KIEV, August 2 (Itar-Tass) - Ukraine’s ministry of economic development and trade has formed a working group to begin talks with Russia over confectionery exports of the Ukrainian company Roshen to Russia. The talks are to begin on August 5, Ukrainian Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Nikolai Prisyazhnyuk said on Friday.
“Ukraine has no doubts that the quality of Roshen products meets all applicable standards,” he said. “But is Russia has any claims to the quality, it should be handed over to us.”
Ukraine is the largest supplier of confectioneries to Russia. According to the data quoted the Ukrainian Ministry of Revenues and Taxes, the companies based in that country exported almost 119,100 tons of chocolates to Russia in 2012 and got the combined revenue of almost $ 413 million.