Russia: Draft National Standard for Organic Production Announced

In July 2014, the Russian State Duma Committee announced the start of public comments and expert evaluations of a draft version of National Standard (GOST) “Regulations of Organic Production” which lasted until September 15, 2014. The GOST is prepared in accordance with the Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of June 28, 2007, and describes the requirements for organic production and labelling. The GOST includes specific lists of fertilizes, plant protection products and agricultural chemicals which are allowed for use in organic production. A new draft version of the GOST is expected to be published in late November 2014. The report includes a courtesy unofficial translation of the GOST.

Russia: Draft National Standard for Organic Production Announced