Ukraine: to resume exports of eggs to Israel

Ukrainian poultry products could return to the Israeli market by the end of this spring, Ukraine’s Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry has reported. The ministry said that the talks between Ukraine’s State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Rights Protection and Israel’s Veterinary Service were being held. “The resumption of poultry products exports to Israel…

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Ukraine: Artemsil resumes salt deliveries to Hungary and Slovakia

Artemsil State Enterprise has recorded a growing demand for salt products among European consumers and announced the resumption of salt deliveries to Hungary and Slovakia. “The enterprise resumed salt deliveries to BorsodChem Chemical Plant (Hungary) at the end of 2016 and is planning to resume cooperation with Novaky Chemical Plant (Slovakia),” Artemsil Director Volodymyr Dolya…

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Ukraine: PrivatBank redirects claims of creditors in bail-in to NBU and DGF

PrivatBank (Dnipro) denies claims of creditors, liabilities of which were exchanged to additionally issued shares during the nationalization of the bank. “It is no secret that temporary administration (the Individuals Deposit Guarantee Fund) jointly with the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) conducted the bail-in transaction when some passives affiliated with former shareholders as the NBU…

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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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