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EBA Wine and Spirits Committee

EBA Wine and Spirits Committee



The Wine and Spirits Committee was established in March 2013 to consolidate the efforts of international wine and spirits companies in Ukraine as well as other interested parties, to protect the interests of the international wine and spirits industry in Ukraine.

 

  

           

Igor Nazarov, CEO of Brown-Forman Ukraine was reelected as the Committee Chair in 2017

Andrey Slabinskiy, Legal & Public Affairs Manager of Pernod Ricard Ukraine was elected as the Committee Vice Chair in 2017.

The Committee’s purpose is to:

  • Establish efficient dialogue with Ukrainian authorities to promote transparent elaboration and implementation of tax, customs and other trade related regulations and rules affecting the industry, with a special stress on:
    • coherence with respective EU and international laws, directives, regulations and best practices;
    • ensuring that no discriminatory measures are implemented towards importers and / or imported products;
    • anti-discriminatory activities towards different alcoholic beverages;
    • implementation of sustained and justified measures aimed at fighting illegal market of alcoholic beverages.
  • Become a strong platform for promoting responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Build reliable and transparent partnership with Ukrainian authorities, based on professional expertise and knowledge of international wine and spirits industry and the Ukrainian market of imported alcohol.

Legal Partners

represented by
Arseniy Miliutin
 

 

Press-releases and Publications


29.01.2015  

The Position of International spirits industry companies - EBA members - on Excise Policy of Ukraine Ukrainian

 

Successes & Progresses

14.07.2016 15:30
Wine and Spirits
Due to the W&S Committee efforts excessive control under alcohol products was cancelled

15.04.2016 11:15
Wine and Spirits
On certain issues of excise stamps

31.03.2015 12:05
Wine and Spirits
Licensing of production and trade of alcoholic beverages is unchanged

03.12.2014 12:05
Wine and Spirits
On 27 November 2014, some Draft Laws the EBA lobbied against were withdrawn from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in line with the Parliament’s Regalement:

29.08.2014 16:34
Wine and Spirits
The restriction on alcoholic beverages' circulation has been cancelled

29.04.2013 16:34
Wine and Spirits
Postponement of introduction of new Excise Tax Stamps

Activity

19.05.2017 12:55
Wine and Spirits, Consumer Electronics
Representatives of EBA Wine and Spirits & EBA Consumer Electronics committees met with Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Mr Mykhail Titarchuk and Ministry experts in the intellectual propriety sphere. During this meeting, we discussed advantages of introduction in Ukraine of the national exhaustion principle of the intellectual propriety rights. Besides, we tried to elaborate a common position of further steps regarding this initiative.

08.02.2017 14:30
Wine and Spirits, Consumer Electronics
Re: draft law "On Amendments to Legislative Acts concerning publicity of registration trademarks for goods and services, and protection of ownership rights" №5419 from 17 November 2016
To: First Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Science and Education, Mr Olexander Spivakovsky

08.02.2017 11:40
Wine and Spirits, Consumer Electronics
Representatives of the EBA Consumer Electronics and Wine and Spirits Committees took part in the discussion which resulted in the support of the Draft Law №5419 by the VRU Committee on Science and Education.

10.11.2016 16:16
Wine and Spirits
Re: automated control system for alcoholic beverages turnover
To: Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Volodymyr Groysman, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Mr Olexandr Danyliuk, Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Mr Roman Nasirov

10.11.2016 14:20
Wine and Spirits, Retail
At the initiative of Wine and Spirits Сommittee, Retail Committee the meeting with representatives of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine took place. It was devoted to discussion of Draft Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and some other legislative acts of Ukraine regarding control over the turnover of excise goods (alcoholic beverages and tobacco)”, which proposed to implement the automated control system for excise goods turnover. During the meeting business representatives had an opportunity to discuss the expediency of implementation and functioning of mentioned control system.

19.10.2016 12:15
Wine and Spirits
Wine and Spirits Committee representatives took part in the meeting with the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Mr Oleksandr Danyliuk, during which the updated Draft Law regarding introduction of the automated control system for excise goods turnover «Electronic excise stamps» was discussed.

21.09.2016 15:30
Wine and Spirits
Representatives of W&S Committee held meeting with Director of Department of legal entities taxation. The meeting was dedicated to discussion on implementation of Electronic Excise Stamps.

10.06.2016 15:30
Wine and Spirits, Retail, Electronic Payments
At the initiative of Wine and Spirits, with the participation of Retail, Electronic Payments Committees’ members the meeting with the member of Parliament, first deputy chairman of the VRU Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy, Mr Andriy Zhurzhiy took place. During the meeting the draft Law of Ukraine "On amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine regarding the issuing/receiving cash and simplifying the managing pat RRO using» № 4658 was discussed.

