Temporary restriction on food exports

The Russian-Ukrainian War made the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (the “CMU”) take actions to regulate foodstuff circulation to prevent its deficit. To this end, on 5 March 2022, the CMU adopted Decree No. 207, amending annexes 1 and 5 to the CMU Decree No. 1424 dated 29 December 2021 (the “Decree No. 207”).

Decree No. 207 restricts the export from the territory of Ukraine of certain types of foodstuff.

In particular, zero export quotas were introduced for the range of products. This list includes live cattle, frozen, unprocessed, and processed cattle meat, rye, oats, buckwheat, millet, sugar, and salt suitable for human consumption. The export of all the above products from the territory of Ukraine is impossible for now.

In addition, Decree No. 207 envisages the mandatory licensing of the export of such products as wheat and mixtures of wheat and rye (meslin), corn, chicken meat, chicken eggs, and sunflower oil. The Ministry of Economy of Ukraine is responsible for ensuring licensing procedures.

Decree No. № 207 came into force on 5 March 2022.

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