U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) "A strong international voice for business in Ukraine for 25 years" The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council was established in October 1995 to advance U.S.

companies' trade and investment interests in Ukraine's significant emerging market, advocate for measures to improve conditions for bilateral trade and investment, and generally promote strong, friendly bilateral ties.

companies' trade and investment interests in Ukraine's significant emerging market, advocate for measures to improve conditions for bilateral trade and investment, and generally promote strong, friendly bilateral ties.

Mission: To fulfill this mission, the Council seeks to: -- Assure that the U.S. business viewpoint is known and given highest consideration in the formulation of U.S. Government policies towards Ukraine.-- -- Assure that the U.S. business perspective, including the U.S. business community's desire to contribute constructively to Ukraine's vigorous market development, is understood within the Ukrainian public and private sectors.-- -- Make U.S. business views known to the Government and private sector of Ukraine with respect to policies and legal, regulatory and other matters which bear significantly upon the willingness or ability of U.S. companies to trade with or invest in Ukraine.-- -- Facilitate direct contacts between its members and senior Ukrainian Government and business leaders which foster the elimination of impediments to trade or investment or which otherwise can materially assist the realization of investment or trade opportunities.-- -- In support of its mission, the Council works closely with the full range of other organizations interested in supporting a growing commercial relationship between the United States and Ukraine.

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12/24/2020

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U.S.-Ukraine Business Council - Business Moving Forward - 2021 Executive Committee & Officers - Full Speed Ahead!
12/23/2020

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council - Business Moving Forward - 2021 Executive Committee & Officers - Full Speed Ahead!

USUBC member -- Northrop Grumman Corporation named Large Company of the Year by SpaceNewsNorthrop Grumman Corporation (N...
12/15/2020

USUBC member -- Northrop Grumman Corporation named Large Company of the Year by SpaceNews

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is being recognized for significant contributions to the global space industry in 2020. SpaceNews has honored Northrop Grumman with the Award for Excellence & Innovation as the Large Company of the Year.

“We have a world-class team with a depth and breadth of capabilities that is unmatched in the space industry, and we are truly honored that SpaceNews has recognized our success,” said Kathy Warden, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman. “As we have aligned our extensive space portfolio and capabilities, we have remained focused on driving even greater agility, speed and affordability for our customers.”

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/northrop-grumman-named-large-company-of-the-year-by-spacenewsA

Holtec International Another Historic Milestone Achieved at Chornobyl Two Holtec Double-Walled Canisters Loaded and Plac...
12/15/2020

Holtec International Another Historic Milestone Achieved at Chornobyl Two Holtec Double-Walled Canisters Loaded and Placed into Concrete Storage Modules at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant

A historic milestone was reached on December 14, 2020 at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) in Ukraine, when Holtec-trained technicians loaded the second double-walled canister (DWC) [a Holtec patented design] with RBMK reactor spent nuclear fuel into the site’s Interim Storage Facility (ISF-2). This important event was attended by Mr. Roman Abramovsky, Minister, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine; Mr. Grigoriy Plachkov, Chairman, State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU); Mr. Serhiy Kalashnyk, Head, State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management; Mr. Volodymyr Peskov, ChNPP Acting General Director; Mr. Sergiy Tarakanov, General Director, Holtec Ukraine; and officials from other Ukraine entities. The first fully loaded DWC had been placed in storage on November 18, 2020.

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/another-historic-milestone-achieved-at-chornobyl--two-holtec-double-walled-canisters-loaded-and-placed-into-concrete-storage-modules-at-chornobyl-nuclear-power-plant

USUBC member Firefly Aerospace, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Awards Venture Class Launch Service...
12/14/2020

USUBC member Firefly Aerospace, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Awards Venture Class Launch Services Demonstration 2 Contract

NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP) has awarded multiple Venture Class Launch Services Demonstration 2 (VCLS Demo 2) contracts to launch small satellites (SmallSats) to space, including CubeSats, microsats or nanosatellites. The three companies selected to provide these commercial launch capabilities, and the value of their firm fixed-price contracts, are:

Astra Space Inc. of Alameda, California: $3.9 million
Relativity Space Inc. of Long Beach, California: $3.0 million
Firefly Black LLC of Cedar Park, Texas: $9.8 million
SmallSats, including CubeSats, are playing an increasingly larger role in exploration, technology demonstration, scientific research, and educational investigations at NASA. These miniature satellites provide a low-cost platform for NASA missions.

