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VAT exemption for import of certain wind and solar equipment, and the simplification of land use for RES projects
12 December 2018

The Ukrainian Parliament has further supported the development of RES by granting a VAT exemption for imports of certain wind and solar equipment, as well as simplifying the land use requirements for certain land categories.

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Ukraine's parliament to consider the draft law on auctions
10 December 2018

On 4 December 2018, Parliament's Committee on Energy and Fuel Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety considered and approved the key provisions of the revised draft law No. 8449-д, which contemplates the introduction of renewable energy auctions in Ukraine (the "Draft Law"). The Draft Law is expected to be considered by Parliament at first reading already in December 2018. The text of the Draft Law may be subject to change during further hearings at Parliament.

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New requirements to labelling of food and beverages in Ukraine
10 December 2018

On 6 December 2018, Ukraine's Parliament adopted at the second reading bill No. 8450 "On Information for Food Products Consumers", which is based on the provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament, and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers and other EU law requirements.

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Geological information will beсome more transparent facilitating mining projects in Ukraine
15 November 2018

On 7 November 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by its Resolution No. 939 approved "Procedure of the Use of Geological Information" (the "Resolution").

The Resolution is designed to improve the procedure for the use of geological information and enhance transparency in the data management, which is hoped to facilitate investment in the extractive industries of Ukraine.

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Svitlana Teush made a presentation on Legal Developments and Trends in the Upstream Sector at the IV Ukrainian Gas Forum
18 October 2018

At the fourth Ukrainian Gas Forum, Svitlana Teush, Counsel in Redcliffe Partners' energy and infrastructure practices, made a presentation titled "Legal Developments and Trends in the Upstream Sector".

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A dedicated poster presentation on Ukraine was made at the WindEurope conference in Hamburg
09 October 2018

At the WindEurope conference, a dedicated poster presentation on Ukraine was made for the first time. Entitled "Financing Wind Power Projects in Ukraine", it was prepared by Svitlana Teush, head of the Renewable Energy and Construction practices at Redcliffe Partners, and Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association (UWEA).

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Construction of wind power plants to be expedited in Ukraine
06 September 2018

On 4 September 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (the Ukrainian parliament) adopted at the second reading draft law No. 8015 "On the Amendment of Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding Investment Attractiveness of the Construction of Renewable Energy Objects" (the "Draft Law"). The Draft Law aims to eliminate administrative barriers to the construction of wind power plants and raise the attractiveness of the wind power industry for investment.

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Drafts of the New Form of a Power Purchase Agreement and Its Conclusion Procedure Approved by Ukraine's Energy Regulator
04 September 2018

On 23 August 2018, the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (the "NEURC") adopted the new draft regulation "On the Approval of the Procedure of Power Purchase at the Feed-in Tariff and the Rules of Interaction of Subjects of Economic Activity during Performance of these Operations" (the "Draft Regulation"). This Draft Regulation was developed to further implement the electricity market reform based on the new Electricity Market Law of Ukraine adopted in 2017. 

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Ukraine signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
06 August 2018

On 23 July 2018, the acting Minister of Finance of Ukraine signed the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ("Multilateral Instrument" or "MLI"), which was initially signed in Paris on 7 June 2017 by 68 countries.

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Parliament of Ukraine adopted bill on general principles and requirements to organic production
13 July 2018

On 10 July 2018, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted at the second reading bill No. 5448 "On general principles and requirements to organic production, trade and labeling of organic production".

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