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Association “Ukrkondprom” took part in the Conference "Technologies of production and packaging of confectionery

16 September 2020 year in Kiev was held Conference "Confectionery industry in the face of new challenges", in which the president of the Association took part “Ukrkondprom”- Oleksandr Baldyniuk.

During his speech, Alexander Baldynyuk said, that according to the results of the first half 2020 Exports of Ukrainian confectionery products remained at about the same level as last year (115 thousand tons exported to 6 months 2020 ., while in the first half of 2019. this figure was 114.7 thousand tons), the dynamics of export growth slowed down, including through Covid-19. Regarding imports, then the vast majority of confectionery products are now imported to Ukraine from countries such as: Poland (31%), Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey(9,3%).

Alexander Baldynyuk also spoke about the problems of the industry, including, regarding the need for legislative regulation of registration of places of alcohol storage, used for own production needs as an ingredient; limiting the number of trans isomers in food; lack of the State Register of Food Additives, etc..


Link to the video from the conference “Confectionery industry in the face of new challenges 2020” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psVAwaKkdvc&feature=youtu.be

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Ukraine may completely stop exporting confectionery to Turkey

Aug 18 2020 published under Uncategorized, Activity, earnings, news


Ukraine against the background of the introduction by Turkey of an additional duty on imports of confectionery products in the amount of 15% before 20% may stop exporting confectionery to this country and lose because of it $ 15 million per year, said the president of the Association “Ukrkondprom” Oleksandr Baldyniuk.
Association “Ukrkondprom” sent a letter to the Ministry of Economic Development, торгівлі і сільського господарства України на ім’я заступника міністра, торгового представника України Тараса Качки, в якому повідомлялось про те, that Turkey's decision to impose additional duties will lead to the cessation of Ukrainian confectionery exports to Turkey. Ukraine's losses may reach $ 15 million. We are waiting for a response from our state to this decision of Turkey “, – said Alexander Baldynyuk in a comment to the agency” Interfax-Ukraine “.
The President of the Association noted, that Ukraine, upon accession to the WTO, signed a bilateral protocol with Turkey on mutual market access on unequal terms in the trade in sweets.
“Ukraine has agreed to apply duties on Turkish confectionery in the amount of 5 before 15% depending on the product group, while similar Ukrainian goods are taxed at the same level by Turkey 35-45%, moreover, the country collects quite complex to calculate duties – in addition to cost and specific duties, an additional duty on agricultural components is also applied. But despite the fact, that Turkey imposes much higher duties on us, we have a parity trade turnover “, – explained Alexander Baldinyuk.
The full text of the article can be found at the link:https://interfax.com.ua/news/economic/681705.html

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New requirements for the content of contaminants in food



WITH 4 February 2021 year in Ukraine will be the rules, who have proven their safety, efficiency and operate in Europe more 14 years.

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has approved updated state sanitary rules and regulations on the maximum permissible levels of certain contaminants in food (order №1238 from 22 May 2020 year).

The order comes into force through 6 months from the date of its official publication, except for certain indicators, for which an additional 3-year transition period is established.

It should be emphasized, that on the conviction of business, this will primarily eliminate trade barriers, as the value of indicators will be harmonized with EU countries, including, regulated norms for the amount of nitrates in some types of lettuce (rocket, etc.); the amount of mycotoxins in nuts, etc., which will allow their import from EU countries.

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Online webinar: Export of confectionery to the Gulf countries

Jul 09 2020 published under Uncategorized, earnings, news

Dear exporter!
 We inform, what 14 July 2020 will host an online webinar for confectionery manufacturers “Overview and features of work with the Gulf countries”, organized by a state institution “Ukrainian Export Promotion Office” at the request of the Association “Ukrkondprom”, partner of the event“Association of Ukrainian and Arab businessmen and investors”. 
The purpose of the event:
Present an overview to Ukrainian confectionery producers 6 of the studied countries for the choice of priority directions of export development;
Provide practical advice on entering the studied markets;  
Inform about the peculiarities of freight between the Gulf countries and Ukraine in 2020 year;
Present the services of the Export Promotion Office relevant for companies in the confectionery sector.

Researched countries:
Saudi Arabia
Bahrain
Kuwait
Qatar
Oman
Iran

During the webinar you will receive the following information:

  1. Overview of the Gulf countries: chocolate trade statistics, sugar and flour confectionery; the size and dynamics of the markets of selected countries; volumes and trends in consumption; consumer analysis; examples of product packaging;  brandy.
  2. Features of working and doing business with partners from the Gulf countries: practical tips for entering the markets, what to know and remember at the beginning of export expansion.
  3. Overview of transport connections between Ukraine and the Gulf countries.Problems, faced by importers and exporters in connection with the pandemic. How to secure the supply chain in today's conditions.

Details of the event:

date: 14 July 2020 year
Online platform: ZOOM
Beginning: 11:00 
End of the event: 13:00

The working language of the event: Ukrainian.

PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT IS FREE!

Registration lasts until 12:00, 13 July 2020 year.

Registration: https://epo.org.ua/epo_profile/login/?redirect_url=http://epo.org.ua/epo_profile/event_osvitniq_zahid/f9edd036-5f0f-44b4-b7da-c9df2b7ebc60/?bulk_email_rid=146&bpmtrackid=9&bpmreplica=0&contactId=410006e1-ca4e-4502-a9ec-e54d922d2c00&bulkEmailRecipientId = 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

WARNING!
Participation in the sector webinar is available only after registration in the personal account at the official onepage Office andpassing the export readiness test.
You will receive confirmation of participation by13 July inclusive to the e-mail specified in the registration form.

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