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News of 2016
25.05.2016
  The Head of Lviv State Administration, Governor Mr. Synytka visited the Danish Company Ambiente Furniture in respect to finding a solution of land and road conditions for Ambiente Furniture.   General Manager of Ambiente Furniture, Be...
Lviv Governor visiting Ambiente Furniture solving land and road issues.
25.05.2016

Ambiente 2016

 

The Head of Lviv State Administration, Governor Mr. Synytka visited the Danish Company Ambiente Furniture in respect to finding a solution of land and road conditions for Ambiente Furniture.

 

General Manager of Ambiente Furniture, Benny Kristensen stressed the situation to the Governor to find a common agreement supporting both parties. A solution was agreed that Ambiente Furniture can operate under normal condition in Ukraine.

 

Danish Business Association, President Lars Vestbjerg was present on the meeting supporting the agreement that was made.

 

 

20.05.2016
  Danish Business Association, President Lars Vestbjerg was invited by Lviv State Tax Administration to highligt barriers from the foreign investment society.   Lars Vestbjerg mentioned that the outcome of many years cooperation between...
Speech on investment climate in lviv STA
20.05.2016

Lviv STA May 2016

 

Danish Business Association, President Lars Vestbjerg was invited by Lviv State Tax Administration to highligt barriers from the foreign investment society.

 

Lars Vestbjerg mentioned that the outcome of many years cooperation between Danish Business Association and Lviv State Tax Administration and the signed memorandum, has solved many problems during the last decade.

 

The only one problem is the unfair business climate for white companies operating legally in Ukraine. They have unfair competition on the salary level because the grey and black companies operating on the market are able to pay the higher salary when not paying the official taxes. We are foreign companies operating under the legal framework in Ukraine. It is essentially that this problem shall be solved by Ukrainian Authorities to make the safe investment climate in Ukraine. And another very important thing to note is that, this is the right way to go, to become a member of the EU in the future.

 

 

19.04.2016
  Danish Business Association, President Lars Vestbjerg met on April 19 with the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen in Kiev under the "Denmark-Ukraine Business Forum".   Discussion about the activities of Danish Business Associ...
DBA meeting with Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
19.04.2016

Lars Løkke

 

Danish Business Association, President Lars Vestbjerg met on April 19 with the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen in Kiev under the "Denmark-Ukraine Business Forum".

 

Discussion about the activities of Danish Business Association in Ukraine, The Danish Investment Fund activities and how to move Denmark closer to Doing Business in Ukraine.

 

The Prime Minister agreed to have a strong Danish representation in the Western Ukraine where the biggest part of Danish companies are working.

 

 

19.02.2016
Dear Colleagues, Royal Danish Embassy in Kiev invites you to a seminar that will focus on the improved business opportunities emerging in Ukraine under the new EU-Ukraine free trade agreement (DCFTA). Starting from January 1 2016, Ukraine has committ...
Seminar on Trading with Ukraine under DCFTA, March 30, Copenhagen
19.02.2016

Dear Colleagues,

Royal Danish Embassy in Kiev invites you to a seminar that will focus on the improved business opportunities emerging in Ukraine under the new EU-Ukraine free trade agreement (DCFTA). Starting from January 1 2016, Ukraine has committed itself under the DCFTA to gradually harmonizing its rules, norms and standards in a number of trade-related areas with those of EU. By participating in the seminar, you will gain a practical insight into perspectives of trade with Ukraine during all the stages of DCFTA implementation period. The event will take place on March 30, 2016 in Copenhagen at the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The program of the seminar with a practical information is attached. Participation is free of charge. To register, please, respond to this email by sending the name of the participants, your company name and contact information before March 18, 2016. Looking forward to meeting you at the seminar!

 

Best regards,

 

LESYA LOGVINENKO

LESLOG@UM.DK

 

COMMERCIAL ADVISOR

 

TRADE COUNCIL DIRECT +38 044 200 12 65 / MOBILE +38 067 243 80 03 DANISH EMBASSY, KYIV EMBASSY OF DENMARK / UA-01901 KYIV 01 / WWW.AMBKYIV.UM.DK

News of 2015
23.11.2015
  On November 23, 2015, Christian Dons Christensen, Ambassador of ‎Denmark‬ to ‎Ukraine‬ and Lars Vestbjerg, President of Danish Business Association meet with ‎Lviv‬ Mayor Andriy Sadovyi.   The following questions were discussed: &nbs...
Danish Ambassador and DBA meet with Lviv City Mayor
23.11.2015

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On November 23, 2015, Christian Dons Christensen, Ambassador of ‎Denmark‬ to ‎Ukraine‬ and Lars Vestbjerg, President of Danish Business Association meet with ‎Lviv‬ Mayor Andriy Sadovyi.

 

The following questions were discussed:

 

Prospects of attracting foreign investment to the city.

 

Cooperation between Denmark and Lviv, the Memorandum of cooperation signed in 2010.

 

The activities of Danish companies in Ukraine.

 

Denmark promotion and support to Ukraine, new investment opportunities and cooperation to support reforms.

 

Evaluation of government and regional reforms from the perspective of the city administration.

 

Denmark's Funds supporting Danish investors starting business in Ukraine.

 

Energy project Funds for renewable energy solution in Ukraine.

 

 

23.11.2015
  On November 23, 2015, Christian Dons Christensen, Ambassador of ‎Denmark‬ to ‎Ukraine‬ and Lars Vestbjerg, President of Danish Business Association meet with ‎Lviv‬ Governor, Oleg Synuytka.   The following questions were discussed: &...
Danish Ambassador and DBA meet with Lviv Governor.
23.11.2015

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On November 23, 2015, Christian Dons Christensen, Ambassador of ‎Denmark‬ to ‎Ukraine‬ and Lars Vestbjerg, President of Danish Business Association meet with ‎Lviv‬ Governor, Oleg Synuytka.

 

The following questions were discussed:

 

Prospects of attracting foreign investment to Lviv Oblast.

 

Cooperation between the Danish Embassy, DBA, Lviv Oblast Administration, State Tax Administration and Custom Office in Lviv, the Memorandum of cooperation signed in 2015.

 

The activities of Danish companies in Ukraine.

 

Denmark's promotion and support to Ukraine, new investment opportunities and cooperation to support reforms.

 

Evaluation of government and regional reforms from the perspective of Lviv Oblast Administration.

 

Denmark's Funds supporting Danish investors starting business in Ukraine.

 

Energy project Funds for renewable energy solution in Ukraine.

 

 

23.11.2015
  The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine met with members of Danish Business Association on November 23, 2015 in Lviv.   Ambassador presented his plan and coming challanges in Ukraine.   DBA members presented their company and the chal...
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine meets DBA members
23.11.2015

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The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine met with members of Danish Business Association on November 23, 2015 in Lviv.

 

Ambassador presented his plan and coming challanges in Ukraine.

 

DBA members presented their company and the challanges they have to work in Ukraine.

 

Positivly there are no bigger issues as Investment climate in Western Ukraine have improved during 2015 with thanks to local authorities supporting Danish Investment as huge tax payers

 

 

08.09.2015
  DBA President Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and DBA Head of Communication and Lobbying Mr. Oleg Yanytskyy met with the new appointed Chief of State Fiscal Service in Lviv Oblast Mr. Igor Kondro to promote and discuss the lately signed Memorandum b...
Meeting with Lviv State Tax Administration
08.09.2015

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DBA President Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and DBA Head of Communication and Lobbying Mr. Oleg Yanytskyy met with the new appointed Chief of State Fiscal Service in Lviv Oblast Mr. Igor Kondro to promote and discuss the lately signed Memorandum between DBA, SFS, LOSA and Custom Office in Lviv Oblast.

 

The agreement is to support each working projects to support investors and create conditions of transparency from Danish companies towards Ukraine.

 

DBA highlighted the unfair competition on the employment market where foreign investors are full white companies supporting the Ukrainian State Budget with full range of taxes and the grey economy where only partly taxes are paid.

 

STA expressed that Ukraine appreciate to support of Danish Investments in Ukraine with the aim comtinue fully supporting Danish Investments.

 

With many years cooperation and working direct with Lviv STA, DBA greeted the Chief and his team for working with the Investors in the frame of solving problems fast.

 

 

21.05.2015
  On May 21, 2015, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and the President of Danish Business Association, Lars Vestbjerg signed a memorandum on cooperation with Lviv Regional State Administration, Lviv State Tax Administration (LOSA)&...
DBA and The Danish Ambassador signs Memorandum with Lviv State Authorities.
21.05.2015

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On May 21, 2015, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and the President of Danish Business Association, Lars Vestbjerg signed a memorandum on cooperation with Lviv Regional State Administration, Lviv State Tax Administration (LOSA) and Lviv Custom Office. During the meeting the Ambassador talked about intentions to cooperate and develop relationships, both in business and in the cultural field. The great level of activites Danish businesses have in Lviv Region demands good and safe cooperation. LOSA supported the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to create safe inviroment for Danish Investments in the region.

 

Under the cooperation the parties build relationships based on integrity and security partnership interests of each party, a regime of maximum promotion of mutually beneficial plans. In order to study and improve the investment climate in the region, improving the labor market situation, the formation of human resources and to create jobs for young professionals in enterprises with participation of foreign investors in the Lviv region , organized within its competence, seminars and information events . This memorandum also provides support for business contacts and conducts all necessary measures to ensure effective cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.04.2015
  DBA members meet with Kiev Parliament member, Serhiy Kiral in Lviv on Friday 17.04.2015 at Citadel-inn Hotel, Lviv.   DBA members takes active part in developing economy in Ukrainian and therefor our opinion is also heard and forwarde...
Meeting with Parliament member Serhiy Kiral
17.04.2015

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DBA members meet with Kiev Parliament member, Serhiy Kiral in Lviv on Friday 17.04.2015 at Citadel-inn Hotel, Lviv.

 

DBA members takes active part in developing economy in Ukrainian and therefor our opinion is also heard and forwarded to the level of Kiev. We (invited DBA members) take active part in direct brainstorming of problems needed to be solved in Ukraine to improve the invest climate and attracting new investors.

 

Serhiy Kiral has previous worked at the position of Director of Foreign Relation and Economy in Lviv City Hall and together with DBA improved and solved many problems for investors.

 

Citadel-inn Hotel, Lviv is sponsoring this event as a part of "DBA discount partner program" with following reception trying the famous chef Eugeniy Sushko dishes.

 

Program:

 

16.00 - 17.30 Presentation Serhiy Kiral together with DBA members active brainstorming of problems needed to be solved for the investment climate

 

17.30 - 17.50 Presentation of Citadel-inn and "DBA discount partner program" advantages

 

18.00 - 19.00 Reception and networking sponsored by Citadel-inn Hotel

 

 

17.03.2015
  Lviv Oblast State Administration by Governor Oleg Synyutka together with all executive state bodies in Lviv invited investors to meeting about investment climate and barriers operating in Ukraine.   Danish Business Association raised ...
Foreign Investors meeting 17.03.15
17.03.2015

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Lviv Oblast State Administration by Governor Oleg Synyutka together with all executive state bodies in Lviv invited investors to meeting about investment climate and barriers operating in Ukraine.

 

Danish Business Association raised several issues to be "worked with and solved" during the time until the next meeting on April 21.2015.

 

1. A few companies have delay on VAT

2. The new tax implementation has created huge administrative burdens for all companies

3. NBU restrictions are harmful for the foreign investment climate and Investors are having extra thought if investing in Ukraine.

a. 75% of incoming foreign capital is automatically exchanged into UAH

b. Dividends cannot be paid for shareholders

c. Huge extra administrative burdens are tight up on the currency issues

4. Working permit for foreigners which is very complicated

5. Corruption and anti-corruption

6. Extra taxes on imported goods and raw materials

 

Above issues will be worked out for that can be solved on the Oblast level. Other will be written in the protocol and forwarded to Kiev level.

 

The general view was a supportive meeting from all state bodies to succeed with supporting foreign companies whom are paying taxes and giving work for Ukrainian people. It was told that the only way to grow economy is through keep focus on helping investors.

 

 

05.03.2015
  Meeting with Lviv Custom Office about cooperation in 2015. Danish Business Association, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and Mr. Oleg Yanytskyy met with Chief of Lviv Custom Office Mr. Mykola Gorobynskyy discussing future development of cooperation in 201...
Meeting with Chief of Lviv Custom Office
05.03.2015

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Meeting with Lviv Custom Office about cooperation in 2015. Danish Business Association, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and Mr. Oleg Yanytskyy met with Chief of Lviv Custom Office Mr. Mykola Gorobynskyy discussing future development of cooperation in 2015.

 

The terms and conditions for the signing memorandum was agreed.

 

 

03.03.2015
    Danish Business Association, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and Mr. Oleg Yanytskyy met with Lviv Governor Mr. Oleh Synyutka discussing future development of cooperation in 2015.   It is agreed that the 4 state parties (Lviv Oblast State...
Meeting with Lviv Governor Mr. Synyutka
03.03.2015

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Danish Business Association, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and Mr. Oleg Yanytskyy met with Lviv Governor Mr. Oleh Synyutka discussing future development of cooperation in 2015.

 

It is agreed that the 4 state parties (Lviv Oblast State Administration, Lviv State Tax Administration, Lviv Custom Office and Western State Border Service) and 2 Danish parties (The Embassy of Danish Kingdom in Ukraine and the Danish Business Association in Ukraine).

 

Danish Business Association and the Ukrainian State Authorities have a long track record of good cooperation from the past and this success will be backed up by the new Memorandum 2015.

