Serving over 140 NZ Companies Exporting Certified Organic Products to 90 markets around the world earning $400 million in export receipts and a market sector value of $630 million.
There is no other organisation in New Zealand that represents more organic trade than the Organic Exporters Association
Our membership network is diverse and includes a mix of New Zealand’s largest exporters through to smaller family based operations as well as the New Zealand organic certifiers and regulators. The core role of the Organic Exporters is to link members together to share knowledge and resources and make progress on the common issues as we strive to deliver the vision of a vibrant and growing organic export sector.
Applications for Organic Exporters membership are open to all organisations - including those not currently exporting, but which are interested in promoting the opportunities for New Zealand organic products.
Organic market opportunities continue to grow strongly but so does the complexity. The collective support and information sharing offered by the Organic Exporters network is increasingly important to navigate this environment as we strive to grow our organic exports.
Get Inside the Member Only Section and Find What You Need Including;
- How to Access Organic Markets - by Country
- Market Reports
- Updates on the NZ Government Official Organic Assurance Programme (OOAP)
- AGM & Annual Reports
- International Organic Trade Shows - calendar and updates. We provided discounted costs on all Trade Shows.
- Our Strategy
- Other Key Links to help you
- International Status of Organic Regulations covering over 90 markets
ORGANIC REGULATION IN 2020
Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor announced on the 27th Feb 2020 that the "Organics Product Bill has been introduced to Parliament this.
The Bill outlines the processes businesses must follow for approval to market products as organic, and national standards for production rules organic businesses must follow.
“This new Bill will also bring us more in line with the way our major trading partners regulate organics, to help grow our organic export market,” Minister O’Connor added.
Chair of the Organic Exporters Association Alice Moore and her members are pleased to see the Bill introduced.
“This legislation will establish a foundation for greater investment in organic food production in New Zealand, and enable greater trade of organic products with our export partners,” she said.
After its First Reading in Parliament, the Organic Products Bill will be sent to Parliament’s Primary Production Select Committee for the public to have their say.
The Organic Exporters Association has been a champion for organic regulation in New Zealand since 2012. As one the three foundation members in the inaugural “New Zealand Organic Regulations Working Group” in 2012. The Organic Exporters Association published the first Organic Regulations “White Paper” in 2015 for consultation with MPI. In August 2017 the formal process with government began.
Our Annual Event. Save the date in your diary now!!!
Mount Maunganui 14-16 October 2020
Every two years we plan a two day event in a different region of New Zealand to provide networking opportunities and experience the local organic operations. Zespri International has generously offered to play host to this years event at their new 2020 opening facility based in the heart of Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.
A coach will collect passengers from Tauranga Airport just 4 km from Zespri International. From there we will visit a range of organic operations through the Bay of Plenty and sample some of the finest cuisine including organic food & beverages.
Promotion for the event will commence in July 2020.