The certification system of ChinaGAP is divided into two levels: Level 1 Certification and Level 2 Certification. Level 1 Certification is in line with the requirements of GLOBALGAP and the certificate of Level 1 Certification which is issued by the certification body is acceptable by GLOBALGAP, and the certification body should be approved and appointed by CNCA.
Three European Union schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties, known as protected designation of origin (PDO), protected geographical indication (PGI), and traditional specialities guaranteed (TSG)
The Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) was fully implemented in 2001 and revised in 2005. All JAS certifiers are required to be accredited by the Ministry of Agriculture. The term "organic" may be used only by certified producers.
The National Organic Program (NOP) was enacted as federal legislation and it restricts the use of the term "organic" to certified organic producers. Certification is handled by state, non-profit and private agencies that have been approved by the USDA.
The IFOAM Standard is an internationally applicable organic standard born to create synergies and harmonization in the organic sector at global level. Ecocert Organic Standard is developed based on the IFOAM Standard and Ecocert received IFOAM accreditation from IOAS since 1996.
ACT received IFOAM accreditation from IOAS in 2001. ACT is the first certification body in Asia to get this recognition. In this programme, the scope of certification that ACT can offer includes crop production, wild harvest, aquaculture, processing and handling, and commercial input certifications. Operators certified under this programme can use the ACT organic seal together with the label “IFOAM Accredited”. The ACT seal and IFOAM Accredited label must always accompany each other.