In some countries Governments regulate what can be imported, called or labeled organic and this is defined by their own national organic standards. Producers or processors who aim to sell organically certified products into regulated markets must be certified to the appropriate national organic standard.
The national organic program’s of the importing countries is usually administered by the Federal Government. It delegates the operation of the national organic program to certifying agencies, and has an accrediting process to identify which certifying agencies it accepts. Not all countries have national regulations for example NZ, Australia and most Pacific Islands are not regulated for organics.