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Ministry of Agrarian Policy publishes list of manufacturers of socially important food

KYIV. Jan 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine has published a list of business entities that produce food of significant social importance, the enterprises presented in the list will be able to receive natural gas of Ukrainian production for their work with a limited 25% markup.

The list was published on Wednesday on the ministry’s website in pursuance of ministry order No. 3 dated January 5, 2022.

“To approve the attached list of economic entities which main activity is, in particular, the production of food products of significant social importance: wheat flour (classifier of economic activities – 10.61), pasteurized milk (classifier of economic activities – 10.51), rye bread wheat (classifier of economic activities – 10.71), chicken eggs (classifier of economic activities – 01.47), poultry (chicken carcass) (classifier of economic activities – 10.12) and sunflower oil (classifier of economic activities – 10.41),” the ministry said in the order.

In general, the list includes 6,803 names of manufacturers of socially important products. It also includes 978 economic entities engaged in poultry breeding, 91 poultry meat producers, 1,762 producers of vegetable oil and animal fats.

In addition, the document lists the names of 923 milk processing enterprises and producers of butter and cheese, 1,297 enterprises of the flour-grinding industry and 1,747 enterprises of the bakery industry.

As reported, on December 31, 2021, Minister of Agrarian Policy Roman Leschenko signed a memorandum with producers of socially important foodstuffs to stabilize prices for natural gas of own production, the document limits the margin on gas produced in Ukraine at 25%.

The Memorandum sets the maximum level of supply and sales markup to the price of natural gas of own production at no more than 25% to meet the needs of producers of socially important food.

Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal said in December 2021 that the government, on behalf of the president, is developing mechanisms to support Ukrainian bakers and other producers of socially important products in connection with the abnormal price of natural gas.

The possibility of introducing appropriate markups for socially important food products, in particular for social bread, is also being considered.