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The Woodworking and Furniture Committee

The Woodworking and Furniture Committee



The Woodworking and Furniture Committee was established in October 2015 within the framework of the European Business Association. The Committee unites businesses with experience in the woodwork or furniture industries and local facilities in Ukraine for production of respective goods.

The EBA Woodworking & Furniture Committee


Committee members


    

   

  • Kronospan Ua, Llc
  • Kostopil plywood plant LLC
  • Odek Ukraine LLC
  • Swisspan Limited LLC
  • UKRAINIAN SAWMILLS LLC
  • Latschbacher Ukraine LTD (Associate member)

Bogdan Tsupryk, Director at Swisspan Limited, was reelected as the Committee Chair in 2017.

Committee priorities for 2017


 Improve legal regulations for the woodwork and furniture industries    Ensure availability of equal and transparent market mechanisms for wood purchasing
 Cooperation with state authorities with the aim to improve state policy and to increase the investment attractiveness of the woodwork and furniture industries    Facilitate the liberalization and deregulation of business in the woodwork and furniture industries
 Facilitate the improvement of existing VAT regulations and VAT refund procedures    Improve national procedures of wood origination audits to be in compliance with international standards
 Ensure sustainable forest management and recreation of wood resources consumed by the industry    Ensuring equal non-discriminatory conditions of wood consumption for all industries using wood as a raw material
 Promote usage of wood in construction    

 Legal Partner

Successes & Progresses

12.01.2017 17:39
Woodworking and Furniture
The State Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine (‘Agency’) issued an obligatory order for the heads of state enterprises under Agency while export of fuelwood to limit the length of 2 meters.

03.11.2016 15:15
Woodworking and Furniture
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the new version of Sanitary Rules in Forests of Ukraine

12.08.2016 12:20
Woodworking and Furniture
The heads of regional departments of forestry and hunting and forestry managers should disclose all information about forest felling and put up all volumes of unprocessed timber at the auction trades

Activity

13.02.2017 10:10
Woodworking and Furniture
The EBA representatives joined the expert discussion of the Draft Order on sale of unprocessed timber.

03.02.2017 15:20
Woodworking and Furniture
Representatives of the EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee joined the meeting of two sub-groups of the Working group on reforming approaches to the forest resources management under the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.

11.11.2016 11:00
Woodworking and Furniture
Woodworking and Furniture Committee representatives took part in the round table “Timber Export: Searching for a compromise”. The round table is hosted by the State Forest Resources Agency under the auspices of Better Regulation Delivery Office with participation of the Environment Agency (Austria) and the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relation (Germany).

08.11.2016 12:30
Woodworking and Furniture
Woodworking and Furniture Committee members had a meeting with Mr Ostap Yednak, member of the Parliament. During this meeting the issues of forest industry reforming were discussed.

10.10.2016 11:15
Woodworking and Furniture
Woodworking and Furniture Committee members had a meeting with Ms Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine for European Integration and representatives of State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine, Better Regulation Delivery Office, FLEG II Program (The World Bank). During this meeting the issues of supply of resources to the woodworking enterprises were discussed, in particular, the issues of execution and improvement of the current Order of sale of unprocessed timber.

14.09.2016 16:10
Woodworking and Furniture
Re: special auction trade of unprocessed timber

To: First Vice-Prime-Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Mr Stepan Kubiv

12.09.2016 10:00
Woodworking and Furniture
The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting with The World Bank (FLEG II) and Better Regulation Delivery Office representatives re following issues of reforming the forest industry:
1. Mechanism of unprocessed timber sale;
2. Forest harvest residue and waste;
3. Processing and recycling of wood waste.

12.08.2016 16:10
Woodworking and Furniture
Re: Draft CMU Resolution regarding new rules for sanitary forest felling.

To: Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Volodymyr Groysman, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mr Taras Kutovyi, Acting Head of State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine, Ms Kristina Yushkevych.

22.07.2016 15:00
EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee Meeting

14.07.2016 11:00
Woodworking and Furniture
The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting with Better Regulation Delivery Office representatives re issues of reforming the forest industry.

