The State Property Fund of Ukraine, in line with the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated September 25, 2019 № 883-r, has completed preparations for privatization of the large-scale privatization object – JSC “United Mining and Chemical Company”. Auction for sale 100% of shares will take place in the third quarter of 2021 (late July).
This would be the first auction of large-scale privatization in the last many years, which is important for Ukraine’s economy, as well as a significant image basis for building Ukraine’s reputation as a country, which is open to large investments and foreign investors.
On April 22, 2021 CUCC in cooperation with US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) hosted a webinar “Development of Extractive Industries in Ukraine”. More information about the event, including a recording you may find here.
An event gained a big audience and as a response to numerous requests, we are posting the presentations of the event speakers:
1. Presentation by Sergiy Tsivkach, Executive Director of UkraineInvest
The Canadian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) continues to closely monitor developments surrounding a lawsuit in which the Canadian renewable energy investor TIU Canada is defending its rights against the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant in connection with the illegal shutdown of its Nikopol solar power plant from the power grid.
The company, also a member of CUCC, appealed the initial decision of the Commercial Court of Kyiv. The first hearing in the appeal process was supposed to take place on April 12, 2021, but was postponed due to the judge’s illness and a reported bomb threat towards the Northern Commercial Court of Appeal in Kyiv. The next meeting is scheduled for May 17, 2021, at 11.40 AM. According to TIU Canada, they are fully committed to asserting their rights, including with the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
As the largest Ukrainian Canadian business association, we cannot stand aside and express our hopes that the rule of law will prevail in this matter. What is also important is the continued public discourse this situation has gained abroad, especially in Canada, where high-ranking politicians have published direct statements on the matter. This continued attention may cause further negative impacts on Ukraine’s investment image and exacerbate the tendency to reduce foreign investment due to further negative signals regarding the investment climate.
We call on the Government of Ukraine to bring further attention to this case, promote equal conditions for doing business for all stakeholders in compliance with the norms and provisions set forth in the legislation of Ukraine. We also call on the Government of Ukraine to adhere to their own prior public statements on foreign investment protection.
April 22, 2021, marked an unprecedented online discussion of 2021 development opportunities for Ukraine’s extractive industries sector between UkraineInvest, State Geologic and Subsoil Survey of Ukraine and State Property Fund of Ukraine and mining business representatives and investors.
The discussion was opened by Zenon Potoczny, President, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) and Morgan Williams, President/CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and moderated by Morgan Williams and Emma Turos, Managing Director for Ukraine, CUCC.
The event was attended by over 300 participants representing the North American and global investment community.
Sergiy Tsivkach, UkraineInvest’s Executive Director, made a presentation on the role and activities of UkraineInvest as an investment promotion agency and the institution designated to provide support for investment in Ukraine, as well as on investment climate improvements, recent regulatory developments, and work in the regions in various fields.
Roman Opimakh, Director General of the State Geological and Subsoil Survey of Ukraine presented investment opportunities in the subsoil sector of Ukraine and Taras Yeleyko, Deputy Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, made the presentation on state property privatization objects in Ukraine’s extractive industries sector.
The presentations were followed by a lively and candid discussion with the participation of three companies who already invested in operations in Ukraine and are at various stages of their projects. The business community noted the progress which Ukraine has made recently in oil & gas upstream, mining and other areas and confirmed interest in further exploring investment opportunities which Ukraine has to offer.
The top management of the state agencies and the business community agreed to continue discussion of and cooperation in resolving various issues which are important for international and domestic businesses alike to further improve Ukraine’s attractiveness for investment.
The recording of the event is available at USUBC’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv2fd5fvFKg
We would like to share with you the presentation of the Kherson region of Ukraine that was shared with the CUCC during the International Council of Business Associations and Chambers (ICBAC) where our Managing Director-Ukraine Emma Turos is currently serving as a General Secretary.
Should you have any questions regarding the presentation or would like to contact Kherson region investment office, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org