Ukraine: Dangerous imitations are to be withdrawn from the market

The Government has adopted Decree prohibiting sale of goods imitating foodstuffs (i.e. possessing a form, smell, colour, appearance, design, labelling, volume or size of foodstuffs) and posing a threat to the safety or health of consumers, including children, who may confuse these products with foodstuffs. The possible consequences of confusing these products with foodstuffs include placing them in a mouth, suck or ingest them which may be dangerous and cause suffocation, intoxication, perforation or obstruction of the digestive tract.

This prohibition is in line with the requirements of the Council Directive 87/357/EEC of 25 June 1987 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning products which, appearing to be other than they are, endanger the health or safety of consumers (Dangerous Imitations Directive). 

Law: Decree No. 136 of 10 March 2017 on Amending the Regulation for the Performance of Trading Activities and the Rules of Retail Service Involving Consumer Goods