 

The Governor invited DBA member companies to meet on March 17, 2015 to discuss future cooperation directly with all represented Authorities.

 

 

 

 

 

News of 2014
21.11.2014
DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Oleg Yanytskyy met with the acting Chief of Tax Administration in Lviv to discuss VAT and development of cooperation in 2015.   Lviv STA confirmed to DBA that all VAT to Danish Companies in Lviv Oblast would be returned ...
Meeting with acting Chief of Lviv State Tax Administration
21.11.2014

DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Oleg Yanytskyy met with the acting Chief of Tax Administration in Lviv to discuss VAT and development of cooperation in 2015.

 

Lviv STA confirmed to DBA that all VAT to Danish Companies in Lviv Oblast would be returned latest December 1st, 2014.

 

It was agreed to continue the good cooperation between DBA and STA to fulfil their obligations signed in the memorandum from October 2013.

 

VAT 21.11.14

11.08.2014
  The Chairman of the Danish-Ukrainian Society from Denmark Ivan Nester visited DBA in Lviv on August 11. 2014. The situation in Ukraine and the connection to Danish Investors were discussed on the meeting. The Chairman of the Danish-Ukra...
Meeting with Danish-Ukrainian Society from Denmark
11.08.2014

 

The Chairman of the Danish-Ukrainian Society from Denmark Ivan Nester visited DBA in Lviv on August 11. 2014.
The situation in Ukraine and the connection to Danish Investors were discussed on the meeting.

The Chairman of the Danish-Ukrainian Society from Denmark Ivan Nester visited DBA in Lviv on August 11. 2014.

 

The situation in Ukraine and the connection to Danish Investors were discussed on the meeting.

 

Ivan Nester

 

30.05.2014
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and President of DBA Lars Vestbjerg visits the Danish Company Mita Teknik in Lviv.   Mita Teknik makes brain systems for the wind technology by programming systems making the source more efficient. ...
The Danish Ambassador visits Mita Teknik in Lviv
30.05.2014

The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and President of DBA Lars Vestbjerg visits the Danish Company Mita Teknik in Lviv.

 

Mita Teknik makes brain systems for the wind technology by programming systems making the source more efficient. Mita Teknik is a world wide company supporting the Wind Energy sector.

www.mita-teknik.com

 

 

Mita 2014

29.05.2014
The Danish Ambassador Merete Juhl and DBA President Lars Vestbjerg visits the Danish Company Keel Solution in Lviv.   Keel Solution is specialized making Services for the offshore industry mainly "Asset Data Management" www.keelsolution.com &n...
The Danish Ambassador visits Keel Solution in Lviv
29.05.2014

The Danish Ambassador Merete Juhl and DBA President Lars Vestbjerg visits the Danish Company Keel Solution in Lviv.

 

Keel Solution is specialized making Services for the offshore industry mainly "Asset Data Management" www.keelsolution.com

 

From left: Ambassador Merete Juhl, Managing Director Christian Grahn and DBA President Lars Vestbjerg.

 

Visit Keel

29.05.2014
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl meets DBA members to discuss general problems.   We discussed the following issues on the meeting:   -          DBA abilities to; fast solving pro...
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl meets DBA members to discuss general problems
29.05.2014

The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl meets DBA members to discuss general problems.

 

We discussed the following issues on the meeting:

 

-          DBA abilities to; fast solving problems for Danish investors

 

-          Problems that has not been solved after the revolution (input from members)

 

-          DBA's influence on a future development of Ukraine

 

From left: DBA, Chief of communication and Lobby activities Oleg Yanytskyy, DBA President Lars Vestbjerg and Ambassador Merete Juhl.

 

Thank you to Keel Solution for hosting the meeting!

 

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DBA members

DBA meeting Keel

19.05.2014
On May 19th, 2014.   DBA represented by Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and Denys Shmygal, the Chief of Lviv State Tax Administration met to discuss the memorandum signed October 2013 between the 2 parties and future cooperation.   The highlight of t...
Meeting with the new acting Chief of Lviv State Tax Administration
19.05.2014

On May 19th, 2014.

 

DBA represented by Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and Denys Shmygal, the Chief of Lviv State Tax Administration met to discuss the memorandum signed October 2013 between the 2 parties and future cooperation.

 

The highlight of the meeting was to ensure continuing re-imbursement of VAT to the Danish companies operating in Ukraine.

 

6 Danish companies was represented on the meeting.

 

 

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Denys Shmygal_20.05.14

06.03.2014
After the changes in government late February 2014, DBA are working with other Business Associations to improve the investment climate by suggesting several changes in legislation and improvements of the burocracy.
DBA are working with other associations about the business climate in Ukraine
06.03.2014

After the changes in government late February 2014, DBA are working with other Business Associations to improve the investment climate by suggesting several changes in legislation and improvements of the burocracy.

News of 2014
21.11.2014
DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Oleg Yanytskyy met with the acting Chief of Tax Administration in Lviv to discuss VAT and development of cooperation in 2015.   Lviv STA confirmed to DBA that all VAT to Danish Companies in Lviv Oblast would be returned ...
Meeting with acting Chief of Lviv State Tax Administration
21.11.2014

DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Oleg Yanytskyy met with the acting Chief of Tax Administration in Lviv to discuss VAT and development of cooperation in 2015.

 

Lviv STA confirmed to DBA that all VAT to Danish Companies in Lviv Oblast would be returned latest December 1st, 2014.

 

It was agreed to continue the good cooperation between DBA and STA to fulfil their obligations signed in the memorandum from October 2013.

 

VAT 21.11.14

11.08.2014
  The Chairman of the Danish-Ukrainian Society from Denmark Ivan Nester visited DBA in Lviv on August 11. 2014. The situation in Ukraine and the connection to Danish Investors were discussed on the meeting. The Chairman of the Danish-Ukra...
Meeting with Danish-Ukrainian Society from Denmark
11.08.2014

 

The Chairman of the Danish-Ukrainian Society from Denmark Ivan Nester visited DBA in Lviv on August 11. 2014.
The situation in Ukraine and the connection to Danish Investors were discussed on the meeting.

The Chairman of the Danish-Ukrainian Society from Denmark Ivan Nester visited DBA in Lviv on August 11. 2014.

 

The situation in Ukraine and the connection to Danish Investors were discussed on the meeting.

 

Ivan Nester

 

30.05.2014
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and President of DBA Lars Vestbjerg visits the Danish Company Mita Teknik in Lviv.   Mita Teknik makes brain systems for the wind technology by programming systems making the source more efficient. ...
The Danish Ambassador visits Mita Teknik in Lviv
30.05.2014

The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and President of DBA Lars Vestbjerg visits the Danish Company Mita Teknik in Lviv.

 

Mita Teknik makes brain systems for the wind technology by programming systems making the source more efficient. Mita Teknik is a world wide company supporting the Wind Energy sector.

www.mita-teknik.com

 

 

Mita 2014

29.05.2014
The Danish Ambassador Merete Juhl and DBA President Lars Vestbjerg visits the Danish Company Keel Solution in Lviv.   Keel Solution is specialized making Services for the offshore industry mainly "Asset Data Management" www.keelsolution.com &n...
The Danish Ambassador visits Keel Solution in Lviv
29.05.2014

The Danish Ambassador Merete Juhl and DBA President Lars Vestbjerg visits the Danish Company Keel Solution in Lviv.

 

Keel Solution is specialized making Services for the offshore industry mainly "Asset Data Management" www.keelsolution.com

 

From left: Ambassador Merete Juhl, Managing Director Christian Grahn and DBA President Lars Vestbjerg.

 

Visit Keel

29.05.2014
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl meets DBA members to discuss general problems.   We discussed the following issues on the meeting:   -          DBA abilities to; fast solving pro...
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl meets DBA members to discuss general problems
29.05.2014

The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl meets DBA members to discuss general problems.

 

We discussed the following issues on the meeting:

 

-          DBA abilities to; fast solving problems for Danish investors

 

-          Problems that has not been solved after the revolution (input from members)

 

-          DBA's influence on a future development of Ukraine

 

From left: DBA, Chief of communication and Lobby activities Oleg Yanytskyy, DBA President Lars Vestbjerg and Ambassador Merete Juhl.

 

Thank you to Keel Solution for hosting the meeting!

 

DBA meeting Keel1

 

 

DBA members

DBA meeting Keel

19.05.2014
On May 19th, 2014.   DBA represented by Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and Denys Shmygal, the Chief of Lviv State Tax Administration met to discuss the memorandum signed October 2013 between the 2 parties and future cooperation.   The highlight of t...
Meeting with the new acting Chief of Lviv State Tax Administration
19.05.2014

On May 19th, 2014.

 

DBA represented by Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and Denys Shmygal, the Chief of Lviv State Tax Administration met to discuss the memorandum signed October 2013 between the 2 parties and future cooperation.

 

The highlight of the meeting was to ensure continuing re-imbursement of VAT to the Danish companies operating in Ukraine.

 

6 Danish companies was represented on the meeting.

 

 

Denys Shmygal_20.05.14..

Denys Shmygal_20.05.14

06.03.2014
After the changes in government late February 2014, DBA are working with other Business Associations to improve the investment climate by suggesting several changes in legislation and improvements of the burocracy.
DBA are working with other associations about the business climate in Ukraine
06.03.2014

After the changes in government late February 2014, DBA are working with other Business Associations to improve the investment climate by suggesting several changes in legislation and improvements of the burocracy.

News of 2013
22.11.2013
On November, 21 Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin, had a meeting with DBA members in Dnister Hotel. During the meeting Carina Mylin who has worked many years in the Diplomatic community of Denmark informed DBA members about new Red Carpet Program imp...
Meeting with Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin
22.11.2013
  1. On November, 21 Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin, had a meeting with DBA members in Dnister Hotel. During the meeting Carina Mylin who has worked many years in the Diplomatic community of Denmark informed DBA members about new Red Carpet Program implemented to simplify the process of getting visas for Danish business and discussed with participants visa questions in general.

    After the meeting all participants had a possibility to communicate in informal atmosphere while furshet sponsored by NG Metal Ukraine.

    More information on Red Carpet Program can be found here: fasttrackvisa.um.dk

 

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Photo: President DBA Lars Vestbjerg and Danish Visa Consul Carina Mylin.

04.10.2013
On October 4 2013, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and the President of Danish Business Association, Lars Vestbjerg met the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk to sign the memorandum on cooperation. During the me...
Signing the cooperation agreement between Denmark and Ukraine
04.10.2013

On October 4 2013, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and the President of Danish Business Association, Lars Vestbjerg met the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk to sign the memorandum on cooperation.

During the meeting the Ambassador talked about intentions to cooperate and develop relationships, both in business and in the cultural field. Also, the Ambassador noted that she wants to establish a Consulate of the Kingdom of Denmark in Lviv, because in this region there is a great activity Danish businesses that require Danish presence.

The Governor supported the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to create Consulates and said that there must be send a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and LOSA support such a diplomatic mission in the Lviv region.

As a result of the already existing cooperation, the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk and President of Danish Business Association in Ukraine Lars Vestbjerg signed a memorandum of cooperation of promotion of foreign investment in the Lviv region and for the authorities to support Danish businesses in the region.

Under the cooperation the parties build relationships based on integrity and security partnership interests of each party, a regime of maximum promotion of mutually beneficial plans.

In order to study and improve the investment climate in the region, improving the labor market situation, the formation of human resources and to create jobs for young professionals in enterprises with participation of foreign investors in the Lviv region , organized within its competence, seminars and information events .

This memorandum also provides support for business contacts and conducts all necessary measures to ensure effective cooperation.

 

http://loda.gov.ua/holova-oda-pidpysav-memorandum-pro-spivpratsyu-z-danskoyu-biznes-asotsiatsijeyu-v-ukrajini.html

 

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26.09.2013
WELCOME  TO IFU FOCUS Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU WELCOME FROM IFU, COPENHAGEN Mr Peter Schwalbe, Department Director, IFU CSR - THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY - SETTING THE SCENE Sustaina...
The Danish Investment Fund CSR Workshop for Danish Companies in Ukraine
26.09.2013

WELCOME  TO IFU FOCUS

Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


WELCOME FROM IFU, COPENHAGEN

Mr Peter Schwalbe, Department Director, IFU


CSR - THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY - SETTING THE SCENE

Sustainability principles are actively being integrated in businesses to pursue goals far beyond earlier concerns of reputational management and simply compliance. This session will discuss the latest research on strategic CSR, the different models and approaches, and exemplify how CSR issues and management aspects may be turned into positive contributions to companies' short and long-term value.

Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


BRIBES AND FACILITATION PAYMENT - AN INFLUENTIAL FACTOR YOU CANNOT IGNORE! HOW TO AVOID GETTING INVOLVED?

Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer for Ukraine shows that corruption has increased in the last two years. What should be the adequate policies and procedures for businesses in handling of government authorities and other stakeholders? An introduction to tools and experiences among delegates and dilemma games will be explored.

Ms Viktoryia Tsytsak, Manager,  Forensics, PwC Ukraine + Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


CURRENT STATE OF PLAY IN UKRAINE IN THE VIEW OF A EU-UA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

H.E. Merete Juhl, Ambassador of Denmark to Ukraine


CSR - TOOLS THAT WORK FOR BUSINESS

CSR includes a number of complex issues. How should the company prioritise its efforts, and how does it identify if issues are of significant importance? Through presentations of tools, discussion of cases and dilemmas this session will share ways to approach CSR.

