On December 1st, the conference “From niche commodities up to niche products” was held at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Kyiv). The representatives of the PU “Flax and hemp development association” Viacheslav Svyrydenko (“Greentech” Ltd), Julia Makhno (Institute of Oilseeds of NAAS, Ukraine), Iryna Leden (EPCF “Siaivo” Ltd) took part in it. Viacheslav Svyrydenko made a report on “Flax and hemp. Growing, processing, investments, profitability, sales markets.” He drew attention to the lack of sown flaxseed areas and the quality of food flax. The cancellation of export duties on flax will help to solve these problems, emphasized the speaker.