokyo for an organic 101 Boot Camp. Journalists will learn about organic agriculture principles, regulations, markets, and trends. They […]

Posted on Thursday July 6, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the specialty sugar quota for Fiscal Year 2018 allowing 160,000 Metric Tons overall to enter the United States. This amount is then broken down into four tranches. The first tranche, totaling 1,825 STRV (1,656 MTRV), will open Oct. 2, 2017. The second, third, fourth, and fifth tranches […]

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

Earlier this month, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) weighed in with a written comment to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to support modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. Yesterday, the Organic Trade Association’s Director of International Trade Monique Marez delivered the trade association’s comments in person during […]

Posted on Tuesday June 27, 2017

The U.S.-Brazil Agribusiness Trade Mission in Recife and São Paulo, Brazil, September 25-29 will provide small- and medium-sized U.S. enterprise participants with first-hand market information, access to government decision makers, and one-on-one meeting with business contacts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will develop the agenda, facilitate logistics, and cover such on-ground expenses as transportation, interpretation, […]

Posted on Wednesday June 21, 2017

Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued special harmonized codes (HS codes) to trace imports and exports of a number of organic products. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is currently working on another application to request additional HS codes for organic products, and is seeking input on which products toad to the […]