Russia: new standards for organic farming (IT)

14/08/2018
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Vladimir Putin has signed a new law regulating production, processing, storing and transportation of organic produce in Russia. The decree bans agrochemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, growth stimulators and hormones.

The new law, previously approved by both chambers of the Russian Parliament, will enter into force on1  January 2020: it introduces the concepts of “organic agriculture”, and provides rules for producing, storing, labeling, processing, selling and transporting organic products. It establishes as well a control regime.  The legislation does not cover products as perfumery, cosmetics, medicines, forest plants seeds, hunting and fishing produce, apart from aquaculture.

The first attempts to adopt a legislation for organic farming in Russia dates back to 15 years ago. The legislation, according to Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev,  may help Russia take 25 percent of the global organic produce market. The measure, which also includes the creation of a national register, will help to force dishonest players out of the market and will have a positive impact on the quality of organic products, according to State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.

 

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