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LOBBY # 7
14 February 2012
To help you be in the know of how daily lobbying work is done we have prepared a brief overview of EBA lobbying activities illustrating the tremendous work being done to advocate the interests of EBA membership.

The issue covers high-ranking meetings with state officials, daily committee and official correspondence work and the media outreach of the European Business Association that happened during December 2011 - February 2012.
  Lobbying Calendar
Lobbying Progress
Lobbying Highlights
Upcoming Lobbying Event
Lobbying Diary
Advocating in the media
Lobbying Calendar
01.12.2011 Competition
EBA Competition Committee participated in the Round Table organised by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the AMCU) with regard to the introduction of leniency...
07.12.2011 Taxation
The EBA held a meeting with Sergiy Tigipko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Social Policy Minister, and discussed the initiative of wealth tax introduction...
13.12.2011 Consumer Electronics and Dairy Sector
Representatives of EBA Consumer Electronics and Dairy Committees held a meeting with Myhailo Brodskyi, Government Representative for deregulation...
13.12.2011 Agrochemicals
EBA Agrochemical Committee held a meeting with Volodymyr Kalashnykov, Deputy Head of the Main State Inspection for Plant Protection of Ukraine, and other...
19.12.2011 Internal Trade
EBA representatives participated in the meeting organised by the Verkhovna Rada's Committee on industrial and regulatory policy and entrepreneurship chaired by MP...
20.12.2011 Dairy
Representatives of EBA Dairy Committee participated in the Round Table in Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC). The event chaired by the First Deputy Head...
11.01.2012 Agrochemicals
EBA Agrochemical Committee held a meeting with Oleksander Tokar, Head of the Main State Inspection for Plant Protection of Ukraine, and Volodymyr Kalashnikov...
11.01.2012 Committee on Economic reforms
EBA President Tomas Fiala and EBA Executive Director Anna Derevyanko took part in the sitting of the Committee on economic reforms headed by the President of Ukraine...
12.01.2012 Clinical Trials
EBA Clinical Trials Subcommittee had a meeting with Taras Lyaskovskiy (Ministry of Health of Ukraine) and Anatoliy Morozov (State Expert Centre). During the meeting...
17.01.2012 Internal Trade
Svetlana Mikhaylovska, EBA Lobbying Team Leader, took part in the working group on the Draft Law on Internal Trade conducted under the auspices of the Ukrainian...
23.01.2012 Taxation
Some EBA representatives were invited to the meeting with the Head of the State Tax Service Оleksandr Klimenko. During the meeting Mr Klimenko confirmed that tax...
23.01.2012 Banking & Finance
The European Business Association successfully held the year-opening General Meeting with Yuriy Kolobov, First Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine...
25.01.2012 Regulatory Affairs
The EBA held a meeting regarding Technical Regulation on Detergents. This time the guest speakers were: Valentyna Yanovych - Head of Division on Technical...
26.01.2012 Agrochemicals
EBA Agrochemical Committee held a meeting with Oleksandr Tokar, Head of the Main State Inspection for Plant Protection of Ukraine. The meeting was devoted to the...
26.01.2012 Agrochemicals
EBA Agrochemical Committee held a meeting with Tom McHale, Chairperson of ECPA Anti-Counterfeit Expert Group. The participants discussed best European...
01.02.2012 Taxation
The EBA held a meeting with the officials of the State Tax Service of Ukraine. The main goal of the meeting was to give EBA members an opportunity to discuss the tax...
02.02.2012 Grain and Oilseeds
The European Business Association participated in the Round Table on the Draft Law on Land Market No. 9001-d (Draft Law)held at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine...
03.02.2012 Health Care
EBA Health Care Committee held a meeting with the chief officials of the State Service for Medical Drugs and discussed the Resolution No 902 and its possible amendments...
06.02.2012 Health Care
In January-February 2012 EBA Health Care Committee had a series of meetings with state authorities, namely the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, State Service for Medical...
07.02.2012 Agrochemicals
EBA Agrochemical Committee took part in the meeting of the Agriculture Working Group of the Domestic and Foreign Investors Council under the President of Ukraine...
Lobbying Progress


24 November 2011  Energy Labelling of Consumer Electronics

7 December 2011  Labelling of Consumer Radio Electronics

23 January 2012  Electromagnetic Compatibility of Equipment



13 December 2011  Medicines Advertising Ban Cancelled

22 December 2011  Mandatory Enactment of Technical Regulations for Medical Devices is Postponed for One Calendar Year

23 December 2011  Family members of foreigners staying in Ukraine are granted a right to apply for temporary residence permit
Lobbying Highlights

23 January 2012
EBA General Meeting with Yuriy Kolobov
The European Business Association successfully held the year-opening General Meeting with Yuriy Kolobov, First Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine. The meeting titled "2012 Financial Forecast by the National Bank of Ukraine" gathered around 150 EBA members - representatives of banking and finance sectors.
Full report and photos >>

2 February 2012
EBA General Meeting with Vadym Kopylov
The European Business Association held the General meeting with Vadym Kopylov, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. The event gathered more than 100 members of EBA community, with all sectors of the economy being represented.
Full report and photos >>
10 February 2012
EBA General Meeting with Valeriy Khoroshkovsky
The European Business Association successfully held the meeting of its membership with the newly-appointed Minister of Finance of Ukraine Valery Khoroshkovsky.

