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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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”,…

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Ukraine: IMF waiting for prosecution of corrupt high-level officials

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is waiting for decisive steps particularly need to be taken to fight corruption from the Ukrainian authorities, including prosecuting and convicting corrupt high-level officials, the mission of the IMF said after visiting Kyiv on November 3-17. “While there has been progress in setting up new institutions, including the National Anti-Corruption…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Ukraine has to increase the production of alternative crops

Ukrainian agrarians have to increase the share of alternative crops in the structure of agricultural production, including pulses, the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Kutovyi declared. According to him, cultivation of pulses allows diversifying agricultural crops production and improving the soil quality. For example, India is one of the largest countries-importers…

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