Tapioca Starch

tapioca starch

Tapioca Starch

The organic tapioca is one of the most cost effective ingredients in organic baking.   It is also very versatile, being bland and having no flavour of it’s own, it easily takes up the flavours of other ingredients.

It is also smooth, helping reduce the ‘grittiness’ in gluten free breads and cakes.

Tapioca is a very versatile product, used in the bakery industry, for binding, thickening and to add body.

It is also used in cheese making, small goods manufacturing, ice-cream, etc apart from the well known forms of grandma’s sago puddings, or the more modern forms of bubble tea (with tapioca pearls).

Tapioca products available:

  • Tapioca Starch
  • Conventional and organic

Certifications & Documentation


NPOP/USDA-NOP/EU Organic Certification

ISO 9001:2008 Certification


Kosher / Halal Certified

Standard Documentation:

Certificate of Origin

Third party quality control certificate / inspection report

Shipping documents (Commercial Invoice, Bills of lading, Packing list)

Phytosanitary Certificate

Tariff Codes, Duties and Import Info

Import information for Tapioca Starch

Commodity Code: 1108140000 (source)

11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
08 Starches; inulin
140000 Starches > Manioc (cassava) starch

Import Duties for Tapioca

Duties vary based on country of origin and importing country.

Vietnam > EU/UK: 166 EUR / 1000 kg (source) – import and organic import controls apply
Thailand > EU/UK: 166 EUR / 1000 kg (source) – import and organic import controls apply

Vietnam > USA: Duty Free (source)
Thailand > USA: Duty Free (source)

Customs in your country makes the final determination of what the correct rate of duty is for all products imported and you should consult a customs broker or professional to determine the up to date and applicable duties for this product in your country.


Packaging & Shipping

Tapioca Shipping Instructions

Packaging: The recommended packaging is multiwall paper bags, 25kg/50lbs.

Labelling: TradeLink can provide this product with personalized labels.

Shipping: Sea freight dry container, lined with kraft paper or corrugated cardboard and use moisture control packs to absorb condensation during transit.

Quantity per container: 19 metric tonnes (not palletised).

Sample Product Specifications

TradeLink specializes in supplying product to your specifications.  Use our quote request tool at the bottom of this page to submit your particular requirements.

Country of Origin: Mainly Vietnam & Thailand

Appearance: White Powder, foreign matter free.

Taste: Neutral flavour and odour

Texture: Fine powder

Colour: White

Packaging: 25kg multi ply paper sacks labelled with Packer, Product Description, Net weight, Organic
Certification Details and Lot Number

Typical Analysis:
Starch Content 85% min
Insect infestation, part of insects Nil

Microbiological Standards:
Moisture 13%max

Total Viable Count 30.000/g max
Yeast and Mould 500/g max
Coliform Bacteria 10/g max
Bacillus Cereus 500/g max

Starch Content 85% min
Moisture 13% max
Whiteness 93% min
pH 4.0 – 7.0
Ash 0.2% max
Acid Factor 3.5 max
SO2 (ppm) 30 max
Viscosity 700 BU min
Gluten Level <20ppm

Metal Detection: 1.0mm Ferrous, 1.0mm Non Ferrous & 1.5mm Stainless Steel
Shelf Life: 12 months from production date, stored in air cooled, brick built warehouse with appropriate vermin controls in place.

Quality: This product shall be free from live infestation, and evidence of infestation by rodents or birds. It shall not contain pathogens at levels injurious to human health, and will comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Act 1990, and all pertinent regulations made thereunder.

Nutritional Values


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