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The Netherlands is working towards a ‘sugar tax’. As a first step, the existing levy on non-alcoholic beverages (excluding dairy, soy drinks and water) was increased to €0.26 ($0.29) per liter starting January 1, 2024.
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European Union: EU Adopts New Rules for Organic Pet Food

The EU adopted new rules for the labeling of organic pet food in the single market. Pet food can now be labeled with the EU organic production logo if 95 percent of its agricultural ingredients are organic.
Changes to UK alcohol tax rates were implemented on August 1, 2023. The UK government calls this an alcohol duty, but it is an excise tax charged at the point of production or importation of drinks of alcoholic strength exceeding 1.2 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) – the percentage of pure alcohol per liter of product.
On April 21, the European Commission proposed to update the marketing standards of select agriculture products such as fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, honey, juices, eggs and poultry.
The European Commission published a draft regulation outlining new rules for the indication and designation of ingredients for wine. The draft regulation also introduces a change to the VI-1 certificate. Stakeholders have until February 23, 2023, to comment.
The Government of Ukraine adopted new labeling requirements for country of origin or place of origin for selected food products on April 1, 2021.
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Poland: Poland Taxes Soft Drinks and Energy Drinks

On January 1, 2021 Poland implemented new taxes on soft drinks, small bottles of alcoholic beverages of up to 300 milliliters (ml), and energy drinks.
On December 3, 2020, the EU published the Agreement between the EU and China on geographical indications (GIs) in its Official Journal.
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Ukraine: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

There were no new bilateral certificates negotiated in 2019.
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Ukraine: Exporter Guide

Ukraine is a lower-middle income country in Eastern Europe. Its economy is rebounding after the political and economic turmoil of recent years.
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Serbia: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report provides guidance on the certificate requirements for agricultural and food products imported into the Serbian market and includes the certificates that are standardized....
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United Kingdom: Exporter Guide

The UK has strong social and cultural ties to the United States, demonstrated by the similarities in consumer trends in the retail and food-service markets.