On November 23, Chamber Members met with Ms. Kseniya Lyapina, Head of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine, to discuss the current state of the deregulation reform in Ukraine, principal steps for its successful implementation and further actions needed for establishing a favorable investment and business climate in Ukraine.
On November 23, the Chamber Members met with the World Bank’s Mission on trade facilitation and logistics with the aim to discuss procedural and administrative barriers that hinder the establishment and development of effective export and import trade flows of agricultural products (including cereals) and material resources in the port and river infrastructure of Ukraine.
Seminars were organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine with the support of USAID Trade Policy Project.
We’ve discussed current issues of trade defense instruments implementation in Ukraine as well as in dispute settlement. As Ukraine is more actively using offensive and defensive tools, the engagement of the private sector is, more than ever, important to the Ukrainian Government.
Responsible business will be the new mantra. Indeed, we go further in these turbulent times. Crisis? Recession? CSR is a long range strategic tool that if used and accessed prudently, would give a hard pressed captain the guidelines and support that will help avoid, or weather, the sudden storms of crisis. So CRS experts shared experience and discussed issues of concern.
On November 19, the Chamber held its Compliance Club meeting devoted to the Current Trends in Fighting Corruption in Ukraine and Germany, organized in partnership with the Chamber Member Company SC “HPC-Ukraina”.
The Chamber held a meeting with representatives of U.S. Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) currently assigned as advisors to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
During the meeting the advisors introduced themselves, presented their scope of responsibilities as well as encouraged all participants to voice their proposals in regards to improvement of current situation in infrastructure sphere.
In the middle of the 2016 Board of Directors' elections campaign the Chamber invited our Members to join the Traditional "Get to Know the Candidates" Business Networking Cocktail designed for Member Companies to network with potential Board Members. All guests had a chance to ask the Candidates questions regarding their ideas and prospects of further development and expansion of the Chamber's successful operations in Ukraine.
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.
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 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.
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.