Organic Standards

The full text of these standards is available by clicking on the links.

Bio-Suisse Standards (Switzerland)

Canadian Standards

Canada Standard and Regulations

Standards Council of Canada

European Standards:
Council Regulation (EC No. 834/2007) (European Union)

EC No. 889/2008

Maintained by FiBL, links to European standards and statistics and other organic resources.


Japan Standards

Republic of Korea: For English language pdf documents, click here. Courtesy of Isidor Yu.

LatinAmerican Regs - - Are in Spanish and you may find them here:


Chile: They have a law, rule, and technical standard:

Costa Rica: Costa Rica’s rule is equivalent to EU as Third Country since approx 2005:

Info provided by Luis Brenes & Juan Carlos Benitez Izurieta

Mexico Federal Organic Law - in Spanish language only at this time. PDF or MSdoc FAS/USDA Summary - English language

United States Standards:

National Organic Program (NOP)

Other International Standards:

Codex Alimentarius - UN standards

IFOAM NORMS - Purchase download or CD. Also available via this link is the USDA/EU Regs Comparison

Int'l Organization for Standardization