CERBA (copy) Join us https://www.cerbanet.org/ CERBA blog posts CERBA Wild Apricot - membership management software and more en Sat, 11 Dec 2021 10:16:29 GMT Sat, 11 Dec 2021 10:16:29 GMT Thu, 09 Dec 2021 09:44:13 GMT Kazakhstan recognized Canadian covid vaccine certificates <p align="center"><strong><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/5e762d9281b91a75a06c80a3084d6398_1280x720.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0"><font face="Tahoma">About making changes to&nbsp;</font></strong><strong><font face="Tahoma">decree of the Chief State</font></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><font face="Tahoma">sanitary doctor of the Republic of Kazakhstan</font></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><font face="Tahoma">dated October 26, 2021 No. 48</font></strong></p> <p align="center"><strong><font face="Tahoma"><br></font></strong></p> <p><font face="Tahoma">In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19 among the population of the Republic of Kazakhstan, I DECREE:</font></p> <p><font face="Tahoma">1. To amend the Resolution of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 26, 2021 No. 48 "On the recognition of passports / certificates / certificates of vaccination against coronavirus infection COVID-19 in the Republic of Kazakhstan" the following changes:</font></p> <p><font face="Tahoma">Clause 1 of PGGSV RK No. 48 shall be stated as follows:</font></p> <p><font face="Tahoma">“Recognize as valid on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan passports /certificates/certificates of vaccination against COVID-19 of citizens issued in the Argentine Republic, Hungary, Georgia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jordan, Canada, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Maldives, Mongolia, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Moldova , The Republic of Peru, the Republic of San Marino, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Tunisia, the Republic of India, the Republic of the Philippines, Thailand, the Turkish Republic, the Republic of Montenegro, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia and Japan in accordance with the samples of documents in accordance with the annex to this regulation."</font></p> <p><font face="Tahoma">2. Appendix 1 to PGSV RK No. 48 shall be stated in a new edition in accordance with the appendix to this resolution.</font></p> <p><font face="Tahoma">3. I reserve control over the execution of this resolution.</font></p> <p><font face="Tahoma">4. This resolution comes into force from the date of signing.</font></p> <p><font face="Tahoma"><br></font></p> <p><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Kazakhstan%20recognized%20Canadian%20covid%20vaccine%20certificates%20(rus).docx" target="_blank"><font face="Tahoma"><font color="#0000FF">Kazakhstan recognized Canadian covid vaccine certificates (rus).docx</font></font></a></p> <p><font face="Tahoma"><br></font></p> <p><span><strong><font face="Tahoma">Chief state</font></strong></span></p> <p><span><strong><font face="Tahoma">sanitary doctor</font></strong></span></p> <p><span><strong><font face="Tahoma">Republic of Kazakhstan</font></strong></span></p> <p><span><strong><font face="Tahoma">E. Kiyasov</font></strong></span></p> <p><span><strong><font face="Tahoma"><br></font></strong></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12179777 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12179777 Dalila Rakhimbek Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:00:00 GMT CERBA Signed the Joint Memorandum in Favor of Mutual Recognition of Vaccination Certificates <p align="center" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/CERBA%20Signed%20the%20Joint%20Memorandum%20in%20Favor%20of%20Mutual%20Recognition%20of%20Vaccination%20Certificates.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0"><br></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">On December 3, the joint memorandum in favor of mutual recognition of vaccination certificates between the countries was signed by the major foreign business associations in Russia, as well as the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP).</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">On behalf of CERBA, the memorandum was signed by Nathan Hunt, Founder of the Association and Chairman of the Moscow Board. The signing ceremony took place during the public press conference held at the Moscow premises of "Izvestiya" – one of Russia's most well-known media portals.</font></p> <p align="justify" style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">"This is a historic moment of the unification of so many chambers and main business associations of Russia in the person of Alexander Shokhin, the President of RSPP," noted Pavel Chinsky, General Director, Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI France Russie).</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">This initiative aims to remove the main obstacle that is currently restricting business representatives from cross-borders travel by appealing to respective states’ governments to recognize foreign vaccination certificates for travel purposes.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">In his speech during the signing ceremony, Nathan Hunt pointed out that international trade and business suffer from current travel restrictions related to COVID-19, and the recognition of certificates of vaccinations from other countries will allow resuming cross-border business contacts. Mr. Hunt also added that mutual recognition of vaccination certificates is in the best interest of all countries, including Canada, and can also contribute to global vaccination efforts.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The final document will be delivered to the Russia-based Ambassadors of all the countries represented by chambers that signed the memorandum (Canada, Japan, the EU Member States, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and will be copied to the Health Ministers of those countries.