According to the expert, by European standards, which is more sugar than you need – not chocolate. This is a cocoa containing product. If in this product are palm oil, then it is icing. Photo: nv.ua
In Ukraine until July 1, 2019, delayed the effect of the new standards to products of cocoa and chocolate.
“Since January of this year, Ukraine went to EU standards for the production of confectionery products, as stipulated by the Association agreement EU – Ukraine. This is called transition to production of European chocolate. But not in public on 28 December, the Ministry of agrarian policy weslo changes in own Order of postponement of the relevant standards until July 1, 2019 “, – wrote in Facebook Director of Association of suppliers of retail chains Alexey Doroshenko.
He noted that according to European standards that has more sugar than you need – not chocolate. This is a cocoa containing product.
“If in this product are palm oil, then it is icing. Such names are predicted to reduce sales of domestic manufacturers. Customers will begin to prefer imported products,” – said Doroshenko.
Changes in the standards of chocolate lobbied high profile Association Ukrkondprom. It includes the Corporation Roshen, AVK and “Nestle Ukraine”.
“Today, every manufacturer will choose for themselves production standards. When it comes to the interests of consumers, small or medium business, then all the supporters of the free market and harmonization of national legislation to European standards. However, when it comes to the interests of big business, forget about it” – summed up Alexey Doroshenko.
2018 in Ukraine predict a rise in price of products, goods and services. The average price increase is 8.9%. At the same time, by mid-2019 to continue the rate of inflation. Bread, sausage, confectionery, canned goods, and market services – by the end of the year will rise on average by 8.2%, says the report of the NBU.