Ukraine: sunflower oil exports to EU up

In the current season, the EU countries still keep the first position in the rating of importers of Ukrainian sunflower oil, overtaking countries of South Asia and the Middle East. In September-June period of 2015/2016 MY Ukraine supplied 1.23 million tons of the product to the EU, up almost 3 times compared with the same…

Ukraine: Energoatom denies Khmelnytsky NPP accident

MP Andriy Artemenko (Radical Party) said that on July 16, a serious accident with leakage of nuclear fuel was recorded at Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant (NPP), while the press service of the National Nuclear Generating Company Energoatom denied the information. “I learnt from reliable sources that the government was hiding the seriousness of the accident…

Ukraine: 10 Dozor-B vehicles transferred to the military

The batch of 10 armored vehicles “Dozor-B” was manufactured and successfully accepted by military representative offices of Kharkiv and Lviv. The event took place at UkrobOronProm SE “Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau”, according to UkrobOronProm director general Roman Romanov. “We have included all customer requirements – the vehicles have successfully accomplished acceptance tests and are…

Russia: throughput of port Ust-Luga up in H1 2016

In January-June, the port of Ust-Luga handled 44,864,300 tons of cargo (up by 5% YoY), Baltic Sea Ports Administration said. Transshipment of dry bulk cargo climbed by 5% to 12,497,400 tons. Transshipment of general cargo fell by 12%, year-on-year, to 356,200 tons. Transshipment of cargoes carried by ferries totaled 749,000 tons (-24%). The port’s container…

Uzbekistan: business forum took place in Samarkand

An Uzbek-Chinese Business Forum and Cooperation Exchange with participation of business circles of Uzbekistan and China took place in Samarkand. The events were organized in order to further develop partnership relations between entrepreneurs of Uzbekistan and China. They were organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and China Council for the Promotion…

Uzbekistan: food export contracts signed

Uzbekistan signed 270 contracts on the export of fruit and vegetables valued at $2 billion during the First international fruit and vegetable fair in Tashkent on July 12-16. Uzbekoziqovqatholding said that some 27% of the total volume of products for exports would account for vegetables, 25% for grapes, 20% for fruit, 17.6% for dried and…

Uzbekistan: trade-economic ties with Korea discussed

On July 19, the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade of Uzbekistan hosted a meeting with the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Korea to Uzbekistan Kwon Yong Woo. During the meeting, the sides discussed current status and prospects of bilateral trade-economic, investment, financial and technical cooperation. Particular attention was…

Ukraine: Odessa-Brody pipeline oil transit tariffs cut

Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure has approved a 75%-discount for the oil transiting tankers that enter the Yuzhne port, and for the Odessa-Brody oil pipeline. The decision creates favorable terms for oil transiting using the Odessa-Brody pipeline. “The Tariffs Committee of Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry granted Ukrtransnafta’s appeal to set the economically favorable tariffs for port duties…

Tajikistan: Russian companies fail to implement a number of agreements with agrarians

Russian companies that have concluded agreements with Tajik agrarians on purchasing potatoes and onions have failed to fulfill their obligations on those agreements, Tajik Minister of Agriculture Sattor Izatullo said. According to him, Russian companies concluded agreements with Tajik onion and potato producers at the beginning of the year but later changed their mind. “I…

Kazakhstan: online store selling locally made products to be launched

An online store selling only locally made products will be launched in Kazakhstan. Talgat Assylbayev, executive director of the Commodity Producers and Entrepreneurs Association “Made in Kazakhstan”, announced the plans to launch the online store. “Together with the Kazakhstani Association of High-Technology, Energy-Efficient and Innovative Companies we are working on the project of the online…