April 23, 2014
The procedure of obtainment of the quarantine certificate will be simplified in Ukraine

The session of the working group of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy covering the problems of the custom clearance and phytosanitary procedures of potato and vegetables on the state border of Ukraine took place on April 17.

The working group consisted of the representatives of the Ministry, of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service, of the Department of Customs Affairs of the Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine and others. The representatives of the Ukrainian Assosiation of potato producers have opened a question about necessity to simplify the order of importation of quarantineable materials and to cancel the quarantine certificates issued for transportation of the subjects of regulations in the sphere of plants.

During discussion the representatives of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitry Service reasonably proved that quarantine certificate is necessary as the controlling document. At the same time, it was specified that currently it is necessary to define uniform procedure of obtainment of the quarantine certificate which includes both minority and major economic operators.

According to the State Veterinary and Phytosanitry Service 1700 quarantine certificates on the potato have been issued throughout Ukraine during last year. Service assures that there are no problems in detention of cargo on the boarder as there is the phytosanitary examination. Members of the working group agreed to solve outstanding problems in the nearest future.

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