Ms Carole Welton Kaagaard, CSR Adviser, IFU


SUPPORTING A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO HIV/AIDS

Ukraine is experiencing the most severe HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and the CIS

Countries, and it continues to develop - and the number of new HIV cases remains on the rise. The HIV prevalence is estimated at 1% of the total population - the highest in all of Europe. To fight HIV/AIDS - what can be the role of businesses?

Ms Marina Braga, International Technical Support Manager

International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine


THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - SHARING BEST PRACTICE

The Carlsberg Group has developed a comprehensive CSR policy and is working actively to integrate CSR throughout its value chain, focusing on internal processes as well as strategic activities. How has the CSR policy been implemented in Carlsberg Ukraine - what are the challenges and best practice within business ethics, environment, health & safety, responsible drinking and community development.

Ms Svetlana Veselovskaya, CSR Champion and Head of PR Department, Carlsberg Ukraine


NEFCO INITIATIVES

Mr Torben Vindeløv, Executive Vice President

25.09.2013
On September, 25 in Leopolis Hall a meeting of DBA members with the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine Merete Juhl and Department Chief from IFU Peter Schwalbe was held. During the meeting at a round table Peter Schwalbe presented new project oppor...
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and The Danish Investment Fund, Department Chief, Peter Schwalbe visit DBA
25.09.2013
  1. On September, 25 in Leopolis Hall a meeting of DBA members with the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine Merete Juhl and Department Chief from IFU Peter Schwalbe was held.

    During the meeting at a round table Peter Schwalbe presented new project opportunities in Ukraine with IFU's involvement of financing. Torben Vindelov from NEFCO was also present to talk about Energy Efficient opportunities. The Nordic countries and especially Denmark is very interested to get more green energy to Ukraine and there are huge finance opportunities connected to it both from IFU and NEFCO.

    After that the Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl presented the new Embassy team in Kiev and discussed future cooperation with Danish companies and DBA in general.


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    The meeting continued in unofficial atmosphere at the reception in Leopolis Hotel restaurant.

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01.08.2013
Danish Business Association is welcoming the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl.     From 1. of August, the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine got a new Ambassador. The former Head Merete Juhl, Ministry of Foreign Affair...
DBA welcome the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl
01.08.2013

Danish Business Association is welcoming the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl.

 

Merete Juhl

 

From 1. of August, the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine got a new Ambassador. The former Head Merete Juhl, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, appointed as the new ambassador.

 

Merete Juhl visited Kiev and Lviv under the visit of HRH Crown Prince of Denmark in 2011.

 

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Merete Juhl is standing on the left side and HRH Crown Prince in the middle left side.

15.06.2013
Midsummer's Eve celebration initiated by Danish Business Association in Ukraine was held on Saturday, 15th June in Holiday Village "Lvivska Shveitsariya". This year orphans fr...om Orphanage #2 in Lviv were also invited to celebrate the Midsummer's...
Midsummer celebration2013
15.06.2013
  1. Midsummer's Eve celebration initiated by Danish Business Association in Ukraine was held on Saturday, 15th June in Holiday Village "Lvivska Shveitsariya". This year orphans fr...om Orphanage #2 in Lviv were also invited to celebrate the Midsummer's Eve with Danish investors and their families and feel the spirit of Danish culture. About 12 children from Orphanage #2 in Lviv (Prosvity str. 2) participated in the event.

    During the activity children and adults took part in joyful games, received valuable presents from partners of the event, got acquainted with cultural traditions of Scandinavia, in particular, Denmark and its' cuisine. All the guests tasted delicious traditional roasted pig and participated in a beatiful ceremony of burning the witch.

    The organizer of the celebration is Danish Business Association in Ukraine in cooperation with companies Halychyna Zahid, Danish Textile, Ambiente, J&L Consulting Ltd and Lviv Brewery.

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24.04.2013
The President of DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk met today to discuss Danish Investment opportunities and Investment Climate for Danish Investors in the Western Ukraine.   Lars Vestbjerg presented DBA to Mr. Shemchuk who i...
Meeting with Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk
24.04.2013

The President of DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk met today to discuss Danish Investment opportunities and Investment Climate for Danish Investors in the Western Ukraine.

 

Lars Vestbjerg presented DBA to Mr. Shemchuk who is new on the Governor position in Lviv Oblast and the importance of the Danish Investors work in Ukrainian society.

 

The following issues were discussed on the meeting:

 

  1. International School initiative from Danes to establish such School in Lviv
  2. Renewable Energy development in Lviv Oblast
  3. Investment Council with strong DBA participation
  4. Memorandum on cooperation between DBA and LOSA
  5. Signing the memorandum public

Lars Vestbjerg greeted the newly appointed Governor on his position in Lviv. They agreed to realize strong Business relations between our 2 organisations.

 

Meeting Governor Shemchuk_24.04.13

 

From left: Denys Shnygal, Lars Vestbjerg, Borys Sulym and Victor Shemchuk

 

http://loda.gov.ua/viktor-shemchuk-obhovoryv-iz-prezydentom-danskoji-biznes-asotsiatsiji-v-ukrajini-larsom-vestbjerhom-realizatsiyu-proektiv-zi-vstanovlennya-alternatyvnyh-dzherel-enerhiji.html

 

 

 

 

27.02.2013
Lviv Custom Office met the Danish company Ambiente and Danish Business Assiciation at the company of Ambiente on February 27, 2013.   There was a factory tour showing production and logistic in the company. Later on there was a round ta...
Custom Office Lviv meet Danish company
27.02.2013

Lviv Custom Office met the Danish company Ambiente and Danish Business Assiciation at the company of Ambiente on February 27, 2013.

 

There was a factory tour showing production and logistic in the company. Later on there was a round table discussion about the good cooperation and ideas to make the cooperation stronger in the future.

 

DBA presented the newly agreement on cooperation between Custom Office and members of DBA that will be signed official in May, 2013.

 

 

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Lars Vestbjerg (DBA) and Yuriy Melnyk (Ambiente)

 

10.02.2013
On February 10, Denmark has a markday for children called "fastelavn". DBA member companies are sponsoring this event for 18 orphans from Lviv where the children will be introduced to the Danish celebration.   The Danish companies are g...
DBA Charity event promoting "Danish Fastelavn" to orphans in Lviv and Sokal
10.02.2013

On February 10, Denmark has a markday for children called "fastelavn". DBA member companies are sponsoring this event for 18 orphans from Lviv where the children will be introduced to the Danish celebration.

 

The Danish companies are giving their produced items for free or for net costs, which will be giving as a present for the children at the event.

 

DBA members would like those orphans to feel happy and healthy, to have an unforgetable day with focus on them.

 

Thank you for the sponsors: Danish Textile, Raitex, HRT and Quimex!

 

The Program:

 

10.00 - 15.30 at Ashan

 

Fastelavn celebration and giving price for King/Queen of the cat

 

Kids have Varenyky and juice for lunch

 

There will be played some games together with the kids

 

Kids go to cinema for at children movie. Popcorn and juice will be provided

 

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29.01.2013
Lars Vestbjerg, President of DBA met with the Chief of Lviv Custom Office to discuss the future cooperation according the signed memorandum in January 2011. The agreement is made to renew and sign a new memorandum to ensure continuation of the goo...
Meeting with Lviv Custom Office
29.01.2013

Lars Vestbjerg, President of DBA met with the Chief of Lviv Custom Office to discuss the future cooperation according the signed memorandum in January 2011. The agreement is made to renew and sign a new memorandum to ensure continuation of the good cooperation and support to DBA members.

 

6 points were discussed and it will be implemented already now, even the memorandum is not signed yet.

 

A few issues from members were raised and under work now.

 

Lviv Custom 29.01.13

News of 2013
22.11.2013
On November, 21 Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin, had a meeting with DBA members in Dnister Hotel. During the meeting Carina Mylin who has worked many years in the Diplomatic community of Denmark informed DBA members about new Red Carpet Program imp...
Meeting with Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin
22.11.2013
  1. On November, 21 Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin, had a meeting with DBA members in Dnister Hotel. During the meeting Carina Mylin who has worked many years in the Diplomatic community of Denmark informed DBA members about new Red Carpet Program implemented to simplify the process of getting visas for Danish business and discussed with participants visa questions in general.

    After the meeting all participants had a possibility to communicate in informal atmosphere while furshet sponsored by NG Metal Ukraine.

    More information on Red Carpet Program can be found here: fasttrackvisa.um.dk

 

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Photo: President DBA Lars Vestbjerg and Danish Visa Consul Carina Mylin.

04.10.2013
On October 4 2013, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and the President of Danish Business Association, Lars Vestbjerg met the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk to sign the memorandum on cooperation. During the me...
Signing the cooperation agreement between Denmark and Ukraine
04.10.2013

On October 4 2013, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and the President of Danish Business Association, Lars Vestbjerg met the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk to sign the memorandum on cooperation.

During the meeting the Ambassador talked about intentions to cooperate and develop relationships, both in business and in the cultural field. Also, the Ambassador noted that she wants to establish a Consulate of the Kingdom of Denmark in Lviv, because in this region there is a great activity Danish businesses that require Danish presence.

The Governor supported the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to create Consulates and said that there must be send a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and LOSA support such a diplomatic mission in the Lviv region.

As a result of the already existing cooperation, the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk and President of Danish Business Association in Ukraine Lars Vestbjerg signed a memorandum of cooperation of promotion of foreign investment in the Lviv region and for the authorities to support Danish businesses in the region.

Under the cooperation the parties build relationships based on integrity and security partnership interests of each party, a regime of maximum promotion of mutually beneficial plans.

In order to study and improve the investment climate in the region, improving the labor market situation, the formation of human resources and to create jobs for young professionals in enterprises with participation of foreign investors in the Lviv region , organized within its competence, seminars and information events .

This memorandum also provides support for business contacts and conducts all necessary measures to ensure effective cooperation.

 

http://loda.gov.ua/holova-oda-pidpysav-memorandum-pro-spivpratsyu-z-danskoyu-biznes-asotsiatsijeyu-v-ukrajini.html

 

DBA-AMB1

DBA-AMB2

26.09.2013
WELCOME  TO IFU FOCUS Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU WELCOME FROM IFU, COPENHAGEN Mr Peter Schwalbe, Department Director, IFU CSR - THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY - SETTING THE SCENE Sustaina...
The Danish Investment Fund CSR Workshop for Danish Companies in Ukraine
26.09.2013

WELCOME  TO IFU FOCUS

Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


WELCOME FROM IFU, COPENHAGEN

Mr Peter Schwalbe, Department Director, IFU


CSR - THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY - SETTING THE SCENE

Sustainability principles are actively being integrated in businesses to pursue goals far beyond earlier concerns of reputational management and simply compliance. This session will discuss the latest research on strategic CSR, the different models and approaches, and exemplify how CSR issues and management aspects may be turned into positive contributions to companies' short and long-term value.

Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


BRIBES AND FACILITATION PAYMENT - AN INFLUENTIAL FACTOR YOU CANNOT IGNORE! HOW TO AVOID GETTING INVOLVED?

Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer for Ukraine shows that corruption has increased in the last two years. What should be the adequate policies and procedures for businesses in handling of government authorities and other stakeholders? An introduction to tools and experiences among delegates and dilemma games will be explored.

Ms Viktoryia Tsytsak, Manager,  Forensics, PwC Ukraine + Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


CURRENT STATE OF PLAY IN UKRAINE IN THE VIEW OF A EU-UA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

H.E. Merete Juhl, Ambassador of Denmark to Ukraine


CSR - TOOLS THAT WORK FOR BUSINESS

CSR includes a number of complex issues. How should the company prioritise its efforts, and how does it identify if issues are of significant importance? Through presentations of tools, discussion of cases and dilemmas this session will share ways to approach CSR.

Ms Carole Welton Kaagaard, CSR Adviser, IFU


SUPPORTING A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO HIV/AIDS

Ukraine is experiencing the most severe HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and the CIS

Countries, and it continues to develop - and the number of new HIV cases remains on the rise. The HIV prevalence is estimated at 1% of the total population - the highest in all of Europe. To fight HIV/AIDS - what can be the role of businesses?

Ms Marina Braga, International Technical Support Manager

International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine


THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - SHARING BEST PRACTICE

The Carlsberg Group has developed a comprehensive CSR policy and is working actively to integrate CSR throughout its value chain, focusing on internal processes as well as strategic activities. How has the CSR policy been implemented in Carlsberg Ukraine - what are the challenges and best practice within business ethics, environment, health & safety, responsible drinking and community development.

Ms Svetlana Veselovskaya, CSR Champion and Head of PR Department, Carlsberg Ukraine


NEFCO INITIATIVES

Mr Torben Vindeløv, Executive Vice President

25.09.2013
On September, 25 in Leopolis Hall a meeting of DBA members with the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine Merete Juhl and Department Chief from IFU Peter Schwalbe was held. During the meeting at a round table Peter Schwalbe presented new project oppor...
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and The Danish Investment Fund, Department Chief, Peter Schwalbe visit DBA
25.09.2013
  1. On September, 25 in Leopolis Hall a meeting of DBA members with the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine Merete Juhl and Department Chief from IFU Peter Schwalbe was held.

    During the meeting at a round table Peter Schwalbe presented new project opportunities in Ukraine with IFU's involvement of financing. Torben Vindelov from NEFCO was also present to talk about Energy Efficient opportunities. The Nordic countries and especially Denmark is very interested to get more green energy to Ukraine and there are huge finance opportunities connected to it both from IFU and NEFCO.

    After that the Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl presented the new Embassy team in Kiev and discussed future cooperation with Danish companies and DBA in general.