</font><br></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>JOINT MEMORANDUM IN FAVOR OF MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF VACCINATION CERTIFICATES</strong><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The undersigned business associations and chambers have agreed on the following joint memorandum regarding the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates:</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- considering that the COVID-19 pandemic and related epidemiological safety measures have had a deep and lasting impact on cross-border mobility;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- mindful of the importance of cross-border activities and travel for the efficient functioning of the global economy and in particular trade and investment flows;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- convinced that global vaccination efforts are of prime importance for reallowing and reviving economic activity including international travel;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- understanding that the registration and certification of vaccines is a complex, regulation driven, and thus inevitably time-consuming process best left to competent health authorities;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- taking note that there is currently no mutual recognition of vaccinations and vaccination certificates between Russia and some of its most important trading partners;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- fearing that without mutual recognition vaccination certificates new measures such as QR code requirements for travel might once more have a negative impact on cross-border business activity;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- certain that against the background of rising infection levels, mutual recognition represents a strong incentive to further bolster global vaccination and re-vaccination efforts;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- believing that such mutual recognition will stimulate cross-border business contacts as well as trade and investment activities between Russia and its most important economic partners;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;">- convinced that such stimulus would be highly beneficial at a time when economic recovery remains haphazard and fragile;</font><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><u>Undersigned:</u></strong></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Nathan Hunt</strong>, Founder of the Association and Chairman of the Moscow Board, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Alexander Shokhin</strong>, President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Tadzio Schilling</strong>, Chief Executive Officer, Association of European Businesses (AEB)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Pavel Chinsky</strong>, General Director, Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI France Russie)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Alexis Rodzianko</strong>, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham Russia)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Alf Torrents</strong>, Executive Director, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Daniel Russell</strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Michael Harms</strong>, Managing Director, Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Frédéric Sanchez</strong>, Chairman, MEDEF International</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Tim Knoll</strong>, Executive Director, German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Ernesto Ferlenghi</strong>, Vice President, Confindustria Russia</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Vincenzo Trani</strong>, President, Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce</font><br></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><br></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The original text of the Joint Memorandum can be found below:</font></p> <p align="center"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Moscow/GR_Mutual-Recognition_Joint-Declaration_ENG.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">English version</font></a></strong></font></p> <p align="center"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Moscow/GR_Mutual-Recognition_Joint-Declaration_RUS.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Russian version</font></a></strong></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Full video recording is available at (in Russia):</font> <a href="https://disk.yandex.ru/d/EK0Ny43OSDikuA" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://disk.yandex.ru/d/EK0Ny43OSDikuA</font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12170359 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12170359 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 29 Nov 2021 09:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Russia Restricts Entry Due to New COVID Variant <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font>, please be informed</font></font>&nbsp;</font><font color="#000000"><font><font>that&nbsp;</font></font>the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to restrict entry into the Russian Federation from November 28, 2021 for foreign citizens residing in the territory of <strong>South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Eswatini, Tanzania and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region</strong>, and foreign citizens staying in these territories during the last 10 days.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">Air traffic with Tanzania suspended <strong>until February 1, 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">In addition there will be organized express COVID testing of Russian citizens arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Eswatini, Tanzania and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the People's Republic of China Republics, Israel, the UK, and foreign nationals arriving from the People's Republic of China, Israel, the UK.