Food & Beverage

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Members of Parliament of Ukraine voted for long-awaited Draft Law #8450.

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For several years the Chamber has been advocating for liberalization of international trade of certain products as well as reducing their illegal market share. Thus, the business community welcomes adoption of Draft Law #9260 "On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Improving Administration and Revision of Rates of Some Taxes and Fees" which introduces some progressive amendments the Chamber was standing for

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Implementation of the “Single Window” system, issues related to EU quotas on permits on international automobile carriage of goods and other questions were discussed during the meeting

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Current state of the FMCG market was presented during the meeting

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On October 31, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved Resolution #896 "Certain Aspects of Conducting Planned Measures of State Control by the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection" which prescribes a procedure for determining the frequency of conducting planned measures of state control over compliance of market operators' activity with legislation on food, feeds, animal health and welfare as well as establishes criteria for risk assessment of such activity

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As a result of continuous Chamber advocacy campaign and several rounds of negotiations with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (hereinafter – the Ministry) aimed at amending the Ministry's Order #914 which approves SI units and rules for their application (hereinafter – the Order), the Ministry developed a Draft Order foreseeing the prolongation of transition period set out by the Order

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Special economic sanctions and recent changes to legislation were discussed

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The meeting was devoted to the discussion of progress on implementation of the risk-oriented approach to state control (supervision) in the spheres of civil, fire and technogenic protection

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Combating counterfeiting and falsification of food products, peculiarities of conducting laboratory analysis of food products and other issues were covered

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The Presentation of analytical data on the current state of food sector was followed by an expert discussion devoted to challenges and opportunities of the food processing industry in Ukraine

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The Presentation of analytical data on the current state of food sector was followed by an expert discussion devoted to challenges and opportunities of the food processing industry in Ukraine

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On July 10, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #8450 "On Information for Consumers regarding Food Products" in the first reading

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The meeting’s agenda was devoted to discussion of issues related to export operations, сombating counterfeiting and falsification of food products as well as other questions

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine supports amendments to Law #959-XII (dated April 16, 1991) “On Foreign Economic Activity”. The amendments were introduced by Draft Law #8152 “On Currency” which was recently adopted by the Parliament of Ukraine

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During its June 20, 2018 meeting, the Ukrainian Parliament’s Committee on Freedom of Speech and Information Policy made the decision to send Draft Law #8215 back for further revision. The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes their decision

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On June 21, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations recommended the adoption of Draft Law #8450 "On Information for Consumers regarding Food Products" for a first reading

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On June 6, 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved Resolution #447 “On Amendments to the Procedure of Veterinary Documents Issuance.” The Resolution amended CMU Resolution #857 (dated November 21, 2013), which regulates the issuance of veterinary documents for the transportation of animals, products of animal origin, and the other aspects of state veterinary-sanitary control and supervision

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes registration of Draft Law #8450 "On Information for Consumers regarding Food Products" by the group of the Members of Parliament led by Oleksandr Bakumenko, Deputy Head of the VRU Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations

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Participants had an opportunity to get insights on establishment of an effective FMCG-Retail relationships, AMCU fines on products labelling and other always topical business issues

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Event was devoted to discussion of the next steps on implementation of the National Waste Management Strategy of Ukraine, prospects of moving towards the circular economy as well as EU policy in the waste management area

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Participants had an opportunity to discuss SI units labelling and metrological requirements for prepackaged goods and other issues

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During the meeting were discussed metrological requirements for prepackaged goods as well as status of the Draft Law “On Information for Consumers regarding Food Products”

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Following the Chamber proposals regarding amendments to Order of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine (hereinafter – the Ministry) #657 "On Approval of Data Summary Needed for Functioning of Information and Telecom System of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine" dated July 25, 2016, the Ministry approved respective Order #368 "On Amendments to the List of Documents Required to be Submitted to the State Authority to Complete Respective Type of State Control" dated March 16, 2018

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Agenda of the Meeting included presentation of the current activities of the Public Health Department as well as Draft Orders of the Ministry related to hygienic requirements for natural mineral water, nutrition and health claims and status of the Food Additives Register development

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The meeting was devoted to the presentation of Draft Law #7365 “On Protection of Ukrainian Exporters” aimed at amending the Law #959-XII “On Foreign Economic Activity”, in particular, Article #37 on special economic sanctions

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The meeting was devoted to the discussion of current topical issues of agricultural and food & beverage spheres

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of metrological regulation at the market, established by the Orders of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine #914 on SI units and #969 on metrological requirements for prepackaged goods

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On January 23, the Chamber Food & Beverage Committee held a meeting, devoted to discussion of Committee’s priorities for 2018, in particular, food safety and labelling issues, waste management, deregulation, international trade, as well as plan of interaction with responsible stakeholders

