PP cancels the state monopoly on alcohol production

ОПУ отменяет госмонополию на производство спирта

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Vladimir Zelensky was introduced in Parliament a bill on abolishment of the state monopoly on alcohol production from 1 January 2020.

President Vladimir Zelensky introduced to the Verkhovna Rada a draft law concerning the privatization of the alcohol industry. About it reports a press-service of the President’s Office.

The draft law aims to abolish the state monopoly on alcohol production and promote the legalization of the market of alcohol and alcoholic beverages. In particular, the document from January 1, 2020, is repealed the state monopoly on alcohol production.Under the bill, provide opportunities to business entities of any form of ownership to carry out activities for the production of alcohol, subject to obtaining the relevant license.

Wholesale trade on the territory of Ukraine of food with alcohol is carried out under licence.

“Wholesale trade in ethyl alcohol for medical and veterinary purposes can carry health institutions and actors (organizations) veterinary supply, regardless of the form of ownership with a license. The procedure for maintaining the register of these institutions is determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine”, – stated in the message.

Also, the draft law introduces full liberalization of the export of alcohol from Ukraine. So, according to the document, export of alcohol ethyl, alcohol ethyl rectified grape, alcohol ethyl rectified fruit exercised by the entities that received a license for production.

In addition, to protect domestic producers the bill provides that the import of alcohol before 1 January 2022 will be able to carry out only authorised by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of the enterprise.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of health stop issuing quotas for alcohol producers of liquors. Alcoholic cordials expensive.

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