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Ukraine Exporter Guide 2024

Despite the war following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukraine’s retail, food processing, and food service sectors are functioning. The retail sector is trying to maintain an assortment of imported products. Fish and other seafood, beef, nuts, food ingredients, whiskey, beer, snacks, and pet food imports are growing. After the economy and imports contracted in 2022, the situation is recovering in 2023. A decrease in consumer purchasing power and a focus on cheaper product tiers pushes many U.S. imports into the high-end segment. Ukraine is adopting many EU import regulations as they align their regulatory system as part of EU accession negotiations. The food and agricultural products import situation will remain dynamic with logistics challenges until the war is over.

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