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BRDO supports the draft law No.5448 on organic products

On March 15, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations held a meeting, where it was decided to recommend to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to take the draft law No.5448 as a basis in the first re-reading.

The Better Regulation Delivery Office has made great efforts to improve the draft law No,5448 that will allow it to become a “National Organic Standard”.

According to the BRDO Office’s proposals, improved mechanisms of state control over the organic segment and accreditation requirements for certification bodies and their responsibility for improper implementation of functions delegated by the state as well as the more detailed provision on certification of business entities in terms of expanding business processes, which are subject to organic certification were included to the draft law.

Proposed revisions are based on the EU Regulations 834/2007 and 889/2008 and will have a positive impact on the organic products market in Ukraine.

As a result of the adoption of this draft law, the organic products market will be one step closer to successful development. This will create an opportunity for the first Ukrainian manufacturer certified under Ukrainian requirements to officially appear in the market. The state will finally be able to properly control the production and sale of organic products and protect consumers’ rights.