Since 2020, organic products of foreign production, including organic baby food, may disappear from Russia. According to Kommersant, such a risk exists due to the new law on organic products.According to this document, since 2020, all products labeled “organic” must have Russian certificates.The executive director of Rusbrend (unites Nestle, Danone, PepsiCo) Alexei Popovichev wrote a letter to the head of the Ministry of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev because of the new law. Popovichev said that it would be impossible to obtain certificates for foreign organic food due to the lack of readiness of mechanisms: now in Russia there is only one accredited certification body, the possibilities of which are limited.As a result, imported products will have to be removed from sale to change packaging, and this threatens “billions in losses” to suppliers and retailers.The Rusbrand said that now on the Russian shelves there are many imported organic products, mainly with EU certificates. On the packaging of these goods there are signs of the corresponding certification systems with the inscription “organic”, which allows you to promote the goods. But from January 1, 2020, such products become illegitimate, because due to the lack of Russian organic certificates they will have to be “withdrawn” from circulation immediately, the organization emphasized.According to Oleg Mironenko, Executive Director of the National Organic Union, imports account for about 80 percent of the Russian market for organic products.Hipp, an organic baby food company, was called on to delay the entry into force of labeling requirements for imported organic products for two to three years. Nestle (supplying organic baby food Nan) said that the transition period can improve the regulatory framework and prepare the business for changes.Another way out would be recognition in the territory of the Russian Federation of valid certificates of the EU, USA and Australia for organic products. However, Rusbrand believes that in the current political situation this is hardly possible.