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Business urges to unlock the registration of pesticides and agrochemicals

28/ 07/ 2020
  Since the end of May, Ukraine has suspended the state registration of pesticides and agrochemicals. According to member companies of the EBA Agrochemical Committee, the problems have become relevant since the renaming of the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine and the establishment of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources. At the end of May, the Scientific Expert Council at the Ministry recommended 100 chemical products as a result of the meeting. However, as of today, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources has not yet made a decision on their registration. Therefore, the abovementioned chemical products are not included in the State Register of pesticides and agrochemicals approved for use in Ukraine. If chemicals are not included in the State Register, then Ukrainian and international importers and manufacturers of plant protection products will not be able to provide farmers timely with a significant number of next-generation products. Due to this situation, legal businesses suffer losses as they fail to sell their products. As the result, the state budget lacks revenues from taxes and customs duties estimated at millions of hryvnias. It should also be noted that the use period of PPPs is quite short. Accordingly, the farmer will buy what is available on the market. Due to the lack of high-quality registered PPPs, there is a risk of a significant increase in demand for gray imports and counterfeit products. Thus, the quality and security of the future harvest, and, consequently, the export potential and currency stability of the country may be threatened. At the same time, the unpredictability of public policy, makes it impossible to plan any business processes, which negatively affects the ease of doing business. As a result, there is a threat to the state food security due to a possible reduction in the quantity, quality and, most importantly, the safety of agricultural crops. Viktor Pogorilyi. Senior Manager, Agrochemical Direction. The European Business Association has always emphasized that we do not care about the organizational structure of the state authorities we work with. The most important is that organizational changes do not lead to delays in the work of these authorities. But we can see that reorganization causes certain difficulties. So, we hope that all problems will be settled soon, and the changes will foster the effective work of business instead of hindering it. Therefore, the business community appeals to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal to pay attention to this situation and adjust the work of relevant departments, offices, and divisions of the Ministry of Environmental Protection so that to restore the system of state registration of pesticides and agrochemicals and, in general, to ensure quality conditions for doing business in the country, which is one of the tasks of the reorganized Ministry.     Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram channel - EBAUkraine.

Since the end of May, Ukraine has suspended the state registration of pesticides and agrochemicals. According to member companies of the EBA Agrochemical Committee, the problems have become relevant since the renaming of the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine and the establishment of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources.

At the end of May, the Scientific Expert Council at the Ministry recommended 100 chemical products as a result of the meeting. However, as of today, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources has not yet made a decision on their registration. Therefore, the abovementioned chemical products are not included in the State Register of pesticides and agrochemicals approved for use in Ukraine.

If chemicals are not included in the State Register, then Ukrainian and international importers and manufacturers of plant protection products will not be able to provide farmers timely with a significant number of next-generation products. Due to this situation, legal businesses suffer losses as they fail to sell their products. As the result, the state budget lacks revenues from taxes and customs duties estimated at millions of hryvnias.

It should also be noted that the use period of PPPs is quite short. Accordingly, the farmer will buy what is available on the market. Due to the lack of high-quality registered PPPs, there is a risk of a significant increase in demand for gray imports and counterfeit products. Thus, the quality and security of the future harvest, and, consequently, the export potential and currency stability of the country may be threatened.

At the same time, the unpredictability of public policy, makes it impossible to plan any business processes, which negatively affects the ease of doing business. As a result, there is a threat to the state food security due to a possible reduction in the quantity, quality and, most importantly, the safety of agricultural crops.

Viktor Pogorilyi Senior Manager, Agrochemical Direction
The European Business Association has always emphasized that we do not care about the organizational structure of the state authorities we work with. The most important is that organizational changes do not lead to delays in the work of these authorities. But we can see that reorganization causes certain difficulties. So, we hope that all problems will be settled soon, and the changes will foster the effective work of business instead of hindering it.

Therefore, the business community appeals to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal to pay attention to this situation and adjust the work of relevant departments, offices, and divisions of the Ministry of Environmental Protection so that to restore the system of state registration of pesticides and agrochemicals and, in general, to ensure quality conditions for doing business in the country, which is one of the tasks of the reorganized Ministry.

 

 

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