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We are delighted to inform you that recently the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by its Resolution #1027 dated December 20, 2017 amended CMU Resolution #1184 dated December 30, 2015 "On Approval of the Form, Description of the Conformity Mark, Rules and Conditions of Its Affixing" in the part of the rules and conditions of labeling the products with the mark that declares product compliance with the requirements of the applicable technical regulations

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On December 18, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine supported cancellation of Order #436 of the President of Ukraine "On Application of Penalties for Violation of Provisions related to Regulation of Cash Flow" dated June 12, 1995 (hereinafter – the Order) establishing the amount of penalties to be paid for different kinds of violations in the sphere. The Order has burdensome impact on judicial system, controlling authorities and economic entities as well. Given the above, cancellation of the Order is needed in order to unify the regulation of such violations, avoid requirements duplication and, as a result, reduce administration pressure on business

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During the meeting was discussed regulation of sewage discharge issues as well as metrological requirements for prepackaged goods

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Responsible business united by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine calls Members of Parliament not to support Draft Laws establishing “tax model” as well as “green tariff” in waste management sphere (Draft Laws ##4835-d, 4836, 4837, 6602), which are expected to be considered at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

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On November 8, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the National Waste Management Strategy. The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes this important decision as the Strategy establishes a direction of national waste management policy and is essential for fulfillment of international obligations by Ukraine

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On October 30 the Chamber held a meeting with Maksym Martynyuk, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. The meeting was devoted to discussion of topical issues in agriculture, food & beverage and seeds spheres

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Following the Chamber meeting with Oleksandr Bakumenko, Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations held on September 27, where the next steps on Draft Law #4126-1 “On Information for Consumers regarding Food Products” were discussed, respective Working Group was created under the VRU Agro Committee. The Draft Law was defined as high-priority for the VRU Agro Committee and Chamber Food & Beverage Committee as well: establishment of transparent requirements for labelling of food and beverages is important not only for producers (in terms of predictability of market regulation), but also for consumers protection. Considering that, it is crucial to adopt the Draft Law, which is harmonized with relevant EU Regulations

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Agenda of the Meeting included the discussion of the issues related to international certification as well as labelling issues

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On September 27 the Chamber held a meeting with Oleksandr Bakumenko, Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations

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The agenda was mainly focused on discussion of practical aspects of distribution of powers between AMCU and State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection as well as initiatives on food market monitoring

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On September 19, VRU Committee on Environmental Policy, Use of Natural Resources and Elimination of Consequences of Chornobyl Disaster voted for sending back for revision Draft Laws #4835-d "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Stimulation of Usage of Household Waste as an Alternative Energy Source" and #6715 "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on Inclusion of Household Waste to Alternative Energy Sources"

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As a result of the meeting of the Chamber Food & Beverage Committee Leadership with representatives of the Administration of the President of Ukraine, National Bank of Ukraine, State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, which was initiated by the Chamber and took place on September 7, the conditions of cancellation of Order #436 of the President of Ukraine "On Application of Penalties for Violation of Provisions related to Regulation of Cash Flow" were agreed.

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On July 18, the Chamber Food & Beverage Committee held a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine: Sergiy Lukyanchuk, Director of the Department of Ecological Safety and Licensing and Oleksandr Semenets, Deputy Director of the Department – Head of the Office of Waste Management and Eco Safety. The meeting was devoted to discussion of the Draft National Waste Management Strategy (hereinafter – Strategy), developed by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, EBRD, and GIZ

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of implementation of requirements, established by the Law #2042-VIII “On State Control over Compliance with Legislation on Food Products, Feeds, Byproducts of Animal Origin, Animals’ Health and Welfare”.

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On June 13, Chamber Food & Beverage Committee and Working Group on Consumer Goods (Personal & Household Care) held a joint meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and SE “Ukrmetrteststandard”

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For many years, the Chamber has advocated business community's position on cancellation of ineffective state regulatory system for socially significant products. After successful pilot project on prices' deregulation for socially significant products, initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the Resolution "On Amendments to the Annex of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #1548 dated December 25, 1996 and Cancellation of Some Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine", which is aimed at cancellation of burdensome administrative barriers

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On June 2, the Chamber held a Round Table “Mechanisms of Improvement of Foreign Economic Activities’ Regulation” in partnership with Chamber Member Company EPAP Ukraine and with participation of Daniel Bilak, Director of the Investment Promotion Office – UkraineInvest, Tetyana Korotka, Deputy Business Ombudsman, Tamara Solyanyk, Director of the USAID "Leadership in Economic Governance" Program, Mykhailo Serebryakov, Project Manager in public initiative “Together Against Corruption” as well as representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Among the key issues discussed were special economic sanctions initiated by law enforcement agencies and their practical application by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

