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Between December 2014 and February 2015, the European Commission Services observed that a substantial number of high volume shipments of organic products imported from Ukraine into the European Union were found to contain residues of pesticides not allowed by the organic production rules.

This series of irregularities, as well as information received from EU Member States' authorities raised important questions on the product stream of organic products from Ukraine and certain neighbouring countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russian Federation).

Therefore the Competent Authorities of all Member States agreed to implement additional official controls on organic products imported from these countries, in accordance with the Guidelines adopted on 3 December 2015.

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