imgHistorySmallGlobal Organic Alliance was established in 1997 and maintains ISO 17065 and USDA & Canada accreditation. GOA is also authorized to issue TM-11 Export Certificates to Japan.

GOA takes pride in providing prompt, courteous service to all inquires

Every year the goal of GOA is to have the annual certification certificate in the hands of the certified operation within 3 weeks of receiving the inspection documents from the inspector and all required supporting documentation from the inspected operation. GOA met that goal 95% of the time in 2005, the remaining 5% may have taken 4 weeks.

We encourage potential members to contact their neighbors listed in the Membership Directory (by country, then providence/state) for confirmation of our “promises”.

Browse or download the GOA Standards, NOP Standards, GOA Materials List, and our Membership Directory. You will also find audit trail documents that are available at no cost to our members. If you prefer you may call the GOA office and request the documents to be “snail-mailed” to you, again, at no cost.

GOA provides the following certification services:

  • NOP
  • GOA – ISO 17065 accredited and approved by UKROFS
  • Non-NOP – Retail
  • Canadian Organic Regime

GOA offers compliance verification for the following programs:

  • US/Canada Equivalency
  • USDA/MAFF Export Agreement (JAS equivalency)

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