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Astana, Kazakhstan • 24 January, 2023 | 12:07

Kazakhstan to Set Equal Requirements for Domestic and Foreign Organic Food Producers

The government proposes legislative amendments to improve the certification process

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According to the ministry of agriculture, Kazakhstan plans to introduce legislative amendments to make equal requirements for domestic and foreign organic agricultural products, QazMonitor reports.

The amendments will touch on the issues of clarifying the object of certification, the introduction of group certification, and the exclusion of the transitional conversion period.

Vice-minister of agriculture Rustem Kurmanov said the government approved a road map for the field’s development in 2022–2023. The plan aims to improve not only the regulatory framework but also collective certification, scientific and technological support of the organic food market and promote its exports.

Within the framework of international integration, the ministry signed a couple of agreements in 2022:

– an agreement on the exchange of biological material with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS);

– an agreement on the plant quarantine with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

The ministry also signed 10 international agreements in the field of industrial agriculture.

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