Crop Biotech Update

Ukraine Introduces Measures to Strengthen State Control Over the Safety of Agricultural Products

April 20, 2011

The Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine has recently issued a decree "to strengthen state control over the safety of agricultural products and the presence or absence of genetically modified organisms in it." The Order is seen as a technical barrier to trade violating Ukrainian obligations in WTO. It also does not contribute to improving any security issue or to the implementation of the Law of Ukraine on GM organisms.

For details of the news and the specific Orders, see http://www.bsba.ag/BSBA/NewsEn/Entries/2011/4/15_Ukraine_introduces_measures_to_strengthen_state_
control_over_the_safety_of_agricultural_products_due_to_possible_presence_of_GMO_in_it.html
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