Dairy Committee Executive Director took part in the Round Table regarding the summary and conclusions of conducted investigations at the dairy market aimed at identifying falsified goods in 2016, and voiced the proposals as to how to fight falsifications and what should be done in the regulatory and legislative area in order to ensure the effectiveness of market control.
Dairy Committee Executive Director took part in the Steering Committee meeting of the Swiss-Ukrainian project on the establishment of a risk-based food safety control system in the dairy value chain in Ukraine. The meeting was devoted to the presentation of the first year’s project results and the approval of the plan of activities for 2017. The importance of the dairy associations’ involvement and their mediation was particularly emphasized.
EBA Donetsk Office Coordination Council Meeting had a meeting on 30 November 2016.
Online trading is both a powerful source of distribution of a variety of goods and services and a sphere of high risk. The problematic points of online trading were a key issue of the EBA Consumer Electronics Committee meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, State Food Security & Consumer Protection Service and State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
Agrochemical Committee representatives participated in the National Waste Management Forum in Ukraine. This year's program had a special focus on the issue of hazardous waste management, including used CPP containers and obsolete crop protection products. Participants also discussed the implementation of environmental initiatives, promotion of eco-friendly technologies at the local level, facilitation of cooperation between public authorities, local administrations, NGOs, academia and business.
Agrochemical Committee representatives took part in the meeting of the expert group on hazardous waste management under the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine. The participants focused on the following issues: mechanisms for collecting hazardous waste, system of ownership transfer and responsibility for hazardous waste, and the concept of triple rinsing of used CPPs containers.
Dairy Committee Executive Director took part in the first annual international conference of the Swiss-Ukrainian project “Establishment of a risk-based food safety control system in the dairy value chain in Ukraine” and had a presentation on the subject of falsifications of dairy goods in Ukraine and importance of their control.
Woodworking and Furniture Committee representatives took part in the round table “Timber Export: Searching for a compromise”. The round table is hosted by the State Forest Resources Agency under the auspices of Better Regulation Delivery Office with participation of the Environment Agency (Austria) and the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relation (Germany).