The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the Law on Organic Products 1649-IX (5440) On Amendments to Section XI “Transitional Provisions” of the Law of Ukraine “On Basic Principles and Requirements for Organic Production, Circulation and Labeling of Organic Products”. This was reported by superagronom.
The law legalizes international organic labeling for Ukrainian producers of organic products, guarantees state support to producers, counteracts the spread of pseudoorganics on the shelves of retail chains and abolishes fines for producers for violating Law of Ukraine 2496-VIII “On Basic Principles and Requirements for Organic Production, Circulation and Labeling of Organic Products” in some cases.
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We will remind that in the budget for 2021 laid 50 million UAH of the state support for producers of organic products. The amount of state support may increase due to the redistribution of funds from other government programs. The Ministry of Economy plans to distribute these funds as follows:
to provide financial support to producers of organic products in the amount of UAH 5,000 per 1 ha of cultivated land (but not more than 20 ha per farm);
per head of cattle;
in addition, farmers will be reimbursed up to 30% of the cost of certification of organic production.