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Country Content Sections/Tabs

Policy Information

Policy Information

Organic Regulations and/or Standards

Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard:

Law number 425-VII "on the production and circulation of organic agricultural products and raw materials", adopted in 2013 with updates in 2015.

Regulation and/or Standard Scope:

The law defines the legal, economic, social and institutional framework of organic agriculture, requirements of cultivation, production, processing, certification, labeling, transportation, storage and marketing of organic products and raw materials. Ukrainian Organic Law directly bans use of words “organic”, “biodynamic”, “biological”, “ecological” or “bio-" prefix in the name of the products that are not produced according to organic standards. Imported products that have those words and prefixes in their names must be translated as “organic product” when Ukrainian label is attached.

Imported Products

Products which are certified in EU as organic are accepted in Ukraine as organic without additional certification. USDA’s Organic Export Certificate Form is not officially recognized in Ukraine and would not replace any other certificate required for import. “USDA Organic” logo will not qualify imported products as organic in Ukraine, despite organic certification equivalency agreement between EU and U.S. On the other hand EU’s “Green Leaf” logo on the product will allow for product placement on the organic shelf.

Additional Information

Organic Federation of the Ukraine

USDA’s GAIN Report Ukraine Exporter Guide (2024)
USDA’s GAIN Report Ukraine Retail Foods Report (2019)
USDA’s GAIN Report Ukraine Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative (2020)
USDA’s GAIN Report Ukraine Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards Export Certificate Report (2023)
USDA’s GAIN Report Ukraine FAIRS Annual Country Report Annual (2023)
USDA’s GAIN Report Ukraine Adopts New Labeling Requirements (2020)
USDA’s GAIN Report Ukrainian Draft Order Rescinds EU Equivalency (2022)





Health and Wellness

Health and wellness is the aggregation of organic packaged food and beverages, fortified/functional packaged food and beverages, naturally healthy packaged food and beverages, better for you packaged food and beverages and food intolerance products.

Organic packaged foods and beverages

This category includes packaged food & beverages that are certified organic by an approved certification body. Organic production is based on:

• A system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers.
• Organic food & beverages are minimally processed without artificial ingredients, preservatives or irradiation.
• The use of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism) is prohibited. “Certified Organic” means the item has been grown according to strict uniform standards that are verified by independent state or private organizations.
• Depending on the country, such products are called ‘organic’, ‘biological’ or ‘ecological’: For organic products to be included under Euromonitor definitions, the organic aspect needs to form part of positioning/marketing of the product. This is an aggregation of organic baby food, bakery, confectionery, dairy, ice cream, oils and fats, ready meals, rice, sauces, dressings and condiments, snack bars, soups, spreads, sweet and savory snacks and other organic food.

Note that fresh food products or individual ingredients are not included in this definition.

Compound annual growth rate (CAGR)

The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is the average annual growth rate over a specified period of time. For instance, the CAGR consumption of from 2018 – 2021 will be the average growth rates across these three years.

USDA GATS data clarification

The data presented in table 2.4 represents the dollar values of the top 5 organic commodities as well as of the total organic exports of the trade partner for the period 2018-2021 as per the United States Department of Agriculture’s Global Agricultural Trade System, a database consisting of international agricultural, fish, forest and textile products trade statistics dating from the inception of the Harmonized coding system in 1989 to present.


How to use this website

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) brings the US organic industry to developing markets around the world. This database is a comprehensive tool for OTA membership interested in participating in or expanding international trade in organic products by providing information to understand international markets for organic products. Select the country you wish to export to and find out whether it has an agreement with the United States, who its certifiers are, and much more.

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