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LAW OF THE AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

of June 13, 2008 No. 650-IIIQ

About environmentally friendly agricultural industry

(as amended on 12-07-2019)

This Law governs the relations connected with production, conversion and turnover environmentally friendly agricultural and the provisions ensuring health and safety of the population, the earth, water, plants and animals of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Basic concepts

1.1. The basic concepts used in this Law have the following values:

1.1.1. environmentally friendly agricultural industry - cultivation of agricultural plants and cultivation of farm animals without use of chemical and synthetic (artificial) substances, and also production, conversion, turnover and certification environmentally friendly agricultural and provisions;

1.1.2. environmentally friendly agricultural both provisions - the goods made and processed according to requirements of environmentally friendly agricultural industry, and also sold;

1.1.3. ecological observation - activities for studying of compliance to requirements of environmentally friendly agricultural industry of production and conversion in subjects of environmentally friendly agricultural industry agricultural and provisions, to conducting observations and analyses, preparation of information and its submission to relevant organs and business entities;

1.1.4. certification in environmentally friendly agricultural industry - the procedure of documentation performed by structure on assessment of conformity based on information of the supervisory body on compliance to requirements, the established technical regulatory legal acts in the field of food security, the stipulated in Clause 5 Laws of the Azerbaijan Republic "About foodstuff" productions and conversions in subjects of environmentally friendly agricultural industry agricultural and provisions;

1.1.5. the transition (conversion) period to environmentally friendly agricultural industry - the period from the beginning of use of the relevant standards, rules and recommendations connected with transition from traditional agricultural methods to environmentally friendly agricultural industry before certification environmentally friendly agricultural and provisions;

1.1.6. technical regulatory legal acts in the field of food security - the technical regulatory legal acts determined by article 5 of the Law of the Azerbaijan Republic "About foodstuff";

1.1.7. the national trademark environmentally friendly agricultural and provisions - the sign expressed in printing or graphical form on the label environmentally friendly agricultural and provisions for the purpose of the organization of their demonstration and sale;

1.1.8. agroecosystem - the ecological system covering the parcels of land, fields, animals, the woods, natural pastures, water basins and the people who are taking part in receipt of agricultural goods;

1.1.9. genetically modified organisms and their fruits - the live organisms having new genetic combination by application of methods of genetic engineering and products received by their reproduction.

1.2. Used in this Law "environmentally friendly" the same value, as the concepts "biological", "organic" and "natural" used in the international legislation knows.

Article 2. Legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on environmentally friendly agricultural industry

2.1. The legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic on environmentally friendly agricultural industry consists of the Constitution of the Azerbaijan Republic, the Laws of the Azerbaijan Republic "About consumer protection" and "About provisions", this Law and other regulatory legal acts adopted according to them.

2.2. The relations on use of forest plants and wild animals, production, transportation, storage and use of agricultural products using chemical and synthetic (artificial) substances are regulated by the relevant legislation of the Azerbaijan Republic.

Article 3. Purpose of the legislation on environmentally friendly agricultural industry

3.0. The purpose of the legislation on environmentally friendly agricultural industry consists in achievement of the solution of the following environmental, social and economic problems:

3.0.1. production high-quality agricultural and provisions based on application of environmentally friendly agricultural industry and their safety for health of the person;

3.0.2. recovery, protection, preserving and increase in fertility and structure of lands;

3.0.3. protection and improvement of the environment;

3.0.4. rational use of natural resources;

3.0.5. satisfaction of the requirement existing in the market in environmentally friendly agricultural both provisions and competition forming in the field;

3.0.6. consumer protection;

3.0.7. the offer of alternative types of activity for sustainable economic development of the rural zone.

Article 4. General principles of environmentally friendly agricultural industry

4.0. The environmentally friendly agricultural industry is based on the following basic principles:

4.0.1. creation of the stable and balanced agroecosystem providing life, health of consumers, protection of natural resources and the environment;

4.0.1-1. protection of traditional brands of the cultural plants belonging to the Azerbaijan Republic;

4.0.2. refusal of use during agricultural works of chemical and synthetic (artificial) substances, prohibition of use of any contaminating and potentially dangerous technologies;

4.0.3. cultivation of the types and plant varieties creating conditions for harmony between natural opportunities of the earth and environmentally friendly agricultural industry and also protection and increase in biodiversity by selection of methods of effective cultivation and feeding of animals;

4.0.4. use of the balanced system of crop rotation based on use of the plant varieties having properties of high adaptation to local conditions and genetically resistant to diseases and to wreckers;

4.0.5. use of environmentally friendly technologies in crop production and livestock production;

4.0.6. constantly stable preserving and increase in fertility of lands by application of method of the closed natural cycle, integration of systems of crop production and livestock production;

4.0.7. stimulation of processes of natural recovery and self-cleaning of lands in the field of environmentally friendly agricultural industry, use of the effective technologies limiting accumulation of pollution in the earth and preventing their transition from the earth to plants, keeping sources of pollution of water basins and the atmosphere under control;

4.0.8. implementation and expansion of business activity in the field of environmentally friendly agricultural industry based on the principles of voluntariness.

Article 5. State regulation of environmentally friendly agricultural industry

5.0. Tasks of the state in regulation of environmentally friendly agricultural industry are:

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