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: