14 Feb 2024 13:59

Israel opens its market to Ukrainian animal feed

MOSCOW. Feb 14 (Interfax) - Israel has opened its market to Ukrainian meat-and-bone meal and feeding fats and oils, Ukrainian media reported citing the state food safety and consumer protection service.

The relevant Ukrainian and Israeli services have agreed upon a veterinary certificate for poultry, feather and fish meal and a veterinary certificate for feeding oils and fats, they said.

"The Foreign Ministry, along with the state food safety and consumer protection service, are continuing to work to make sure that doors are opened to Ukrainian products around the world. Over the past and this week, we have opened new markets in three countries, namely China, Qatar, and Israel. This is part of the Foreign Ministry's systemic strategy of supporting Ukrainian businesses," Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said.

"From January 2023 to February 2024, we have processed 84 applications from exporters seeking to enter the Israeli market within the framework of our Nazovni platform, which shows that businesses are interested in it," he said.

Sergei Tkachuk, head of the state food safety and consumer protection service, said the agency is currently exploring 220 areas for opening foreign markets to Ukrainian products such as meat, dairy products, fish, bee-keeping products, and others.