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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

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: 


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 Requirements

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


Uses both certification and participatory guarantee systems.


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

Additional Information: 

USDA’s GAIN Report Paraguay Exporter Guide (2012)


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