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8/3/2021: National List Sunset Dates

1/11/2021: USDA-NOP Ends the US-India Organic Recognition Agreement

1/1/2021: US-UK Organic Equivalency Keeps Trade Opportunities Open

7/8/2020: U.S. FDA Policy: CBD Prohibited in Food and Supplements
6/9/2020 Policy Memo: California State Organic Program, Additional Requirements Granted
6/4/2020: US Streamlines Organic Trade with Taiwan

11/26/19 Instruction: Organic Certification of Industrial Hemp 

6/3/19 Notice: Certification of Organic Crop Container System

5/2/19 Notice: Organic Integrity Learning Center Launch

7/31/18 Policy Memo: Impact of Prohibited Grain Seed Regulations on Organic Imports

7/31/18 Policy Memo: Impact of Fumigation and Irradiation Requirements on Organic Imports 

10/25/17 Interim Instruction: Maintaining the Integrity of Organic Imports

8/10/17 Notice: Oversite of Organic Imports 

6/27/17  National List Sunset Dates

4/3/17 Policy Memorandum: Confinement of Poultry Flocks Due to Low or Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or Other Infections Diseases  

12/5/16 Calculating the Percentage of Organic Ingredients in the Multi-Ingredient Products (Draft Guidance)

12/2/16 Guidance: Appendix of Prohibited Materials for Organic Crop Production

12/2/16 Guidance: Materials for Organic Crop Production Guidance Part 2

12/2/16 Guidance: Materials for Organic Crop Production Guidance Part 1

12/2/16 Guidance: Decision Tree for Classification of Agricultural and Non-Agricultural Materials for Organic Livestock Production or Handling

12/2/16 Guidance: Decision Tree for Classification of Materials as Synthetic or Non-Synthetic

12/2/16 Guidance: Classification of Materials

8/31/16 Treated Lumber (Draft Guidance)

8/30/16 Interim Instruction: Material Review

8/23/16 Instruction: Organic Certification of Industrial Hemp Production

8/22/16 National Organic Program: Notice to Stakeholders and Interested Parties – Archived NOP Documents (5016 Allowance of Green Waste)

8/2/16 Noncompliance and Adverse Actions Flow Chart

3/31/16 Instruction: Personnel Performance Evaluations

3/11/16 Procedure: National List Petition Guidelines

2/29/16 Instruction: USDA NRCS Conservation Activity Plan 138 for Organic System Plans and Requirements for Certifying Agent Technical Service Providers

1/15/16 Guidance: Substance Used in Post-Harvest Handling of Organic Products

1/15/16 Guidance: Natural Resources and Biodiversity Conversation