Counterfeit Georgian wine was removed from sales in Ukraine and the offender was fined by the Ukrainian Antimonopoly Service Hvino News reports.
In 2016, the National Wine Agency received information that Ukrainian companies illegally imitated Georgian wines and used Georgian protected appellation wine names. NWA appealed to Ukrainian Antimonopoly Committee, which launched an investigation against Ukrainian company Kamyanka Global Wine LLC.
In 2017 Antimonopoly Committee recognized the actions of the Ukrainian company as a violation of the Ukrainian law and imposed a penalty of around 240 000 US dollars. Kamyanka Global Wine was also banned for selling “Georgian” wine imitations.
NWA stressed that that was first precedent in Ukraine of making decision in favor of the Georgian public institution made by the Antimonopoly Committee.