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NOP Publishes Handbook Updates and Responses to SOEFrequently Asked Questions

Today, the USDA published an updated version of the National Organic Program (NOP) Handbook. This public resource provides USDA-accredited certifiers and certified operations with guidance, instructions, and other policy documents that can help them comply with the USDA organic regulations.   Several handbook documents have been updated or archived because they have been replaced by new ...

April 2, 2024

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Adjustments to Customs User Fees

Pursuant to the General Notice (88 FR 48900) published July 28, 2023, adjustments to certain customs user fees and corresponding limitations, as codified in 19 U.S.C. ยง 58c, will take effect on October 1, 2023. These adjustments are being made in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act), Public Law ...

August 7, 2023

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Cargo Systems Messaging Service

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service National Organic Program (NOP) has published the Strengthening Organic Enforcement rule. This regulation will go into effect in March 2023, and there will be a year-long phase-in period to allow filers to test the new process. Mandatory compliance will occur in March 2024.  NOP is currently building new technology to minimize ...

February 8, 2023

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