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/nasa-awards-venture-class-launch-services-demonstration-2-contract

PwC Ukraine PwC’s Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2020 for Ukraine: “rise & high” is the main tendencyFraud and e...
12/09/2020

PwC Ukraine PwC’s Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey 2020 for Ukraine: “rise & high” is the main tendency

Fraud and economic crime rates remain at record highs, impacting companies in more ways than ever. 51% of Ukrainian respondents experienced fraud in the past 24 months, up from 48% in 2018. Businesses report that asset misappropriation and procurement fraud are the most disruptive of all the economic crimes in Ukraine.

PwC Ukraine Forensic team is happy to present Ukrainian results of PwC’s biennial Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey. It contains overall insights from companies who have experienced on average four incidents over the last two years. The Survey also provides insights into the threat, cost of fraud and what companies need to do to develop stronger proactive responses.

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/pwc-rsquo-s-global-economic-crime-and-fraud-survey-2020-for-ukraine---ldquo-rise--amp--high-rdquo--is-the-main-tendency

Asters Law Firm DEFENDS PRIVATBANK IN DISPUTE WORTH OVER UAH 7.5 BILLION BEFORE SUPREME COURTAsters successfully defende...
11/30/2020

Asters Law Firm DEFENDS PRIVATBANK IN DISPUTE WORTH OVER UAH 7.5 BILLION BEFORE SUPREME COURT

Asters successfully defended PrivatBank PrivatBank CB JSC, the largest bank by asset size in Ukraine, in a dispute worth over UAH 7.5 billion before the Commercial Court of Cassation of the Supreme Court over the legality of the creditor's charging extra fees (in addition to interest on the loan) and recovering such fees at the expense of mortgaged property (the Bukovel Ski Resort).

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/asters-defends-privatbank-in-dispute-worth-over-uah-75-billion-before-supreme-court

DLA Piper Ukraine appoints Natalia Kirichenko as head of IPT in UkraineDLA Piper today announces the appointment of Nata...
11/30/2020

DLA Piper Ukraine appoints Natalia Kirichenko as head of IPT in Ukraine

DLA Piper today announces the appointment of Natalia Kirichenko as Head of the Intellectual Property and Technology practice in its Kyiv office, starting with immediate effect. The appointment follows the departure of Natalia Pakhomovska, who led the team and has decided to leave the firm to explore new opportunities in other areas.

Previously a Legal Director at the firm, Natalia Kirichenko has, over the past 15 years been focusing on intellectual property, data protection and privacy, telecommunications and information technologies. She is widely recognized throughout the industry as a leader in her field with listing in numerous legal directories including the Legal 500, WTR 1000, Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients.

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/dla-piper-appoints-natalia-kirichenko-as-head-of-ipt-in-ukraine

USUBC member news Sayenko Kharenko, Partner, Oleg Samus named one of the best GR managers in UkraineLast Friday, 20 Nove...
11/30/2020

USUBC member news Sayenko Kharenko, Partner, Oleg Samus named one of the best GR managers in Ukraine

Last Friday, 20 November 2020, the names of the best top-managers in Ukraine were announced according to the “TOP-100. Ratings of the largest”. Sayenko Kharenko’s partner Oleg Samus became one of the winners in the rating’s debut nomination “The Best GR-manager”.

The award ceremony took place within the Business Wisdom Summit, organized by the business/media bureau ekonomika + and the delo.ua portal.

