Standards

The following are links to the various standards that you may require. For an easy to read summary of organic standards and how to become certified organic, please read our Organic Certification publication.

National Standard for Organic & Biodynamic Produce

The National Standard for Organic & Biodynamic Produce, known as the National Standard (NS) or the Export Standard, was Australia’s first organic standard and is still the most popular. Products certified to the NS can be sold anywhere in Australia and into any global non regulated market.

Click here to view or download the standard
AS6000:2015 - Organic and biodynamic products

The AS 6000 standard allows you sell into Australian local and regional Markets, but does not allow you to export certified organic product, or sell to those operations that export.

Standards Australia developed this Australian Standard through a representative committee comprising organic stakeholders, including certifiers, retailers, manufacturers, consumer groups and government agencies.

Please note that this standard may only be viewed if you purchase the standard from the link below. If you don't wish to purchase the standard, the National Standard for Organic & Biodynamic Produce above is almost identical and will give you a very good idea.

Purchase this standard from Standards Australia
EU Equivalence IACB Standard

This standard can be used by Australian producers who wish to export Wine, Yeast, Livestock and Livestock products to the EU. It can also be used by international clients to export directly to the EU.

EU Equivalence IACB Standard
Chinese Organic Standard

The following are English transalations of parts of the Organic National Standard of the People’s Republic of China - GB/T 19630.

EU Labelling Requirements

The EU organic logo gives a coherent visual identity to European Union produced organic products. This makes it easier for the consumers to identify organic products and helps farmers to market them across the entirety of the EU.

EU organic farming logo user manual
EU Labelling Requirements
US-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement

This information describes arrangements regarding the US-Canada Organic Equivalence Arrangement and how this may apply to clients certified by SXCA. The equivalence arrangement includes all USDA organic products, whether they are produced and certified in the U.S. or around the world.

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SXC Allowed Input Scheme

The purpose of this scheme is to allow manufacturers to provide a third-party assurance to their customers that their products are suitable for use in organic production systems certified to the following standards (hereafter referred to as “the standards”):

  • National Standard for Organic and Bio-Dynamic Produce; and
  • AS 6000 – Organic and Biodynamic Products.
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