11.07.2016 15:00
EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee Meeting

07.06.2016 14:00
Woodworking and Furniture
The EBA Woodworking & Furniture and Fuel & Energy Committees took part in the working meeting with the State Agency on Energy Efficency and Energy Saving of Ukraine and other associations regarding:

1) the Draft Order of unprocessed timber sale;

2) the definition of biomass established by Law of Ukraine No.514 as 4 June 2015 (On amendments to certain laws of Ukraine on ensuring competitive conditions for production of electricity from alternative energy sources).

07.06.2016 09:00
Woodworking and Furniture
Re:
1) Draft Law regarding abolition of timber export ban;
2) Darft CMU Resolution regarding Order of unprocessed timber sale;
2) Darft CMU Resolution regarding Accounting of timber for all permanent forest users.

To: Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration, Ms Vladyslava Rutytska





25.05.2016 16:10
Woodworking and Furniture
Re:
1) Draft Law regarding abolition of timber export ban;
2) Darft CMU Resolution regarding Order of unprocessed timber sale;
2) Darft CMU Resolution regarding Accounting of timber for all permanent forest users.

To: Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mr Taras Kutovyi, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine, Ms Nataliya Mykolska, First Deputy Head of State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine, Ms Kristina Yushkevych

23.05.2016 11:00
Woodworking and Furniture
The representatives of the EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee took part in the working group meeting on improving the Order of unprocessed timber sale, chaired by Ms Kristina Yushkevych, First Deputy Head of State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine.

16.05.2016 12:30
Woodworking and Furniture
The representatives of the EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee took part in the meeting, chaired by Mr Taras Kutovy, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. Discussed the unprocessed timber sale and the fulfillment of international obligations of Ukraine.

14.05.2016 10:05
Woodworking and Furniture
Mr Bogdan Tsupryk, the Woodworking and Furniture Committee Chair, took part in the meeting with Mr Oleksandr Danilyuk, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, Ms Olena Makeeva, the Deputy Minister of Finance, and Mr Roman Nasirov, State Fiscal Service Head.

Discussed hot VAT refund topic and tax administration.

12.05.2016 15:00
EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee Meeting
The main topic is the Draft Resolutions re 1) Order of unprocessed timber sale and 2) Accounting of timber for all permanent forest users.

07.04.2016 15:00
EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee Meeting

21.03.2016 10:30
Woodworking and Furniture
The Draft Law "On Peculiarities of State Regulation of Business Entities Associated with the Sale and Export of Timber" regarding the establishment of legal principles of accounting and sale of wood products, in order to comply with the requirements of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, was discussed during the EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting with Ms. Nataliya Mykolska, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine – Trade Representative of Ukraine and Mr. Nicholas Burge, the Head of Trade and Economic Section (Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine).

11.03.2016 15:00
Woodworking and Furniture
Woodworking and Furniture Committee members had a meeting with Mr Yaroslav Krasnopolskiy, the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, and State Agency of Forest Resources of Ukraine representatives, during which the following issues were discussed:
1. Reforming the forest industry;
2. Execution of the current Order of sale of untreated timber;
3. Draft Regulation about the Order of sale of untreated timber.

04.03.2016 12:00
EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee Meeting

19.02.2016 16:10
Woodworking and Furniture
Re: the Draft Regulation approving the Order of sale of untreated timber and the price increase for untreated timber
To: First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mr Yaroslav Krasnopolskiy, Head of State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine, Mr Oleksandr Kovalchuk

26.01.2016 17:15
Woodworking and Furniture
Woodworking and Furniture Committee members had a meeting with the State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine representatives, during which the following issues were discussed:
1. Starting price increase for untreated timber at the auctions, the absence of a transparent mechanism for the formation of such price;
2. Execution of the current Order of sale of untreated timber not in full;
3. Draft Regulation about the Order of sale of untreated timber.

18.01.2016 12:30
EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee Meeting

09.12.2015 16:05
Woodworking and Furniture
Re: the price increase for untreated timber
To: Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Of Ukraine, Mr Oleksiy Pavlenko

01.12.2015 15:00
EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee Meeting

15.10.2015 11:00
Woodworking and Furniture
Re: The Draft Regulation approving the Order of sale of untreated timber
To: Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mr Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mr Oleksiy Pavlenko, Head of State Agency of forest resources of Ukraine, Mr Oleksandr Kovalchuk

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