The Task Force Ukraine was created in June 2015 in order to allow EOCC members to:
Share relevant information on specific issues for controls and certification in Ukraine as well as imports from this country.
Be EOCC forum to discuss measures taken by the European Commission to follow-up on the Ukrainian sunflower cake case.
Raise questions to the European Commission and asks for clarifications where needed.
The TF Ukraine is chaired by Sergiy Galashevskyy.
Sergiy Galashevskyy has been involved in the organic sector of Ukraine for more than 8 years. He started working in 2007 for the certification body Organic Standard. From inspector, he became head of inspection department and holds since the end of 2008 the position of General Manager. Under Sergiy’s management Organic Standard became one of the leading organic certification bodies in Ukraine. Sergiy was born in 1983. He graduated from the Bila Tserkva State Agrarian University (Agronomy Faculty) in 2006 and in the same year he also studied organic agriculture in Great Britain (Writtle college, University of Essex). In 2014 he finished his MBA education with specific topic of diploma work “Marketing strategies of organic certification body”. Sergiy is an active player of the Ukrainian organic sector; he belongs to official working group 8.2 Organic Farming (http://minagro.gov.ua/themes/garland/pdf/8.2%20Basic%20material%20EN.pdf) and also takes part in the process of elaboration of the Ukrainian organic law. Further, Sergiy is one of coordinators of Ukrainian Pavilion at Biofach and the annual national organic conference in the Ukraine. Sergiy is constantly improving his knowledge in various areas of organic production (certification, market development, legislation, control body management), studying experience of such countries as Switzerland, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, USA and implementing the acquired knowledge in order to develop organic sector in Ukraine.