Belarus: export of dairy horse breeding technologies under consideration

OOO BelKumysProm in Logoisk district, Minsk region is considering the possibility of exporting dairy horse breeding technologies, the company’s director Oleg Sivchenko said. The BelKumysProm director said: “We intend to seriously start selling dairy horse breeding technologies abroad. In particular, negotiations are in progress with several regions of Russia, with Kazakhstan and Lithuania. The company…

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Uzbekistan: pensions to be paid in cash starting February 2017

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Resolution “On Additional Measures for Improvement of Wage, Pensions, Welfare Benefits and Stipend Payment Mechanisms.” The resolution outlines unprecedented steps to secure the rights and interests of pensioners, students and other socially vulnerable groups, who will now have fewer hurdles in paying for goods and services across Uzbekistan. The resolution…

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Kyrgyzstan: foreign trade turnover with the EAEU member-states down

In January-November of 2016 Kyrgyzstan decreased foreign trade turnover with the member-states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) by 16.7%, the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov declared. The foreign trade turnover with the EAEU totaled $1.744 billion. In January-November 2016 the import supplies reached $3.62 billion, down by 0.1%. Imports reduced, due to lowering…

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Ukraine: State Treasury resumes VAT refunding

Ukraine’s State Treasury Service on February 1, resumed VAT refunding. Government resolution No. 26 approving the rules for keeping the register of applications for return of VAT dated January 25, came into effect. “On February 2, treasury agencies provided for executing applications for UAH 2.187 billion that had conclusions from the State Fiscal Service about…

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Ukraine: gas consumption down in 2016

In 2016 Ukraine reduced natural gas consumption by 4.1% (by 1.366 billion cubic meters) YoY, to 32.361 billion cubic meters. According to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, in particular, industry consumed 9.599 billion cubic meters (down by 15.9%), households and budget-sustained organizations used 12.457 billion cubic meters (up by 2.3%), heating companies –…

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Tajikistan: companies take part in Textillegprom fair in Moscow

A delegation of Tajikistan textile and clothing companies took part in a three-day leading international textiles and apparel trade fair Textillegprom. For the seventh time the International Trade Center (ITC) organized participation of Tajik companies at this largest specialized industry event in the Russian Federation. According to ITC Tajikistan, this year the following companies from…

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Uzbekistan: Tashkent hosts Uzbek-American business forum

The American-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce held its regular meeting. Representatives of some 30 major US companies, including General Motors, General Electric, Caterpillar discussed the current state and priority directions of economic and investment cooperation, aimed at further strengthening mutually beneficial business relations between Uzbekistan and the United States. The Uzbek side at the meeting was…

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Ukraine: introduction of reference pricing of medicines postponed

Reference pricing will be introduced in Ukraine from April 1, along with the introduction of the medicine reimbursement program. The decision was made at a government meeting. “After analyzing the preparatory work to introduce regulation, holding consultations with manufacturers and market players, it was determined the proper execution of the regulation required a longer transitive…

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