On March 11, 2021, on the Zoom platform, Online Seed Forum-2021, the main event of the Ukrainian seed market, took place. The organizer of this free online meeting was Seed Association of Ukraine, SAU, in partnership with the APK-Inform Agency and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine. Sponsorship was provided by the companies active members of SAU - "Syngenta", "KWS-Ukraine", "MAS Seeds Ukraine", and "BASF T.O.V.".
The Nordic Seed company became a new member of Seed Association of Ukraine. The corresponding decision was unanimously supported by the Board of the Association during its meeting on December 22, 2020. Nordic Seed was founded in 2008 from acquisitions of the breeding companies Pajbjerg A/S (active since 1920), the Abed Foundation (active 1903) and merger with DLA Agro.
On October 07, 2020, the European Parliament voted to recognize the EU the equivalence of seed certification system and seeds produced in Ukraine. Seed Association of Ukraine emphasizes that it has been a long-awaited decision for the entire Ukrainian seed sector, which opens the way for the export of cereal seeds, seeds of corn and sorghum to the EU.
Legal firm Gorodissky & Partners Ukraine joined Seed Association of Ukraine(SAU). The corresponding decision was unanimously supported by the Board of the Association in the course of is meeting, held September 03, 2020. Gorodissky & Partners Ukraine is the largest and one of the leading firms in the field of Intellectual Property in Ukraine.
On September 3, 2020, in the course of the General Assembly meeting of the members of Seed Association of Ukraine (SAU), voting for and subsequent rotation of the chairperson and deputy chairperson took place. Therefore, until June 30, 2021, "Limagrain Ukraine" LLC represented by Viktor Karbivskiy would be a new chairperson, and "BASF T.O.V.", represented by Andrii Kasian, as a deputy chairperson.
Seed Association of Ukraine welcomes the passing of another stage towards the recognition of seed certification system of Ukraine as equivalent to the requirements of the European Union!
The backing of the decision has been initiated by the EU Commission, with the start of the final stage of the EU legislative procedure, which has already begun. Thus, on April 07 there was the publication of the EU commission proposal to include Ukraine to the list of the non-EU countries who can export their seeds to the markets of the European Union member-states
European Commission published the results of the meeting of Section for Seeds and Propagating Material, stating that: "The request of Ukraine is being treated; the internal adoption process is now ongoing and should be finalized during the Croatian Presidency" (that is by June 30, 2020).
Trading of seeds and planting materials shall be permitted amid the quarantine and other measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus over the territory of Ukraine, as it was informed by Seed Association of Ukraine.
On January 24, 2020, the scheduled Meeting of the Board of Seed Association of Ukraine took place. In its course, applications for joining the Association - from two new members - LNZ LLC and S&W Seed Company Australia - were supported. According to the results of the voting, both companies were unanimously granted the status of an associate member.
On November 28, 2019, the scheduled meeting of the Board of Seed Association of Ukraine took place in Kyiv. At the meeting, the Board unanimously supported the application of the Office of the Agricultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine to join the Association as a new member. By now, it has become a 30th member of SAU.