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Ukraine and Italy, together against Italian Sounding

The head of the Ukrainian Food Safety Agency meets the Italian ambassador in Kiev

The head of the Ukrainian State Agency for Food Safety and Consumer Protection (Ssufscp), Vladyslava Magaletska and the Ambassador of the Italian Republic in Kiev Pier Francesco Zazo, in a meeting discussed about the measures aimed at strengthening the fight against the Italian Sounding, or the counterfeiting of products by passing them off as made in Italy. Italian products that are in great demand in Ukraine, such as sparkling wine, sauces and condiments and much more.

“The SSUFSCP wants Ukrainian consumers to buy quality and safe products. Together with our Italian colleagues we will join efforts to fight counterfeiting on the Ukrainian market, ”said Magaletska.

The parties also discussed, according to what the same Agency announced on Tuesday, issues related to the quality control of non-food products, such as Italian-made clothing and footwear, as well as the promotion of the growth of bilateral trade between the two countries. In particular, the possibility of carrying out a joint project on agricultural machinery was evaluated with the support of the Italian Trade Agency.

According to the Ukrainian manager, Italy is an important trading partner for her country. The State Service that the latter is called upon to direct constantly maintains close links with the competent counterparts of the Italian Republic, which allows to increase the competitiveness of Ukrainian products in the Bel Paese, as well as to provide Ukrainian consumers with organoleptically safe and not counterfeit food products.

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