Certification of Import and Export
Conducting certification of organic production in the field of Import and Export is an important direction of our main activities, in which we have an extensive experience.
Exporting and importing organic products involve the shipment of products beyond the country's borders or their import into a country for further distribution in accordance with standard requirements.
We have a proven track record in certifying import and export operations under international and private standards, such as the EU Organic Regulation, Canada Organic Standard (COR), Bio Suisse (Switzerland), Naturland (Germany), and KRAV (Sweden), both in Ukraine and beyond.
The range of products for export or import that we certify in Ukraine and other countries is extensive and includes raw materials as well as processed finished products. For example, under our supervision, over 100 product categories from Ukraine are exported. Organic Standard has more than 100 exporters under supervision or certification in Ukraine and a significant number in other countries where we are represented.
Certification involves the thorough verification and assessment of production methods and products to ensure compliance with organic regulations. We issue internationally recognised certificates upon successful certification, granting our clients access to premium organic markets.
Organic Standard provides a comprehensive range of services that encompass inspections and certification based on various standards and ongoing support for the Operator during the entire certification process. We place great importance on the expertise of our specialists and continuously enhance their skills and qualifications. As a result, this approach allows us to deliver high-quality service to our clients.
Requirements for Export and Import
The general requirements for export and import are as follows:
- Collaboration with the suppliers of certified organic products.
- Implementation of a transparent and established traceability system for the products.
- In the case of product storage, the operator shall:
- Store organic products separately in space or time from non-organic ones.
- Take necessary measures to ensure the identification of product batches and prevent mixing or substitution with non-organic products.
- Perform cleaning operations of production premises and storage containers for organic products.
- The export of organic products from one country and their import into another country shall be accompanied by a copy of the certificate confirming the compliance of such organic products with the standards according to which they are labeled as organic.
Organic Standards and Regulations
Organic Legislation of Ukraine
Certification in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine is mandatory for the production and sale of organic products in Ukraine.
IACB Standard equivalent to the EU Regulations
Certification according to the IACB Equivalent EU Organic Production & Processing Standard for Third Countries is currently the only option for exporting organic products from Ukraine to the EU.
EU Regulation 2018/848
Certification in accordance with EU Regulation 2018/848 for exports to EU countries from Ukraine will be mandatory no earlier than 2024.
Canada Organic Regime (COR)
Certification according to COR is an important requirement for exporting organic products to Canada, which can also facilitate exports to the United States.
Certification according to the Bio Suisse standard is a mandatory requirement for exporting products to Switzerland.
Certification according to the Naturland provides additional advantages during the export of products to Germany.
Certification according to the KRAV Standards provides additional advantages during the export of products to Sweden.
If you have any questions, please contact our specialist
Deputy Head of Certification Department