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NASAA inspector first to scrutinise organics on behalf of China

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A National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) inspector has become the first outside of China to gain approval to inspect products according to Chinese regulations.

Earlier this month, Chinese organic certifier, Beijing WuYue HuaXia Management and Technique Centre, approved NASAA employee, Wenpeng You, to conduct organic inspections within Australia and for all organic categories: Plant Production, Processing, Animal Breeding and Aquaculture.

NASAA general manager, Ben Copeman, said it can now offer its clients access to the Chinese export market.

“NASAA has delivered on its promise, done the hard work and is now physically in the field conducting inspections helping its operators to achieve Chinese Certification,” he said.

“Applications have started coming in, and to date, NASAA Certified Organic has received applications from a number of wineries and beef producers from across Australia.

“If the number of applications warrants it we will send further Australian based, NASAA employed inspectors to Beijing for comprehensive training to the Chinese Organic regulation,” he said.

NASAA certified operators can now have all their certifications including NASAA, NOP, JAS, Chinese and Korean completed in one annual inspection, representing significant savings in time, logistics and expenses.

“I have said all along that the first inspections should be completed by the end of August.

“The official certifications should be completed by within 30 to 40 days of this, so therefore the first product should be eligible to be exported to China by mid to late October,” Copeman said.

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