<br></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font><strong>Which document introduces the changes?</strong><br></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">The decision of the Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection (available in Russian at the following link</font> <a href="http://government.ru/news/43922/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">http://government.ru/news/43922/</font></a><font color="#000000">)</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">Foreign citizens who reside or stay in the listed countries.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=c85902b0d19e8f33" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12153883 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12153883 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 25 Nov 2021 19:06:58 GMT Canada-Russia Business Council Meeting 2021 <p align="center"><span><strong><font color="#000000" face="Century Gothic, sans-serif" style="font-size: 12px;"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" style="font-size: 19px;">Canada-Russia Business Council&nbsp;</font></span></font></strong></span><strong><font color="#555555" face="Tahoma, sans-serif" style="font-size: 12px;"><span><font color="#000000" face="Cambria, serif" style="font-size: 19px;">successfully concludes its final meeting&nbsp;</font></span></font></strong><strong><font color="#555555" face="Tahoma, sans-serif" style="font-size: 12px;"><span><font color="#000000" face="Cambria, serif" style="font-size: 19px;">«ESG AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEW REALITY»</font></span></font></strong><br></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><em><span><font face="Cambria, serif">Over 600 participants became a part of the 4-weeks marathon of the 6 sector-focused working groups and a final plenary session on the 18<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of November having addressed life sciences, telemedicine and healthcare, cleantech in mining, metals and oil and gas, construction and infrastructure, aerospace and transportation, agri-tech and agri-food as well as ICT.</font></span></em></strong></font><span style="">&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span style=""><br></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><span><font face="Cambria, serif">MOSCOW &amp; WWW</font></span></strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif">,&nbsp;<strong>November 18, 2021</strong>&nbsp;–&nbsp;</font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif">The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)&nbsp;</font></span><font face="Cambria, serif"><font color="#000000">and the</font> <a href="http://en.rspp.ru" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Russian Union of Entrepreneurs and Industrialists (RSPP)</font></a> <font color="#000000">are pleased to have hosted the 6</font><sup style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">th</sup><font color="#000000">&nbsp;biannual meeting of the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC). The CRBC was created</font></font><font face="Cambria, serif"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>to promote<strong>&nbsp;</strong></font><font face="Cambria, serif"><font color="#000000">a deeper understanding of Russian and Canadian markets and a thoughtful delivery of quality information, analysis and business intelligence on their investment and business landscape. It assembles e</font></font><font face="Cambria, serif"><font color="#000000">xperts from</font> <font color="#000000">b</font></font><span><font face="Cambria, serif"><font color="#000000">usiness, finance, purchasing, government, diplomatic, consulting, academic and non-profit backgrounds to focus on key trends, constraints and opportunities in the bilateral relations&nbsp;&nbsp;in the context of today’s global economy,&nbsp;</font></font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif">Arctic and North development,</font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif">&nbsp;post-pandemic recovery and ESG.&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="center"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/RCBC/1DX_0131.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="533" height="355"><br></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The event was officially opened by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Canada, who noted that in the past 9 months Canada-Russia bilateral trade turnover had grown by 75% compared to 2020 and pointed out the investment climate improvement priorities.&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">The keynote address was delivered by a prominent Russia expert, renowned economist,</font> <a href="https://dt-gbc.com/about+us" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Daniel Thorniley</font></a><font color="#000000">, who stated&nbsp;&nbsp;that “…</font><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">business in Russia is better for your companies than Latin America, infinitely superior to Africa, much better than the Middle East and better than many markets of Asia.”&nbsp;</em><font color="#000000">The participants gained unfiltered insights about investment opportunities in Russia and its market dynamics.</font></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">CRBC’s panelists included the representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation,&nbsp;&nbsp;Kinross Gold Corporation, Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie of the Government of Quebec as well as Former Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Government.&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="center"><span style=""><font style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/RCBC/1DX_0106.