May 8 2014, 11:10 Source: APK-Inform Views: 1544

Export-oriented system GTAS - access pass to the global grain market

Establishment of the system GTAS (GAFTA Trade Assurance Scheme), starting from the agricultural enterprises in the country of origin of the goods to the final consumers in the destination country of the goods, provides "trade without borders" and gives a real opportunity for Ukrainian companies to enter new markets of agricultural products. GTAS is based on the system of analysis of risk /hazards and critical control points (HACCP), it allows to unify the requirements for trade without barriers, to attract investments, to reduce the risks related to the safety of food raw materials and food products, to meet the needs and earn the trust of consumers.

Taking into account the significant potential of development of the grain and forage producing sectors of the agro-industrial complex of Ukraine, as well as further increasing of the export volumes of the reporting products, including towards the EU countries, conformance of the grain and its by-products to the international requirements is the urgent task of the grain sector. Certification in accordance to the GTAS does not require capital investment, unlike other international schemes, and the cost of certification process is several times lower compared with the certification of the company on the similar international standards (GMP +; GlobalGAP; ISO 22000). The reporting system allows certifying elevators of floor type, which form nearly one half of Ukrainian grain storage facilities.

Thus, certification of the companies on GTAS system complies with requirements of the national legislation and international practice.

You can receive more detailed information about the advantages and features of implementing of the system GTAS at enterprises from the report of Evgenia Novozhilova, Doctor of Biological Sciences, leading auditor of TÜV Rheinland Group, at the thirteenth international conference "Grain Forum - 2014: new markets, challenges and opportunities" (June 16-18, 2014, Odessa).


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