Russian manufacturers are often required to register their products with European organizations or not at all in anticipation of a Russian certification standard, the press release also stated.
When promoting and buying such products, retailers and marketers don't have a unified designation for buyers for which foods truly qualify as "organic".
The discrepancy in how "organic" is defined is an obstacle for the organics market in Russia, and governmental assistance in defining what this means to be "organic" could assist the growth of this market, conference participants said. Participants also advised that the standards to be established should correspond to the standards adopted in Europe so that Russian manufacturers can organize exports.
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