United States And Japan Today Sign Organic Equivalence Arrangement

But Kerry added, “Needless to say, one meeting and a change in tone, which was welcome, doesn’t answer those questions yet and there is a lot of work to be done.” The United States wants Iran to address questions about its nuclear program, which Washington and its allies suspect is a cover for developing nuclear weapons. Iran denies that, saying its program is for peaceful, civilian uses. Zarif, a U.S.-educated diplomat, also sounded a cautionary note and insisted on quick relief from the painful U.S., European Union and U.N. sanctions imposed for Iran’s refusal to suspend its uranium enrichment program. “I am satisfied with this first step. Now we have to see whether we can match our positive words with serious deeds so we can move forward,” he told reporters. “Of course as we move forward, there has to be removal of sanctions and in the end game there has to be a total lifting of all sanctions and both bilateral sanctions, unilateral sanctions as well as multilateral sanctions and U.N. sanctions and we hope to be able to move in that direction within a short span of time.” Kerry said Zarif had put some “possibilities” on the table, but stressed there was more work to be done. U.S. SEEKS ‘VERIFIABLE’ PROCESS A senior U.S. official said after the meeting that Iran had proposed fully implementing an agreement on its nuclear program within a year. The official added that while Zarif had offered suggestions, “there is a lot more to understand.” In an interview before Thursday’s meeting, Kerry said the United States would not lift sanctions until Iran showed it was not pursuing a nuclear weapons capability. He told the CBS show “60 Minutes” that one concrete step Iran could take to show it was serious about not seeking nuclear arms would be to open up its Fordow uranium enrichment facility to U.N. inspectors.

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government and MAFF Japan teams that brought equivalency between our nations after a decade of rigorous and thoughtful negotiations,” said Batcha. She noted that OTA and the U.S. organic industry advised, advocated for, and facilitated progress towards this historic arrangement. In June 2009, the United States and Canada signed the first equivalency agreement in the world for the organic industry. This was followed with an agreement signed by the United States and EU in February 2012 recognizing each other’s organic standards as equivalent, fully effective June12, 2012. Further details and background information about this latest agreement are available on OTA’s website . Also NOP has posted extensive information related to the agreement. During 2013, the Organic Trade Association launched its Global Organic Trade Guide , the world’s first user-friendly website to help U.S. organic producers and handlers export organic products. The site also features an in-depth Market Data section and the only map tool to communicate global organic trade information in real time to U.S. farmers, ranchers, and food processors looking to export organic products to Japan and the world. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is the membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America. OTA is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 6,500 organic businesses across 49 states. Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers’ associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers and others. OTA’s Board of Directors is democratically elected by its members.

U.S., Iran voice optimism and caution after rare encounter

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