U.S. Organic Worldwide

WE TAKE U.S. ORGANIC GLOBAL Around the world, the desire for traceable, sustainably produced food is growing. Global demand for U.S. organic has never been stronger. Online and in-person, the Organic Trade Association helps connect U.S. businesses with buyers worldwide hungry for bringing the USDA Organic Seal to their markets. Whether you are a large brand or distributor with export programs in place or a small manufacturer just breaking in to global markets, U.S. Organic Worldwide is your go-to resource to help grow your international presence and business.

MAP Success Stories

Riega Foods, Kansas City, MO, was new to OTA’s export promotion activities. First participating in Anuga in 2015 and the Expo West Buyers Mission in 2016. As
a result of its participation Riega Foods is now on the shelves in Japan, and is preparing first-time orders for Australia, Spain, and Germany. Riega Foods has its own brand and does custom private label. Riega’s founder

Brand Gampper shared, “Export is a growing part of our business, OTA’s programs have demonstrated that demand is out there for USDA certified organic, and we are excited to grow our business and support our local economy through these export opportunities.”

Excel Trade, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, represents U.S. organic brands in export markets all over the world. Recently Excel Trade participated in OTA’s Enjoy Organic promotion in November

in Japan. OTA has been working to educate the Japanese consumer on U.S. organic products for the past three years and efforts are starting to pay

off! Nature’s Path Love Crunch organic granola range is now in
over 3,000 stores in Japan. Sally Cox, Excel Trade’s founder and president, shares: “The OTA has done a wonderful job supporting
B to B and consumer events in Japan and is definitely making a positive impression with the Japanese consumers that NOP certified products are the best in the world! Thank you, OTA!”

TASC Success Story

Developing Partnerships with Leading Organic Institutions Around the World

In 2016, OTA partnered with leading organic institutions around the world to deliver technical seminars and trainings on organic.
As Mexico works through implementation of its new organic regulations, OTA delivered in-country trainings on materials review, organic trade tracking, and control systems to Mexican government officials with OTA members OMRI, Driscoll’s and the United

States International Trade Commission. Partnering with German American Chamber of Commerce Midwest, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, CROPP Cooperative, and The Organic Center, OTA hosted the Transatlantic Dialogue: Agricultural Perspectives on Organic Agriculture in both the United States
and Germany. Participants heard from experts from both regions and had a 7-day study tour through Germany hosting trainings
with Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, FiBL Germany, IFOAM International, and others. At the request of the Foreign Agricultural Service, OTA also led seminars at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, the Bavaria Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ambassador Wesner’s residence in Vienna, Austria, on the “U.S.-EU Organic Trade: High Standards & Big Opportunities.” //