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The Chamber welcomes adoption of Draft Law #0906 “On State Control over Compliance with Legislation on Safety and Quality of Food Products and Feeds, as well as Animals’ Health and Welfare” – basic and one of the most important documents for the national food and beverages sector

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The meeting was mainly devoted to discussion of topical issues and business community’s proposals in agricultural, food & beverage, and seeds spheres

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The Chamber welcomes the recent decision of the VRU Ecology Committee to recommend Draft Law #4028 “On Packaging and Packaging Waste” for adoption in the first reading

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Agenda of the meeting included discussion of the last working version of Draft Law “On Information for Consumers regarding Food Products” with participation of representatives of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection and EU Project "Improvement of Food Products Safety Control System in Ukraine"

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In the context of the work on Draft Law #4493 “On Electricity Market”, which is aimed at implementation of the Third Energy Package, it was decided by the Members of Parliament to exclude the establishment of “green” tariff on burning of household waste as it contradicts the EU policies and reduces the interest in recycling. EU principles on waste management include obligation to comply with the hierarchy of waste management: reuse and recycling should precede utilization

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Agenda of the meeting included discussion of the last working version of Draft Law on Information for Consumers regarding Food Products as well as Comments of the competent authority with regard to it

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Presentations has been delivered by key experts from Chamber Member Company Arzinger, EU Project “Improvement of Food Safety Control System in Ukraine” and IFC World Bank Group

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The meeting has been devoted to presentation of the new Draft Law “On Agricultural Cooperation” which has been delivered by Mikhail Sokolov, Executive Partner, Kesarev Consulting

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On March 2, Members of the Chamber Food & Beverage Committee had an excellent opportunity to meet with Ostap Semerak, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the current situation with the procedure of sanitary and epidemiological conclusions issuance and draft initiatives as well as joint next steps with regard to the Draft Law on information for consumers regarding foodstuffs

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On January 18, the Chamber Food & Beverage Committee held its regular meeting during which representatives of the Chamber Member Companies had an opportunity to discuss current situation with draft legislative and regulatory acts in the sphere as well as practical concerns related to export/import operations

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Meeting has been devoted to the next stage of discussion of Draft Law “On Information for Consumers regarding Foodstuffs”

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Meeting has been devoted to discussion of updated Comparative Table to Draft Law #4126-1 “On Information for Consumers regarding Foodstuffs”

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Meeting has been devoted to discussion of current situation with draft legislation on state control and food safety

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Participants discussed Draft Laws "On Requirements to Objects and Materials that are in Contact with Food Products" as well as "On Information for Consumers regarding Foodstuffs"

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The Chamber welcomes adoption of the CMU Resolution “On Implementation of the Pilot Project on Pricing for Goods and Services in Production and Sale of Food Products” which temporary (for 3 months) cancels burdensome mechanisms of state regulation on pricing for producers and retailers

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The meeting has been held with participation of representatives of EU Project “Improvement of Food Safety Control System in Ukraine”

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Participants discussed current issues regarding geographical expansion of export as well as adaptation of Ukrainian legislation on quality control and food safety to European standards

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Meeting has been devoted to discussion of the issues related to consumer protection rights in the light of amendments to the legislative acts in this sphere

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Meeting has been devoted to discussion of the Draft Order “On Approval of Hygiene Requirements for Milk and Milk Products” ​

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The agenda of the meeting was devoted to discussion of Draft Law “On Requirements to Objects and Materials that are in Contact with Food Products”

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Meeting has been devoted to discuss the major legislative initiatives in food and beverage sphere and current issues of Chamber Members related to export and import operations

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Upon request from the Chamber, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine issued Clarification, according to which buildings of agricultural purpose are not subject to real estate tax. From now on companies don’t have to pay real estate tax on their grain storage facilities

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n August 29, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine published on its official website the proposals on amendments to legislative acts of Ukraine governing the permits issuance aimed on bringing them into conformity with the Laws of Ukraine "On Administrative Services" and “On Permitting System in the Field of Economic Activity”

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On August 9, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) approved amended version of Recommendations on Calculation of Fines for Violation of Legislation on Protection of Economic Competition

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Ministry of Economic Development and Trade considered the Chamber proposals regarding approval of definitions of basic SI units in the Draft Order of the MEDT “On Amendments to Order of the MEDT #914 dated August 4, 2015”.

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On August 3, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (hereinafter – MEDT) published at its official website the Draft CMU Resolution “On Implementation of Pilot Project on Pricing for Goods and Services in Production and Sale of Food Products” (hereinafter – Draft CMU Resolution) regarding temporary (for 3 months) cancellation of CMU Resolution #1548 dated December 25, 1996 and CMU Resolution #1222 dated October 17, 2007 which currently set burdensome mechanisms of state regulation of pricing for producers and retailers.  

