Russia: two carriers get permission to fly to Azerbaijan from new Moscow airport

Two Russian carriers have received a permission to operate flights to Azerbaijan on two routes from the new Zhukovsky International Airport in Moscow, said the website of Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia). The protocol of the interdepartmental commission on the admission of carriers to perform international transportation, posted on the website of Rosaviatsia said…

Russia: WTO panel supports EU pork case in general

The arbiter panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in general supports an E.U. case against Russia’s prohibition of imports of its pork products, according to a WTO statement. The arbiters say that several measures introduced by Russia contradict the country’s WTO obligations. On January 30, 2014, the Russian veterinary authority prohibited imports of European…

Ukraine: army receives over 110 weapon units

The Armed Forces of Ukraine received more than 110 weapons and military equipment units and over 10,000 smoke hand grenades and signal sound-and-light mines last week. Spokesman for the Defence Ministry of Ukraine Lieutenant Colonel Oleksiy Chornobai said this at the briefing. “The Armed Forces of Ukraine received motor vehicles, navigation equipment, ground-based radars, and…

Ukraine: winter rapeseed seeding started

According to Ukrainian Agrarian Ministry, share of oilseeds in the total cropping pattern will be increased by 4% YoY. Having finished winter crops harvesting campaign, agrarians of 16 regions have started winter rapeseed sowing for the 2017 crop. As of August 18, nearly 139 thousand ha had been sown with winter rapeseed, or 19% of…

Ukraine: soybean exports to reach a new record

In June soybean exports from Ukraine reached 236.9 KMT against 170.6 KMT in June 2015. During the current season 2015/2016 (September-June) Ukraine supplied 2178.4 KMT of soybean to foreign markets, decreasing the spread lag compared to previous season to 3.7%. Taking into account stable exports during the last four months, it’s very likely that the…

Ukraine: new online tool for investment climate evaluation

Insight into investment climate of the country may considerably improve efficiency of business planning and calculation of project profitability. Consulting agency UkrAgroConsult has created a new tool providing information on capital investments amount by Ukrainian region. Interactive map makes it possible to evaluate the investment amount in a certain region over the past few years.…

Belarus: more preferences promised to China-Belarus industrial park resident companies

Belarus intends to offer even more preferences to resident companies of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. Belarusian Economy Minister Vladimir Zinovsky made the statement before the session of the Belarusian-Chinese intergovernmental committee on cooperation on August 18. “We are preparing a draft presidential decree that will introduce serious changes into the document that regulates…

Ukraine: Infrastructure ministry to revise all regulatory acts to simplify business development

Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry has started the revision of all regulatory acts to see if they comply with the public regulatory policy. The ministry’s press service reported that Deputy Infrastructure Minister Dmytro Romensky gave information on August 19, 2016 at a first meeting of the working group. “According to the order of the first deputy prime…