Dairy Committee representatives conducted a meeting with the Head of State Service of Ukraine on food safety and consumers’ protection, Mr Volodymyr Lapa. In course of the meeting a number of issues were discussed, in particular: frequency of taking the imported samples for laboratory investigations, elimination of duplications and payments in export of goods of animal origin, draft legislative acts on which Dairy and Food Committees are working. The solutions to the mentioned issues have been agreed.
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.
EBA Logistics Committee took part in the meeting on solving of urgent problems in the work of PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" with Mr Yaroslav Dubnevych, the Head of VRU Transport Committee, Mr Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine and Mr Wojciech Balczun, the Head of PJSC "UZ".
Dairy Committee representatives took part in the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on agrarian policy and land issues. As a result of last-minute change of the agenda, only the issue of prolongation of moratorium for sale of agricultural land was considered. The Committee has voted for 1 year moratorium prolongation by supporting the Draft Law № 5123-1.
IT Prospect has held a public battle between the US guests, global IT markets experts from advisory company ISG and Luxoft and the government representative Olexandr Danchenko, Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Informatization and Communications. The topic of the battle was "What should Ukraine do to become a powerful IT software destination?".
EBA Grain & Oilseed Committee representatives took part in the meeting of the Grain Working Group, chaired by the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Mr. Taras Kutovyi, where Annex №1 to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and Legal Entities – Grain Exporters for 2016 / 2017 marketing year was signed.
During Lviv IT Arena the IT Committee representatives together with PwC presented results of the uniques macroeconomic research and three scenarios of the Ukrainian IT industry development. This research is based on the official Ukrainian and international statistics, data provided by top 5 Ukrainian IT companies.
Dairy Committee representatives took part in a Round Table “Dairy industry in the end of the year: challenges requiring the solutions”. The event was chaired by the Member of the Parliament’s Committee on agrarian policy and land issues Mr Leonid Kozachenko and with the participation of the Head of the State Service of Ukraine on food safety and consumers protection. The participants discussed a number of important issues, in particular, the current status of the dairy market development, forecast for 2017, state support, consumers’ rights protection, measures against the falsifications and the other issues.