On November 28 – the fourth Saturday in November, Ukrainians throughout the world will unite on Holodomor Memorial Day i...
11/28/2020

On November 28 – the fourth Saturday in November, Ukrainians throughout the world will unite on Holodomor Memorial Day in remembrance of the victims of one of the most heinous crimes of the 20th century, the Holodomor-Genocide.
Article by Stefan Romaniw in Kyiv Post on the continuous fight for recognition and preservation of the memory about Holodomor as the genocidal murder of Ukrainians:
https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/stefan-romaniw--the-flame-burns-brightly-on--the-87th-anniversary-of-the-holodomor

11/27/2020
Kyiv Post

KyivPost 30 under 30 live now!

Since 2016, the Kyiv Post has given an annual award to 30 young Ukrainians from all over the nation who have outstanding achievements in their chosen fields. The winners are part of a new generation of young adults with great ideas and patriotism, leaders who are working to solve Ukraine's problems and make the nation we love a better place.

Past winners have included Olympic medalists, members of parliament, business leaders, humanitarians and regional activists.

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), together with Ukraine and the world honored the innocent Ukrainians killed in the...
11/27/2020

U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), together with Ukraine and the world honored the innocent Ukrainians killed in the famine of 1932-1933 on Saturday, November 28, 2020. Holodomor is the name for the genocide of Ukrainians committed by the totalitarian communist regime of Stalin in 1932-1933.

Millions starved to death; family farms destroyed; land, crops and livestock stolen; small businesses crushed; villages devastated; rights of private enterprise and private property gone. Mass destruction of rural life, culture and churches in Ukraine.
https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/holodomor-remembrance-day--saturday--november-28--2020

Happy Thanksgiving! Be thankful, be safe, and if you’re able, give back. May you have a blessed and joyous holiday! Happ...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! Be thankful, be safe, and if you’re able, give back. May you have a blessed and joyous holiday! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

What about to a have lunch in Kyiv and supper in Yerevan? easy with SkyUp AirlinesSkyUp resumes Kyiv – Yerevan - Kyiv fl...
11/23/2020

What about to a have lunch in Kyiv and supper in Yerevan? easy with SkyUp Airlines

SkyUp resumes Kyiv – Yerevan - Kyiv flights

SkyUp Airlines resumes flights to Yerevan, and the first one will take place today on November 23, 2020. The plane departs at 23:45, and a return flight from Yerevan is scheduled on tomorrow, November 24, at 05:30. The restoration of air connection has become possible as soon as we have convinced that flights in the region are safe.

Starting from December 1, 2020, flights will be operated twice a week: on Tuesdays and Fridays.To make travel even more comfortable, we have set departures at a convenient time:

Kyiv – Yerevan will depart at 14:05.
Yerevan – Kyiv will departs at 19:50.

Tickets are already available via skyup.aero official website.

Travel information

According to the list of countries with a high incidence of COVID-19, published by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Armenia is classified in the red category. This means that everyone who arrives from this country must pass a PCR test, and remain in self-isolation until the results are received.

Entry to Armenia is permitted in the case of accepting one of the following conditions:

having a certificate that confirms a negative result of COVID-19 PCR testing, obtained no later than 72 hours before crossing the border;
passing PCR test at special points at the airport of arrival (paid by travelers on their own).
PCR test results are provided no later than 48 hours. Before receiving a negative result, travelers should stay self-isolated.

To have a comfortable trip and to avoid misunderstandings, we recommend that you additionally check the current rules and requirements before departure. Take care of yourself and discover the world with SkyUp.

US diplomat: Russian proxies and oligarchs block Ukraine's European integration, by KRISTINA KVIENChargé d'Affaires, a.i...
11/23/2020

US diplomat: Russian proxies and oligarchs block Ukraine's European integration, by KRISTINA KVIEN
Chargé d'Affaires, a.i., U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine, Nov 20, Fri, 2020

In late 2013, Ukrainians gathered on the Maidan to demand their government make good on its promises of Euro-Atlantic integration.

