On July 24, 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine abolished licensing when importing and exporting spirit, alcohol, and cigarettes. To this end, the government made a change to one decree and terminated 11 more of its previous decrees.

From now on, the import and export of ethyl alcohol, cognac, and fruit alcohol, ethyl rectified grape alcohol, ethyl rectified fruit alcohol, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products must be carried out by entities of all forms of ownership without a license in Ukraine.