Russia and China are discussing mutual certification of organic products

Published Jun 18, 2024

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Russia and China are negotiating the mutual certification of organic food in each other's markets as part of Russia's strategy to develop organic production by 2030. Currently, Russian organic products must be certified in both countries to be supplied to the Chinese market due to a lack of mutual recognition of organic certificates. To reduce costs, Russia and China are discussing ways to simplify the certification process. Two pilot manufacturers have been identified to participate in the pilot projects, but their names have not been disclosed for competitive reasons. The negotiations were highlighted at the Biofach China international exhibition in Shanghai, where 17 Russian organic producers showcased their products.
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Russia and China have begun negotiations on mutual certification of their own organic food in each other’s markets. As TASS reports, Elena Sarattseva, deputy head of Roskachestvo, spoke about this during her working trip to China. This measure is carried out within the framework of the strategy for the development of organic production until 2030, approved by the Russian Government last year. One of its directions is the mutual recognition of Russian certificates. The expert noted that to expand the export of food and agricultural products, it is also necessary to develop related services, including certification of these products. She said that according to current legislation, in order to supply products with organic status to the Chinese market, the manufacturer must be certified in both countries. She explained the need for this by saying that there is no mutual recognition of organic certificates between both countries yet. At the same time, the specialist recalled that the ...
Source: Rosng
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