EU introduces new rules of electronic certification of organic products imported
Today will be released the new rules of electronic certification of organic products imported in the EU, which will operate over the next 6 months.
They need to improve tracking of organic products and thereby improve their safety and reduce the possibility of fraud. The changes will reduce the administrative burden on market operators and to provide much more detailed statistical information on organic imports.
Almost change the rules of certification would require the addition of import certificates to Trading control and expert system TRACES, which is an electronic system for tracking food products throughout the EU. The system provides round-the-clock access to information, which facilitates trade by providing trading partners and competent authorities to obtain the necessary information about the movement of batches of products. This allows you to speed up administrative procedures and to make a more rapid response to the health threat through tracking.
According to official data, during July-September 2016 Ukraine sold on world markets 21.2 thousand tonnes of organic wheat, which is 7% higher than the same period in 2015 and 15% in 2014.
For the period was exported 997 tons of organic barley, which is 22% higher than the results of July-September of the previous season.