National Organic Program (NOP)

Regulations Etko Documentation Inspection and Certification Procedure


The National Organic Program (NOP) is part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The NOP regulates the standards for any farm, wild crop harvesting, or handling operation wishing to market products as organically produced. Regulation related to production of organic products were enacted in the United States in 2002. Producers, processors and distributors who wants to export their products to United States has to be certified and labelled according to the NOP regulations. 

ETKO is an inspection body accredited by the USDA . Compliance with NOP standards are determined before the ıssuing NOP certificate.


COSMOS published enclosed “AUDITING DURING Corona virüs SARS-CoV-2” document.   You can access the document from the attachment

» New Instruction-TI 73 Instruction for Emergency Situation

In our “TI 73 Instruction for Emergency Situation” instruction, the section “ Remote / Virtual Audits” was added, which explains the path to be followed when performing Remote audits.   You can access the standard from the attachment

» TE -V1.0 Guidance Auditing During Cases of Force Majeure

Textile Exchange has published the guide “V1.0 Guidance Auditing During Cases of Force Majeure” regarding the audit process when mandatory. You can access this guide from the attachment of the mail.