The Verkhovna Rada intends to amend the law on the protection of public morals regarding the protection of the rights and interests of children.
A total of 343 MPs voted for the corresponding bill No. 5330-1 at the first reading.
The bill, in particular, proposes to prohibit creation and distribution of photos and/or videos of sexual or erotic images of children (the current law prohibits the use of images of children in any form only in products of a sexual or erotic nature).
According to the bill, products of a sexual or erotic nature can be distributed only if they are not available to children and are not imposed on consumers.
From February 5, 2021, the Economy Ministry will start accepting applications as part of the distribution of the tariff quota for the import of raw cane sugar into Ukraine among importers.
As reported on the website of the Economy Ministry on Monday, the quota for the import of raw sugar in 2021 was set at 260,000 tonnes.
According to the State Statistics Service, in 2020, Ukraine imported 1,880 tonnes of sugar for $1.8 million, which is 39.2% and 9.8% more compared to 2019. Export of sugar from Ukraine in the past year amounted to 150,600 tonnes in quantity terms and $59.34 million in monetary terms, having decreased compared to 2019 by 30.3% and 36.4%, respectively.
According to the National Association of Sugar Producers Ukrtsukor, as of January 12, sugar production in Ukraine in the 2020/2021 marketing year amounted to 1.021 million tonnes, while the forecast for the entire marketing year was of 1.2 million tonnes, which is 15% less than in 2019/2020 marketing year. In this marketing year, 30 sugar factories operated in the country, which processed 7.7 million tonnes of sugar beet.
The Strauss Group international company, one of the largest coffee producers in the world, in the third quarter of 2020 put into operation a warehouse and distribution center at 56A, Novopyrohivska Street, in the Holosiyivsky district of Kyiv.
“An innovation distribution center in Ukraine opened in the third quarter,” the group said in its third quarter report.
According to the unified public register, Strauss Ukraine LLC on October 9 also changed its legal address to 56A, Novopyrohivska Street (formerly – 5B, Antonova Street).
“09/25/2020. Now this date has historical value for us. For 20 years of work in Ukraine, we have had many achievements in all areas of consumption, production and preparation of coffee. And today one of our achievements is the opening of the doors of a new home for all our employees! Congratulations to all our colleagues on moving to a new, very modern, functional, stylish location,” the company said on its Facebook page.
Strauss Group specializes in the production of food and beverages and is one of the five coffee companies in the world. It has 29 production sites in 22 countries. The staff includes 14,000 people.
In the Eastern European market, Strauss represents the brands Black Card, Ambassador, FORT, Totti Caffe, Elite Health Line, and Sucrazit.