14.03.2016 10:30
Wine and Spirits, Dairy, Agrochemicals
Alcohol, Agrochemical and Dairy Committees representatives took part in the meeting devoted to discussion of the Order of Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine №18 of 26 January 2016, in particular, regarding the tariffs for services of veterinary and sanitary inspection of food- and non-foodstuffs at the border. Business community representative voiced their concerns in regard with the application of single tariff rates independent of the type of control. Deputy Head of State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine, Mr Oleksandr Verzhyhovskyi promised to find the solution in the nearest future.

25.11.2015 14:14
Wine & Spirits, Diary, Consumer Electronics, Retail, Agrochemical, Regulatory
Re: State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumers Protection
To: Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mr Oleksiy Pavlenko

26.08.2015 15:35
Wine & Spirirts, Retail
Re: use of cash registrars in electronic commerce
To: Head of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Mr Roman Nasirov

28.07.2015 15:00
Wine and Spirits
EBA W&S Committee Coordinator held a meeting with Head of Department of Excisable goods movement Control, Mr Oleksiy Lyshenko.

15.07.2015 11:15
Wine and Spirits, Retail
EBA Wine & Spirits and Retail Committees participated in the meeting in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on issues related to licensing import and trade of alcohol drinks/beer.

18.06.2015 14:00
Wine and Spirits, Retail
EBA Wine & Spirits and Retail Committees met with the Ministry of Finance and State Fiscal Service on damage of excise stamps on alcohol.

27.03.2015 12:00
Wine and Spirits
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee representatives took part in the meeting with Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Ms Olena Makeeva. The meeting was devoted to implementation of electronic excise stamps control system.

16.03.2015 13:23
Wine and Spirits, Retail
Re: bottling date for imported beverages and issues related to alcohol realization in retail
To: Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Ms Nataliya Yaresko, Head of Department of SFS on excisable goods control, Mr Vitaliy Gertz

16.03.2015 10:23
Wine and Spirits, Retail
EBA Wine and Spirits and Retail Committees took part in the round table on novelties of tax legislation in Parliament Committee on Tax and Customs Policies. In particular, the new retail tax on excise goods was discussed.

10.03.2015 12:00
Wine and Spirits
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee representatives took part in the meeting with Deputy Minister, Mr Denis Fudashkin. The meeting was dedicated to regulation of alcohol market.

24.02.2015 12:00
Wine and Spirits
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee representatives held a meeting with Director of Printing Integrated Plant (Poligrafcombinat Ukraina). The meeting was dedicated implementation of Electronic Excise Stamps.

17.02.2015 12:00
Wine and Spirits
EBA W&S Committee members held a meeting with representatives of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine regarding bottling date for the imported beverages.

16.02.2015 16:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: cancellation of license for import of alcohol
To: Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Mr Aivaras Abromavicius

05.02.2015 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: acts of excise stamps utilization
To: Head of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Mr Ihor

02.02.2015 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: Draft Law 0934 re license for alcohol
To: Chair of VRU Committee on Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, Mr Viktor Glasyuk, Deputy Chair of VRU Committee on Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, Ms Oleksandra Kuzhel, Chair of VRU Committee on Tax and Customs Policy, Mr Roman Nasirov

30.01.2015 09:33
Position paper on excise regulations in Ukraine by EBA members
We, the companies of the international wine & spirits industry operating in Ukraine, strongly believe that for Ukraine’s future accession to the European Union there must be tax and regulatory reforms in the meantime in order to ease and increase the predictability of doing business in Ukraine as well as attract investment.

27.01.2015 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: amendments to the Resolution of CMU regarding Excise Stamps sending to the 3rd party
To: Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Minister of Finance, Ms Natalia Yaresko, Head of State Fiscal Service, Mr Ihor Bilous, Head of State Regulatory Service, Ms Ksenia Lapina

18.12.2014 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: Clarification regarding necessity of license for exporting to the Free Economic Area “Crimea”
To: Head of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Mr Ihor

17.12.2014 12:00
Wine and Spirits
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee members participated in the meeting with representatives of Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine dedicated Draft Law regarding ban for sponsorship events by alcoholic beverages.

27.11.2014 12:00
Wine and Spirits
EBA Wine and Spirits committee held a meeting with representatives of State Fiscal Service and Ministry of Finance of Ukraine dedicated development of the traceability system for alcoholic beverages.

03.11.2014 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: license for import/export of alcoholic beverages
To: Acting Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Mr Valeriy Pyatnitskiy

29.10.2014 12:00
Wine and Spirits
W&S Committee representatives took part in the meeting with domestic producers of alcohol in order to discuss labelling requirements for alcoholic beverages.

22.08.2014 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: signing Draft Law No. 2403.

21.08.2014 12:00
Wine and Spirits
W&S Committee representatives took part in the meeting with the Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Mr Denis Fudashkin, dedicated CMU Resolution No. 1251.

12.08.2014 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: Draft Law 4435a and implementation of 2% of additional excise tax

05.08.2014 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: reducing price for Excise Stamps

01.08.2014 12:00
Wine and Spirits
W&S Committee representatives initiated and took part in the meeting dedicated ...

