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Policy Information

Policy Information

Government Agency(s) / Competent Authority

Authorized Government Agency(s):

National Quality and Plant Health and Seeds (SENAVE)

Agency(s) Contact Information:

SENAVE Central Office
PLANET Bldg I. Humaitá N º 145 c / Our Lady of the Assumption
Telephone: (0595-21) 445 769 (0595-21) 441 549 (0595-21) 451 910
E-mail: senave@senave.gov.py
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Department of Organic Agriculture

Organic Regulations and/or Standards

Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard:

Law No. 3.481 Development and Control of Organic Production (2008)
(Link to find the full text in Spanish)

Decree 4.577, which regulates Law No. 3481 (2010)
(Link to the full text in Spanish)

SENAVE Resolution 143 2011: By Which Processes Regulated Organic Vegetable Production Under Law No. 3481/08-Development and Control of Organic Production (website; in Spanish)
 
Resolution 665/14 - which repeals Resolution No. 143/2011 SENAVE of March 4, 2011, and updates the regulations of organic production under Law No. 3481/08 - Development and Control of Organic Production (.pdf in Spanish)

Resolution 250/13 "By which registration forms and maintenance operators and certification companies involved in the organic production system are established, as well as forms for evaluation of operators and farms under organic production Resolution No. 143/11 "by which control the processes of organic vegetable production regulates"
 
Resolution 670/13. Establishes participatory guarantee system in organic production of plant and processes, under Law No. 3,481 / 08, Development and Control of Organic Production and regulations regulating.

Date of Implementation: 2008

Regulation and/or Standard Scope:

The law covers the production, processing, handling, division, labeling, transport, storage, marketing and certification of food products and non - food inputs, grown and processed organically.

Imported Products

Imported products with the organic label must come from countries with equivalent regulations, otherwise the products must be certified by certifiers registered in SENAVE.

Certification and Accreditation

Certification:

Uses both certification and participatory guarantee systems.

Accreditation:

The National Accreditation Agency (ONA) of the National Science and Technology (CONACYT) is responsible for the accreditation of companies certification, after consulting SENAVE And SENACSA accordingly. The National Quality and Plant Health and Seeds (SENAVE) and the Service National Animal Quality and Health (SENACSA) will be responsible for the registration authorities, monitoring, control operators and participatory systems of quality assurance in the field of their powers under the terms established by this Act and its regulation.

Additional Information

USDA’s GAIN Report Paraguay Exporter Guide (2012)

Definitions

Definitions

Term

Definition

Health and Wellness

Health and wellness is the aggregation of organic packaged food and beverages, fortified/functional packaged food and beverages, naturally healthy packaged food and beverages, better for you packaged food and beverages and food intolerance products.

Organic packaged foods and beverages

This category includes packaged food & beverages that are certified organic by an approved certification body. Organic production is based on:

• A system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers.
• Organic food & beverages are minimally processed without artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.
• The use of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism) is prohibited. “Certified Organic” means the item has been grown according to strict uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations.
• Depending on the country, such products are called ‘organic’, ‘biological’ or ‘ecological’: For organic products to be included under Euromonitor definitions, the organic aspect needs to form part of positioning/marketing of the product. This is an aggregation of organic baby food, bakery, confectionery, dairy, ice cream, oils and fats, ready meals, rice, sauces, dressings and condiments, snack bars, soups, spreads, sweet and savory snacks and other organic food.

Note that fresh food products or individual ingredients are not included in this definition.

Compound annual growth rate (CAGR)

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is the average annual growth rate over a specified period of time. For instance, the CAGR consumption of from 2016 – 2019 will be the average growth rates across these three years.

USDA GATS data clarification

The data presented in table 2.4 represents the dollar values of the top 5 organic commodities as well as of the total organic exports of the trade partner for the period 2016-2019 as per the United States Department of Agriculture’s Global Agricultural Trade System, a database consisting of international agricultural, fish, forest and textile products trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system in 1989 to present.