Australia is one of the few countries with a developed organic sector that does not have a national organic logo/mark. Most countries with organic sectors such as Canada, USA, India, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan etc have national logos/marks. The European Union has just adopted one logo for all of their member countries. This mark will take legal precedence over all the national and private labels and will be compulsory on EU certified products.
Australia had a mark for exports. AQIS has issued a "Notice of Cessation" of the national regulatory mark used for Certifying Organic Products for Export, effective on the 30th of June 2011.
The Organic Federation of Australia believes that the issue of one national organic mark needs to be considered, and revisited.
Read the Newspoll Report on consumer opinion about the National Organic Mark (October 2008)
View a series of draft designs for the National Organic Mark