NOP Certification

Certification Flow

Certification Flow
* OMIC Fee Estimate Application (NOP)

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  1. Your enquiry is anytime welcome. OMIC will explain Certification Flow, Application documents to be prepared in accordance with standards & requirements, Fee Schedule, Requirements to be agreed by applicants by providing relevant documents.
  2. Please fill in “OMIC Fee Estimate Application” and send it to OMIC.
  3. OMIC, after confirming the content of “OMIC Fee Estimate Application” prepares “Quotation for Organic Certification” and send it to you.
  4. Should you agree with “Quotation for Organic Certification”, please sign in “Certification Order Sheet” (2nd page of “Quotation for Organic Certification”) and send it to OMIC.
  5. You are required to submit “Application for Organic Certification” and other supporting documents which are listed in “List of required documents for Organic Certification” to be provided by OMIC. (Since preparation of the supporting documents is time consuming, you are able to submit whichever ready for submission without waiting for completion of all documents.)
  6. After receiving “Application for Organic Certification”, OMIC will send the applicant two sets of signed “Contract on Organic Certification”. Please send one set back to OMIC with your signature after confirming its content. In the meantime, OMIC will send debit note for application fee.
  7. OMIC commences inspection of documents submitted by applicants. Should there be any additional information and/or correction required, you are required to follow up.
  8. Upon completion of document inspection, OMIC communicates with the applicant to fix on-site inspection schedule and notifies it in writing.
  9. The nominated inspector conducts on-site inspection which consists of interview to key persons of the applied operation, physical inspection of facilities. Upon request, OMIC are able to conduct training seminar about organic regulation to applicant staff at request.
  10. After confirming the cost incurred for on-site inspection, OMIC sends debit note for inspection fee and annual fee.
  11. The inspector completes a report compiling the findings through document review and on-site inspection and submits the report together with application documents to judgment meeting.
  12. Judgment Meeting makes decision whether or not to approve the certification.
  13. OMIC notifies the judgment results the applicant. In case of notifying negative results, its reason is also informed. Should the applicant is able to correct the non-compliance, re-application is acceted.
  14. “CERTIFICATE” is issued after confirming remittance from applicant. Inspector’s report will be sent the applicant together with “CERTIFICATE”.

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Operation subject to Certification(NOP)

Operation Category of Certification
Producer (Crop) P1
Producer (Wild Crop) P2
Handler (Non-processing = Trader or Packing) H1
Handler (Processing) H2

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Fee Plan ( NOP )

OMIC’s fee plan for NOP certification and its continuation and annual maintenance is shown in the following table. If you would like to have our quotation, please kindly fill in ”OMIC Fee Estimate Application“ for any particular cases. Since we have a special discount plan for simultaneous application for JAS and/or EU together with NOP, please kindly contact us.

【Basic Fee Plan for Certification, its continuation and annual maintenance (Unit : US$)】

Category Initial certification inspection Annual audit inspection Certification management
Application fee On-site inspection On-site inspection
800.- 1,600.- 1,600.- 800.-
H1 400.- 1,200.- 800.- 800.-
H2 800.- 1,600.- 1,200.- 800.-
Producer (Crop) = P1
Producer (Wild Crop) = P2
Handler (Non-processing = Trader or Packing) = H1
Handler (Processing) = H2
Production (Crop/Wild crop) & Screening/ Packaging in same area = P1+H1、P2+H1

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References to be applied for certification( NOP )

NOP Regulation

  1. Title7 - Agriculture PART205 - NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM::

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Requirements to Applicants / Certified Operators

OMIC requires all applicants to apply NOP organic certification to agree with “The memorandum for consigned OMIC organic certification services” by concluding a contract.

Should you have any question on the above memorandum, please feel free to contact OMIC.

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Accreditation & Qualification

OMIC is accredited by US Department of Agriculture as a Certifying Agent in accordance with 7 CFR Part 205 for the scope of Crops, Wild Crops, and Handling Operations.

NOP Certificate of Accreditation

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