State monopoly on phytosanitary inspection is abolished

The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a resolution establishing a mechanism for implementing the decision introduced by recent amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Plant Quarantine”. The Better Regulation Delivery Office has been actively involved in the drafting of both documents.

From now on, owners of cargo plant products will be able to choose between state and private laboratories, and the phytosanitary inspection procedure will be more flexible, quality and faster.

The system of control over objects of regulation will also be changed: a risk oriented approach, taking into account the selectivity criteria, will be used. This will increase the level of trust in regulatory authorities, minimize the number of contacts with government agencies and facilitate phytosanitary procedures when importing plants and plant products.

In addition, the decisions will harmonize Ukrainian legislation with the Council Directive 2000/29/EC, Regulations of the European Parliament and of the Council 2016/2031 and 625/2017.