The meeting was unprecedented in terms of its attendance: more than 300 representatives of EBA member companies, and EU Embassies joined the event.
Full report and photos >>
Upcoming Lobbying Event
16 February 2012
EBA General Meeting with Ihor Kaletnik
"Customs and Business: cooperation makes perfect"
Marked with positive changes in customs clearance process, the year 2011 brought the synergy of business and customs to a new level. That became possible due to the continuous support and commitment of the State Customs Service. However a number of challenges business faces when dealing with customs still exists. Among them are: e-declaration fine-tuning, customs clearance delays at the end of calendar month, customs nomenclature and valuation methods, and redrafted Customs Code.
Details >>
Lobbying Diary
30.11.2011 Agrochemicals
The European Business Association appealed to Mykola Zlochevskiy, the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine, regarding proposals to the draft Concept of the National Program of waste management in Ukraine.
01.12.2011 Tax
The European Business Association appealed to Oleksandr Klymenko, the Head of State Tax Service of Ukraine, regarding comments on the Draft Law on Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine, suggesting extension of the scope of tax promissory notes' application.
02.12.2011 Grain and Oilseeds
The European Business Association appealed to Grygoriy Kaletnik, the Chairman of the Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and Mykola Kalyuzhnyi, Deputy Head of the State Agency of Land Resources of Ukraine, regarding Draft Law № 9001-1 on Land Market.
02.12.2011 Regulatory Affairs
The European Business Association appealed to Andriy Klyuyev, the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of economic development and trade, Dmytro Kolesnikov, the Chairman of the State Agency of Ukraine for the Management of State Corporate Rights and Property, Sergiy Orekhov, the Head of the State Inspectorate on the Consumers Rights Protection, regarding the Technical Regulation of detergents, in particular regarding the ban of fruits pictures usage on the liquid household products.
07.12.2011 Tax
The European Business Association appealed to Vitaliy Khomutynnik, the Head of Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Banking, Tax and Customs Policy regarding the Draft Law on Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine, particularly to provisions on corporate income taxation.
07.12.2011 Tax
The European Business Association appealed to Sergiy Tigipko, the Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine, regarding wealth tax introduction.
12.12.2011 Currency Regulation and Financial Services
The European Business Association appealed to Dmitriy Tevelev, the head of Securities and Stock Market state Commission regarding comments on the admission of securities of foreign issuers to Ukraine.
15.12.2011 Fuel and Energy
The European Business Association appealed to Sergiy Titenko the Chairman of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission of Ukraine, regarding comments to the Draft Resolution of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission.
16.12.2011 Regulatory Affairs
The European Business Association appealed to Andriy Klyuyev, the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of economic development and trade, regarding the Technical Regulation of detergents.
21.12.2011 Consumer Electronics
The European Business Association appealed to Andriy Klyuyev, the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economic Development and Trade, regarding labelling of radio electronics with registration labels.
23.12.2011 Dairy
The European Business Association appealed to Andriy Klyuyev, the First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economic Development and Trade, regarding Draft CMU Resolution on GMO labelling of food products.
26.12.2011 Health Care
The European Business Association appealed to Alexander Anischenko, Minister of Health of Ukraine, regarding the mandatory minimum range of medicines for pharmacies once again put for public discussion.
10.01.2012 Tax
The European Business Association appealed to Oleksandr Klymenko, Head of the State Tax Service of Ukraine regarding the issue of VAT refund.
11.01.2012 Tax
The European Business Association appealed to Vitaliy Khomutynnik, Head of Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Banking, Tax and Customs Policy, and Oleksandr Klimenko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine Fedir Yaroshenko and Head of the State Tax Service of Ukraine with its proposals to the Tax Code of Ukraine.
12.01.2012 Dairy
The European Business Association appealed to Volodymyr Lytvyn, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, regarding the withdrawal of the Draft Law "On Domestic Trade" and passing it for reconsideration.
12.01.2012 Health Care
The European Business Association appealed to Ihor Kaletnik, Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine, regarding the adoption of the Order of the State Customs Service of Ukraine № 1079 from December 23, 2011.
13.01.2012 Competition
The European Business Association appealed to Vasyl Tsushko, Head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, regarding comments on exemption from responsibility in cartel.
16.01.2012 Corporate Governance
The European Business Association appealed to Serhiy Arbuzov, Head of National Bank of Ukraine, and Dmytro Tevelev, Head of National Commission on Securities and Stock Market of Ukraine, regarding converting debts into equity.
17.01.2012 Agrochemicals