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On July 13, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine published on its official website amendments to Order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine #1194 dated December 16, 2015 “On Approval of the Technical Regulation on Certain Goods Packed by Weight and Volume in the Finished Packaging” (hereinafter – Technical Regulation) aimed on simplification of requirements to the labelling of packaged goods.

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On July 8, the Chamber participated in the meeting devoted to clarifications of procedures of Conclusions of the State Sanitary-Epidemiological Expertise (hereinafter – Conclusions) issuance and signing held by the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine

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Participants with Chamber experts and Government representatives discussed impact of the Government’s regulation of prices on food producers 

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Participants covered questions of authorization, accreditation and respective criteria for commercial laboratories to operate on the market

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On June 13, the Chamber took an active part in the meeting with Ostap Semerak, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine and his Team, including Deputy Ministers, advisors, and heads of key departments. Business Ombudsman Algirdas Šemeta as well as representatives of other business associations were present at the meeting for an inclusive dialogue with Minister Semerak.

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We aimed to define major pain points faced by investors in the sphere of IPR and raised awareness among the general public of Ukraine

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On June 10, Chamber Members were engaged in an open discussion with Stepan Kubiv who outlined the priorities of the Ministry of Economic Developments and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT) for this year, which include inter alia minimal interference in business affairs and deregulation. So, let us update you on the key agreements reached during this meeting and further follow-up.

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Participants with Chamber experts closely examined different aspects of competition law risks for retail market 

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Participants discussed concept of IPR Reform suggested by the Ministry, as well as a number of essential draft laws

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The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food has adopted Order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine #157On Approval of Requirements for Products with Cocoa and Chocolate

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Priority issues for further cooperation were defined as well as a number of problematic issues were clarified.

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Meeting has been held with participation of representatives of the Center for International Private Entrepreneurship.

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The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine announced to Chamber Members companies about launching the joint order of AMCU and the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection (Derzhprodspozhyvsluzhby) on the delimitation of their powers.

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We have discussed practical aspects of AMCU activity and plans of the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection on implementation of state policy regarding state control over compliance with legislation on consumer protection and advertising in this sphere.

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Discussion of the Draft Law “On State Control Carried Out to Verify Compliance with Legislation on Food Products and Feed, Animal Health and Welfare” and more

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Discussion has been focused on harmonization of Ukrainian legislation in the sphere of packaging waste with EU standards

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Meeting has been held with participation of representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.

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The Meeting has been devoted to shaping the final position on the Draft Order of the MEDT on approval of the basic definitions of SI units. 

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On February 12, the Chamber held a meeting with Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine, devoted to discussion of the hot issues related to external trade which are of business community’s interest.

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The Meeting has been devoted to discussing of the issues of food safety legislation

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Parliament of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #3533 “On Measures regarding Stimulating of Foreign Trade Activities”. 

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Following up our recent activities we invited Chamber Members to meet with representatives of the Ministry of Health. Discussion will be focused on the new version of the Draft Law on Information...

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Draft CMU Resolution “On Amendments to Certain CMU Resolutions regarding State Control over Foodstuffs”...

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During the meeting an alternative Draft Law on information for consumers regarding foodstuffs has been presented by Mr. Tony Wheale, food safety expert, EU Funded Project "Improvement of Food Safety Control System in Ukraine".

 

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The meeting has been devoted to the Draft Law on information for consumers regarding foodstuffs. 

 

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the Draft Law of Ukraine "On Packaging and Packaging Waste" with the introduction of extended producer responsibility as well as searching for strategies for support of implementation of EU-system. 

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Discussion of the influence of Law #1602 and its by-laws on business activity: risks and opportunities...

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The Chamber invited its members to the Workshop regarding Food Safety Law #1602 with participation of Mr. Sergiy Glushchenko, Head of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumers’ Protection, Ms. Kateryna Onul, Adviser on Food Legislation...

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President signed the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Identification and Registration of Animals’".

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of the Draft Order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine establishing tariffs on services in the sphere of veterinary medicine and plants...

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Government of Ukraine has adopted the Regulation on State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumers Protection.

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Resolution #128 “On Recognition of Some Decisions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as Terminated” was officially published on the CMU website.

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Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine cancel the Resolution #915 liquidating the state enterprise Ukrecoresursy.

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Resolution #42 “On Deregulation of Business Activity” was published by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

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In order to initiate a constructive dialogue on the rise of excise duties the Chamber started to develop the tools for implementation of predictable and long-term excise policy in Ukraine.

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