Woodworking and Furniture Committee

The Committee was established in October 2015. It unites businesses with experience in the woodwork or furniture industries and local facilities in Ukraine for production of respective goods.

Committee’s priorities: Improve legal regulations for the woodwork and furniture industries; 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 improvement of existing vat regulations and vat refund procedures; Ensure sustainable forest management and recreation of wood resources consumed by the industry; Promote usage of wood in construction; Ensure availability of equal and transparent market mechanisms for wood purchasing; Facilitate the liberalization and deregulation of business in the woodwork and furniture industries; Improve national procedures of wood origination audits to be in compliance with international standards; Ensuring equal non-discriminatory conditions of wood consumption for all industries using wood as a raw material

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Meetings
Letters
30/10/2018
Woodworking and Furniture

Coordinator of the Committee on Woodworking and Furniture Yevhen Kuzmenko joined the meeting held yesterday…

17:00
17:00
29/12/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Representatives of the Woodworking and Furniture Committee met with Mr Maxim Martynyuk, First Deputy Minister…

16:00
16:00
06/12/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Representatives of the Woodworking and Furniture Committee joined the outgoing meeting of the Verkhovna Rada…

11:00
11:00
07/11/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Representatives of the EBA Wood and Furniture Committee at the invitation of the World Bank…

15:30
15:30
11/08/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting with Prozorro Sales and BRDO representatives, during which the issue…

19:23
19:23
01/08/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting, during which the following issues were discussed:

16:48
16:48
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee experts joined the second meeting of the working group…

16:27
16:27
26/07/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee experts joined the first meeting of the working group…

15:23
15:23
22/06/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting with Olexander Chernykh, head of Industrial policy pepartment…

21:18
21:18
13/02/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA representatives joined the expert discussion of the Draft Order on sale of unprocessed…

16:52
16:52
03/02/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Representatives of the EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee joined the meeting of two sub-groups of…

11:11
11:11
30/10/2018
Woodworking and Furniture

Coordinator of the Committee on Woodworking and Furniture Yevhen Kuzmenko joined the meeting held yesterday in the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine with the authors of the Study on Illegal Logging in Ukraine and the export of wood thus harvested to the EU markets – representatives of the British non-governmental organization Earthsigh.

17:00
17:00
29/12/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Representatives of the Woodworking and Furniture Committee met with Mr Maxim Martynyuk, First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, and discussed key issues of reforming the forest industry.

16:00
16:00
06/12/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Representatives of the Woodworking and Furniture Committee joined the outgoing meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations to discuss the main issues of forestry reform.

11:00
11:00
07/11/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Representatives of the EBA Wood and Furniture Committee at the invitation of the World Bank Office participated in a roundtable devoted to the discussion of the draft Strategy for Sustainable Development and Institutional Reform of the Forest and Hunting Economy of Ukraine for the period up to 2022

15:30
15:30
11/08/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting with Prozorro Sales and BRDO representatives, during which the issue of introduction of electronic trade of unprocessed timber was discussed.

19:23
19:23
01/08/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting, during which the following issues were discussed:
1). Harmonization of technical standards;
2). Draft Law “On timber market”.

16:48
16:48
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee experts joined the second meeting of the working group at the State Agency of Forest Resources, which should elobarate amendments to the legislation on reforming the forestry of Ukraine. The Draft Strategy of balanced development of forestry and hunting economy of Ukraine for the period up to 2022 was disscussed and approved during this meeting.

16:27
16:27
26/07/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee experts joined the first meeting of the working group at the State Agency of Forest Resources, which should elobarate amendments to the legislation on reforming the forestry of Ukraine.

The Strategy of balanced development of forestry and hunting economy of Ukraine for the period up to 2022 was taken as the basis for the reform of the industry.

15:23
15:23
22/06/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA Woodworking and Furniture Committee meeting with Olexander Chernykh, head of Industrial policy pepartment of Ministry of economic development and trade of Ukraine re following issues

21:18
21:18
13/02/2017
Woodworking and Furniture

The EBA representatives joined the expert discussion of the Draft Order on sale of unprocessed timber.

16:52
16:52
03/02/2017
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
11:11

Committee infographic

477 m UAH taxes paid to Ukrainian budget in 2015
319 m EUR investments in Ukrainian economy since 2004
1450 workplaces created
300 000 m3 / year planned production volume of sawn goods
710 m3 chipboard created in 2015 (about 50% of the market)

Committee board

Chair

BogdanTsupryk

Swisspan Limited

Deputy Chair

MaksymPoliakov

ODEK Ukraine

Committee priorities

Introduction of the rules for sale of unprocessed timber for processors complying with the conditions of competition and access to the joint resource
Promotion of Ukrainian plywood production and export
Introduction the system of electronic accounting of wood mandatory for all permanent forest users
Transparency and publicity of information related to forestry

Committee companies

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