State service for food safety and consumer protection system was improved control of the export of honey to results of its own investigation of the facts of discrepancy of quality of the products with the requirements of the Czech Republic, reported press service of Ministry of agrarian policy with reference to the Deputy head of Gospodarevskaya Volodymyr Lapa.
According to the official, the Ukrainian methods of checking the quality of the exported honey comply with the requirements of the European Union, but did not meet more stringent requirements in the Czech Republic.
«The Ukrainian side has already amended the procedure for conducting research to 100% to meet the requirements of the importing country. In particular, it is about that entity at the conclusion of the contract must provide requirements in terms of safety, applicable in the destination country. Also under the personal responsibility of the main state inspectors must comply with these standards when issuing international veterinary certificates. The same requirements are set for the laboratories that will conduct laboratory investigations», — quotes the Paw press service.
Paw stressed that the export ban applies only to three companies. In relation to other manufacturers claims on the part of the EU no.
Recall that in January Ukraine suspended the issuance of veterinary documents for the export of honey to the European Union pending investigation of circumstances in which in sent to the Czech Republic products were found prohibited antimicrobial substances.
Restrictions relate only to three producers, to products which any claim in the Czech Republic, for other exporters ‘ supplies to Europe are carried out under the same conditions.
In 2015, Ukraine exported 36 thousand tons of honey 84.3 million. against 36,3 thousand tons for 93,4 million. in 2014. Imports of honey, in physical terms amounted to in 2015 17 thousand tons, which is 3.1 times less than in 2014, and in money – 98 thousand dollars. against 248 thousand. a year earlier.
Ukraine uslet the quality control system, to return to the honey market in the Czech Republic 08.02.2016