Australia has an equivalence agreement with the European Union. The equivalence agreement applies to:
- unprocessed plant products, excluding seaweed
- processed agricultural products for use as food composed essentially of one or more ingredients of plant origin, excluding wine and yeast
- vegetative propagating material and seeds for cultivation.
Australia's current equivalence recognition arrangement with the EU is detailed under
Annex III of EU Regulation 1235/2008.
Wine and yeast are not included in the agreement.
Under the Agreement, imported organic plant products are prohibited for entry to the EU. For example, where Australia imports a plant product certified as organic and used in further processing, the resultant product is not eligible to be exported to the EU.