    IFU2
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    IFU
    IFU1

    The meeting continued in unofficial atmosphere at the reception in Leopolis Hotel restaurant.

    25.09.13 ambassador
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    IFU4









01.08.2013
Danish Business Association is welcoming the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl.     From 1. of August, the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine got a new Ambassador. The former Head Merete Juhl, Ministry of Foreign Affair...
DBA welcome the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl
01.08.2013

Danish Business Association is welcoming the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl.

 

Merete Juhl

 

From 1. of August, the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine got a new Ambassador. The former Head Merete Juhl, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, appointed as the new ambassador.

 

Merete Juhl visited Kiev and Lviv under the visit of HRH Crown Prince of Denmark in 2011.

 

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Merete Juhl is standing on the left side and HRH Crown Prince in the middle left side.

15.06.2013
Midsummer's Eve celebration initiated by Danish Business Association in Ukraine was held on Saturday, 15th June in Holiday Village "Lvivska Shveitsariya". This year orphans fr...om Orphanage #2 in Lviv were also invited to celebrate the Midsummer's...
Midsummer celebration2013
15.06.2013
  1. Midsummer's Eve celebration initiated by Danish Business Association in Ukraine was held on Saturday, 15th June in Holiday Village "Lvivska Shveitsariya". This year orphans fr...om Orphanage #2 in Lviv were also invited to celebrate the Midsummer's Eve with Danish investors and their families and feel the spirit of Danish culture. About 12 children from Orphanage #2 in Lviv (Prosvity str. 2) participated in the event.

    During the activity children and adults took part in joyful games, received valuable presents from partners of the event, got acquainted with cultural traditions of Scandinavia, in particular, Denmark and its' cuisine. All the guests tasted delicious traditional roasted pig and participated in a beatiful ceremony of burning the witch.

    The organizer of the celebration is Danish Business Association in Ukraine in cooperation with companies Halychyna Zahid, Danish Textile, Ambiente, J&L Consulting Ltd and Lviv Brewery.

    2Midsummer 2013
    4Midsummer 2013
    3Midsummer 2013
24.04.2013
The President of DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk met today to discuss Danish Investment opportunities and Investment Climate for Danish Investors in the Western Ukraine.   Lars Vestbjerg presented DBA to Mr. Shemchuk who i...
Meeting with Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk
24.04.2013

The President of DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk met today to discuss Danish Investment opportunities and Investment Climate for Danish Investors in the Western Ukraine.

 

Lars Vestbjerg presented DBA to Mr. Shemchuk who is new on the Governor position in Lviv Oblast and the importance of the Danish Investors work in Ukrainian society.

 

The following issues were discussed on the meeting:

 

  1. International School initiative from Danes to establish such School in Lviv
  2. Renewable Energy development in Lviv Oblast
  3. Investment Council with strong DBA participation
  4. Memorandum on cooperation between DBA and LOSA
  5. Signing the memorandum public

Lars Vestbjerg greeted the newly appointed Governor on his position in Lviv. They agreed to realize strong Business relations between our 2 organisations.

 

Meeting Governor Shemchuk_24.04.13

 

From left: Denys Shnygal, Lars Vestbjerg, Borys Sulym and Victor Shemchuk

 

http://loda.gov.ua/viktor-shemchuk-obhovoryv-iz-prezydentom-danskoji-biznes-asotsiatsiji-v-ukrajini-larsom-vestbjerhom-realizatsiyu-proektiv-zi-vstanovlennya-alternatyvnyh-dzherel-enerhiji.html

 

 

 

 

27.02.2013
Lviv Custom Office met the Danish company Ambiente and Danish Business Assiciation at the company of Ambiente on February 27, 2013.   There was a factory tour showing production and logistic in the company. Later on there was a round ta...
Custom Office Lviv meet Danish company
27.02.2013

Lviv Custom Office met the Danish company Ambiente and Danish Business Assiciation at the company of Ambiente on February 27, 2013.

 

There was a factory tour showing production and logistic in the company. Later on there was a round table discussion about the good cooperation and ideas to make the cooperation stronger in the future.

 

DBA presented the newly agreement on cooperation between Custom Office and members of DBA that will be signed official in May, 2013.

 

 

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Lars Vestbjerg (DBA) and Yuriy Melnyk (Ambiente)

 

10.02.2013
On February 10, Denmark has a markday for children called "fastelavn". DBA member companies are sponsoring this event for 18 orphans from Lviv where the children will be introduced to the Danish celebration.   The Danish companies are g...
DBA Charity event promoting "Danish Fastelavn" to orphans in Lviv and Sokal
10.02.2013

On February 10, Denmark has a markday for children called "fastelavn". DBA member companies are sponsoring this event for 18 orphans from Lviv where the children will be introduced to the Danish celebration.

 

The Danish companies are giving their produced items for free or for net costs, which will be giving as a present for the children at the event.

 

DBA members would like those orphans to feel happy and healthy, to have an unforgetable day with focus on them.

 

Thank you for the sponsors: Danish Textile, Raitex, HRT and Quimex!

 

The Program:

 

10.00 - 15.30 at Ashan

 

Fastelavn celebration and giving price for King/Queen of the cat

 

Kids have Varenyky and juice for lunch

 

There will be played some games together with the kids

 

Kids go to cinema for at children movie. Popcorn and juice will be provided

 

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29.01.2013
Lars Vestbjerg, President of DBA met with the Chief of Lviv Custom Office to discuss the future cooperation according the signed memorandum in January 2011. The agreement is made to renew and sign a new memorandum to ensure continuation of the goo...
Meeting with Lviv Custom Office
29.01.2013

Lars Vestbjerg, President of DBA met with the Chief of Lviv Custom Office to discuss the future cooperation according the signed memorandum in January 2011. The agreement is made to renew and sign a new memorandum to ensure continuation of the good cooperation and support to DBA members.

 

6 points were discussed and it will be implemented already now, even the memorandum is not signed yet.

 

A few issues from members were raised and under work now.

 

Lviv Custom 29.01.13

News of 2013
22.11.2013
On November, 21 Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin, had a meeting with DBA members in Dnister Hotel. During the meeting Carina Mylin who has worked many years in the Diplomatic community of Denmark informed DBA members about new Red Carpet Program imp...
Meeting with Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin
22.11.2013
  1. On November, 21 Danish VISA Consul, Carina Mylin, had a meeting with DBA members in Dnister Hotel. During the meeting Carina Mylin who has worked many years in the Diplomatic community of Denmark informed DBA members about new Red Carpet Program implemented to simplify the process of getting visas for Danish business and discussed with participants visa questions in general.

    After the meeting all participants had a possibility to communicate in informal atmosphere while furshet sponsored by NG Metal Ukraine.

    More information on Red Carpet Program can be found here: fasttrackvisa.um.dk

 

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Photo: President DBA Lars Vestbjerg and Danish Visa Consul Carina Mylin.

04.10.2013
On October 4 2013, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and the President of Danish Business Association, Lars Vestbjerg met the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk to sign the memorandum on cooperation. During the me...
Signing the cooperation agreement between Denmark and Ukraine
04.10.2013

On October 4 2013, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and the President of Danish Business Association, Lars Vestbjerg met the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk to sign the memorandum on cooperation.

During the meeting the Ambassador talked about intentions to cooperate and develop relationships, both in business and in the cultural field. Also, the Ambassador noted that she wants to establish a Consulate of the Kingdom of Denmark in Lviv, because in this region there is a great activity Danish businesses that require Danish presence.

The Governor supported the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to create Consulates and said that there must be send a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and LOSA support such a diplomatic mission in the Lviv region.

As a result of the already existing cooperation, the Head of Lviv Regional State Administration Victor Shemchuk and President of Danish Business Association in Ukraine Lars Vestbjerg signed a memorandum of cooperation of promotion of foreign investment in the Lviv region and for the authorities to support Danish businesses in the region.

Under the cooperation the parties build relationships based on integrity and security partnership interests of each party, a regime of maximum promotion of mutually beneficial plans.

In order to study and improve the investment climate in the region, improving the labor market situation, the formation of human resources and to create jobs for young professionals in enterprises with participation of foreign investors in the Lviv region , organized within its competence, seminars and information events .

This memorandum also provides support for business contacts and conducts all necessary measures to ensure effective cooperation.

 

http://loda.gov.ua/holova-oda-pidpysav-memorandum-pro-spivpratsyu-z-danskoyu-biznes-asotsiatsijeyu-v-ukrajini.html

 

DBA-AMB1

DBA-AMB2

26.09.2013
WELCOME  TO IFU FOCUS Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU WELCOME FROM IFU, COPENHAGEN Mr Peter Schwalbe, Department Director, IFU CSR - THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY - SETTING THE SCENE Sustaina...
The Danish Investment Fund CSR Workshop for Danish Companies in Ukraine
26.09.2013

WELCOME  TO IFU FOCUS

Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


WELCOME FROM IFU, COPENHAGEN

Mr Peter Schwalbe, Department Director, IFU


CSR - THE BUSINESS OF SUSTAINABILITY - SETTING THE SCENE

Sustainability principles are actively being integrated in businesses to pursue goals far beyond earlier concerns of reputational management and simply compliance. This session will discuss the latest research on strategic CSR, the different models and approaches, and exemplify how CSR issues and management aspects may be turned into positive contributions to companies' short and long-term value.

Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


BRIBES AND FACILITATION PAYMENT - AN INFLUENTIAL FACTOR YOU CANNOT IGNORE! HOW TO AVOID GETTING INVOLVED?

Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer for Ukraine shows that corruption has increased in the last two years. What should be the adequate policies and procedures for businesses in handling of government authorities and other stakeholders? An introduction to tools and experiences among delegates and dilemma games will be explored.

Ms Viktoryia Tsytsak, Manager,  Forensics, PwC Ukraine + Ms Birgitte Bang Nielsen, Head of CSR, IFU


CURRENT STATE OF PLAY IN UKRAINE IN THE VIEW OF A EU-UA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

H.E. Merete Juhl, Ambassador of Denmark to Ukraine


CSR - TOOLS THAT WORK FOR BUSINESS

CSR includes a number of complex issues. How should the company prioritise its efforts, and how does it identify if issues are of significant importance? Through presentations of tools, discussion of cases and dilemmas this session will share ways to approach CSR.

Ms Carole Welton Kaagaard, CSR Adviser, IFU


SUPPORTING A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO HIV/AIDS

Ukraine is experiencing the most severe HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and the CIS

Countries, and it continues to develop - and the number of new HIV cases remains on the rise. The HIV prevalence is estimated at 1% of the total population - the highest in all of Europe. To fight HIV/AIDS - what can be the role of businesses?

Ms Marina Braga, International Technical Support Manager

International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine


THE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS - SHARING BEST PRACTICE

The Carlsberg Group has developed a comprehensive CSR policy and is working actively to integrate CSR throughout its value chain, focusing on internal processes as well as strategic activities. How has the CSR policy been implemented in Carlsberg Ukraine - what are the challenges and best practice within business ethics, environment, health & safety, responsible drinking and community development.

Ms Svetlana Veselovskaya, CSR Champion and Head of PR Department, Carlsberg Ukraine


NEFCO INITIATIVES

Mr Torben Vindeløv, Executive Vice President

25.09.2013
On September, 25 in Leopolis Hall a meeting of DBA members with the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine Merete Juhl and Department Chief from IFU Peter Schwalbe was held. During the meeting at a round table Peter Schwalbe presented new project oppor...
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl and The Danish Investment Fund, Department Chief, Peter Schwalbe visit DBA
25.09.2013
  1. On September, 25 in Leopolis Hall a meeting of DBA members with the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine Merete Juhl and Department Chief from IFU Peter Schwalbe was held.

    During the meeting at a round table Peter Schwalbe presented new project opportunities in Ukraine with IFU's involvement of financing. Torben Vindelov from NEFCO was also present to talk about Energy Efficient opportunities. The Nordic countries and especially Denmark is very interested to get more green energy to Ukraine and there are huge finance opportunities connected to it both from IFU and NEFCO.

    After that the Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl presented the new Embassy team in Kiev and discussed future cooperation with Danish companies and DBA in general.


    IFU2
    IFU6
    IFU
    IFU1

    The meeting continued in unofficial atmosphere at the reception in Leopolis Hotel restaurant.

    25.09.13 ambassador
    IFU3
    IFU5
    IFU4









01.08.2013
Danish Business Association is welcoming the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl.     From 1. of August, the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine got a new Ambassador. The former Head Merete Juhl, Ministry of Foreign Affair...
DBA welcome the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl
01.08.2013

Danish Business Association is welcoming the new Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Merete Juhl.

 

Merete Juhl

 

From 1. of August, the Embassy of Denmark in Ukraine got a new Ambassador. The former Head Merete Juhl, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, appointed as the new ambassador.

 

Merete Juhl visited Kiev and Lviv under the visit of HRH Crown Prince of Denmark in 2011.

 

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Merete Juhl is standing on the left side and HRH Crown Prince in the middle left side.

15.06.2013
Midsummer's Eve celebration initiated by Danish Business Association in Ukraine was held on Saturday, 15th June in Holiday Village "Lvivska Shveitsariya". This year orphans fr...om Orphanage #2 in Lviv were also invited to celebrate the Midsummer's...
Midsummer celebration2013
15.06.2013
  1. Midsummer's Eve celebration initiated by Danish Business Association in Ukraine was held on Saturday, 15th June in Holiday Village "Lvivska Shveitsariya". This year orphans fr...om Orphanage #2 in Lviv were also invited to celebrate the Midsummer's Eve with Danish investors and their families and feel the spirit of Danish culture. About 12 children from Orphanage #2 in Lviv (Prosvity str. 2) participated in the event.

