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Export Market Guide - Organic wine

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The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) administers the export program for the export of organic and biodynamic goods in Australia. The primary objective of the program is to ensure that organic and biodynamic produce exported from Australia meets the requirements of importing countries, ensuring that international market access is maintained. The Department provides export certification and declarations in line with Australia's export regulatory framework and importing country requirements.

Australia’s organic regulatory export framework is made up of:

The Organic Rules specify the certification requirements that must be complied with for the export of organic goods. Any product described as ‘organic’ or ‘biodynamic’ (or indication of similar meaning, including ‘biological’, ‘ecological’ and ‘in-conversion to organic or biodynamic’) in a wine’s description and presentation is considered an organic claim and is captured by the export controls.

Organic and bio-dynamic produce for export must be certified by an appoved certifying body verifying that the produce has been prepared in accordance with the new National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce—Edition 3.8 November 2022. Edition 3.8 enters into force on 1 January 2023.

step-by-step guide to exporting organic and biodynamic goods can be found on the DAFF website.

For export, wines with organic claims require an Organic Goods Certificate (OGC) issued by their approved certifying body prior to obtaining export approval. Exporting wines presented as organic without an OGC is an offence under the Organic Rules and can attract significant penalties.

Requirements for the export of organic product vary dependent on the level of recognition between trading countries of certification and product origin. For example, there are specific requirements for the export of products to China, Korea and the US, where stand-alone national organic programs are administered. Additional requirements apply for EU and UK shipments. For the EU and UK, all stages of the supply chain must be certified, including manufacturers, importers, exporters and wholesalers.

There are four types of organic certificates:

  1. EU Certificate of Inspection (CoI)
  2. UK Certificate of Inspection (CoI)
  3. Switzerland Certificate of Inspection (Col)
  4. OGC for all other countries (EX1399).

Market Overviews

The Organic Export Requirements guide provides market overviews for a number of Australia’s key export markets including the EU, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, China, New Zealand, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, Russia and Malaysia.

Download the guide here for detailed market overviews.

 



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This content is restricted to wine exporters and levy-payers. Some reports are available for purchase to non-levy payers/exporters.