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Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement

Australia-India ECTA Side Letters - Trade in Organic Goods - Australia to India

2 April 2022

Shri Piyush Goyal

Honourable Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles

Government of India

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi

110011, INDIA

Dear Minister Goyal

In connection with the signing of the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (“the Agreement”), I have the honour to confirm the following understandings reached between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of India (“the Parties”) on the trade in organic goods:  

  1. The Parties shall exchange information on matters that relate to organic production, certification of organic products, and related control systems.
  2. The Parties shall endeavour to conclude negotiations on a Mutual Recognition Assessment of organics equivalence within 12 months of the date of signature of the Agreement.

I have the honour to propose that this letter and your letter in reply confirming that your Government shares these understandings, which will come into effect on the date on which the Agreement enters into force, shall constitute an integral part of the Agreement.

Yours sincerely

DAN TEHAN

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