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Dmitry Senik: promotion of Ukrainian sweets in the Gulf and ASEAN countries is one of the economic priorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2021 year

Jan 15 2021 published under Uncategorized, Activity, earnings, news

15 January chaired by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (CDTO) Dmytro Senik hosted an online coordination meeting of representatives of Ukrainian embassies in the Gulf and Southeast Asia, USAID and Ukrainian sweets exporters.

The meeting was held as part of the VTrade Confectionery Foods initiative, implemented by the Ukrkondprom branch association with the financial support of USAID within the framework of the Competitive Economy of Ukraine program. The initiative aims to help Ukrainian producers expand their export geography despite restrictions, imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Opening the event, Dmytro Senik emphasized: "This initiative is one of the priorities for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in the economic direction 2021 year. Firstly, we are talking about the food market, on which Ukraine traditionally holds strong positions. Per-second, it – export of goods with high added value. The promotion of Ukrainian products meets the task of the President of Ukraine to economize Ukrainian foreign policy within the framework of Ukraine's export strategy. "

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Dmitry Senik: promotion of Ukrainian sweets in the Gulf and ASEAN countries is one of the economic priorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 2021 year | Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (mfa.gov.ua)

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Association UKRKONDPROM invites Ukrainian confectionery manufacturers to join the VTrade Confectionery Foods Initiative

The VTrade Confectionery Foods Initiative is implemented under the support of the USAID “Competitive Economy of Ukraine” Program to help Ukrainian confectionery manufacturers despite the Covid-19-related restrictions to develop export and deepen trade relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), countries through 2 activity components:

I COMPONENT. ONLINE B2B MEETINGS.

With the help of local consultants - residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Philippines, a list of potential partners,, importers and distributors of confectionery products –  from ASEAN and the GCC countries will be formed and individual online B2B negotiations for Ukrainian confectionery manufacturers will be organized. It is also planned to organize at least 60 online B2B meetings between Ukrainian confectionery manufacturers and potential domestic and international buyers in each of the two 60 regions within the period from January to April, , 2021 year.

II COMPONENT. B2B OUTBOUND TRADE MISSION in Philippines and KSA.

When Covid-19 restrictions allow, , trade missions to the Philippines and Saudi Arabia , will be conducted for Ukrainian confectionery manufacturers to meet with local importers and distributors of confectionery products (tentatively - July-August 2021 .).

Requirements for participants:

• Export experience;

• Availability of an English-language site and catalog, as well as English-speaking managers for B2B negotiations;

• Availability of the necessary certificates and compliance with the food requirements and regulations of the target markets.

To join the VTrade Confectionery Foods initiative, Ukrainian confectionery producers need to submit an application form https://forms.gle/jrHLXx5aauyPKg3x7  before 15 January 2021 year.

USAID Program “Competitive Economy of Ukraine” supports star-ups and MSB enterprises with the aim to enhance their competitiveness on local and international markets, helps to build transparent and simplified regulation, and provides Ukrainian companies with opportunities to benefit from international trade.

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Ukrkondprom warns of rising food prices due to sharp rise in prices of agricultural raw materials and calls on government to intervene

Nov 05 2020 published under Uncategorized, Activity, earnings, news

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Association Ukrkondprom pays attention, that only in October this year the purchase price flour, sugar, oils and other types agricultural raw materials increased by 10-20% (since the beginning of the year such growth has made 30-50%), what will inevitably cause rapid growth prices for bakery and flour confectionery products.

This statement was made by the President of the Ukrkondprom Association Oleksandr Baldyniuk.

By in his words, the most painful price pressure is primarily the so-called "Social confectioner": galetne, long and sugar cookies, crackers, because flour has a large share in the cost of this product.

As stressed the head of "Ukrkondrom", national confectionery manufacturers have already suffered additional losses in the amount of approximately 40 million. UAH. for last month, due to the rising cost of raw materials, and will have no other output in addition to raising prices for their products.

Alexander Baldynyuk predicts, that rising prices for flour confectionery may vary in range 8-10% in November-December 2020 year, which will reduce domestic consumption by 15 th. tons by the end of the year and the loss of about a thousand jobs. At the same time, the growth of retail prices for confectionery products will lead to a weakening of its competitive advantages in foreign markets and a slowdown in export growth..

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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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