Resumption of Certain Requirements for Grain Certification Creates Barriers to Its Exports, Says Andrii Zablotskyi
Kyiv. December 25, 2013
The repeated introduction and
creation of new requirements for grain quality and its storage services
certification creates barriers to its exports and affects the
competitiveness of the Ukrainian grain market, the head of the international trade department at Volkov&Partners law firm, Andriy Zablotsky, considers.
No. 5462 signed by the president on December 8 repeatedly introduced
the certification of granaries for one year and renewed the need to pay
an appropriate fee to the national budget, as well as resumed the
requirement to obtain a grain quality certificate for grain
transportation inside the country," he said at a press conference at
Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday.
In addition, according to the lawyer,
the law adjusted the procedure of obtaining grain quality certificates
for its exports, in particular, expanded the list of grounds for refusal
to issue grain quality certificates to the market participants.
they [exporters] must provide a certificate of the presence or absence
of GMOs in agricultural products. Grain quality certificates will not be
issued without the document, which will make exports and imports
impossible. In our opinion, this creates a threat to grain exports and,
of course, affects the competitiveness of the entire grain sector. If
the norm is not changed, it will affect the flow of foreign currency to
Ukraine," said the expert.