The External Commerce Promotion Agency (Procomer) indicated that the usage of the 'Canada Biologique' logo is among the new regulations.
La Prensa Libre publishes on its website: "This norm has an impact on the country, given the growth of organic product trade, estimated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in 15% to 20% each year. Nowadays, there are 3.618 farms certified as organic producers in Canada..."
Fruits and vegetables, followed by baby food, milk and soy milk are the organic products in demand.
From a statement issued by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica (PROCOMER):
Given the continuing concern about food safety, consumers in Hong Kong are seeking safer and high quality options such as those that can be found in the organic sector, since they are perceived as being more natural and nutritious compared to conventional foods.
58% of Canadian families buy organic food at least once a week, making it an attractive market for companies producing these products.
The demand for organic food has grown in recent years both in Europe and in North America, where countries such as Germany, Switzerland, the United States and Canada are buying more and more organic food which is free of pesticides, dyes and other chemicals in order to improve their health.
Despite having the advantage of being recognized by the EU for its local certification processes, the country is not making the most of this potential.
A study presented by Costa Rica's export promotion agency, Procomer, highlights that the worldwide demand for organic products has increased from $25 million in 2003 to $55 million in 2009, according to information from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
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