Business news from Ukraine

BUSINESSMAN ACCUSES TAXMEN FROM KYIV’S STATE FISCAL SERVICE OF ILLEGAL ACTIONS

Columb Trade LLC, which delivers cars from the United States, accuses staff of Kyiv’s State Fiscal Service of misconduct and confiscation of personal property of the company’s co-founders during raiding the company’s office, Columb Trade co-founder Pavlo Kazaryan said at a press conference in Interfax- Ukraine on Tuesday.
According to Kazaryan, during the raid, the employees of the State Fiscal Service seized $28,000, nine MacBooks and 11 iPhones, including personal funds and equipment of the company’s employees.
He said that the raid was made on December 26, 2018 on the basis of a ruling of the Holosiyivsky District Court as part of a pretrial investigation registered on the signs of a criminal offense of covering up illegal activities and tax evasion.
Kazaryan himself considers these actions of the employees of the State Fiscal Service as pressure on legitimate business and raiding.

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POLAND’S DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ARRANGES FOR ACQUISITION OF GDAŃSK SHIPYARD FROM UKRAINIAN BUSINESSMAN TARUTA

The Industrial Development Agency of Poland (IDA) has reported that the first, most important stage of negotiations on the acquisition of the stake belonged to Ukrainian businessman Serhiy Taruta in Gdańsk Shipyard S.A. and GSG Towers Sp. z o.o has been completed.
“On March 28, the sides signed an agreement (the so-called term sheet) regarding the main terms of the final deal… The sides approved the key conditions of the deal and the schedule for the transfer of control over companies to the IDA,” the IDA said on its website.
The agency said that the offer was preceded by several weeks of intensive talks launched in January 2018 after the IDA filed an application to purchase assets from the Ukrainian owner.
Earlier Taruta told Hromadske TV that his daughter held the negotiations, as he is not involved in business now.
According to the report, of the IDA, its offer is of the market nature. The finalization of the deal still requires the observation of some conditions approved by the two sides, including the approval from the Poland’s antimonopoly agency.
The IDA plans to stabilize the situation at the two enterprises and continue building ships and towers for wind farms.
The IDA now owns 18.59% in Gdańsk Shipyard and 50% in GSG Towers, while the rest of the shares belong to the Ukrainian investor.

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