On 21 January 2018, the Law of Ukraine “On safety and hygiene of feed” came into force. EBA experts worked for a long time on proposals to the Law. In accordance with the document, registration of readymade pet food products in Ukraine will be cancelled in two years. Instead, registration of feed additives as in the European Union will take effect.
In addition, feed additives registered in the EU can be registered in Ukraine under a simplified procedure (art.19).
In accordance with the simplified procedure, producers of pet food will be able to provide a certain number of public documents (scientific conclusion) translated into Ukrainian and the applied method to the competent authority.
The simplified procedure for state registration applies to feed additives that are permitted for use by foreign states or international organizations (integration associations of states) in accordance with the requirements recognized by Ukraine equivalent to the requirements for state registration of feed additives, established by the legislation of Ukraine on feed.
The decision regarding equivalency was adopted by the competent body that ensures the formation and implementation of state policy in the field of veterinary medicine, in accordance with the procedure established by the relevant international agreements of Ukraine.