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Published on Apr 6, 2017
Miles McEvoy served as Deputy Administrator for the National Organic Program from October 2009 to September 2017. For more information, including contacts, visit www.ams.usda.gov/organic. The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) protects the integrity of USDA organic products throughout the world. As the organic market grows, many growers, processors, and handlers are working within multi-business supply chains, often across borders. This short video reviews the responsibilities of organic handlers in verifying that organic imports comply with U.S. standards. The video also reviews the role of certifiers in overseeing imports and enforcing the standards.