Workshop on “Customs and Import Duties: Dealing with Today’s Problems”

 Dec. 3, 2009

On December 3, 2009, Frishberg & Partners and Swedbank organized a workshop on “Customs and Import Duties: Dealing with Today’s Problems,” which took place before foreign exporters in Ukraine. Alex Frishberg moderated a lively discussion. The speakers included:

Eduard Terpitsky, Chief Economist, Adviser to the Chairman of the Board, PJSC SEB Bank

Tatiana Byrka, Swedbank

Anastasia Dokuka, customs broker

Vladimir Lukovich, senior attorney with Frishberg & Partners

In summary, Mr. Frishberg briefly provided an overview of import-export operations in Ukraine under existing law. Next, Ms. Anastasia Dokuka described how import-export actually works in practice, describing various problems that arise and providing practical solutions to resolve them amicably with  customs officials. Lastly, Vladimir Lukovich provided an overview of specific aspects of import-export transactions, including VAT, customs duties, and certifications, among others.

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Frishberg & Partners 2012