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China organic stamp
for NAASA inspector
ORGANIC exports to China
received a major boost after
an Australian inspector
received accreditation to ensure local
produce met Chinese regulation
In August, Chinese organic certifier
Beijing WuYue HuaXia Management
and Technique Centre approved
long-term National Association for
Sustainable Agriculture, Australia
employee Wenpeng You to under-
take inspections within Australia
for all organic categories, covering
plant production, processing, animal
breeding and aquaculture.
Mr You is one of only a handful
of inspectors approved to inspect all
four organic categories, and the first
person outside China to receive this
level of accreditation.
After gaining his accreditation, Mr
You completed his first inspection of
an Australia-based NASAA Certified
Organic producer, visiting Temple
Bruer Winery at Milang.
General manager Ben Copeman
said NASAA could now offer its
clients access to the Chinese export
market and had created a pathway
for other Australian organic certifiers
To inspect four organic categories
More applications being processed
Savings in time, expenses
NAASA employee Wenpeng You
is the first person outside China to
receive this level of accreditation to
inspect organic produce.
Wenpeng You with Temple Bruer Winery vineyard manager Barrie Williams.
Mr You completed his first inspection of an Australia-based NASAA Certified
Organic producer at this vineyard.
"Applications have started coming
in, and to date, NASAA Certified
Organic has received applications
from a number of wineries and beef
producers from across Australia,"
"If the number of applications
warrant it, we will send further
inspectors to Beijing for comprehen-
sive training to the Chinese Organic
"Wenpeng is the first of our
inspectors to be approved and
NASAA is now actively processing
new applications and inspecting
those applications that have already
Mr Copeman said NASAA
Certified Operators could now have
all their certifications -- including
NASAA, NOP, JAS, Chinese and
Korean -- completed in one annual
inspection by one inspector at one
time, representing significant savings
in time, logistics and expenses.
"I have said all along that the first
inspections should be completed by
the end of August so we are on time,"
"The official certifications should
be completed within 30 to 40 days
of this, so therefore the first product
should be eligible to be exported to
China by mid to late October."
If the number of
it, we will send more
inspectors to Beijing for
in Chinese Organic
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