Overview of the sector
In 2022, the Mexican market represents:
Michoacán (avocado), Jalisco (agave), Chiapas (coffee, mango), Veracruz (coffee, citrus), Baja California, Sonora, Sinaloa are the states with the most organic operators.
₁;₂ Source: SENASICA, 2022
What is the purpose of LPO certification?
The LPO (Mexican Law of Organic Agriculture) allows the sale of organic products in Mexico.
The new version of the LPO has several features :
Prior to this 2021 update, certified organic products (NOP, EOS, etc.) were accepted in Mexico under organic names: it was not mandatory to have an LPO certificate. Today, an LPO certified product in Mexico offers consumers guarantees verified by their national law, without misleading communication.
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The stakes of the standard :
LPO organic regulations on the Mexican government website: Servicio Nacional de Sanidad, Inocuidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria
What is re-certification?
It is a facility offered by the Mexican law for imported products.
It allows the endorsement of certificates of another organic standard (NOP, CE, etc.) in the first steps of the certification chain (e.g. primary production), to certify only the last step outside Mexico. Recertification is granted through an on-site audit and approval of the current organic certificates.
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An evolving certification
Before 2022, foreign organic products could not display the LPO logo. It is now possible, with the introduction of the new logo! This evolution goes in the direction of a clarification for the consumer, as well as a more transparent presentation of the certification.
Why choose Ecocert in Mexico?
Stéphane Romero-Cortell, Ecocert Mexico Director: "Ecocert guarantees you the ability to certify the Mexican standard anywhere in the world, with local resources in most cases. Thanks to us, you will be able to meet your organic markets in Mexico!"
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LPO = Ley de los Productos Organicos