Ukraine: port charges to be halved

The Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine is planning to halve port charges. According to the ministry, Ukraine loses because of its overcharged port dues lead to shrinking freight traffic. The ministry is currently working on tariff reduction. The final approval of a new port tariffs and charges technique that would at least halve them is scheduled…

Moldova: level of relations with Belarus praised

Moldova’s outgoing President Nicolae Timofti praised the level of the Belarusian-Moldovan relations and emphasized the trustworthy bilateral dialogue at the highest level, the Belarusian embassy in Moldova reported. Nicolae Timofti mentioned it in his face-to-face talks with the Belarus’ Ambassador to Moldova Sergei Chichuk who took part in the Moldovan President’s meeting with heads of…

Venezuela considering food imports from Belarus

Belarus and Venezuela are discussing the launch of supplies of Belarusian food. This issue was addressed during a meeting between Belarusian Ambassador to Venezuela Oleg Paferov and Venezuela’s Food Minister Rodolfo Marco Torres, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus reported. “The parties discussed the development of bilateral cooperation in the…

Belarus to strengthen cooperation with Altai region

Matters related to the establishment of joint ventures and new partnerships were discussed during a meeting between Belarus’ Deputy Industry Minister Alexander Ogorodnikov and Deputy Governor of Russia’s Altai region Viktor Meshcheryakov, the press service of the Industry Ministry reported. “The meeting of the bilateral commission for the cooperation between Belarus and Altai region discussed…

Belarus: Amkodor to design prototypes for oil well maintenance in Tatarstan

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor is ready to design prototype machines for the oil extraction industry of Russia’s Tatarstan, the company’s website reported. Representatives of the large Russian oil company Tatneft led by Director General Nail Maganov arrived in Belarus in line with the agreement made by the Belarus president and the Tatarstan president.…

Vietnam interested in Azerbaijani investments

The administration of Ho Chi Minh intends to draw Azerbaijani investments in infrastructure projects. Vietnam urges Azerbaijani investors to work over the subway construction project in Ho Chi Minh, as well as invest in tourism, information and communication technologies and services. The prospects of cooperation were discussed at the meeting of Azerbaijani ambassador to Vietnam…

Turkmenistan to host international cotton fair

The sixth international cotton exhibition-fair and conference “Cotton Products of Turkmenistan and the global market” will be held in Ashgabat on December 3-4, the Turkmen government said in a message. “The annual forum is important for exchanging experience and establishing cooperation with interested foreign partners, demonstrating the country’s achievements in the cotton production and processing”,…

Ukraine: 16.4 million tons of grain exported

Ukraine exported 16.4 million tons of grain since early 2016/2017 agricultural year (July-June) as of November 18. Ukraine’s Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry has reported that around 9.5 million tons of wheat, 3.9 million tons of barley and around 3 million tons of corn were exported. Some 131,000 tons of flour was exported as of…

Ukraine: charitable activities of religious organizations exempt from taxes

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on exempting charitable activity carried out by religious organizations from taxes. The press service of the Cabinet of Ministers noted Poroshenko signed amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine concerning exemption from taxes of non-profit (charitable) activities, including humanitarian aid, charity, philanthropy, etc., activities carried out…

Ukraine: poultry imports from Austria banned

The State Service for Food Safety and Consumers’ Rights Protection has imposed a ban on imports of poultry and by-products from Austria. According to the service’s website, with reference to the World Organization for Animal Health, the outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was registered at farms in the territory of Austria and Germany.…

Ukraine: NBU allows Finexbank self-liquidating

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) allowed the liquidation of Finexbank (Kyiv) at the initiative of the owners. According to the regulator’s website, on November 17, Finexbank had sufficient liquidity to make payments to clients. The volume of highly liquid assets amounted to 21 million UAH, while total liabilities were 6.5 million UAH, in particular…

Ukraine: government creating working group to analyze situation in aerospace sector

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers is creating an ad hoc working group to analyze the situation in the aerospace sector and draw up mechanisms for increasing its management efficiency, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has said. Groysman, speaking in parliament, knocked at the effectiveness of the aerospace sector management. He said that the sector enterprises with…