Below are links to a number of widely-known and broadly applied global organic standards.
Products which shall be labelled as organic in a country (i.e. USA, Japan, …) or region (i.e. EU) must be produced according to the respective standard.
SRS Certification GmbH is in the process of applying for accreditation for the following standards:
NOP: Stands for the National Organic Program (NOP), a regulatory program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture and Marketing Service. NOP is responsible for developing the US standards for organic agricultural products.
The organic rules of the Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) are standards for the agriculture industry, maintained by the Japanese Government. The Organic Japanese Agricultural Standard System sets the standard for certified organic products for the Japanese market. It is a combination of the notifications for production and processing with technical criterial for manager qualification and quality management.