Closer to the European Union

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Closer to the European Union

On September 1, the order promoting the harmonization of the legislation of Ukraine with the EU legislation came into force

On the first day of autumn, the order of the Ministry of agrarian policy of Ukraine entered into force, according to which the country will change the norms of sugar production. They should be closer to the standards of production in European countries. Requirements apply to all types of sugar intended for human consumption. According to the document, the product should have terminology, labelling, and volumes as it is accepted in the countries of the European Union. Fulfilment of these requirements will provide the domestic market with quality products and also will expand the export opportunities.

Sugar will be produced according to international food standards FAO/WHO. It should be noted that sugar production in Ukraine has long complied with EU Council Directive 2001/111/EU. 

The document, which entered into force in Ukraine, was adopted in 2017. On 1 September 2022, the order’s adaptation expired, and it was to come into force. In reality, however, the law will only apply after the end of the war in Ukraine.  These requirements will be fully applicable 3 months after the cessation or lifting of martial law.

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