On November 18, the Chamber held a presentation of the concept of reforming of representative office regulation in Ukraine, developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Expert Deployment for Governance and Economic Growth Project (EDGE), Agriteam Canada Consulting LTD and team of experts.
The aim of the discussion was to understand whether the issue is important for business and discuss the best ways to regulate it in order to improve business climate. In particular, Mr. Dusan Kulka, Economic Growth Sector Lead, EDGE Project highlighted that in the most cases opening of representative office instead of creating legal entity is mostly temporary arrangement, therefore, the regulation should be rather simple. At the same time, it should prevent possible abuses, such as tax evasion and unfair competition.
On November 17, the Chamber gathered its Members for the meeting with Mr. Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Mr. Artem Shevalev, Deputy Minister of Finance. During the meeting speakers presented the plans and activities of respective Ministries on improving the business climate, investment, and measures to promote economic development.
You were born in a world with two choices of employment: to become an employee or an entrepreneur. Today, even if you work for someone, you're still a head of the marketing department called “The I”.
On November 16, Chamber Members met with Mr. Roman Nasirov, Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Mr. Sergyi Bilan, Deputy Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, Ms. Ksenia Lyapina, Head of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine and Mr. Maxim Nefyodov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine at the premises of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine. The meeting was aimed at discussing of the taxation of IT enterprises.
Thanksgiving Day Black-Tie Dinner – a special evening to express sincere gratitude to all Members and Partners, as well as acknowledge the most outstanding contributions to developing Ukraine’s business environment.
Chamber Meeting with Representatives of the National Bank of Ukraine has been devoted to the presentation of the NBU Draft Resolution “On Determination of the Credit Risk of Active Banking Operations”.
Key guest speakers from the NBU:
Knowledge Seminar “How to Find Happiness in Business. Part II” has been delivered by the Member Company AVERA.
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Knowledge Seminar “How to Approach Virgin Digital Brands” has been delivered by the Member Company AGAMA communications.
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On November 6, a meeting with Mr. Volodymyr Shulmeister, First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Mr. Roman Khmil, Director of Department on Automobile Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure took place at the premises of the Ministry of Infrastructure. Discussion was focused on problematic aspects of Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers #869 “On Amendments to Clause 22.5 of the Rules of Automobile Traffic”.
Energetic, independent, responsible employees who show the initiative are every manager’s dream.
Looking at the leadership structure you might find an inner contradiction between the formal and informal leadership. On one hand, the manager is responsible for order and stability, and on the other - he is being a changes driver. On one hand, manager strictly controls the process, and on the other - gives freedom and supports the initiative.
On November 3, the Chamber gathered its Members to present the results of its Corruption Perception Surveyconducted during October 2015.
In his welcoming remarks Mr. Andy Hunder, Chamber President highlighted that corruption remains the most important obstacle for doing business in Ukraine, therefore, it is important to understand how the situation has changed since the last year’s survey.