This Law establishes legal and economic grounds for production, processing and turnover of organic agricultural commodities and raw materials, supervision and control in this sphere with a view of protection of environment and public health, ensuring rational management of soil and safeguarding consumers’ rights by labelling foodstuffs as organic products. The consists of XI Sections divided into 38 Articles: (I) General Provisions; (II) State policy and plenary powers of state institutions in the sphere of processing and turnover of organic products and raw materials; (III) Processing of organic products and raw materials; (IV) Suitability of land for organic production, zoning of land for such purpose and certification of organic products and raw materials; (V) General requirements for storage, transportation and trade of organic products; (VI) Transitional period and parallel processing; (VII) Requirements for certification authority; (VIII) Public and scientific support of organic production; (IX) International cooperation; (X) Liability; and (XI) Conclusive provisions. Basic general principles of organic production shall be as follows: (a) voluntary participation; (b) equality of all categories of economic entities and producers; (c) rational management of natural resources; (d) refusal to use GMO; (e) refusal to use chemicals; (f) long-term conservation of soil fertility; (g) use of live organisms and mechanical production methods; (h) ensuring high level of biological diversity; and (i) use of ecofriendly processes and methods.
Amended by: Law No. 191-VIII amending some legislative acts related to facilitation of business administration (deregulation). (2015-02-12)
Autores y editores
Vsevolod Gnetii (CONSLEGB)
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