The European Business Association appealed to Mykola Prysiazhniuk, Minister on Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, regarding the draft order of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine "On approval of questions list for the implementation of planned activities of the State Supervision (Control) over compliance with Plant Protection legislation and unified forms of inspections acts by economic entities."
18.01.2012 Grain and Oilseeds
The European Business Association appealed to Andriy Klyuyev, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Mykola Prysyazhnyuk, Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine, and Mykhailo Brodskyi, Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Regulatory Policy and Development of Entrepreneurship, concerning the problems with certification of transportation of agricultural products.
19.01.2012 Consumer Electronics
The European Business Association appealed to Andriy Klyuyev, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, and Mykhailo Brodskyi, Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Regulatory Policy and Development of Entrepreneurship, with the positions on amending the Draft Law of Ukraine on Amending Some Laws of Ukraine on Cancelation of Producer's Conformity Declaration Registration.
23.01.2012 Grain and Oilseeds
The European Business Association appealed to Volodymyr Kozak, Director General of Ukrzaliznytsya (Ukrainian Railroad Company), regarding the problems related to the deficiency of grain hoppers necessary to ensure the transportation of agricultural products, and also concerning the issues associated with discrimination in access to operational fleet by grain market operators.
25.01.2012 Health Care
The European Business Association appealed to Oleksiy Solovyov, Head of the State Administration of Ukraine on Medicinal Products, regarding amendments to the Procedure for import of unregistered medical devices into the customs territory of Ukraine.
25.01.2012 Dairy
The European Business Association appealed to Mykola Azarov, Prime Minister of Ukraine, regarding the Draft CMU Resolution "On GMO labeling of foodstuffs".
26.01.2012 Tax and Customs
The European Business Association appealed to Igor Temkizhev, Head of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, regarding the delays in consideration of administrative appeals.
30.01.2012 Regulatory Affairs
The European Business Association appealed to Mykola Azarov, Prime Minister of Ukraine, regarding the licensing for export of production with aluminum alloy.
31.01.2012 Customs
The European Business Association appealed to Sergiy Arbuzov, Head of the National Bank of Ukraine, and Igor Kaletnik, Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine, regarding problematic issues of electronic customs clearance.
31.01.2012 Health Care
The European Business Association appealed to Vasyl Tsushko, Head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, regarding the investigation of the pharmaceutical market by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
31.01.2012 Consumer Electronics
The European Business Association appealed to Mykola Azarov, Prime Minister of Ukraine, to support the adoption of the Draft Technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility of equipment developed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.
1.02.2012 Consumer Electronics
The European Business Association appealed to Olexiy Yanov, Deputy Chairman of the State Service for Intellectual Property of Ukraine, regarding the amendment to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 992 of 27 June 2003.
2.02.2012 Health Care
The European Business Association appealed to Liudmyla Konoshevych, Acting Head of the Pharmaceutical Sector Development Department of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, regarding the amendments to the Procedure for import into the territory of Ukraine of unregistered drugs, standard samples, and reagents.
3.02.2012 Consumer Electronics
The European Business Association appealed to Ihor Kaletnik, Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine, regarding customs clearance of products that are not subject to mandatory certification in Ukraine.
07.02.2012 Regulatory Affairs
The European Business Association appealed to Mykola Zlochevsky, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, regarding the import (export) of production in non-aerosol packaging and its transit.
08.02.2012 Customs
The European Business Association appealed to Vitaliy Khomutynnik, Head of Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Banking, Tax and Customs Policy, regarding its proposals to the new Customs Code of Ukraine.
08.02.2012 Agrochemicals
The European Business Association appealed to Oleksandr Dorokhovsky, First Deputy Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine, regarding possible delays in customs clearance of quality crop protection products.
09.02.2012 Consumer Electronics
The European Business Association appealed to Vitaliy Khomutynnik, Head of Parliamentary Committee on Finance, Banking, Tax and Customs Policy, regarding prevention of complication of equipment and blank data storages customs clearance that may be used for reproduction of copyrights objects.
09.02.2012 Corporate Governance
The European Business Association appealed to Leonid Yefimenko, Head of State Registration Service of Ukraine, Sergiy Gurzhiy, Head of State Service of Financial Monitoring of Ukraine and Oleksandr Barbeliuk, Director of State Registration Department of Legal Entities and Private Entrepreneurs of State Registration Service of Ukraine, regarding the problems with the registration of legal entities.
Advocating in the media
EBA lobbying initiatives have always been strongly supported by the press. Below you can get acquainted with several of articles published in December 2011 - January 2012.
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