Ukraine cancels state monopoly on ethyl alcohol production A license for the production of ethyl alcohol will be issued to enterprises, which have CCTV cameras monitoring the production and distribution of products.
15:30, 02 July 2020
Ukraine's Cabinet greenlights early lift of ethyl alcohol export ban The government authorized exports from May 15 instead of June 1.
14:00, 14 May 2020
Ukrspyrt not to increase ethyl alcohol prices amid coronavirus quarantine The capacity of Ukrspyrt's operating distilleries is 260 tonnes per day now.
10:58, 25 March 2020
Ukraine's health official explains shortage of antiseptics This is about low stocks of raw material, as well as a "bureaucratic barrier".
09:40, 20 March 2020
Exports of alcohols from Ukraine halted amid increased demand over coronavirus The shipments may resume after local demand for medical alcohol is fully satisfied.
18:57, 19 March 2020
Ukrspyrt launches more distilleries to increase medical alcohol output amid COVID-19 The enterprise is ready to further boost output.
19:45, 18 March 2020
PM Honcharuk announces launch of e-excise for alcohol from May 1 The move will step up the fight against tax evasion and reduce the shadow market of alcoholic beverages.
14:37, 13 February 2020
Zelensky enacts legislation to abolish government monopoly in alcohol industry Only licensed economic entities will be able to produce and sell spirits.
11:00, 12 December 2019
Ukraine's economy ministry revises downward forecast for revenue from Ukrspyrt sale The ministry expects the first sale of facilities in the first quarter of 2020.
16:24, 04 December 2019
Ukraine's alcohol excise tax plan fulfilled by 100% – Verlanov The agency achieved such results due to more efficient administration and enhanced counteraction against shadow sales.
14:16, 04 December 2019
Ukraine's Rada abolishes government monopoly in alcohol industry The law will become effective from July 1, 2020.
13:49, 04 December 2019
Zelensky proposes abolition of state monopoly on alcohol production The presidential bill also introduces the full liberalization of alcohol shipments from Ukraine.
15:24, 23 October 2019
Increase in excise tax on alcohol not reducing consumption in Ukraine – expert Ukraine plans to increase the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco annually during the next decade.
13:09, 10 June 2019
Counterfeit liquor smuggled from occupied Donbas to EU via Belarus – media The smuggling channel is supervised by the Russian FSB, the publication claims.
13:40, 07 June 2019
Fiscal inspectors expose counterfeit liquor production site in Kyiv region (Photo) Measures are now being taken to establish the full circle of culprits involved in the scheme.
15:20, 17 May 2019
Ukraine's Central Bank expects 19% rise in tobacco prices in 2019 Alcoholic beverages price hikes are expected within 6%-9%.
16:43, 06 May 2019
Tobacco to rise in price in Ukraine by almost 20% in 2019 – NBU Alcoholic beverages may go up in price by 6-9% in 2019-2021 annually.
13:19, 11 February 2019
Ukraine's parliament tightens responsibility for drunk driving Bill No. 7279-d was backed by 239 MPs.
15:20, 22 November 2018
Ban on night alcohol sales in Kyiv comes into force The ban will be in effect from 23:00 to 10:00 local time in the morning.
11:58, 24 October 2018