Their dignified revolution, founded on the premise that Ukraine’s Western trajectory was a vital national interest, struck a powerful blow against entrenched interests who opposed that idea. Their dream remains as alive today as it was seven years ago.
Americans are particularly sympathetic to the spirit of that dream. Like Ukraine, the United States only achieved independence after a long struggle of our own.

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/us-diplomat--russian-proxies-and-oligarchs-block-ukraine--039-s-european-integration

IRYNA KOBETS – NEW COUNSEL AT LCF Law Group LCF Law Group is delighted to announce the promotion of Iryna Kobets to coun...
11/23/2020

IRYNA KOBETS – NEW COUNSEL AT LCF Law Group

LCF Law Group is delighted to announce the promotion of Iryna Kobets to counsel and head of litigation.

Iryna Kobets is a lawyer with a deep understanding of litigation, strong analytical skills, and experience in lawmaking activities and pro bono projects. Iryna joined the LCF team in 2014. Since that time, she has been promoted from junior associate to counsel and head of judicial practice.

Iryna, good luck in your new venture!

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/iryna-kobets--ndash--new-counsel-at-lcf

Historic milestone at Chernobyl nuclear power plant First waste canister of spent fuel loaded into new storage facility ...
11/23/2020

Historic milestone at Chernobyl nuclear power plant
First waste canister of spent fuel loaded into new storage facility ISF-2.

The first waste canister of spent nuclear fuel was loaded into the Interim Storage Facility 2 (ISF-2) at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant today. [The waste canister was built by Holtec International, USA]

This important milestone represents the culmination of more than 20 years of work at the site. The facility is funded by an EBRD-managed international donor fund, the Nuclear Safety Account.
The first loaded double-walled canister contains a total of 93 spent fuel assemblies that have been removed from the site’s ageing storage facility, processed and packaged in the new ISF-2 facility. In total, more than 21,000 spent fuel assemblies from Chernobyl reactors 1, 2 and 3 will make this journey over the next eight or more years. The ISF-2 is the largest dry spent fuel storage facility in the world and has a lifespan of a minimum of 100 years.

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/historic-milestone-at-chernobyl-nuclear-power-plant

KPMG Ukraine A new normalKPMG Review Magazine #8KPMG Review Magazine is a publication about business, innovation, trends...
11/17/2020

KPMG Ukraine A new normal
KPMG Review Magazine #8

KPMG Review Magazine is a publication about business, innovation, trends, and successful cases in various areas, which combines the expertise of KPMG and the ideas of other leading global and Ukrainian experts, and practitioners.

Here is the eighth issue of KPMG Review Magazine "A new normal" (PDF 4 MB).

The speakers of this issue:

Lenna Koszarny, Founding Partner and CEO of Horizon Capital
Dmytro Shymkiv, Chairman of the Executive Board, Darnitsa Group
Olga Ustinova, CEO of Vodafone Ukraine

Read more - https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/a-new-normal--kpmg-review-magazine--8

USUBC member Northrop Grumman Corporation Northrop Grumman Awarded Additional Cargo Resupply Missions to the Internation...
11/17/2020

USUBC member Northrop Grumman Corporation Northrop Grumman Awarded Additional Cargo Resupply Missions to the International Space Station

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded two additional missions by NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract-2 (CRS-2) with launches occurring in 2023. Northrop Grumman will deliver a combined total of approximately 16,500 lbs. of cargo to the International Space Station during these missions.

“As a trusted and reliable partner to NASA, Northrop Grumman has played a critical role in keeping the International Space Station operational since 2014,” said Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager, tactical space systems, Northrop Grumman. “With these additional flights to the orbiting laboratory, we will provide services to both NASA and our commercial partners and continue to use Cygnus not as just a cargo delivery and disposal vehicle, but as a platform for science and technology research, and development opportunities.”

