Exporting Organic Lemons Oxnard Lemon Company CCOF Annual Meeting Export Markets Workshop February 19, 2011
Steps to Getting and Maintaining Global Market Access (GMA) Certification <ul><li>Initial organic certification with CCOF ...
Steps to Getting and Maintaining Global Market Access (GMA) Certification <ul><li>Importer Certification –  JAS for Japan ...
 
 
Global Market Access (GMA) Application  Certificate
TM-11  JAS Certificate
Export Documentation <ul><li>Bill of Lading  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly marked as Organic product </li></ul></ul></...
Challenges <ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Extended Affidavits from suppliers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not all supplier...
Conventional Pack Lines
Electronic Grading and Sizing
Separate Organic wash/wax line
 
 
 
 
 
Helpful Resources <ul><ul><ul><li>CCOF staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CCOF website  –  www.ccof.org </li></ul><...
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  1. 1. Exporting Organic Lemons Oxnard Lemon Company CCOF Annual Meeting Export Markets Workshop February 19, 2011
  2. 2. Steps to Getting and Maintaining Global Market Access (GMA) Certification <ul><li>Initial organic certification with CCOF </li></ul><ul><li>Application for Global Market Access Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>International Standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product Labeling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audit Trail Documents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Confirming export certification of suppliers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extended Affidavits </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Steps to Getting and Maintaining Global Market Access (GMA) Certification <ul><li>Importer Certification – JAS for Japan </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd Party Screening and Certification of importer, packaging, and warehouse company </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 months and much paperwork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Separate certification for each commodity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>JAS mark and certificate holder number on each package </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audit 1 to 2 times per year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost - $3,000 for initial screening, $2,000 for Annual Fee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge – Risk of fumigation, fruit cannot be sold as organic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 6. Global Market Access (GMA) Application Certificate
  5. 7. TM-11 JAS Certificate
  6. 8. Export Documentation <ul><li>Bill of Lading </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly marked as Organic product </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lot number for traceback shows on bill of lading </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>TM-11 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complete and send to Certifier for approval </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Challenges <ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Extended Affidavits from suppliers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not all suppliers are certified for all export markets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased time and effort to segregate product for </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>each differing export market </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Concerns </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not enough supply, yet increasing Japanese organic product </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High prices for organic, customers expect perfection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customers confuse organic and non-chem </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Conventional Pack Lines
  9. 11. Electronic Grading and Sizing
  10. 12. Separate Organic wash/wax line
  11. 18. Helpful Resources <ul><ul><ul><li>CCOF staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CCOF website – www.ccof.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GMA application </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extended Affidavit forms </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TM-11 forms </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost Share Funds form – up to $750 per year of </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>certification fees – www.ccof.org/costshare.php </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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