Business news from Ukraine

UKRAINE PLANS TO AVOID DOUBLE TAXATION WITH OMAN

The Cabinet of Ministers has authorized Finance Minister Oksana Markarova to sign an agreement with the government of Oman to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion with respect to income and capital taxes.
The government made the relevant decision at a meeting on July 24 without discussion.
In addition, the government authorized Markarova to sign a protocol on amendments to the agreement on avoiding double taxation with the government of the United Arab Emirates.

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UKRAINIAN DAIRY WILL BE EXPORTED TO OMAN

The State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumers’ Rights Protection and the competent authority of the Sultanate of Oman have agreed on the requirements for exports of Ukrainian dairy products to Oman, the press service of the Ukrainian agency has said.
According to information on the website of the service, Ukrainian manufacturers must provide a veterinary certificate, a certificate of origin of products and a certificate of tests for radiation.
According to the agency, the work on the promotion of Ukrainian dairy products to the markets of other countries of the Persian Gulf continues.
As reported, Ukraine in 2018 opened 85 export markets for various types of products and increased the number of enterprises that received the right to export food of animal origin. Some 126 national producers are allowed to export food to EU countries.

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COMPANY FROM OMAN WINS TENDER TO USE ODESA PORT-SIDE PLANT ON TOLLING TERMS

ETFX UK Group (Oman) has won a tender to use the facilities of PJSC Odesa Port-Side Plant on the tolling terms, First Deputy Director of the plant Mykola Schurikov has said. “After counting the points of the participants, ETFX UK Group receives the maximum number of points,” he wrote on Facebook. ETFX UK Group offered Odesa Port-Side Plant to pay for its work at $34 per tonne of produced ammonia and $46.5 per tonne of produced urea.
According to Schurikov, besides the winner, the bids were submitted by International V.T.I. Group Holding B.V. (the United States) and Boros LLC, but their packages of documents were incomplete.
International V.T.I. Group, as well as Trameta K.S. (Slovakia) requested an extension of the deadline for filing documents, but the tender commission did not find the necessary grounds for this.
As reported, Odesa Port-Side Plant refers to work on the tolling terms as the only possible option for resuming operations in the conditions of failure of privatization attempts and accumulated debt for gas to Naftogaz Ukrainy, which exceeds UAH 1.5 billion.
The state-owned Odesa Port-Side Plant produces chemical products, and also transships ammonia to sea transport.

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