Organic Law 2496-VIII of Ukraine:

Law of Ukraine "On the Main Principles and Requirements towards Organic Production, Circulation and Labelling of Organic Products" №2496-VIII from 10.07.2018 and its Requirements for Organic Control Bodies

Nuremberg, Germany: BIOFACH 2020

February 13 from 16:00 to 17:30 h, Room Tokio -  NCC Ost

(English – Ukrainian translation will be provided)




Elisabeth Rüegg, team leader German-Ukrainian Cooperation in the field of Organic Agriculture (COA)

Toralf Richter, Department of International Cooperation, FiBL

Welcome note

·         Nicolas Verlet, Head of the Organic Farming Unit, EU Commission (tbc)

Key-note speeches

·         Valentina Zayets, Head of the Unit for the Technology of Food Production, Department of Food Products at the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine

The Organic Law of Ukraine and the present stage of its implementation.

·         Olga Shevchenko, Acting Head of Ukrainian State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection

Requirements of the Organic Law of Ukraine for CBs working in the organic sector in Ukraine.

·         Dr. Stefan Dreesmann, Head of Division Nutrient management, Fertilization, Agri-Environmental Policy, Organic Farming at Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Elements of a roadmap for successful implementation of the Organic Law of Ukraine and its harmonization with EU law – Lessons learned from Germany.


Natalie Prokopchuk, organic component coordinator, Swiss-Ukrainian Program “Higher Value Added Trade from the Organic and Dairy Sector in Ukraine”

Oleksandr Kaliberda, national long-term expert, German-Ukrainian Cooperation in the field of Organic Agriculture (COA)

Podium discussion

·         Dr. Jochen Neuendorff, Board member EOCC

o  Main short-comings of the present control and certification system in Ukraine (with reference to additional control measures imposed on Ukraine by the EU).

o  EOCC’s activities to strengthen the quality performance of organic CBs.

·         Sergiy Galashevskyy, Director Organic Standard Ltd.; Board member EOCC

o  Changes to be expected from the Organic Law of Ukraine for organic CBs working in Ukraine.

·         Hanspeter Schmidt, Attorney-at-law

o  Challenges for Ukraine in regard to Regulation (EU) 848/2018: how will imports be secured after 2021?

·         Olena Berezovska, President NGO Organic Ukraine

o  Impact of the Organic Law of Ukraine on organic producers and processors: market access, inspection costs, import/export etc.


Source: COA


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