KTE has appointed NASAA (National Association of Sustainable Agriculture, Australia) accredited by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement) as its Organic certifying agent according to European Union rules and regulations ECC 2091/92. The first inspection was carried out in 1995 and was recommended as "conversion to organic". NASAA certified the garden as ORGANIC from June 1, 1997. According to the new Japanese regulations for organic products, MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) has authorized KTE to use the JAS (Japanese Agriculture Standard) mark. Similarly KTE was certified USDA-NOP in 2004. KTE was the pioneer member of the Transfair Germany and was certified as FLO producers in 2003.