A Green Paper produced by the Better Regulation Delivery Office, with the support of the EU4Business FORBIZ project, on regulations in the market for organic production.
The report says Ukraine today has all the necessary preconditions to take a leading position in the organic products market in the EU, which largely consists of imported products.
In recent years, exports of organic products from Ukraine have increased from €36 to €73 million, indicating a healthy demand for Ukrainian organic products in foreign markets.
However, the organic market in Ukraine is developing in the absence of its own organic standard. Today, Ukrainian producers are forced to certify their production according to foreign standards, including EU standards.
The BRDO has carried out a systemic review of the regulatory framework of the market in order to assess its effectiveness and provide proposals for the creation of an effective Ukrainian Organic Standard.
The Better Regulation Delivery Office, together with the Ministry for Economic Development and Trade and the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine, with the support of the FORBIZ project, has launched the ProDialogue under the EU4Business initiative. It aims to involve all stakeholders in reviewing regulatory solutions and working out ways to address them. As a result, a series of Green Papers has been developed, which analyse the current state of market issues and potential ways to improve the regulatory environment. A further set of White Papers represents a consolidated product of the groundwork by the business community and expert environment in the form of practical recommendations and suggestions for the authorities in order to improve the regulatory framework.