The Ukrainian State Food Safety and Consumer Protection Service says 67 Ukrainian honey producers have been licensed to supply their produce to foreign markets, according to the service’s press office.
“Sixty-seven business entities engaged in the production and/or storage of honey and licensed to export their products outside Ukraine have been included in the state register of authorized exporters,” it said.
As reported, Ukrainian enterprises shipped 57,000 tons of honey abroad in 2016, while honey exports in the first half of 2017 were 37,000 tons. The European Union, the CIS member states, Africa, and Asia are major consumers of Ukrainian honey.
The largest number of domestic honey exporters, namely 11 businesses, was registered in Kyiv region, while nine in Dnipropetrovsk region, seven in Kirovohrad region, five in Odessa and Rivne regions each, and four in Lviv, Khmelnytsky, and Kherson regions each. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)