Agriculture

Meetings
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The meeting will be devoted to discussion of the procedure for the Use of Stamps to Certify the Results of the Implementation of State Ecological Inspectors for Ecological and Radiological Monitoring of Vehicles and Cargoes as well as Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Approval of the Procedure for Inspection, Water Sampling and Analysis"

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The meeting will be devoted to the discussion on formation of consignments by railway transport

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine would like to inform that the Memorandum of Understanding between the grain exporters, Chamber Members, and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for the new marketing year 2018/2019 was signed

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The meeting was mainly devoted to discussion of the following issues: radiological control and automated system “Yantar”, import/export permit mark for customs procedures, ballast water checks

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The event participants got practical recommendations and answers to always relevant and at the same time still problematic issues

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of organization of the process for grain cargo transportations in MY 2018/2019

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The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the initiative of Ukrzaliznytsia to establish the transport police unit within the structure of the National Police of Ukraine in order to prevent unauthorized disassembly of freight cars by unauthorized persons

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of mechanisms for grain cars distribution

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On August 2, the Chamber held a joint meeting of its Agricultural and Legal Committees, devoted to the Draft Chamber Letter regarding amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies”. The amendments are related to the requirements to get approval of the general meeting for all deals that exceed 50% of the net assets of the company

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The meeting was devoted to the discussion of issues of certification of barley for export to China and need for development of bylaws to Draft Law #6673 “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Settlement of Some Phytosanitary Procedures” that was signed by the President on July 30

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The meeting was devoted to brainstorming on proposals for improvement of the mechanism for grain cars distribution

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes the adoption of Draft Law #6673 "On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding the Settlement of Certain Phytosanitary Procedures" by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

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On June 20 Joint Chamber Agricultural & Tax Committees Meeting on accounting issues was held

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During the meeting the following issues were discussed international practice on distribution of responsibilities between cargo owner and ship owner during ecological & radiological inspections, draft normative acts necessary to fill the legislative gaps for ecological & radiological control as well as ballast water checks and automated radiological control system “Yantar”

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The purpose of the meeting was to discuss current problematic issues with ecological and radiological controls which Chamber Member Companies are facing and to define the next steps for overcoming these issues

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The Meeting was devoted to the discussion of alternative ways of optimization of grain railway stations’ work in order to improve situation with problematic areas and mechanism of distribution of grain hoppers

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The meeting was devoted to the discussion of current state of issues that were defined as Committee’s priorities: agrarian logistics, shadow grain market, VAT issues, phytosanitary issues

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During the meeting participants discussed Draft Position Paper regarding use of judgements under Article 205 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (“Fictitious Entrepreneurship”) as a proof in tax disputes with counteragents of accused companies

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of possible ways of attracting foreign direct investments into the agricultural sector of Ukraine and problematic issues that impede this process

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Meeting was devoted to discussion of situation with ecological and radiological control in the sea ports of Ukraine

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Reform of the Phytosanitary System of Ukraine is one of the priorities of the Chamber Agricultural Committee. Hence, the industry welcomes the decision of the Parliament and passing Draft Law #6673 "On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Settlement of Certain Phytosanitary Procedure" in the first reading. Draft Law’s provisions foresee introduction of international practices of attracting the private sector to provide product sampling services and conduct phytosanitary expertise

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Meeting was devoted to discussion of shadow grain market

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of current situation with certification of agricultural machinery

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of the application of Article 205 “Fictitious Enterprise” of the Criminal Code of Ukraine

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The Meeting was devoted to the issue of deregulation of carriage component and price setting for freight transportation services in Ukraine, as well as plans of Ukrzaliznytsya for 2018

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The meeting was devoted to the discussion of current topical issues of agricultural and food & beverage spheres

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On February 1 the Chamber Agricultural Committee held its meeting devoted to “gray” grain market issues

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of the Committee’s priorities for 2018

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted in the second reading and in general Draft Law #6776-d dated November 14, 2017 “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding Guarantee of the Equation of Budget Revenues in 2018”. 

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The Meeting was devoted to discussion of possibility of registration in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of Draft Law “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine for Avoiding Tax Evasion of Value Added Tax on Supply of Goods and Fighting against Gray Export of Goods”

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The main objective of establishment of the new Chamber Working Group on Agricultural Machinery Issues within the Chamber Agricultural Committee is to serve as a platform for effective cooperation between producers of agrarian machinery and responsible state authorities aimed at creating favorable conditions for functioning and development of the agricultural machinery market in Ukraine.

