Over the first six months of 2021, eleven export markets opened for Ukrainian producers, almost as many as in 2020 when 12 export markets opened.
As the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection informs, the markets of Lebanon, Japan, Argentina, Libya, and Kuwait opened for Ukrainian producers of milk and dairy products this year. The Serbian market opened for producers of processed animal protein, and the Ethiopian market opened for producers of eating eggs. Lithuania opened a market for the export of arachnids for plant protection purposes. A health certificate for the import of live snails for breeding from Ukraine was agreed with Slovakia, and certificates for the export of small cattle were agreed with Jordan and Kuwait.
In addition, the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection noted that 63 forms of certificates for products of animal origin had been renegotiated with the CIS member states in connection with Ukraine’s withdrawal from the agreement on veterinary cooperation.
An agreement on cooperation in the field of plant quarantine and protection was signed between the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy of the Republic of North Macedonia.
In March 2021, the EU recognized Ukraine's zoning on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and resumed the export of poultry products to the EU. On May 28, in accordance with the provisions of the World Organization for Animal Health, Ukraine was recognized as an avian flu-free country.
Over the past six months, two audits were carried out - assessment of official control over the production and certification of milk and dairy products and audit of the system of state control over microbiological contamination of non-animal products intended for export to the European Union.
“Each new market is a new opportunity for Ukrainian business. Today we are actively working with EU countries, with very promising countries in Asia and Africa. There are about a hundred more export markets which are planned to be opened for Ukrainian producers,” said Vladyslava Mahaletska, Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection.