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Organic legislation

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.

The draft law “On general principles and standards of organic production, circulation and labeling of organic products” is registered (24/11/2016) in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) under the number 5448As of July 10, 2018 the revised draft law 5448-d was adopted by the Parliament and it is expected the President's signature. The text of the law and voting results can be found by the link

The most widespread standards of organic production in Ukraine are the following:

There are also private organic standards but in different countries they can be no less important that state standards.

For the most current texts of organic standards, please follow the link: http://www.organicstandard.com.ua/en/services/standards

Examples of private standards and labeling:

• Bio Suisse (Switzerland)
• Demeter (used internationally)
• Naturland (Germany and internationally)
• Soil Association (UK)
• KRAV (Sweden)