The law entered into force on 14 December 2019
The law President Vladimir Zelenskiy, which provides for the abolition of the state monopoly on alcohol production, today, July 1, shall be enforced. Thus it entered into force on 14 December 2019.
According to the law, to produce ethanol (including as medicines), alcohol ethyl rectified grape, alcohol ethyl rectified fruit, grain distillate, bioethanol can economic entities irrespective of form of ownership having a license.
The law stipulates that until 1 January 2024 imports of ethyl alcohol, alcohol ethyl rectified grape, alcohol ethyl rectified fruit only the state of the enterprise (organization), specially authorized thereto by the government.
From 1 July 2021 has allowed the commissioning and issuance of permits for the construction of new enterprises for the production of ethyl alcohol, alcohol ethyl rectified grape, alcohol ethyl rectified fruit.
Persons who acquired the property of the state enterprise “Ukrspirt” and also the enterprises of the concern “Ukrspirt” or entered into a contract under the public-private partnership in respect of such property, must take responsibility for preservation activities and not less than 70 percent of the staff units involved in production as of January 1, 2020, until July 1, 2021.
According to the document, until 1 January 2024 alcoholic beverages for sale on the territory of Ukraine will be produced with the use of rectified ethyl alcohol, cognac and fruit and grain distillate, alcohol ethyl rectified grape, alcohol ethyl rectified fruit and grape distillate alcohol, which have the status of Ukrainian goods in accordance with the Customs code of Ukraine.
It is prohibited the participation in privatization, rent of state-owned enterprises – producers of alcohol ethyl, alcohol ethyl rectified grape, alcohol ethyl rectified fruit resident of a foreign state recognized by the state-occupier under the law of Ukraine and/or recognized by the state aggressor against Ukraine according to the law, and individuals who are directly or indirectly controlled by residents of such foreign country or act in their best interests.
Recall, 11 December 2019, the head of state signed the law and, on 13 December it was published in the parliamentary newspaper “Voice of Ukraine”.
In early December, 2019 in the second reading the Parliament approved the draft law № 2300, which proposes to abolish the state monopoly on alcohol production, the draft law voted 284 MP.
Note also, in the anti-corruption Committee saw no signs of corruption in the law President Vladimir Zelensky on de-monopolization of the alcohol.