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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of June 11, 2021 No. 159-FZ

About agricultural products, raw materials and food with the improved characteristics

Accepted by the State Duma on June 1, 2021

Approved by the Federation Council on June 2, 2021

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Federal Law

1. This Federal Law establishes the legal basis of implementation of the agricultural and other activities connected with production, storage, transportation and realization of agricultural products, food, industrial and other output with the improved characteristics.

2. This Federal Law does not extend to the relations connected with production, storage, transportation and sales of products of hunting, the fish products made on vessels of the fishery fleet, products of conversion of wood and other forest resources, organic products.

Article 2. The basic concepts used in this Federal Law

For the purpose of this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

1) agricultural products with the improved characteristics (further - the improved agricultural products) - agricultural products and agricultural raw materials which quality and consumer characteristics conform to the requirements established by this Federal Law (the improved characteristics) which production, storage, transportation and realization conform to requirements of this Federal Law;

2) food with the improved characteristics (further - the improved food) - food which quality and consumer characteristics conform to the requirements established by this Federal Law (the improved characteristics) which production, storage, transportation and realization conform to requirements of this Federal Law;

3) industrial and other output with the improved characteristics (further - the improved industrial and other output) - the industrial and other output, including agrochemicals, pesticides applied in case of production of the improved agricultural products and food which quality and consumer characteristics conform to the requirements established by this Federal Law (the improved characteristics) which production, storage, transportation and realization conform to requirements of this Federal Law;

4) producers of the improved agricultural products, the improved food, the improved industrial and other output - legal entities, physical persons, including individual entrepreneurs who perform the activities connected with production, storage, transportation and realization of the improved agricultural products, the improved food, the improved industrial and other output (further also - the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output) and are included in the unified state register of producers of agricultural products, food, industrial and other output with the improved characteristics.

Article 3. Legal regulation of the relations in the field of production, storages, transportations and realization of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output

Legal regulation of the relations in the field of production, storages, transportations and realization of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output is performed according to this Federal Law, other Federal Laws, other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation.

Article 4. Requirements to production, storage, transportation and realization of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output

In case of production, storage, transportation and realization of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output the following main requirements are observed:

1) production of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output shall be isolated from production of other products. Production of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output on the equipment used for production of other products when ensuring their not mixture with the producer with other products is allowed;

2) in case of production of the improved agricultural products and food are applied agricultural raw materials with the improved characteristics, the improved industrial and other output;

3) application in case of production of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output of agro-industrial and other technologies which correspond to the established ecological, sanitary and epidemiologic, veterinary and other requirements and make the minimum negative impact on the environment;

4) prohibition on application of cloning and methods of genetic engineering, the gene engineering modified and transgene organisms, and also on application of products made with use of the gene engineering modified and transgene organisms;

5) prohibition on application of ionizing radiation;

6) prohibition on use of packaging, consumer and transport pack which can lead to pollution of the improved agricultural products, raw materials and food;

7) use repeatedly processed and (or) biodegradable packaging and packaging materials.

Article 5. Features of technical regulation and standardization of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output

1. Confirmation of conformity of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output is performed in the form of voluntary certification according to requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation about technical regulation for the purpose of establishment of compliance of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output to documents on standardization on the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output. Confirmation of conformity of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output is performed in the form of voluntary certification according to the procedure, the stipulated in Clause 21 Federal Law of December 27, 2002 No. 184-FZ "About technical regulation".

2. Voluntary confirmation of conformity of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output is performed by the legal entity or the individual entrepreneur accredited in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation about accreditation in national accreditation system (further - certification body).

3. Voluntary confirmation of conformity of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output does not replace obligatory confirmation of conformity of the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output in the cases provided by the acts constituting the right of the Eurasian Economic Union and the legislation of the Russian Federation.

4. Documents on standardization on the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output are developed taking into account the requirements specified in article 4 of this Federal Law.

5. The list of documents on standardization on the improved agricultural products, food, industrial and other output, determining their qualitative and quantitative indices, methods of their research (testing), measurements, rules of their certification, affirms the Government of the Russian Federation.

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