Organic Processing and Trade Association

Trade of Organics

The EU is the 2nd world largest producer, importer and exporter of organic products. At the time when demand for organic products is outpacing supply, EU organic traders contribute to market balance, in particular for products not or little produced in the EU such as tropical fruits, and for commodities with a low share of organic EU production.

OPTA promotes ideas and solutions to:

  • Assist operators navigate their way through the complexities of the new import & export procedures for organic products.
  • Increase the trade of organic products as a way to promote worldwide the EU sustainable food standards. The upcoming equivalence agreements with key trading partners are a crucial driver to achieve that target.