 

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The Meeting was devoted to discussion of recent legislative amendments regarding provision on cancellation of VAT refund for oilseed crops during export

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The Meeting was devoted to discussion of priority issues in the field of state architectural and construction control and supervision

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On December 5, the Chamber Agricultural Committee held its meeting devoted to discussion of shadow economy in agricultural sector

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On December 4, the Chamber Agricultural Committee held a meeting with representatives of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. The meeting was devoted to discussion of current situation on the railway transportation market, in particular, distribution of grain cars

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The Meeting was devoted to discussion of the ecological control of grain cargoes in Mykolaiv Sea Port

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On October 30 the Chamber held a meeting with Maksym Martynyuk, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. The meeting was devoted to discussion of topical issues in agriculture, food & beverage and seeds spheres

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The Meeting was devoted to discussion of current situation with agrarian logistics and improvement of work of the electronic system of grain cars distribution

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A good example of Business to Government dialogue exposed in signing Annex #1 to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, group of NGOs representing the interests of major players in agricultural sector, and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

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On September 27 the Chamber held a meeting with Oleksandr Bakumenko, Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations

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The agenda was mainly focused on defining the scope of work for the Chamber Agricultural Committee till the end of 2017

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American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and Association "Ukrainian Agribusiness Club" emphasized on importance of support and the soonest adoption of Draft Law #6606 “On Amendments to the Article 4 of the Law of Ukraine "On Pesticides and Agrochemicals" on Importation of Crop Protection Products into Ukraine”, which is aimed at allowing import of unregistered crop protection samples for the state trials in Ukraine

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On September 15, the Protocol "On Sanitary and Phytosanitary Export Conditions of Sunflower Oilseed Meal to People's Republic of China" (Protocol) was signed during the official working visit of Ukrainian delegation headed by Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine.

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The System has been presented by Andriy Miroshnikov, Deputy Head on Forwarding, Ukrzaliznytsya and Iryna Davydyuk, Head of Division on Forwarding and Technologies, Ukrzaliznytsya

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the need to review grain standards (DSTU)

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine is happy to inform that the Memorandum of Understanding between the grain exporters, Chamber Members, and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for new marketing year 2017-2018 was signed

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The Meeting was devoted to discussion of “narrow” places in port and railway infrastructure and potential solutions and was moderated by Volodymyr Osadchuk, Chamber Agricultural Committee Co-Chair, General Director, Cofco Agri Resources Ukraine

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The Chamber welcomes the decision of the VRU Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations regarding recommendation for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to adopt Draft Law “On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Settlement of Certain Phytosanitary Procedures”.

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During the working visit to People's Republic of China (June 5-10, 2017) Head of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection of Ukraine Volodymyr Lapa initialed with the General Administration of Quality Control, Inspection and Quarantine of PRC the draft Protocol "On Sanitary and Phytosanitary Export Conditions to PRC of Sunflower Oilseed Meal"

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of problematic situation with lack of grain cars and the ways of resolving it

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The meeting has been devoted to brainstorming on action steps aimed at elimination of unofficial structures on grain market

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On May 11 Chamber Members met with Sergiy Pidgorodetskyi, Head of the Center of Transport Logistics of PJSC “Ukrzaliznysya”

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Oleksandr Bakumenko, Deputy Head of VRU Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations met with the Chamber Agriculture, Seeds and Food & Beverage Committees Members. The priority areas for reform and respective legislative initiatives in mentioned spheres were in the focus of the discussion.

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The meeting was mainly devoted to discussion of topical issues and business community’s proposals in agricultural, food & beverage, and seeds spheres

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the issue regarding transparent and timely VAT refund

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Following the active advocacy efforts of the Chamber, finally the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution #166-p which cancelled Order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine #661 dated October 13, 2008 provisions of which did not allow blending of different classes of grains

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Meeting has been devoted to the discussion of grain market and phytosanitary issues

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The meeting has been devoted to presentation of the new Draft Law “On Agricultural Cooperation” which has been delivered by Mikhail Sokolov, Executive Partner, Kesarev Consulting

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Meeting has been devoted to the presentation of the Chamber Agricultural Committee priorities for 2017

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On November 23 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine endorsed a decision regarding amendments to Order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food #661 dated October 13, 2008, which provide cancellation of ban on blending different grain types classes on elevators (linear and longshore)

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The agenda of the meeting has been devoted to the discussion of current status of rail cars supply issue at Ukrzaliznytsya as well of reform of the phytosanitary system of Ukraine

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On October 5, Members of the Steering Committee of the Chamber Agricultural Committee met with the Leadership of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsya” to discuss certain problematic issues of agrarian logistics of Ukraine.

