CAS Organic Mark

In Taiwan, government-recognized organic certification began in 1996. However, there was no trustworthy regulation for organic standard and organic marks didn’t obtain public credibility. In 2006, the government promulgated the amendment for organic agricultural products, and CAS (Certified Agriculture Standard) Organic Mark recognized as the national organic mark. The amendment strictly regulates, but not limited to, the organic implementation standard for agricultural production, processing, package, distribution, and sale. Only the company certified by the certification institutions can advertise the CAS Organic Mark on its products.

According to the law, the certified company has to renew its qualification for the CAS organic mark every 2 or 3 years. Besides, the certification institutions have an obligation to inspect the certified company randomly at least once a year. All these regulations intent on building an authorized and creditable organic certification system and, eventually, boosting the competitiveness of Taiwanese agricultural products.

Till 2015, there are 12 certification institutions accepting the agriculture organic certification application:

  Mokichi Okada International Association (MOA)

Mokichi Okada International Association (MOA)

  FSI Taiwan-Asia Pacific Office

FSI Taiwan-Asia Pacific Office

  Taiwan Organic Production Association(TOPA)

Taiwan Organic Production Association(TOPA)

  Taiwan Formosa Organic Association (FOA)

Taiwan Formosa Organic Association (FOA)

  Green-Product Certification Division, NCKU

Green-Product Certification Division, NCKU

  Agricultural Products Approval and Certification Center (APACC)

Agricultural Products Approval and Certification Center (APACC)

  Tse-Xin Organic Agricultural Foundation (TOAF)

Tse-Xin Organic Agricultural Foundation (TOAF)

  Universal Certification Service Co., LTD

Universal Certification Service Co., LTD

  Harmony Organic Agriculture Foundation

Harmony Organic Agriculture Foundation

  Eco Gargen

Eco Gargen

  Association of Taiwan Tea

Association of Taiwan Tea

  ZhongHua Certification Co., Ltd

ZhongHua Certification Co., Ltd