Estonia: local bank account for e-residents starting business not to be required

Estonia’s Ministry of Justice has introduced a bill to amend the Commercial Code to resolve an issue that has in practice inhibited foreign investors from investing in Estonian private limited companies. Currently, e-residents have either founded or are shareholders in approximately 5,600 businesses registered in Estonia. So few e-residents have registered new businesses thus far…

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Ukraine: parliamentary committee supports bills on trade protection

The parliamentary committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship has supported some governmental bills in the sphere of trade protection, the Economic Development and Trade Ministry reports. “On May 23 the Verkhovna Rada committee on industrial policy and entrepreneurship supported a number of draft laws on trade protection approved by the government in February 2010. The…

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Belarus: trade with Israel up in 2017

In 2017 the Belarus-Israel trade rose by more than 50%, the Belarusian Embassy in Israel reported. On May 21-22 an official delegation headed by Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy visited Israel for the 6th meeting of the joint Belarusian-Israeli committee on trade and economic cooperation. “During the meeting the parties reviewed the economic cooperation…

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