Hidden Restrictions on Imports of Pesticides: Possible Negative Consequences for Ukraine at the WTO
Core of the problem
Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine On Pesticides and Agrochemicals bans the importing into the customs territory of Ukraine, production, trade, use and advertising of pesticides and agrochemicals before they have undergone state registration. Given that in many countries the vast majority of pesticides and agrochemicals are classified as dangerous goods, the preliminary registration requirement is a logical step, which exists in almost all EU and OECD jurisdictions.
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