    During the activity children and adults took part in joyful games, received valuable presents from partners of the event, got acquainted with cultural traditions of Scandinavia, in particular, Denmark and its' cuisine. All the guests tasted delicious traditional roasted pig and participated in a beatiful ceremony of burning the witch.

    The organizer of the celebration is Danish Business Association in Ukraine in cooperation with companies Halychyna Zahid, Danish Textile, Ambiente, J&L Consulting Ltd and Lviv Brewery.

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24.04.2013
The President of DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk met today to discuss Danish Investment opportunities and Investment Climate for Danish Investors in the Western Ukraine.   Lars Vestbjerg presented DBA to Mr. Shemchuk who i...
Meeting with Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk
24.04.2013

The President of DBA, Lars Vestbjerg and Lviv Governor Viktor Shemchuk met today to discuss Danish Investment opportunities and Investment Climate for Danish Investors in the Western Ukraine.

 

Lars Vestbjerg presented DBA to Mr. Shemchuk who is new on the Governor position in Lviv Oblast and the importance of the Danish Investors work in Ukrainian society.

 

The following issues were discussed on the meeting:

 

  1. International School initiative from Danes to establish such School in Lviv
  2. Renewable Energy development in Lviv Oblast
  3. Investment Council with strong DBA participation
  4. Memorandum on cooperation between DBA and LOSA
  5. Signing the memorandum public

Lars Vestbjerg greeted the newly appointed Governor on his position in Lviv. They agreed to realize strong Business relations between our 2 organisations.

 

Meeting Governor Shemchuk_24.04.13

 

From left: Denys Shnygal, Lars Vestbjerg, Borys Sulym and Victor Shemchuk

 

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27.02.2013
Lviv Custom Office met the Danish company Ambiente and Danish Business Assiciation at the company of Ambiente on February 27, 2013.   There was a factory tour showing production and logistic in the company. Later on there was a round ta...
Custom Office Lviv meet Danish company
27.02.2013

Lviv Custom Office met the Danish company Ambiente and Danish Business Assiciation at the company of Ambiente on February 27, 2013.

 

There was a factory tour showing production and logistic in the company. Later on there was a round table discussion about the good cooperation and ideas to make the cooperation stronger in the future.

 

DBA presented the newly agreement on cooperation between Custom Office and members of DBA that will be signed official in May, 2013.

 

 

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Lars Vestbjerg (DBA) and Yuriy Melnyk (Ambiente)

 

10.02.2013
On February 10, Denmark has a markday for children called "fastelavn". DBA member companies are sponsoring this event for 18 orphans from Lviv where the children will be introduced to the Danish celebration.   The Danish companies are g...
DBA Charity event promoting "Danish Fastelavn" to orphans in Lviv and Sokal
10.02.2013

On February 10, Denmark has a markday for children called "fastelavn". DBA member companies are sponsoring this event for 18 orphans from Lviv where the children will be introduced to the Danish celebration.

 

The Danish companies are giving their produced items for free or for net costs, which will be giving as a present for the children at the event.

 

DBA members would like those orphans to feel happy and healthy, to have an unforgetable day with focus on them.

 

Thank you for the sponsors: Danish Textile, Raitex, HRT and Quimex!

 

The Program:

 

10.00 - 15.30 at Ashan

 

Fastelavn celebration and giving price for King/Queen of the cat

 

Kids have Varenyky and juice for lunch

 

There will be played some games together with the kids

 

Kids go to cinema for at children movie. Popcorn and juice will be provided

 

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29.01.2013
Lars Vestbjerg, President of DBA met with the Chief of Lviv Custom Office to discuss the future cooperation according the signed memorandum in January 2011. The agreement is made to renew and sign a new memorandum to ensure continuation of the goo...
Meeting with Lviv Custom Office
29.01.2013

Lars Vestbjerg, President of DBA met with the Chief of Lviv Custom Office to discuss the future cooperation according the signed memorandum in January 2011. The agreement is made to renew and sign a new memorandum to ensure continuation of the good cooperation and support to DBA members.

 

6 points were discussed and it will be implemented already now, even the memorandum is not signed yet.

 

A few issues from members were raised and under work now.

 

Lviv Custom 29.01.13

News of 2012
21.11.2012
Mr. Lars Thuesen, State Secretary for Trade and Strategy of Denmark and The Danish Ambassador Mr. Michael Borg-Hansen met with DBA President Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and DBA members in Lviv. The aim was to understand difficulties when Danis...
Lars Thuesen, State Secretary for Trade and Strategy of Denmark visit Lviv
21.11.2012

Mr. Lars Thuesen, State Secretary for Trade and Strategy of Denmark and The Danish Ambassador Mr. Michael Borg-Hansen met with DBA President Mr. Lars Vestbjerg and DBA members in Lviv.

The aim was to understand difficulties when Danish companies are operating in Ukraine and how to solve those problems.

 

A meeting was setup to talk about the barriere Danish Investment face doing business in Ukraine. The 5 major companies of DBA participated at the meeting discussing the main topics of business in the Western Ukraine.

 

There were issues to address on the following meeting at Lviv Oblast Administration, where the Vice-Governor, Vice-Tax Administration and Vice-Costum Office was present.

 

The Authorities are supporting DBA members in the Western part of Ukraine fully. Danish Investment plays a huge role as the biggest investor of one Nation and is an important partner to Ukraine.

 

Lars Thuesen

10.09.2012
Mr. Michael Borg-Hansen, The Danish Ambassador and Mr. Lars Vestbjerg, DBA Chairman met with Lviv Governor to support Danish companies on VAT problems that has appeared over the summer.   At the same meeting other problems were raised co...
Meeting with Lviv Governor about support of VAT reimbursement.
10.09.2012

Mr. Michael Borg-Hansen, The Danish Ambassador and Mr. Lars Vestbjerg, DBA Chairman met with Lviv Governor to support Danish companies on VAT problems that has appeared over the summer.

 

At the same meeting other problems were raised concerning the support to existing Danish Investors.

 

The Governor gave full support to DBA members and promissed all problems to be solved. The cooperation between LOSA and DBA is already strong by supporting each other, so all will be done.

 

The Governor invited The Embassy and DBA to attend the Investment Forum in Lviv on October 12, 2012.

 

10.09.2012

27.08.2012
HE Ambassador Michael Borg-Hansen visit DBA members to feel the investment climate among Danish Investors in the Western part of Ukraine.   The Ambassador and Mr. Lars Vestbjerg, DBA Board Chairman visited Danish Textile and Ambiente. B...
The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine visit DBA members
27.08.2012

HE Ambassador Michael Borg-Hansen visit DBA members to feel the investment climate among Danish Investors in the Western part of Ukraine.

 

The Ambassador and Mr. Lars Vestbjerg, DBA Board Chairman visited Danish Textile and Ambiente. Both companies have a huge production with more 900 people together.

 

The VAT importance was discussed as one of the main subjects as problems starting appearing.

 

The Ambassador and DBA will follow up during the next few weeks with meeting the authorities.

 

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17.06.2012
Members and partners takes active part in watching the matches with more than 500 tickets sold trough DBA.  
DBA takes active part in EURO matches
17.06.2012

Members and partners takes active part in watching the matches with more than 500 tickets sold trough DBA.

 

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13.06.2012
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark came to Lviv to see the football match of Denmark - Portugal. HRH came on a private trip direct to Lviv from Denmark with followers of friends. Mr. Lars Vestbjerg, Board Chairman of DBA and HE Ambassador of Den...
HRH Crown Prince Frederik EURO 2012
13.06.2012

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark came to Lviv to see the football match of Denmark - Portugal. HRH came on a private trip direct to Lviv from Denmark with followers of friends. Mr. Lars Vestbjerg, Board Chairman of DBA and HE Ambassador of Denmark to Ukraine, Mr. Michael Borg-Hansen met HRH in the airport at 11.30 Wednesday, June 13, 2012.

 

Airport meeting

 

They all together went to the sponsorget together of the Danish Football Federation (DBU), visited Carlsberg lounge zone and saw the football match from the UEFA lounge.

 

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29.02.2012
On February Mr. Lars Vestbjerg had a meeting with Lviv Governor Mr. Kostiuk to discuss the memorandum signed in 2011.   The VAT was brought up to be returned to the Danish companies within the week, which was done only a few days after t...
Meeting with Lviv Governor Mr. Kostiuk
29.02.2012

On February Mr. Lars Vestbjerg had a meeting with Lviv Governor Mr. Kostiuk to discuss the memorandum signed in 2011.

 

The VAT was brought up to be returned to the Danish companies within the week, which was done only a few days after the meeting. DBA thank the Governor for his positive attitude to support Danish Investors.

 

For future cooperation DBA will have a direct contact person which is the Vice Governor to work out problems Danish investors are facing during their work in Lviv.

 

Lviv Governor 29.02.2012

19.02.2012
Lars Vestbjerg, the Danish Business Association met with Danish Football Federation representative in Lviv and there is established a cooperation to support the Danish Fan Camp at Bukta Viking Resort.   The cooperation goes from helping...
DBA supporting Danish Fan Camp on EURO 2012 (EM)
19.02.2012

Lars Vestbjerg, the Danish Business Association met with Danish Football Federation representative in Lviv and there is established a cooperation to support the Danish Fan Camp at Bukta Viking Resort.

 

The cooperation goes from helping and supporting the Danish Fan's under the games and under their stay in Lviv.

13.02.2012
Lars Vestbjerg met with the Division Director of The Salvation Army, Anne E. Westmoreland to discuss how we could cooperate on helping the people of Ukraine with a common impact.   The meeting ended up with an agreement to support by c...
Charity cooperation with The Salvation Army
13.02.2012

Lars Vestbjerg met with the Division Director of The Salvation Army, Anne E. Westmoreland to discuss how we could cooperate on helping the people of Ukraine with a common impact.

 

The meeting ended up with an agreement to support by common projects.

 

On March 30th there will be a follow up meeting where projects will be discussed.

12.01.2012
DBA applied for VAT reimbursement om behalf of members in November 2011. We had several meetings with STA from the local level to high Parliament level. We have asked the Danish Ambassador for help and he send a letter on behalf of the DBA members...
VAT reimbursement
12.01.2012

DBA applied for VAT reimbursement om behalf of members in November 2011. We had several meetings with STA from the local level to high Parliament level. We have asked the Danish Ambassador for help and he send a letter on behalf of the DBA members requesting answers.

 

Finally today we received a letter from STA in Kiev telling everything else than what we asked for. So DBA will continue lobbying the VAT interest and we will reply the letter with the same questions.

News of 2011
31.12.2011
DBA team wish all members and partner a happy New Year.   Looking forward working with you in 2012.   Greetings DBA Team
Happy New Year!
31.12.2011

DBA team wish all members and partner a happy New Year.

 

Looking forward working with you in 2012.

 

Greetings

DBA Team

07.12.2011
DBA welcome Danish Football Federation and the National team to Lviv. We will support Denmark under their stay here and we have already made cooperation with local authorities with a supporting unit.      
Denmark plays EURO 2012 in Lviv
07.12.2011

DBA welcome Danish Football Federation and the National team to Lviv. We will support Denmark under their stay here and we have already made cooperation with local authorities with a supporting unit.

 

 

 

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20.10.2011
New Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs point election for companies and ways how to avoid to...
Meeting with new Chief of Lviv Custom Office
20.10.2011

New Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs point election for companies and ways how to avoid too much logistic for companies with different custom points.

 

Attracting of Danish investment and cooperation with Danish investors are the main aspects that determine the directions and priorities of international economic activity of Ukraine, forms of participation in European integration processes, the specifics of regional economic policy. Therefore, Lviv Custom office actively works towards creating an enabling environment for business, attracting of foreign investment in accordance with the current legislation.

 

Since the beginning of the year there were number of meetings with participation of Custom Office and representatives of the business. Particularly in January 2011 was signed the 5-sides Memorandum of cooperation and promotion of Danish investment in Lviv region between the Lviv Customs, Lviv Oblast State Administration,Lviv StateTax Administration , The Western Regional Department of State Border Guard Services of Ukraine and Danish Business Association.

 

Lviv Custom Office_OCT_2011

Photo. DBA Chairman Lars Vestbjerg, Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk and Deputy Chief of Lviv Custom Office Igor Mrochko.

 

 

 

 

13.10.2011
  In September 2011, IFU, the Danish state owned investment fund, aimed to support Danish businesses in emerging markets, confirmed that projects in Ukraine are eligible to be considered for IFU financing, subject to fulfilling spe...
IFU - The Danish Investment Fund opens investment support in Ukraine
13.10.2011

 

In September 2011, IFU, the Danish state owned
investment fund, aimed to support Danish businesses in emerging markets,
confirmed that projects in Ukraine are eligible to be considered for IFU
financing, subject to fulfilling specific selection criteria.

Thereby IFU has taken over and continued providing support and financing to
Danish businesses in Ukraine, which previously was done by IØ (The
Investment Fund for Central and Eastern Europe), who made investments in
Ukraine in 1999-2010.

IFU can offer both advice and financing to Danish companies wanting to set
up business in Ukraine. IFU's investments are made on commercial terms in
the form of share capital and loans and are made directly in a company
established in the host country.

As an investor IFU is prepared to share the financial risk with a Danish
company, and normally IFU is involved from the first step through the
establishment and set-up of the company until it is fully consolidated.
Often IFU is also represented on the board of the company.

