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.

» Updated Fee Schedule 2019

Dear all,   By this information letter we would like to take your attention for the updated fee Schedule. The fees schedule indicates ETKO charges to the operators for different services. The recent updates are related to the operators outside...

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» GOTS Label Release & OCS Label Approval

This information letter was prepared for the operators and ETKO Staff members to be informed about the update for correct implementation of the labelling requirement. ETKO inspectors will evaluate the label release & approval forms during site...