Ukraine: berry exports up in 2016

In 2016 Ukrainian exports of fresh cranberries and bilberries reached 2,900 tons (valued at $6.9 million), 3.3 times as high as in 2015, according to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. Poland (1,418 tons), the Netherlands (613 tons) and Belarus (541 tons) were the leading export destinations for those berries. An increase…

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Kazakhstan: 1.5 million flu vaccines to be shipped to hospitals

Kazakhstan’s single national pharmacy and medical equipment procurement operator SK-Pharmacy has purchased almost 1.5 million influenza vaccines for the season of 2017, the company’s press-service reports. According to the Chairman of the Board of SK-Pharmacy Maxim Kasatkin, this year the government has spent 1.2 billion tenge on free vaccination of the most vulnerable groups of…

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Ukraine: 2018 budget to be ready on time

Ukraine’s Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv says the draft national budget for 2018 has already been endorsed by all ministries and is to be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration within the timeframe established by law, i.e. before September 15. “As of now, the revenue and expenditure parts of the budget…

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