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="533" height="355"><br></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Gilles Breton, the Chairman of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association and Co-Chair of the CRBC from the Canadian side outlined the major takeaways from the meeting including a leadership role in all aspects of<em>&nbsp;</em>environmental, social, and corporate governance&nbsp;(ESG) by CRBC and its stakeholders;&nbsp;trade&nbsp;diversification focus;&nbsp;innovation&nbsp;underpinning the new bilateral trade activity. He also said:&nbsp;<em>“We will have to consider more interaction with our respective governments in terms of&nbsp;removing obstacles to trade or misalignments&nbsp;in the pursuit of sustainable development and trade diversification objectives. In the case of Canada, our work is already cut out for us:&nbsp;&nbsp;reverse not so much policy but practice that is inconsistent with that of all of Canada’s allies that also happen to be competitors in the Russian market. As part of our interaction with regional and provincial governments, we have seen the need to seek integration with the Arctic Council and the Nordic Council.”&nbsp;</em>Gilles Breton also underscored the people aspect:<em>&nbsp;“Specific comments from some of our stakeholders also remind us that in Canada we need to convey throughout our activities the&nbsp;intrinsically positive image of our business cooperation&nbsp;with Russia and of our Russian partners.”</em></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="center"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><em><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/RCBC/IMG_0250.PNG" alt="" title="" border="0" width="533" height="400"></em></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Cambria, serif">The event was moderated by Nathan Hunt, the Chairman of the Moscow Chapter of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association. “</font></span><em><span style="background-color: white;"><font face="Cambria, serif">Canada</font></span></em><span style="background-color: white;"><font face="Cambria, serif">-</font></span><em><span style="background-color: white;"><font face="Cambria, serif">Russia Business Council</font></span></em><span><span style="background-color: white;"><font face="Cambria, serif">&nbsp;</font></span></span><span><span style="background-color: white;"><font face="Cambria, serif">is committed&nbsp;</font></span></span><span><font face="Cambria, serif">to building, strengthening and promoting long-term cooperation between business entities in Canada and the Russian Federation,” said Nathan.&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 22px;" align="justify"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Cambria, serif"><font color="#000000">For more information please&nbsp;&nbsp;visit</font><font color="#0000FF">&nbsp;</font></font></span><span><font face="Cambria, serif"><font color="#0000FF"><a href="https://cerbanet.org/"><u><font>www.cerbanet.org</font></u></a>&nbsp;</font><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font></font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif">&nbsp;</font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif">or</font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif">&nbsp;&nbsp;contact:&nbsp;</font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Cambria, serif">&nbsp;</font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="mailto:Moscow@cerbanet.org" target="_blank"><font face="Cambria, serif"><u><font>Moscow@cerbanet.org</font></u></font></a></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 22px;" align="justify"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 22px;" align="justify"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/RCBC/RCaBC%20logo-eng_1.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="244" height="83"><br></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">About CRBC</font></span></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The Russia Canada Business Council (RCBC) is committed to building, strengthening and promoting long-term cooperation between business entities in Canada and Russia. The impetus for the formation of the Council arose from Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on October 12, 2004. Both leaders expressed a commitment to the nurturing and development of long-term business ties between Canada and Russia.</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The RCBC was created in 2005 by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RUIE) and held its first general meeting in October 2005 in Moscow. The work of the RCBC has been carried out through the establishment of active committees with the participation of Canadian and Russian industry leaders, each focusing on an individual sector of the bilateral trade and investment relationship. In addition, the Council is mandated to assist in resolving any trade disputes and will work towards the reduction or elimination of trade and investment barriers.</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Continued RCBC work provides a welcome opportunity to reaffirm the strong and growing economic relationship between Canada and Russia, providing a solid foundation for broader cooperation and progress in their overall bilateral relationship.</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><br></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Construct%20Conf/CERBA_logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="231" height="61"><br></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">About CERBA</font></span></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font color="#000000" face="Cambria, serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association was founded in 2004 with a mandate to enhance and support trade, investment and good relations between the countries of Canada, Eurasia and Russia. CERBA is a unique non- for-profit organization having a network of over 180 corporations. To meet the dynamic needs of its growing membership it has established seven chapters located in Moscow, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and Almaty. As an association, CERBA provides an extensive network of contacts in the private and public sectors with frequent events, informative seminars on pertinent topics in the Eurasian market, a bi-annual business summit, a quarterly printed Newsletter, committees of the Canada-Russia Business Council (CRBC), and annual trade missions.