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An excellent example of positive achievements in Business and Government dialogue exposed in signed Annex #1 to Memorandum of Understanding by grain exporters, Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, and Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

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Participants discussed current issues regarding geographical expansion of export as well as adaptation of Ukrainian legislation on quality control and food safety to European standards

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Meeting has been devoted to discussion of the rail cars supply issue at Ukrzaliznytsya, briefing on grain market by UkrAgroConsult, phytosanitary condition of new crops: current status and action plan development, update on VAT refund issues

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Upon request from the Chamber, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine issued Clarification, according to which buildings of agricultural purpose are not subject to real estate tax. From now on companies don’t have to pay real estate tax on their grain storage facilities

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n August 29, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine published on its official website the proposals on amendments to legislative acts of Ukraine governing the permits issuance aimed on bringing them into conformity with the Laws of Ukraine "On Administrative Services" and “On Permitting System in the Field of Economic Activity”

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The purpose of event was to communicate major priorities of the Chamber Agricultural Committee to the state authorities in such areas as: tax reform, phytosanitary control and regulation of grain/processed products storage reform

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The meeting has been devoted to the present the main provisions and changes introduced in the Draft Law of Ukraine "On Quarantine of Plants"

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine is happy to inform about yet another good example of productive cooperation between grain exporters, Chamber Member Companies, and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine – signed Memorandum of Understanding.

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Participants covered questions of authorization, accreditation and respective criteria for commercial laboratories to operate on the market

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We aimed to define major pain points faced by investors in the sphere of IPR and raised awareness among the general public of Ukraine

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On June 8, the Chamber held a Round Table “Latest Trends of Agricultural Development in Ukraine: Reforms in Agricultural Land Area” where we discussed main features of current reform on land by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (presented by the National Reforms Council), land monitoring, main challenges facing Ukraine on the way to free land market

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Participants got an update on progress of Chamber initiatives on phytosanitary control, current status and prospects of development of VAT-related Chamber initiatives and more

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We've covered tools and methods of market capitalization of the agricultural companies, corporate governance and strategy of agricultural business growth and more.

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Priority issues for further cooperation were defined as well as a number of problematic issues were clarified.

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of open issues in phytosanitary, logistics&infrastructure areas

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Parliament of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #2558a “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Deregulation in Agro-Industrial Complex”.

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed Draft Law #2558a “On Amendments to Some Legal Acts of Ukraine regarding Deregulation in Agro-Industrial Complex”.

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Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine represented and Grain Exporters.

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It was agreed to follow such action items: To follow-up with responsible authorities on Chamber Position Paper regarding recalling of amendments to CMU Resolution #705...

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The agenda of the meeting included the following items: VAT and bank guarantees. Point of discussion:  All participants agreed on the necessity to address the responsible authorities (namely: Minister of Finance, Head of the NBU)...

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Resolution #42 “On Deregulation of Business Activity” was published by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

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On January 15, the Chamber Agricultural Committee held its regular meeting devoted to discussion of the topical issues for year 2015. It was announced that the Chamber has established Seeds Committee within its structure allowing Members to address seed...

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On May 16, the Chamber Agricultural Committee held its regular meeting devoted to presentation of strategy of reforms for agriculture and land governance by the new World Bank Project; discussion of possible Governmental stimulus package for developing...

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On April 8, the Chamber Agricultural Committee held its regular meeting devoted to the grain market update, discussion of Committee’s further actions on VAT regime change resulting from adoption of Draft Law #4576...

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On March 6, the Chamber Agricultural Committee held its regular meeting devoted to the grain market update, discussion of the priority Draft Laws suggested for swift consideration by the Verkhovna Rada, consideration of draft list of regulatory acts of the Government...

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On January 31, the Chamber Agricultural Committee held its regular meeting devoted to discussion of the following issues: Introduction of the newly-elected Committee Leadership...

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