Any restrictions on the import of products stimulate their own production. This was told to UNN by MP, member of the Tax Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Mykhailo Holovko, commenting on the record volume of imports of palm oil to Ukraine.
In the current 2017/18 season (September-June) palm oil imports are still the highest over the past 5 years, at 193.3 thousand tons, which is almost 20% more than in the same period last season (161.6 thousand tons). This is reported by UkrAgroConsult analysts.
In May of this year the Verkhovna Rada supported in the first reading a bill banning the use of palm oil in food. The final adoption of the document is planned for autumn. This was said by the member of the Parliamentary Committee on Health Oleksii Kyrychenko, UNN reported.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the first reading the bill №3871 "On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding the Prohibition of the Use of Palm Oil in the Production of Foodstuffs." This is reported by own correspondent AgroPolit.com.
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine registered the draft law "On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine on the prohibition of the use of palm oil in food production" No. 2351-VIII prohibiting the use of palm oil in food products and fixing a fine of 20 to 200 non-taxable minimums. This is reported by the website of the Verkhovna Rada, АgroРolit.com reported.