On 9 January 2014 the Law of Ukraine "On organic production and distribution of organic products and raw materials" came into force and must become the main legislative act in the field of organic market regulation. Meanwhile, Ukrainian standards of organic production, certification rules and accreditation rules for certification bodies, etc have not been approved yet. That is why Ukrainian producers continue being certified under standards of other countries.
On August 2, 2018, the Law of Ukraine "On general principles and standards of organic production, circulation and labeling of organic product", which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on July 10, 2018, came into force, but will be put into effect on 02.08.2019. At the same time, the Law "On the Production and Circulation of Organic Agricultural Products and Raw Materials" will lose its effect.
During this year, before the law is put into effect, all products, containing "bio" and "organic" should disappear from the shelves, if they do not have the relevant supporting documents about organic cetification.
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The most widespread standards of organic production in Ukraine are the following:
- EU legislation: Council Regulation (EC) 834/2007 (in the past - EU Regulation 2092/91) and other regulations: Council Regulation (EC) 889/2008; Council Regulation (EC) 1235/2008
- US legislation: National Organic Program (NOP)
- Japanese legislation: JAS Standards
- Switzerland, Israel, Argentina, Australia have organic legislations equivalent to Council Regulation (EC) 834/2007.
- The standards equivalent to Council Regulation EC 834/2007 and 889/2008 are applied in the third countries, including Ukraine.
There are also private organic standards but in different countries they can be no less important that state standards.