Agricultural Committee Meeting


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

Among key speakers were:

  • Denys Nizalov, Head of the Project “Support of Reform in Agriculture and Land Sectors in Ukraine”;
  • Mykhailo Sokolov, Executive Partner, Kesarev Consulting;
  • Oleksandr Shemiatkin, Attorney at Law, KM Partners.


Opening the meeting, Vadym Miroshnichenko, Chamber Agricultural Committee Co-Chair, emphasized on significant increase of the share of “gray” grain market in Ukraine which became one of the biggest threats for the Ukrainian economy.

Denys Nizalov delivered presentation on estimation of the shadow agricultural market by comparing statistical data and satellite survey of crops.

Mykhailo Sokolov released the issue of shadow lease of agricultural land, its consequences for the state budget and methods of counteraction.

In its tern, Oleksandr Shemiatkin presented 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”.