China, New Zealand agree on mutual recognition of organic foodStaff Writer | November 14, 2016
China and New Zealand inked an agreement to mutually recognize organic food with official certification labels to facilitate organic food development and trade.
Good food China sold organic food worth $8.78 billion
This is the first mutual recognition agreement for organic food certification China has signed with a foreign country.
China mainly exports coffee, frozen vegetables, and pet food to New Zealand and imports dairy products, meat and fruit from the country. Under the agreement, all organic food should be marked with Chinese certification labels and codes.
Official data showed that China sold organic food worth 60 billion yuan ($8.78 billion) last year. China is the fourth largest destination for New Zealand's organic food exports. ■