Volodymyr Zelensky submits to the Verkhovna Rada a bill under which the state monopoly in alcohol production should disappear.
Under this law, any form of ownership may produce food alcohol if licensed to do so.
"Over the last 10 years, the production of legal food alcohol in Ukraine has quadrupled. At the same time, the share of shadow alcohol in food alcohol has increased from 10% in 2007 to 55% of total consumption of food alcohol in the country in 2019," they say. Office of the President.
It should be noted that the procedure for keeping registers of institutions that can produce alcohol will be established by the Cabinet of Ministers.
And in order to protect and support the domestic producer, the bill stipulates that only companies authorized by the Cabinet of Ministers may import alcohol until January 1, 2022.
"It is expected that the adoption of the document will ensure the emergence in Ukraine of a civilized competitive market for alcohol and alcoholic beverages," the President's Office said.