Producers of organic food can expect a boost in exports with the signing of a certification agreement between New Zealand and China, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) said Thursday, reports Xinhua.
The Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Certified Organic Products would support the growth of the organics industry in New Zealand and provided greater assurance for consumers, MPI director plants food and environment Peter Thomson said in a statement.
“New Zealand consumers can have increased confidence in organic food imported from China because MPI has assessed the Chinese system and found it to be robust,” said Thomson.
“This new arrangement and the assessment required to conclude it, provides MPI with knowledge and confidence in the supply of organic produce from China.”
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