Ukraine - Country Commercial Guide
Labeling and Marking Requirements

Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information

Last published date: 2021-09-24

Labels on nonfood items, as stipulated in Article 15 of the law “On Consumer Rights” № 1023-XII, must feature the following information in the Ukrainian language:

  • The name of the product;
  • The main characteristics such as volume, weight etc., rules and conditions for effective and safe use of the product;
  • Information about hazardous substances in the product;
  • Goods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and GMO-free goods must be labeled accordingly;
  • Information about the price (tariff), terms and conditions of purchase;
  • The date of manufacture of the product;
  • Conditions for storage;
  • Guarantee commitments of the manufacturer;
  • Usage and safety instructions;
  • The expiration date, shelf-life period and instruction for disposal after expiration, and warnings of consequences if the product is mishandled;
  • The name and location of the manufacturer, authorized importer or trader to be addressed for complaints, reclamations or after-sale service; and

Labels on food items as stipulated in Article 6 of the law of Ukraine “On Consumer Information on Foodstuffs” № 2639-VIII adopted on December 06, 2018 must include:

  • The name of the product;
  • Food contents (name of basic ingredients/additives/preserves/scents and other substances;
  • Any ingredients that may cause allergies (according to Annex №1 of the Law);
  • Amount of certain ingredients stipulated in the respective article of the law;
  • The weight/volume of the product in defined measurement units;
  • The expiration date (or production date and period of storage);
  • The conditions for storage;
  • The terms and conditions of use.
  • The name, address and telephone number of the official importer;
  • the country/countries (or place) of origin;
  • The name, address and telephone number of an authorized company to be addressed for complaints;
  • Actual alcohol content for beverages with an ethyl alcohol content over 1.2 %;
  • Information on the nutritional value of the food product;
  • a nutrition declaration (including energy value, the amount of fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, sugar, protein, and salt);
  • Goods containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and GMO-free goods must be labeled accordingly;

A recent regulation established a list of products for which the country of origin indication is compulsory: fresh, frozen or chilled meat and edible byproducts of bovine animals, pork, lamb, goat and poultry; honey; and unprocessed olive oil. Ukraine maintains positive list of Nutritional and Health Claims. Those claims are allowed in cases when they are truthful (confirmed by laboratory tests or there are other confirmations), can be clearly understood by consumers (in case of health claims), are applicable to products used according to labeling instructions, and refer to products that contain active substances in a sufficient amount and available form to make the claimed impact under normal consumption.