8 November 2023

Webinar on the new final rule - SOE

Kiwa Academy is back once again, inviting you to take part on getting up to date with the following changes:

In January 2023, USDA published a new so-called Final Rule. It is a revision of the regulations of the National Organic Program (NOP). The focus is on the SOE (Strengthening Organic Enforcement). The SOE went into effect on March 20th, 2023. However, there is a 14-month implementation period that began with publication on January 19th, 2023. The date of full implementation is March 19th, 2024.

To give you a detailed overview of the Final Rule, Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie GmbH is offering a webinar on the new SOE on December 1st, 2023 (starting at 09:00a.m. CET). In this webinar, the most important changes will be highlighted and topics such as exemptions, NOP import certificates or traceability will be addressed.


09:00      Welcoming & Introduction

  • Identifying the four elements of SOE 
  • Exemptions from certification
  • NOP Import Certificates

10:45      Break

11:00      Supply chain documentation (e.g., labelling of non-retail containers, supply chain traceability and fraud prevention plan)

11:45       Producer groups (ICS)

12:15      Questions & Conclusion


We look forward meeting you virtually at the webinar!

The webinar takes place via the webinar software ClickMeeting (no software download required).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone +49 (0)911 42439-76 or at DE.Academy.Germany@kiwa.com.