“We have to discuss issues that are the most important for the seed production industry of the country, and emphasize on them", - said Valeriy Khadzhymatov – Chief Executive of the Seed Association of Ukraine.
In the framework of cooperation with the Association “Ukrainian Agribusiness Club” on April 10, 2012 it was scheduled to hold the round table for public discussion of the draft Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Seeds and Planting Material”. Venue: hotel “Premier Palace” at 5/7 Shevchenko Str.
The authors of the above mentioned draft Law Kaletnik Hrygorii, Head of the the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Agricultural Policy and Land Relations; Tereshchuk Sergey, Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Agricultural Policy and Land Relations as well as Head of Relevant Ministry of Agriculture and Food Prysiazhniuk Mykola; representatives of National Academy of Agrarian Sciences and Heads of Departments involved in seed industry regulation were invited for the meeting.
It should be noted that the Draft Law of Ukraine “On seeds and planting material” was adopted on first reading by the Verkhovna Rada of February 3rd, 2011.
As of March 2012, the Draft Law is on the processing of the Committee of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Agricultural producers, as subjects of regulation, are primarily interested in determining the legal, organizational and financial rules for the seed market; organizing the structure and functions of state authorities in the sphere of seed and seedling; strengthening of responsibilities of state bodies and supervision over the distribution of seeds and planting material; and bringing the provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Seed and Planting material" in compliance with requirements of WTO and EU.