Read more- https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/northrop-grumman-awarded-additional-cargo-resupply-missions-to-the-international-space-station

Weekend for U у Стамбулі: перший авторський тур від SkyUp Airlines відбувс я!6 листопада з подорожі до Стамбула стартува...
11/17/2020

Weekend for U у Стамбулі: перший авторський тур від SkyUp Airlines відбувс я!

6 листопада з подорожі до Стамбула стартував проект Weekend for U від SkyUp Airlines. Протягом 4-х днів група з 10 туристів у компанії професійного тур-лідера, а також продюсерки тревел-шоу «Орел і Решка» Марини Гранкіної досліджувала Стамбул, відкривала знамениті пам’ятки і потаємні куточки, ласувала його гастрономічними шедеврами.

Що таке Weekend for U

Це авторські тури на 4 дні, продумані до деталей спеціально для невеликої групи людей (до 12 осіб). Це ідеальний формат короткого відпочинку, який дозволяє швидко перезавантажитися і зарядитися новими враженнями, не витрачаючи при цьому час на планування і пошук вигідних пропозицій. Це також прекрасна можливість познайомитися із цікавими людьми — однодумцями, готовими так само легко, як і ви, зібратися і вирушити у яскраву подорож.

https://usubc.org/site/recent-news/weekend-for-u----------------------------------------------------------------------skyup------------------

😎👍 Join ICBAC for a online event - Precondition for Future Investment: Modern Education ICBAC Online-FORUM on November 1...
11/12/2020

😎👍 Join ICBAC for a online event - Precondition for Future Investment: Modern Education ICBAC Online-FORUM on November 19, 2020

Professional education under international standards undoubtedly is one of the crucial prerequisites for attracting investment.
Therefore ICBAC has developed a respective forum mainly in digital format with a two-language live streaming, ensuring in such way a 100% safe space for attendance.
Please check the Programm ibit.ly/OjeS, see the impressive list of speakers, and join us!

📍To join the Forum in English: https://youtu.be/2wZAgzA4TCY
📍To join the Forum in Ukrainian: https://youtu.be/KQgWlSy60ts
☝️Your registration will be highly appreciated at [email protected] (please indicate your name, the company and your contact email).

INVITATION/ ЗАПРОШЕННЯ [🇺🇦 нижче]

❗️Precondition for Future Investment: Modern Education
ICBAC Online-FORUM on November 19, 2020

Professional education under international standards undoubtedly is one of the crucial prerequisites for attracting investment.
Therefore ICBAC has developed a respective forum mainly in digital format with a two-language live streaming, ensuring in such way a 100% safe space for attendance.

Please check the Programm, see the impressive list of speakers, and join us!

📍To join the Forum in English: https://youtu.be/2wZAgzA4TCY
📍To join the Forum in Ukrainian: https://youtu.be/KQgWlSy60ts

☝️Your registration will be highly appreciated at [email protected] (please indicate your name, the company and your contact email).

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❗️Передумова для майбутніх інвестицій - сучасна освіта
ФОРУМ ICBAC 19 листопада 2020 року

Професійна освіта за міжнародними стандартами є безперечно однією з найважливіших передумов для залучення інвестицій. Тому Міжнародна рада бізнес-асоціацій та палат в Україні ICBAC підготувала форум на відповідну тему, що пройде в основному в цифровому форматі з двомовною прямою трансляцією.

Тож запрошуємо переглянути программу, ознайомитися зі спікерами, яких дійсно варто почути, та приєднатися!

📍Щоб приєднатися до Форуму англійською мовою: https://youtu.be/2wZAgzA4TCY
📍Щоб приєднатися до Форуму українською мовою: https://youtu.be/KQgWlSy60ts

☝️Будемо вдячні за Вашу реєстрацію за адресою [email protected] (будь ласка, вкажіть своє ім’я, компанію та свій email).

До зустрічі в наступний четвер, 19 листопада!🙌

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