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PARLIAMENT RATIFIES AGREEMENT ON CO-PRODUCTION OF AUDIOVISUAL WORKS WITH CANADA

KYIV. Sept 2 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Verkhovna Rada has ratified an agreement on the joint production of audiovisual works between the governments of Ukraine and Canada.

Some 318 deputies voted for corresponding bill No. 0040 at the plenary session on Wednesday.

The agreement was signed in Toronto on July 2, 2019.

An explanatory note to the draft law says that the ratification of the agreement will contribute to the intensification of the international activities of the subjects of cinematography of Ukraine in joint film production with other countries.

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UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT RATIFIES AMENDMENTS TO TREATY BETWEEN UKRAINE AND TURKEY TO AVOID DOUBLE TAXATION

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has ratified a protocol on Amendments to the Convention between the Government of Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey for avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and real estate.

An Interfax-Ukraine correspondent has reported that a total of 320 MPs backed bill No. 0005 on ratification of the amendments on Wednesday.

According to the conclusion of the foreign policy committee, the changes relate, in particular, to the procedure for taxation of income received by residents of the state, which is party in the treaty, from the disposal of shares or other rights; the procedure for taxation of remuneration received in connection with employment on a ship, aircraft, or other transport operated by an enterprise of the state, which is party in the treaty. The changes will also concern the exchange of information.

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UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT RATIFIES CHANGES TO ENERGY ANNEX TO EU-UKRAINE AGREEMENT

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ratified amendments to Annex XXVII to the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.
Some 231 people’s deputies voted for the corresponding bill at a meeting of the parliament on June 6.

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