Companies interested in learning more about IFU's financing in Ukraine are
welcome to contact Natalia Svejgaard, Senior Investment Officer, by e-mail
to  <mailto:nsv@ifu.dk> nsv@ifu.dk or by phone +45 33 637531.

 

 

13.10.2011
IFU has started supporting Danish Investments in Ukraine with loan and investment opportunities. In this connection there will be established information meetings in Kiev and Lviv.   Kiev 31.10.2011 and Lviv 01.11.2011   Compa...
IFU - The Danish Investment Fund invite Danish companies in Ukraine to info meeting
13.10.2011

IFU has started supporting Danish Investments in Ukraine with loan and investment opportunities. In this connection there will be established information meetings in Kiev and Lviv.

 

Kiev 31.10.2011 and Lviv 01.11.2011

 

Companies with Danish investments are welcome to participate and please reply directly to DBA.

22.09.2011
Trough DBA partner NEXIA we offer Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine. The laws changes fast in Ukraine, there are a huge burocrazy and  many foreigners working and living in Ukraine. DBA see the importance in helping Danes (and ...
Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine
22.09.2011

Trough DBA partner NEXIA we offer Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine. The laws changes fast in Ukraine, there are a huge burocrazy and  many foreigners working and living in Ukraine. DBA see the importance in helping Danes (and families) to be registered efficient and fast integreted in the society and business envoiment in Ukraine.

12.09.2011
DBA see the importance of attracting the young Ukrainian specialists to our organisation and therefore the cooperation between DBA and AIESEC in internship programs could be realized on some events or meetings of members of DBA and companies....
Cooperation between AIESEC "young specialists" and DBA
12.09.2011

DBA see the importance of attracting the young Ukrainian specialists to our organisation and therefore the cooperation between DBA and AIESEC in internship programs could be realized on some events or meetings of members of DBA and companies.

 

Denmark is bringing know how to Ukraine and DBA will participate in programs that can attract the Ukrainian young specialists for internship. We are interested to work with and give know how to the future of Ukraine.

07.06.2011
On June 6-7 HRH Crown Prince Frederik visited Lviv and the Danish Business Association. The delegation from Denmark was HRH, people from the Royal Palace and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine and the Military Attaché to...
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit DBA
07.06.2011

On June 6-7 HRH Crown Prince Frederik visited Lviv and the Danish Business Association. The delegation from Denmark was HRH, people from the Royal Palace and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine and the Military Attaché to Ukraine. The delegation together with Lars Vestbjerg visited Lviv Governor and Deputy Mayor in Lviv.

There was a business meeting with the members of the Danish Business Association with an open talk about the investment climate in the Western Ukraine and HRH was quite positiv of the performance of the DBA.

HRH visit 3 Danish companies in Kulykiv. NG Metal, Scanlak and Guldmann. He was satisfied how the Danes are doing business in Ukraine.

 

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25.05.2011
We have the honour to announce that Lviv and DBA will have HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit in June, 2011.   HRH Crown Prince will have meetings with Lviv Governor and Lviv City Mayor, visit to some Danish Investments and a ge...
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit Lviv in June
25.05.2011

We have the honour to announce that Lviv and DBA will have HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit in June, 2011.

 

HRH Crown Prince will have meetings with Lviv Governor and Lviv City Mayor, visit to some Danish Investments and a general meeting with the members of DBA.

 

Kronprinsen

05.05.2011
After several meetings with Lviv Oblast Administration and letters sending to the Tax authorities the Danish companies has received about 70% VAT reimbursed. DBA continue lobbying to succeed the 100% reimbursement.   The strategy is to ...
VAT follow up
05.05.2011

After several meetings with Lviv Oblast Administration and letters sending to the Tax authorities the Danish companies has received about 70% VAT reimbursed. DBA continue lobbying to succeed the 100% reimbursement.

 

The strategy is to involve the Danish State Government if no further result by the end of May.

18.04.2011
DBA is again lobbying VAT reimbursement on the Oblast and Parliament level. The first meetings started in the beginning of April with Lviv Tax Authorities and  Lviv Oblast Administration. Medio April a letter was send to Tax authority in the...
DBA lobby VAT reimbursement
18.04.2011

DBA is again lobbying VAT reimbursement on the Oblast and Parliament level. The first meetings started in the beginning of April with Lviv Tax Authorities and  Lviv Oblast Administration. Medio April a letter was send to Tax authority in the Parliament.

 

Danish Investment Fund has also requested answers on behalf of its partners.

 

The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine is also involved in the process

24.03.2011
Chief of Lviv Custom Office Mykola Harkavyy met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs clearance of goods imported into the customs territory...
Meeting with Chief of Lviv Custom Office
24.03.2011

Chief of Lviv Custom Office Mykola Harkavyy met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs clearance of goods imported into the customs territory of the country as a contribution to the authorized capital of companies with foreign investment.

 

Attracting of Danish investment and cooperation with Danish investors are the main aspects that determine the directions and priorities of international economic activity of Ukraine, forms of participation in European integration processes, the specifics of regional economic policy. Therefore, Lviv Custom office actively works towards creating an enabling environment for business, attracting of foreign investment in accordance with the current legislation.

 

Since the beginning of the year there were number of meetings with participation of Custom Office and representatives of the business. Particularly in January 2011 was signed the 5-sides Memorandum of cooperation and promotion of Danish investment in Lviv region between the Lviv Customs, Lviv Oblast State Administration, Lviv StateTax Administration , The Western Regional Department of State Border Guard Services of Ukraine and Danish Business Association.

 

Participants of the meeting noted the importance of such a cooperation, through which foreign investment in the near future will have most significant enhance on efficiency of Ukrainian companies, and hence development of the respective territories and cities, improving social security of the citizens.

 

The topic of lobbying and development discussion was re-arranging the newly closed Custom points to establish a new on the border of Krakovets. Other issue as Custom code equlizing to EU standards was also discussed and Mykola Harkavyy assured that if problems appeared the Danish Business Association should contact him directly.

 

Chief of Lviv Custom Office

 

28.01.2011
Today DBA's Chairman of the Board, Mr Lars Vestbjerg sign the memorandum on cooperation with Lviv State authorities:   Lviv Oblast State Administration, represented by Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk   Lviv State Tax Admini...
Signing memorandum of cooperation with Lviv State Authorities.
28.01.2011

Today DBA's Chairman of the Board, Mr Lars Vestbjerg sign the memorandum on cooperation with Lviv State authorities:

 

Lviv Oblast State Administration, represented by Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk

 

Lviv State Tax Administration represented by Head Mr. Vitaliy Pekarchuk

 

Lviv Custom Office represented by Chief Mr. Roman Mykytiuk

 

West regional department of State border guard service of Ukraine represented by Chief, Lieutenant  General Arthur Horbenko

 

This cooperation is based on mutual understanding, loyalty and respect for each bodies.

 

The memorandum shall help Lviv Region to become more interesting for investors by the help from DBA and in return the Danish investments shall be supported in the frame of the Ukrainian legislation to do a healthy Business.

 

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25.01.2011
DBA Board Chairman, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg had a meeting with Lviv Governor, Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk to discuss the future cooperation between Danish Investors and Lviv State bodies.   The agreement is signing a memorandum on January 28, 201...
Meeting with Lviv Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk
25.01.2011

DBA Board Chairman, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg had a meeting with Lviv Governor, Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk to discuss the future cooperation between Danish Investors and Lviv State bodies.

 

The agreement is signing a memorandum on January 28, 2011 involving Lviv State Oblast Administration, Lviv State Tax Administration, Western Region of Custom Offive and State Frontier Service, and Danish Business Association.

 

The memorandum will come into force the same day as the signing and the work of implementing it will start.

11.01.2011
The journalist Oleksandr Gavrylyuk from News2biz in Kiev was visiting DBA in December 2010 to make an article about DBA and members opinion of the investment climate of the Western Ukraine.   Read the article here: News2biz interviewin...
News2biz interviewing DBA and members...
11.01.2011

The journalist Oleksandr Gavrylyuk from News2biz in Kiev was visiting DBA in December 2010 to make an article about DBA and members opinion of the investment climate of the Western Ukraine.

 

Read the article here: News2biz interviewing DBA and members...

News of 2011
31.12.2011
DBA team wish all members and partner a happy New Year.   Looking forward working with you in 2012.   Greetings DBA Team
Happy New Year!
31.12.2011

DBA team wish all members and partner a happy New Year.

 

Looking forward working with you in 2012.

 

Greetings

DBA Team

07.12.2011
DBA welcome Danish Football Federation and the National team to Lviv. We will support Denmark under their stay here and we have already made cooperation with local authorities with a supporting unit.      
Denmark plays EURO 2012 in Lviv
07.12.2011

DBA welcome Danish Football Federation and the National team to Lviv. We will support Denmark under their stay here and we have already made cooperation with local authorities with a supporting unit.

 

 

 

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20.10.2011
New Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs point election for companies and ways how to avoid to...
Meeting with new Chief of Lviv Custom Office
20.10.2011

New Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs point election for companies and ways how to avoid too much logistic for companies with different custom points.

 

Attracting of Danish investment and cooperation with Danish investors are the main aspects that determine the directions and priorities of international economic activity of Ukraine, forms of participation in European integration processes, the specifics of regional economic policy. Therefore, Lviv Custom office actively works towards creating an enabling environment for business, attracting of foreign investment in accordance with the current legislation.

 

Since the beginning of the year there were number of meetings with participation of Custom Office and representatives of the business. Particularly in January 2011 was signed the 5-sides Memorandum of cooperation and promotion of Danish investment in Lviv region between the Lviv Customs, Lviv Oblast State Administration,Lviv StateTax Administration , The Western Regional Department of State Border Guard Services of Ukraine and Danish Business Association.

 

Lviv Custom Office_OCT_2011

Photo. DBA Chairman Lars Vestbjerg, Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk and Deputy Chief of Lviv Custom Office Igor Mrochko.

 

 

 

 

13.10.2011
  In September 2011, IFU, the Danish state owned investment fund, aimed to support Danish businesses in emerging markets, confirmed that projects in Ukraine are eligible to be considered for IFU financing, subject to fulfilling spe...
IFU - The Danish Investment Fund opens investment support in Ukraine
13.10.2011

 

In September 2011, IFU, the Danish state owned
investment fund, aimed to support Danish businesses in emerging markets,
confirmed that projects in Ukraine are eligible to be considered for IFU
financing, subject to fulfilling specific selection criteria.

Thereby IFU has taken over and continued providing support and financing to
Danish businesses in Ukraine, which previously was done by IØ (The
Investment Fund for Central and Eastern Europe), who made investments in
Ukraine in 1999-2010.

IFU can offer both advice and financing to Danish companies wanting to set
up business in Ukraine. IFU's investments are made on commercial terms in
the form of share capital and loans and are made directly in a company
established in the host country.

As an investor IFU is prepared to share the financial risk with a Danish
company, and normally IFU is involved from the first step through the
establishment and set-up of the company until it is fully consolidated.
Often IFU is also represented on the board of the company.

Companies interested in learning more about IFU's financing in Ukraine are
welcome to contact Natalia Svejgaard, Senior Investment Officer, by e-mail
to  <mailto:nsv@ifu.dk> nsv@ifu.dk or by phone +45 33 637531.

 

 

13.10.2011
IFU has started supporting Danish Investments in Ukraine with loan and investment opportunities. In this connection there will be established information meetings in Kiev and Lviv.   Kiev 31.10.2011 and Lviv 01.11.2011   Compa...
IFU - The Danish Investment Fund invite Danish companies in Ukraine to info meeting
13.10.2011

IFU has started supporting Danish Investments in Ukraine with loan and investment opportunities. In this connection there will be established information meetings in Kiev and Lviv.

 

Kiev 31.10.2011 and Lviv 01.11.2011

 

Companies with Danish investments are welcome to participate and please reply directly to DBA.

22.09.2011
Trough DBA partner NEXIA we offer Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine. The laws changes fast in Ukraine, there are a huge burocrazy and  many foreigners working and living in Ukraine. DBA see the importance in helping Danes (and ...
Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine
22.09.2011

Trough DBA partner NEXIA we offer Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine. The laws changes fast in Ukraine, there are a huge burocrazy and  many foreigners working and living in Ukraine. DBA see the importance in helping Danes (and families) to be registered efficient and fast integreted in the society and business envoiment in Ukraine.

12.09.2011
DBA see the importance of attracting the young Ukrainian specialists to our organisation and therefore the cooperation between DBA and AIESEC in internship programs could be realized on some events or meetings of members of DBA and companies....
Cooperation between AIESEC "young specialists" and DBA
12.09.2011

DBA see the importance of attracting the young Ukrainian specialists to our organisation and therefore the cooperation between DBA and AIESEC in internship programs could be realized on some events or meetings of members of DBA and companies.

 

Denmark is bringing know how to Ukraine and DBA will participate in programs that can attract the Ukrainian young specialists for internship. We are interested to work with and give know how to the future of Ukraine.

07.06.2011
On June 6-7 HRH Crown Prince Frederik visited Lviv and the Danish Business Association. The delegation from Denmark was HRH, people from the Royal Palace and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine and the Military Attaché to...
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit DBA
07.06.2011

On June 6-7 HRH Crown Prince Frederik visited Lviv and the Danish Business Association. The delegation from Denmark was HRH, people from the Royal Palace and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine and the Military Attaché to Ukraine. The delegation together with Lars Vestbjerg visited Lviv Governor and Deputy Mayor in Lviv.

