Russia: New Draft Organic Regulations Available for Public Comments

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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) “Regulation of Organic Production” which will last until September 15, 2014. The GOST is prepared in accordance with the Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of June 28, 2007, on organic production and describes the requirements for organic production and labelling. The GOST includes lists of fertilizers, plant protection products and agricultural chemicals which are allowed for use in organic production. Post is working on preparing the unofficial translation of the Standard and will publish it as soon as completed. The final law is anticipated to come into force in 2015. You can find an unofficial translation of the draft law in Appendix 1 of this report.

Russia: New Draft Organic Regulations Available for Public Comments