Transcarpathian winemaking received a new hope: the President signed a law on "terroir wines and honey drinks"

17 April 2018 16:46  170176088 0177751
Transcarpathian winemaking received a new hope: the President signed a law on "terroir wines and honey drinks"

On Tuesday, April 17, the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning the Development of the Production of Terroir Wines and Natural Honey Beverages" No. 2360-VIII was signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

This was reported by one of the co-authors of the Law, the People's Deputy Robert Horvat.

"The law removes bureaucratic obstacles and simplifies the procedure for licensing. This law is without exaggeration a victory for Ukrainian winemakers. Now, it's up to them. I am convinced that producers will take advantage of the opportunities offered by updated legislation and the domestic winemaking industry will get a new impetus for development," - People's Deputy Robert Horvat said.

According to Robert Horvat, prior to the adoption of this law, the main obstacle for small winemakers was the bureaucratized procedure for obtaining a license for production - more than 140 permits from various agencies. It could take 2-3 years to get them all. Thanks to the updated legislation, winemakers, who produce wine from their own grapes, will receive production licenses without certification. 

"Licensing will be simplified and regulated as much as possible, and after the Law is signed by the President of Ukraine, it will take no more than a month to receive a production license under the simplified procedure. This will allow small and medium-sized wine makers to come out of the "shadows", open new jobs and create in Ukraine preconditions for a high-quality, diverse and competitive market," - Robert Horvat said after the law was passed by the Ukrainian parliament.

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