There was a business meeting with the members of the Danish Business Association with an open talk about the investment climate in the Western Ukraine and HRH was quite positiv of the performance of the DBA.

HRH visit 3 Danish companies in Kulykiv. NG Metal, Scanlak and Guldmann. He was satisfied how the Danes are doing business in Ukraine.

 

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25.05.2011
We have the honour to announce that Lviv and DBA will have HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit in June, 2011.   HRH Crown Prince will have meetings with Lviv Governor and Lviv City Mayor, visit to some Danish Investments and a ge...
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit Lviv in June
25.05.2011

We have the honour to announce that Lviv and DBA will have HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit in June, 2011.

 

HRH Crown Prince will have meetings with Lviv Governor and Lviv City Mayor, visit to some Danish Investments and a general meeting with the members of DBA.

 

Kronprinsen

05.05.2011
After several meetings with Lviv Oblast Administration and letters sending to the Tax authorities the Danish companies has received about 70% VAT reimbursed. DBA continue lobbying to succeed the 100% reimbursement.   The strategy is to ...
VAT follow up
05.05.2011

After several meetings with Lviv Oblast Administration and letters sending to the Tax authorities the Danish companies has received about 70% VAT reimbursed. DBA continue lobbying to succeed the 100% reimbursement.

 

The strategy is to involve the Danish State Government if no further result by the end of May.

18.04.2011
DBA is again lobbying VAT reimbursement on the Oblast and Parliament level. The first meetings started in the beginning of April with Lviv Tax Authorities and  Lviv Oblast Administration. Medio April a letter was send to Tax authority in the...
DBA lobby VAT reimbursement
18.04.2011

DBA is again lobbying VAT reimbursement on the Oblast and Parliament level. The first meetings started in the beginning of April with Lviv Tax Authorities and  Lviv Oblast Administration. Medio April a letter was send to Tax authority in the Parliament.

 

Danish Investment Fund has also requested answers on behalf of its partners.

 

The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine is also involved in the process

24.03.2011
Chief of Lviv Custom Office Mykola Harkavyy met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs clearance of goods imported into the customs territory...
Meeting with Chief of Lviv Custom Office
24.03.2011

Chief of Lviv Custom Office Mykola Harkavyy met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs clearance of goods imported into the customs territory of the country as a contribution to the authorized capital of companies with foreign investment.

 

Attracting of Danish investment and cooperation with Danish investors are the main aspects that determine the directions and priorities of international economic activity of Ukraine, forms of participation in European integration processes, the specifics of regional economic policy. Therefore, Lviv Custom office actively works towards creating an enabling environment for business, attracting of foreign investment in accordance with the current legislation.

 

Since the beginning of the year there were number of meetings with participation of Custom Office and representatives of the business. Particularly in January 2011 was signed the 5-sides Memorandum of cooperation and promotion of Danish investment in Lviv region between the Lviv Customs, Lviv Oblast State Administration, Lviv StateTax Administration , The Western Regional Department of State Border Guard Services of Ukraine and Danish Business Association.

 

Participants of the meeting noted the importance of such a cooperation, through which foreign investment in the near future will have most significant enhance on efficiency of Ukrainian companies, and hence development of the respective territories and cities, improving social security of the citizens.

 

The topic of lobbying and development discussion was re-arranging the newly closed Custom points to establish a new on the border of Krakovets. Other issue as Custom code equlizing to EU standards was also discussed and Mykola Harkavyy assured that if problems appeared the Danish Business Association should contact him directly.

 

Chief of Lviv Custom Office

 

28.01.2011
Today DBA's Chairman of the Board, Mr Lars Vestbjerg sign the memorandum on cooperation with Lviv State authorities:   Lviv Oblast State Administration, represented by Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk   Lviv State Tax Admini...
Signing memorandum of cooperation with Lviv State Authorities.
28.01.2011

Today DBA's Chairman of the Board, Mr Lars Vestbjerg sign the memorandum on cooperation with Lviv State authorities:

 

Lviv Oblast State Administration, represented by Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk

 

Lviv State Tax Administration represented by Head Mr. Vitaliy Pekarchuk

 

Lviv Custom Office represented by Chief Mr. Roman Mykytiuk

 

West regional department of State border guard service of Ukraine represented by Chief, Lieutenant  General Arthur Horbenko

 

This cooperation is based on mutual understanding, loyalty and respect for each bodies.

 

The memorandum shall help Lviv Region to become more interesting for investors by the help from DBA and in return the Danish investments shall be supported in the frame of the Ukrainian legislation to do a healthy Business.

 

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25.01.2011
DBA Board Chairman, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg had a meeting with Lviv Governor, Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk to discuss the future cooperation between Danish Investors and Lviv State bodies.   The agreement is signing a memorandum on January 28, 201...
Meeting with Lviv Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk
25.01.2011

DBA Board Chairman, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg had a meeting with Lviv Governor, Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk to discuss the future cooperation between Danish Investors and Lviv State bodies.

 

The agreement is signing a memorandum on January 28, 2011 involving Lviv State Oblast Administration, Lviv State Tax Administration, Western Region of Custom Offive and State Frontier Service, and Danish Business Association.

 

The memorandum will come into force the same day as the signing and the work of implementing it will start.

11.01.2011
The journalist Oleksandr Gavrylyuk from News2biz in Kiev was visiting DBA in December 2010 to make an article about DBA and members opinion of the investment climate of the Western Ukraine.   Read the article here: News2biz interviewin...
News2biz interviewing DBA and members...
11.01.2011

The journalist Oleksandr Gavrylyuk from News2biz in Kiev was visiting DBA in December 2010 to make an article about DBA and members opinion of the investment climate of the Western Ukraine.

 

Read the article here: News2biz interviewing DBA and members...

News of 2011
31.12.2011
DBA team wish all members and partner a happy New Year.   Looking forward working with you in 2012.   Greetings DBA Team
Happy New Year!
31.12.2011

DBA team wish all members and partner a happy New Year.

 

Looking forward working with you in 2012.

 

Greetings

DBA Team

07.12.2011
DBA welcome Danish Football Federation and the National team to Lviv. We will support Denmark under their stay here and we have already made cooperation with local authorities with a supporting unit.      
Denmark plays EURO 2012 in Lviv
07.12.2011

DBA welcome Danish Football Federation and the National team to Lviv. We will support Denmark under their stay here and we have already made cooperation with local authorities with a supporting unit.

 

 

 

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20.10.2011
New Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs point election for companies and ways how to avoid to...
Meeting with new Chief of Lviv Custom Office
20.10.2011

New Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs point election for companies and ways how to avoid too much logistic for companies with different custom points.

 

Attracting of Danish investment and cooperation with Danish investors are the main aspects that determine the directions and priorities of international economic activity of Ukraine, forms of participation in European integration processes, the specifics of regional economic policy. Therefore, Lviv Custom office actively works towards creating an enabling environment for business, attracting of foreign investment in accordance with the current legislation.

 

Since the beginning of the year there were number of meetings with participation of Custom Office and representatives of the business. Particularly in January 2011 was signed the 5-sides Memorandum of cooperation and promotion of Danish investment in Lviv region between the Lviv Customs, Lviv Oblast State Administration,Lviv StateTax Administration , The Western Regional Department of State Border Guard Services of Ukraine and Danish Business Association.

 

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Photo. DBA Chairman Lars Vestbjerg, Chief of Lviv Custom Office Denis Pudryk and Deputy Chief of Lviv Custom Office Igor Mrochko.

 

 

 

 

13.10.2011
  In September 2011, IFU, the Danish state owned investment fund, aimed to support Danish businesses in emerging markets, confirmed that projects in Ukraine are eligible to be considered for IFU financing, subject to fulfilling spe...
IFU - The Danish Investment Fund opens investment support in Ukraine
13.10.2011

 

In September 2011, IFU, the Danish state owned
investment fund, aimed to support Danish businesses in emerging markets,
confirmed that projects in Ukraine are eligible to be considered for IFU
financing, subject to fulfilling specific selection criteria.

Thereby IFU has taken over and continued providing support and financing to
Danish businesses in Ukraine, which previously was done by IØ (The
Investment Fund for Central and Eastern Europe), who made investments in
Ukraine in 1999-2010.

IFU can offer both advice and financing to Danish companies wanting to set
up business in Ukraine. IFU's investments are made on commercial terms in
the form of share capital and loans and are made directly in a company
established in the host country.

As an investor IFU is prepared to share the financial risk with a Danish
company, and normally IFU is involved from the first step through the
establishment and set-up of the company until it is fully consolidated.
Often IFU is also represented on the board of the company.

Companies interested in learning more about IFU's financing in Ukraine are
welcome to contact Natalia Svejgaard, Senior Investment Officer, by e-mail
to  <mailto:nsv@ifu.dk> nsv@ifu.dk or by phone +45 33 637531.

 

 

13.10.2011
IFU has started supporting Danish Investments in Ukraine with loan and investment opportunities. In this connection there will be established information meetings in Kiev and Lviv.   Kiev 31.10.2011 and Lviv 01.11.2011   Compa...
IFU - The Danish Investment Fund invite Danish companies in Ukraine to info meeting
13.10.2011

IFU has started supporting Danish Investments in Ukraine with loan and investment opportunities. In this connection there will be established information meetings in Kiev and Lviv.

 

Kiev 31.10.2011 and Lviv 01.11.2011

 

Companies with Danish investments are welcome to participate and please reply directly to DBA.

22.09.2011
Trough DBA partner NEXIA we offer Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine. The laws changes fast in Ukraine, there are a huge burocrazy and  many foreigners working and living in Ukraine. DBA see the importance in helping Danes (and ...
Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine
22.09.2011

Trough DBA partner NEXIA we offer Seminar on registration of foreigners in Ukraine. The laws changes fast in Ukraine, there are a huge burocrazy and  many foreigners working and living in Ukraine. DBA see the importance in helping Danes (and families) to be registered efficient and fast integreted in the society and business envoiment in Ukraine.

12.09.2011
DBA see the importance of attracting the young Ukrainian specialists to our organisation and therefore the cooperation between DBA and AIESEC in internship programs could be realized on some events or meetings of members of DBA and companies....
Cooperation between AIESEC "young specialists" and DBA
12.09.2011

DBA see the importance of attracting the young Ukrainian specialists to our organisation and therefore the cooperation between DBA and AIESEC in internship programs could be realized on some events or meetings of members of DBA and companies.

 

Denmark is bringing know how to Ukraine and DBA will participate in programs that can attract the Ukrainian young specialists for internship. We are interested to work with and give know how to the future of Ukraine.

07.06.2011
On June 6-7 HRH Crown Prince Frederik visited Lviv and the Danish Business Association. The delegation from Denmark was HRH, people from the Royal Palace and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine and the Military Attaché to...
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit DBA
07.06.2011

On June 6-7 HRH Crown Prince Frederik visited Lviv and the Danish Business Association. The delegation from Denmark was HRH, people from the Royal Palace and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine and the Military Attaché to Ukraine. The delegation together with Lars Vestbjerg visited Lviv Governor and Deputy Mayor in Lviv.

There was a business meeting with the members of the Danish Business Association with an open talk about the investment climate in the Western Ukraine and HRH was quite positiv of the performance of the DBA.

HRH visit 3 Danish companies in Kulykiv. NG Metal, Scanlak and Guldmann. He was satisfied how the Danes are doing business in Ukraine.

 

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25.05.2011
We have the honour to announce that Lviv and DBA will have HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit in June, 2011.   HRH Crown Prince will have meetings with Lviv Governor and Lviv City Mayor, visit to some Danish Investments and a ge...
HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit Lviv in June
25.05.2011

We have the honour to announce that Lviv and DBA will have HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark visit in June, 2011.

 

HRH Crown Prince will have meetings with Lviv Governor and Lviv City Mayor, visit to some Danish Investments and a general meeting with the members of DBA.

 

Kronprinsen

05.05.2011
After several meetings with Lviv Oblast Administration and letters sending to the Tax authorities the Danish companies has received about 70% VAT reimbursed. DBA continue lobbying to succeed the 100% reimbursement.   The strategy is to ...
VAT follow up
05.05.2011

After several meetings with Lviv Oblast Administration and letters sending to the Tax authorities the Danish companies has received about 70% VAT reimbursed. DBA continue lobbying to succeed the 100% reimbursement.

 

The strategy is to involve the Danish State Government if no further result by the end of May.

18.04.2011
DBA is again lobbying VAT reimbursement on the Oblast and Parliament level. The first meetings started in the beginning of April with Lviv Tax Authorities and  Lviv Oblast Administration. Medio April a letter was send to Tax authority in the...
DBA lobby VAT reimbursement
18.04.2011

DBA is again lobbying VAT reimbursement on the Oblast and Parliament level. The first meetings started in the beginning of April with Lviv Tax Authorities and  Lviv Oblast Administration. Medio April a letter was send to Tax authority in the Parliament.

 

Danish Investment Fund has also requested answers on behalf of its partners.

 

The Danish Ambassador to Ukraine is also involved in the process

24.03.2011
Chief of Lviv Custom Office Mykola Harkavyy met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs clearance of goods imported into the customs territory...
Meeting with Chief of Lviv Custom Office
24.03.2011

Chief of Lviv Custom Office Mykola Harkavyy met with chairman of the Danish Business Association Lars Vestbjerg. During the meeting they discussed issues of cooperation, including customs clearance of goods imported into the customs territory of the country as a contribution to the authorized capital of companies with foreign investment.

