OMRI now accepts applications to review input products to the Mexican Organic Products Law (LPO). Products reviewed and determined to be allowed for organic use in Mexico will be OMRI Listed® and included in the OMRI Mexico Products List© which will be available for free download, and also included in our online search.
Since Mexico has different organic standards from the United States (NOP) and Canada (COR), a separate review is required to determine if an already listed product is compliant for use in Mexico. Applicants applying to the Mexico program have the option of applying in Spanish or English. NOP and COR applications continue to be available in English only.
The Mexican organic market has enjoyed steady growth in recent years. Mexican input suppliers are already familiar with OMRI’s review program; inputs produced in Mexico already account for 16% OMRI Listed products!
There is currently no public list of approved inputs under the regulations of the LPO, and OMRI hopes to fill that gap. There are 18 approved certification agencies in Mexico.
This is what one of the certification managers says about OMRI’s new development:
“The certification of organic products in Mexico will be strengthened with the experience that OMRI has gained in input evaluation. The very history of OMRI’s development can be used to define policies for the evaluation of organic inputs in Mexico. OMRI is very well positioned in the Mexican market and organic operators, as well as input suppliers, already recognize and trust it.”
Review the Guidelines for Organic Production to get more familiar with the LPO standards.
Potential applicants are encouraged to review our Frequently Asked Questions for the OMRI Mexico review program, or explore OMRI’s “Get Listed” menu tab to learn more about the application process.