The USA are ready to negotiate the supply of Ukrainian organic wheat to its domestic market, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Kutovyi declared.
According to him, the USA have very overregulated laws in the sphere of food safety. It is quite difficult to enter its market with new products. But the country is ready to negotiate organic wheat supplies, because it is a popular global trend. And Ukraine has the required soils for such production.
Also, Kutovyi noted that the prospects of the organic market in the Ukraine were very large. To date, the country owns nearly one third of the global chernozemic soils, and exports quite a small share of organic products compared with the global volume of organic market.
Ukraine exports nearly 80% of organic products. But the global volume of organic market totals $100 billion. And Ukraine exports such products at 17 million EUR only. Therefore, agrarians have to increase the export volumes, and start exporting products with added value, the minister added. (APK-Inform/Business World Magazine)