Ukraine was already a major exporter of halal poultry with 43% of its production going to majority Muslim countries

Russia and Ukraine target Halal poultry market


Russia is planning to start exports of Halal poultry to the UAE and Qatar, while Ukraine’s Halal meat exports are booming, as both countries struggle with the effect of embargoes.

At the beginning of 2015, certification was granted to the country’s largest poultry producers

Ukrainian meat industry faces halal certification boom

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research and Certification in Ukraine ‘Alraid’ Larissa Polishchuk. 

“The agricultural budget for 2015 will be the most miserable in recent years

Ukraine cuts direct support for livestock industry in 2015

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

There will be no program of livestock industry support in Ukraine this year, according to the ‘State Budget of Ukraine for 2015’, published on the website of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) on Monday 12 January.

Rosselkhoznadzor said the situation was alarming as the disease has been spreading in Ukraine since the spring of 2014

Russia alarmed over PEDv outbreaks in Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor has sent a request to the veterinary service of Ukraine to conduct investigations into several outbreaks of PEDv in the country.

Ukraine has been granted a 20,000 tonne per year quota, for sheep and goat meat

EU allows imports of sheep and goat meat from Ukraine

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The European Union (EU) is to allow imports of sheep and goat meat from Ukraine, which could prove an added incentive to develop production of these types of meat in the country, market participants have claimed.

The effect of the pork meat ban has hit Ukraine's pockets to the tune of $1m since July

Ukraine loses US$4m, due to Russian meat trade restrictions

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels

Ukraine has lost some US$4 million (€3.2m) in revenues following Russian cattle and pork meat import restrictions imposed in 2013 and 2014, according to data provided by the European Commission (EC).

A new fixed agricultural tax could spell significant problems for the meat industry

New tax initiatives set to hit Ukrainian meat industry

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine’s government intends to increase the tax burden on meat producers, which could result in a strong negative impact on the development of the meat industry in the country in the years ahead, according to industry participants.

Rising Ukraine production sees import demand fall

Ukraine sees sharp drop in meat imports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

During the first nine months of 2014, meat imports to Ukraine amounted to 132,000 tonnes (t), down 41% year-on-year, according to reports from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. Volumes have fallen due to the rise in domestic production...

Ukrainian meat industry says the tax breaks are vital for survival of its industry

Ukraine meat industry fights to preserve tax breaks

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine’s Agricultural Ministry has decided to extend the preferential tax regime on most agricultural enterprises until the end of 2014, following pressure from the unions representing the country’s meat producers and farmers.

Ukraine aims to increase duty-free quotas for agricultural products to the EU

Ukraine struggles to double quotas for EU meat exports

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine intends to achieve an increase in duty-free quotas for agricultural products to the European Union (EU), according to representatives from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food.


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