On November 24, 2016 a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ukrainian Grain Association, uniting the Ukrainian and international grain companies, and one of the leading organizations in the grain business and SGS.

This Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework for cooperation between both parties in the field of agriculture, including production, processing, inspection, verification, testing and certification, trade, exchange of information and technologies.

Both the Ukrainian Grain Association and SGS are interested in promoting their respective activities and exchanging  information in the following areas:

1) Trade: Promoting dialogue for greater transparency and predictability in agricultural markets and international trade

2) Communication: Sharing experiences and exchanging information on the inspection, verification, testing and certification of agricultural products

3) Promotion:  in Ukraine of best global practices on inspection, verification, testing and certification of agricultural products


Ukrainian Grain Association (UGA) is all-Ukrainian public organization committed to protecting its members’ interests both on domestic and international levels and developing of the domestic grain market.


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.

LINK: http://uga-port.org.ua/en/news/ukraine/press-release