Horus Group took part in a webinar called “Walnut business “turn-key”

On October 7, a webinar called “Walnut business “turn-key”, organized by the portal orehovod.com, was held. Practitioners and owners of the walnut industry of Ukraine took part in it. The purpose of this event was to convey to newcomers already gained experience and accumulated knowledge in the walnut industry. The program of the webinar was wide and covered the issues from selecting a plot for planting walnut seedlings to finding a buyer and product sales.

Horus Group took part in this event. The head of the company Serhiy Hvodzyk gave a report about the walnut market situation in the world and in Ukraine in 2017.

Thus, according to Serhiy Hvodzyk, the main innovation in 2017 is an increase of the import duty rate for walnut in Turkey, where 80% of Ukrainian inshell walnuts are exported. Another important factor affecting the pricing of Ukrainian products is the growth of walnut production in Chile by 15-20% each year over the past 3 years.

As the head of Horus Group noted, there are a number of problems that hamper the development of walnut industry in the country, such as:

  • the immutability of tax legislation in Ukraine in 2016/17, as a consequence, the presence of barriers to the exporters work;
  • walnuts are procured in households without certificates of origin and without paying  taxes to the state budget.

At the end of the event, participants received valuable gifts, but most importantly, they received invaluable information that was not found at seminars or on the Internet.


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