15.07.2014 17:14
Wine and Spirits
Re: cancellation agro fee

12.06.2014 12:00
Wine and Spirits
On 12 June 2014 EBA Wine and Spirits Committee participated in the Working Group on ...

12.06.2014 11:15
Wine and Spirits
On 12 June 2014 EBA Wine and Spirits Committee representatives held a meeting with ...

30.05.2014 11:15
Wine and Spirits
On 30 May 2014 representatives of the EBA Wine and Spirits Committee attended a meeting devoted to ...

26.05.2014 11:23
Wine and Spirits
Re: control of excisable goods ...

23.05.2014 11:15
Wine and Spirits
EBA representatives took part in the round table devoted “grey import” prevention with participation of Deputy Minister of Revenues ...

18.04.2014 12:03
Wine and Spirits
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee held a meeting with acting ...

06.03.2014 12:03
Wine and Spirits
Re: increasing Excise Rates

24.02.2014 12:03
Wine and Spirits
EBA Wine & Spirits Committee Chair, CEO of "Brown-Forman Ukraine" Igor Nazarov commented ...

28.01.2014 09:00
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee
EBA office in Kyiv, 1-st floor, 1A Andriyivsky Uzviz.
Committee members only are welcome to participate upon prior registration.

16.01.2014 12:03
Wine and Spirits
Re: Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine On Amendments to the Regulation On Manufacture, Storage and Sale ...

02.12.2013 11:15
Wine and Spirits
Re: Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine On Amendments to the Regulation On Manufacture, Storage and Sale ...

28.11.2013 09:00
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee
EBA office in Kyiv, 1-st floor, 1A Andriyivsky Uzviz.
Committee members only are welcome to participate upon prior registration.

29.10.2013 14:15
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee
EBA office in Kyiv, 1-st floor, 1A Andriyivsky Uzviz.
Committee members only are welcome to participate upon prior registration.

11.10.2013 11:15
Wine and Spirits
11 October representatives of EBA Wine and Spirits Committee participated in the WG’s under Ministry of Revenues and Duties.

09.10.2013 12:03
Wine and Spirits
EBA representatives participated in a meeting of VRU Committee on European Integration. During the meeting Parliament Members ...

26.09.2013 09:00
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee
EBA office in Kyiv, 1-st floor, 1A Andriyivsky Uzviz.
Committee members only are welcome to participate upon prior registration.

24.09.2013 12:03
Wine and Spirits
Re: introduction of the specific excise rate for the goods under Ukrainian HS Code 2204 10 19 10 sparkling wines named «Champagne» ...

16.09.2013 10:03
Wine and Spirits
EBA Executive Director Anna Derevianko moderated the Round Table of VRU regarding excise policy in Ukraine in the context ...

29.08.2013 09:00
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee
EBA office in Kyiv, 1-st floor, 1A Andriyivsky Uzviz.
Committee members only are welcome to participate upon prior registration.

02.08.2013 10:03
Wine and Spirits
Re: increasing import duties for alcoholic beverages.

30.07.2013 12:03
Wine and Spirits
30 July representatives of EBA Wine and Spirits Committee participated in the WG’s under Ministry of Incomes and Fees.

25.07.2013 09:00
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee
EBA office in Kyiv, 1-st floor, 1A Andriyivsky Uzviz.
Committee members only are welcome to participate upon prior registration.

18.07.2013 10:03
Wine and Spirits
18 July representatives of EBA Wine and Spirits Committee participated in the WG’s under Ministry of Incomes and Fees ...

16.07.2013 10:03
Wine and Spirits
16 and 17 July representatives of EBA Wine and Spirits Committee participated in the WG’s under VRU Tax and Customs Policy Committee ...

03.07.2013 10:05
Wine and Spirits
On 3 July 2013 EBA W&S Committee representatives took park in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Tax and Customs Committee hearings dedicated to certain Draft Laws on...

02.07.2013 10:05
Wine and Spirits
On 2 July 2013 EBA Wine & Spirits Committee representatives took park in the meeting of the interfactional group of Verkhovna Rada of ...

02.07.2013 10:03
Wine and Spirits
On 2 July 2013 the EBA Wine & Spirits Committee representatives took park in the meeting of the Ministry of Incomes and Duties ...

20.06.2013 09:30
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee
EBA office in Kyiv, 1-st floor, 1A Andriyivsky Uzviz.
Committee members only.

27.05.2013 10:00
EBA Wine and Spirits Committee
EBA office in Kyiv, 1-st floor, 1A Andriyivsky Uzviz.
Committee members only.

18.04.2013 11:53
Wine & spirits
EBA Wine & Spirits Committee have initiated meeting in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine with Head of Subcommittee responsible for Excise Policy ...

27.03.2013 11:53
Wine & spirits
EBA Wine & Spirits Committee representatives participated in the meeting at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine regarding Draft Regulation ...

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