Canada and Costa Rica will accept the other country’s certification of organic products. For Costa Rica that means fruits and vegetables, packaged as organic, can enter Canada without further paperwork or certifications.
This reduces the cost of exportation, said the Ministro de Agricultura y Ganadería. Canada already has such agreements with other countries, including the United States.
Although all farm products are organic, the term in marketing means fruits or vegetables that have been grown without pesticides and other chemical additives.
Costa Rica offers organic rice, bananas coffee, sugar and a number of other fruits and vegetables.