Amendments to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce

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Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce

The National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce is Australia’s export standard for organic and bio-dynamic produce

This page will be used for consulting with you on proposed amendments to the National Standard. It will also outline the outcomes of proposals.

On 17 -18 October 2022, the National Standards Advisory Committee (NSAC) held its last meeting of 2022. Proposals that have been accepted to go to public comment are listed below.

The NSAC continue to identify sections of the National Standard for review and individual areas for further analysis.

The next meeting of the NSAC is scheduled for February 2023.

Open consultations – provide your feedback

We are currently seeking industry feedback on proposed amendments to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce, relating to:

1.25.2 Bio-dynamic preparations

You can have your say on section 1.25.2 by:

  • reading the planned update to Section 1.25.2 of the National Standard
  • completing the survey.

Submit your feedback by 5:00pm (AEDT) 10 February 2023.

Closed consultations

Industry feedback was sought on proposed amendments to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce, relating to:

1.15 Livestock Breeds and Breeding (semen sexing in dairy cattle)

This survey is now closed. Proposed Amendments Accepted

1.23 Bee Products (pest and disease control)

This survey is now closed. Proposed Amendments Rejected

1.13 to 1.22 Livestock Standards and Appendices D, J and L

This survey is now closed. Currently under review

6.1.1 to 6.1.6 Imported Products Section

This survey is now closed. Currently under review

Your feedback will help us keep our National Standards relevant and practical for the industries they support.

Please contact the Organic Exports Program if you have any questions organicexports@agriculture.gov.au

About the National Standard

The National Standard provides the requirements for the labelling of goods which either state or imply they have been produced under organic or bio-dynamic systems. It includes requirements for production, processing, storage, transportation, labelling and importation of produce and aligns with the requirements of our international trading partners.

You can read more about the National Standard on our website.

The National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce is Australia’s export standard for organic and bio-dynamic produce

This page will be used for consulting with you on proposed amendments to the National Standard. It will also outline the outcomes of proposals.

On 17 -18 October 2022, the National Standards Advisory Committee (NSAC) held its last meeting of 2022. Proposals that have been accepted to go to public comment are listed below.

The NSAC continue to identify sections of the National Standard for review and individual areas for further analysis.

The next meeting of the NSAC is scheduled for February 2023.

Open consultations – provide your feedback

We are currently seeking industry feedback on proposed amendments to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce, relating to:

1.25.2 Bio-dynamic preparations

You can have your say on section 1.25.2 by:

  • reading the planned update to Section 1.25.2 of the National Standard
  • completing the survey.

Submit your feedback by 5:00pm (AEDT) 10 February 2023.

Closed consultations

Industry feedback was sought on proposed amendments to the National Standard for Organic and Bio-dynamic Produce, relating to:

1.15 Livestock Breeds and Breeding (semen sexing in dairy cattle)

This survey is now closed. Proposed Amendments Accepted

1.23 Bee Products (pest and disease control)

This survey is now closed. Proposed Amendments Rejected

1.13 to 1.22 Livestock Standards and Appendices D, J and L

This survey is now closed. Currently under review

6.1.1 to 6.1.6 Imported Products Section

This survey is now closed. Currently under review

Your feedback will help us keep our National Standards relevant and practical for the industries they support.

Please contact the Organic Exports Program if you have any questions organicexports@agriculture.gov.au

About the National Standard

The National Standard provides the requirements for the labelling of goods which either state or imply they have been produced under organic or bio-dynamic systems. It includes requirements for production, processing, storage, transportation, labelling and importation of produce and aligns with the requirements of our international trading partners.

You can read more about the National Standard on our website.