Exporting Rice to the Ukraine
We are a UK limited company involved in the sale of rice, both within our own UK market and for export globally. We have been interacting with an agent in the Ukraine who has a buyer 'lined' up for our products. We have been advised that we need to register our company and any of our rice products that we wish to sell into the Ukrainian market with a 'Heath Department' there. We have a fee to pay for the registration of our company and rice products and have been quoted close to $3000.00. This fee apparently needs to be paid in advance before we can engage in selling our rice in the Ukraine. Has anybody exported food products to the Ukraine and did they have to pay a fee to register their company and food products with the Health Department in the Ukraine ? The agent proposing this is making the claim that no foreign company exporting food products to the Ukraine can proceed without this registration. Thank you in advance for any feedback or response.