The Government has passed the Organic Products and Production Bill helping New Zealand’s organic sector to grow and lift export revenue. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says the Organic Products and Production Bill will introduce practical regulation to give businesses certainty when investing in growing organics. He says these regulations will give discerning consumers confidence in their choices and boost the credibility of New Zealand’s organic products on the world stage. New Zealand’s organics sector was worth an estimated $723m in 2020 with more than half of New Zealand’s organic output exported. The Minister says more countries are requiring certification with regard to organics and this robust domestic standard for our organic products will help to ensure New Zealand’s continued access in these markets. A national organic standard for organic food, beverages, plant and animal products is currently being developed.
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