Tuesday, 28, May, 2024

The next meeting of the Uzbek-Ukrainian Business Council took place in Kyiv on Monday, April 15, said the co-chair of the council, the CEO of Korzinka grocery chain, Zafar Khashimov.

This Council was set up in 2021 by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Ukraine. Its purpose is to strengthen cooperation between entrepreneurs of both countries.

The meeting was attended by Ambassadors of Uzbekistan Alisher Kurmanov and Ukraine Nikolai Doroshenko, head of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gennady Chizhikov, as well as representatives of the Ukrainian business community.

At the meeting, the parties underscored existing problems in advancing cooperation and identified measures to rectify them.

“One of these problems, for example, is that the customs value of textile products entering Ukraine from Uzbekistan is not taken into account on the basis of our invoices and declarations, but in many cases at a higher value determined by Ukrainian customs, and when our products enter the Ukrainian market, they are subjected to higher VAT,” Zafar Khashimov said.

According to him, this problem was brought to the attention of Ukrainian partners and officials, and it was decided to take measures to eliminate them.

In addition, proposals were discussed for the transfer to Uzbekistan of a number of Ukrainian manufacturing enterprises affected by the war, as well as for expanding cooperation in the field of the creative economy (a sector of the economy in which the main value is the products of intellectual activity).

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