 

Attracting of Danish investment and cooperation with Danish investors are the main aspects that determine the directions and priorities of international economic activity of Ukraine, forms of participation in European integration processes, the specifics of regional economic policy. Therefore, Lviv Custom office actively works towards creating an enabling environment for business, attracting of foreign investment in accordance with the current legislation.

 

Since the beginning of the year there were number of meetings with participation of Custom Office and representatives of the business. Particularly in January 2011 was signed the 5-sides Memorandum of cooperation and promotion of Danish investment in Lviv region between the Lviv Customs, Lviv Oblast State Administration, Lviv StateTax Administration , The Western Regional Department of State Border Guard Services of Ukraine and Danish Business Association.

 

Participants of the meeting noted the importance of such a cooperation, through which foreign investment in the near future will have most significant enhance on efficiency of Ukrainian companies, and hence development of the respective territories and cities, improving social security of the citizens.

 

The topic of lobbying and development discussion was re-arranging the newly closed Custom points to establish a new on the border of Krakovets. Other issue as Custom code equlizing to EU standards was also discussed and Mykola Harkavyy assured that if problems appeared the Danish Business Association should contact him directly.

 

Chief of Lviv Custom Office

 

28.01.2011
Today DBA's Chairman of the Board, Mr Lars Vestbjerg sign the memorandum on cooperation with Lviv State authorities:   Lviv Oblast State Administration, represented by Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk   Lviv State Tax Admini...
Signing memorandum of cooperation with Lviv State Authorities.
28.01.2011

Today DBA's Chairman of the Board, Mr Lars Vestbjerg sign the memorandum on cooperation with Lviv State authorities:

 

Lviv Oblast State Administration, represented by Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk

 

Lviv State Tax Administration represented by Head Mr. Vitaliy Pekarchuk

 

Lviv Custom Office represented by Chief Mr. Roman Mykytiuk

 

West regional department of State border guard service of Ukraine represented by Chief, Lieutenant  General Arthur Horbenko

 

This cooperation is based on mutual understanding, loyalty and respect for each bodies.

 

The memorandum shall help Lviv Region to become more interesting for investors by the help from DBA and in return the Danish investments shall be supported in the frame of the Ukrainian legislation to do a healthy Business.

 

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25.01.2011
DBA Board Chairman, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg had a meeting with Lviv Governor, Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk to discuss the future cooperation between Danish Investors and Lviv State bodies.   The agreement is signing a memorandum on January 28, 201...
Meeting with Lviv Governor Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk
25.01.2011

DBA Board Chairman, Mr. Lars Vestbjerg had a meeting with Lviv Governor, Mr. Mykhaylo Tsymbaliuk to discuss the future cooperation between Danish Investors and Lviv State bodies.

 

The agreement is signing a memorandum on January 28, 2011 involving Lviv State Oblast Administration, Lviv State Tax Administration, Western Region of Custom Offive and State Frontier Service, and Danish Business Association.

 

The memorandum will come into force the same day as the signing and the work of implementing it will start.

11.01.2011
The journalist Oleksandr Gavrylyuk from News2biz in Kiev was visiting DBA in December 2010 to make an article about DBA and members opinion of the investment climate of the Western Ukraine.   Read the article here: News2biz interviewin...
News2biz interviewing DBA and members...
11.01.2011

The journalist Oleksandr Gavrylyuk from News2biz in Kiev was visiting DBA in December 2010 to make an article about DBA and members opinion of the investment climate of the Western Ukraine.

 

Read the article here: News2biz interviewing DBA and members...

News of 2010
01.12.2010
DBA has made an agreement with NEXIA to provide with seminars on the new Tax code, Custom code and Labour code. The seminars will be established in the of November and begining of December 2010. NEXIA is imformational partner to DBA on Legal and E...
Tax code, Custom code and Labour code
01.12.2010

DBA has made an agreement with NEXIA to provide with seminars on the new Tax code, Custom code and Labour code. The seminars will be established in the of November and begining of December 2010. NEXIA is imformational partner to DBA on Legal and Economic sphere.

 

The seminar was held at Sika Footwear, Lviv.

 

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24.11.2010
Meeting with Chief of State Frontier Service. On November 24, 2010 Lars Vestbjerg (DBA) and Chief of Frontier Service Mr. Artur Gorbenko meet and agreed to cooperate and sign a common memorandum for future cooperation. Mr. Wiktor Godebskiy (Dep...
Meeting with Chief of State Frontier Service.
24.11.2010

Meeting with Chief of State Frontier Service.

On November 24, 2010 Lars Vestbjerg (DBA) and Chief of Frontier Service Mr. Artur Gorbenko meet and agreed to cooperate and sign a common memorandum for future cooperation. Mr. Wiktor Godebskiy (Deputy) invited to show the museum of the State Frontier Service in the Western Ukraine, a history that goes more than 100 years back. DBA wrote a greeting in the book of Honoary guest and will be a part of their history.

 

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Copyright pictures "Vitaliy Hrabar"

18.11.2010
The meeting between DBA and Lviv Custom Office was established to make a closer cooperation. As many members of DBA are exporters (production companies) the Custom Office is a key partner for future cooperation. Lars Vestbjerg, the Chairman of the...
Meeting with Chief of Lviv Custom Office for cooperation
18.11.2010

The meeting between DBA and Lviv Custom Office was established to make a closer cooperation. As many members of DBA are exporters (production companies) the Custom Office is a key partner for future cooperation. Lars Vestbjerg, the Chairman of the Board of DBA presented a draft memorandum and Custom Office accepted to sign such an agreement.

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17.11.2010
The meeting between DBA and Lviv Tax Administration was established to make a closer cooperation. As many members of DBA are depending on the reimbursement of VAT and other conditions depending on the Tax authorities, the Tax Administrat...
Meeting with acting Chief of Lviv Tax Administration
17.11.2010

The meeting between DBA and Lviv Tax Administration was established to make a closer cooperation. As many members of DBA are depending on the reimbursement of VAT and other conditions depending on the Tax authorities, the Tax Administration is a key partner for future cooperation. Lars Vestbjerg, the Chairman of the Board of DBA presented a draft memorandum and Custom Office accepted to sign such an agreement.

Acting Chief of Lviv STA

03.11.2010
DBA is to sign a cooperation agreement with Lviv Oblast State Administration, Lviv State Tax Administration and Custom Office in the nearest future. Lars Vestbjerg had the first meeting on November 3rd, 2010 with the department of Foreign Investm...
Cooperation with top authorities in Lviv Oblast
03.11.2010

DBA is to sign a cooperation agreement with Lviv Oblast State Administration, Lviv State Tax Administration and Custom Office in the nearest future. Lars Vestbjerg had the first meeting on November 3rd, 2010 with the department of Foreign Investment of Lviv Oblast State Administration, where the preliminary agreement was made. A draft memorandum is made and accepted by the Governor.

08.10.2010
DBA has just signed the memorandum on cooperation with LCC. The purpose was to create a working group with all necessary departments in LCC and DBA will have one advisor in this group too. The working group shall solve problems fast for investors ...
Signing memorandum with Lviv City Council
08.10.2010

DBA has just signed the memorandum on cooperation with LCC. The purpose was to create a working group with all necessary departments in LCC and DBA will have one advisor in this group too. The working group shall solve problems fast for investors and make the fast integration of new commers. The signed memorandum will be published on the DBA intranet.

 

http://www.city-adm.lviv.ua/news/economy/9642-miska-rada-pidpisala-memorandum-pro-spivpracu-z-danskimi-biznesmenami

 

http://www.business.ua/articles/money/5112/

 

http://www.zaxid.net/newsua/2010/10/8/154945/

 

http://news.finance.ua/ua/~/2/0/all/2010/10/12/212860

 

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31.08.2010
From Denmark, the Foreign Policy Society (DUS) will visit Lviv on 14 and 15 September 2010.   Meetings with Governor and Mayor will be held for them to tell about the investment climate in the Western Ukraine.
Foreign Policy Society (DUS) will visit Lviv
31.08.2010

From Denmark, the Foreign Policy Society (DUS) will visit Lviv on 14 and 15 September 2010.

 

Meetings with Governor and Mayor will be held for them to tell about the investment climate in the Western Ukraine.

04.06.2010
DBA promoted Danish Investments in Ukraine in regards to return of VAT   Lars Vestberg said: "The more power, the country supports the existing investment projects, more investment will be. Ukraine should contribute to current investors...
VAT refund Danish Inventment in Ukraine
04.06.2010

DBA promoted Danish Investments in Ukraine in regards to return of VAT

 

Lars Vestberg said: "The more power, the country supports the existing investment projects, more investment will be. Ukraine should contribute to current investors for their recommendations to work in Ukraine are the best for the decision to launch new investment."

 

According to Lars Vestbjerg, Danish companies, members of DBA, working in the legal field and that at this level see further development of cooperation with Ukraine. They also contribute and are willing to support civil society development in Ukraine, because the care to where people live and work.

Lars Vestbjerg commented ZAXID.NET : "The most important issue for association members now - is the return of VAT. No refund of VAT we have no ability to conduct normal business, to ensure our money. A lot of companies are suffering through this. We feel that in relation Danish Business - Ukrainian State transgressing through us, because we do not get back our VAT.

04.06.2010
June 4 at the Lviv Ukrsotsbank opened an exhibition of paintings by two Danish artists Birte Sidelman and Gete Aakjær.  This Art exhibition taking place in Ukrsotsbank, Lviv Centre from June 4th - July 9th 2010.   As noted at the o...
Danish Art exhibition in Lviv from June 4 - July 9, 2010
04.06.2010

June 4 at the Lviv Ukrsotsbank opened an exhibition of paintings by two Danish artists Birte Sidelman and Gete Aakjær.  This Art exhibition taking place in Ukrsotsbank, Lviv Centre from June 4th - July 9th 2010.

 

As noted at the opening of the artist, they began painting seriously engaged almost simultaneously: the Goethe Aakyaer in 1999 was the first artistic debut, and then she even began to teach at the Academy of Arts, for Birte Sidelman since 2000 painting became a way of life, and to Since then it has perceived painting as a hobby. Both artist have a private gallery in Denmark.

As the art historian, Professor National Academy of Arts Orest Holubec, bright colored paints in paintings Birte Sidelman and Gete Aakjær, and child image in the world. "This could become an artist who has not abandoned his children's world" - said Orest Holubec.

Both artists have decided to give 10% of the proceeds from the sale of paintings in Lviv to the charity project established by DBA for orphans in Lviv Oblast. Last year the artists, while in Ukraine, visited the school and was impressed by the situation of children. Birte Sidelman and Gete Aakjær wants to help orphans, because they saw the real life of such children.

 

20.04.2010
We have information that the new Head of LOSA will be in place end of week 16 or beginning of week 17. DBA have already sent letter of request to meet with the appointed person to start cooperation from the first day as LOSA Governor.
20.04.2010

We have information that the new Head of LOSA will be in place end of week 16 or beginning of week 17. DBA have already sent letter of request to meet with the appointed person to start cooperation from the first day as LOSA Governor.

16.04.2010
VAT reimbursement is still a problem and STA will not accept VAT applications from the companies. DBA will appoint a meeting with the new Head of STA as soon we have information the the new person will be on the place.
16.04.2010

VAT reimbursement is still a problem and STA will not accept VAT applications from the companies. DBA will appoint a meeting with the new Head of STA as soon we have information the the new person will be on the place.

13.04.2010
Visa Facilitation Service Centre has opened in Lviv on April 1st, 2010. From April 1st it was possible to apply for Schengen Visa to Denmark in Lviv. The website address is: http://www.denmarkvac-ua.com/
13.04.2010

Visa Facilitation Service Centre has opened in Lviv on April 1st, 2010. From April 1st it was possible to apply for Schengen Visa to Denmark in Lviv. The website address is: http://www.denmarkvac-ua.com/

News of 2009
23.04.2009
Today Mr. Michael Borg-Hansen the Danish Ambassador to Ukraine and Mr. Lars Vestbjerg Chairman of the Board of DBA had a meeting with the newly appointed Governor of Lviv Oblast State Administration on behalf of the Members of DBA. We discuss...
23.04.2009

Today Mr. Michael Borg-Hansen the Danish Ambassador to Ukraine and Mr. Lars Vestbjerg Chairman of the Board of DBA had a meeting with the newly appointed Governor of Lviv Oblast State Administration on behalf of the Members of DBA.

We discussed the VAT problems Danish Investors are facing at the moment and Mr. Horbal issued that the VAT is his highest priority for the beginning of him acting as the Governor of LOSA. He even stated that it will be solved in the nearest future. Danish Investment is important for Lviv Oblast and Denmark is on the 4th place of total foreign investment in Lviv Oblast, which makes DBA's members in a strong position.
The Ambassador stated the important of establishment of the Honoree Consulate of Denmark in Lviv and the Governor fully supported the issue. Read more on LOSA website http://www.loda.gov.ua/ua/news/itm/1054/

We discussed the VAT problems Danish Investors are facing at the moment and Mr. Horbal issued that the VAT is his highest priority for the beginning of him acting as the Governor of LOSA. He even stated that it will be solved in the nearest future. Danish Investment is important for Lviv Oblast and Denmark is on the 4th place of total foreign investment in Lviv Oblast, which makes DBA's members in a strong position.

The Ambassador stated the important of establishment of the Honoree Consulate of Denmark in Lviv and the Governor fully supported the issue. Read more on LOSA website http://www.loda.gov.ua/ua/news/itm/1054/

 

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Mr. Vasyl Horbal and Mr. Michael Borg-Hansen

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