&nbsp;&nbsp;Additionally CERBA provides market intelligence, advocates with the Canadian and Eurasian government on key issues, and manages active sector-based committees to promote partnership between CERBA members and their counterparts in Eurasia.</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><br></font></span></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/RCBC/%D0%A0%D0%B0%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80_%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%B3%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B8%CC%86%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F_%D0%B2%D0%B5%D1%80%D1%81%D0%B8%D1%8F_logo_rspp_lat_whitestripe_caption_eng_raster.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="208" height="79"><br></font></span></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><span><font face="Cambria, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">About the Russian Union of Entrepreneurs and Industrialists (RSPP)</font></span></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Cambria, serif">The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), established in June 1990, is a non-governmental organisation promoting the interests of Russia’s business community. The RSPP President is Alexander Shokhin.</font></span><span><font face="Cambria, serif">&nbsp;</font></span><span><font face="Cambria, serif">The RSPP was set up to promote Russian business interests in Russia and abroad, to help make Russia more business friendly and attractive to investors, and to maintain the balance of interests of business, government and society. The RSPP represents the interests of all Russian businesses, regardless of their size, sector or location. The RSPP operates in two capacities: as a non-governmental organisation, and as a national association of employers. This enables the RSPP to promote the interests of its members most effectively.</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="left"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" color="#000000"><span><font face="Cambria, serif" style="font-size: 16px;">For more information about CRBC Meeting, please, visit www.cerbanet.org&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12148011 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12148011 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 16 Nov 2021 13:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Russia Resumes Regular Flights to 5 More Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font>, please be informed</font></font>&nbsp;</font><font color="#000000"><font><font>that&nbsp;</font></font>the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to resume regular air traffic with <strong>Bangladesh, Brazil, Mongolia, Costa Rica and Argentina</strong><font><font>.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font>–&nbsp;The flights will resume effective from <strong>December 1, 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font>–&nbsp;Passenger rail traffic with Finland will resume from <strong>December 12, 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font>–&nbsp;Air traffic with Tanzania suspended until <strong>December 1, 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font><strong>Which document introduces the changes?</strong><br></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">The decision of the Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection (available in Russian at the following link</font> <a href="http://government.ru/news/43810/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">http://government.ru/news/43810/</font></a><font color="#000000">)</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">Russian and foreign citizens who travel from Russia to the listed countries or vice versa.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, WaWebKitSavedSpanIndex_9;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif, WaWebKitSavedSpanIndex_10;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=2affca60bbc79f79" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12147735 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12147735 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 03 Nov 2021 15:15:36 GMT CRBC| Natural Resources Working Group on November 2, 2021 <p align="center"><strong data-wacopycontent="1" style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 255); font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">Canada Russia Business Council hosted a Natural Resources Working Group entitled" Cleantech in Mining, Metals and Oil&amp;Gas" on November 2, 2021.</strong><span style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 255); color: rgb(0, 0, 255); font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">&nbsp;</span><br></p> <p align="center"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/RCBC/CERBA%20Brochure%20cover.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="487" height="275"><span style="">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">The meeting participants explored the possibilities of bilateral cooperation in the field of clean technologies in the natural resources sector to create a stronger ecosystem of technological innovation in both countries' public and private sectors, which would allow the implementation of new ideas to the market and a further companies' growth. The group was co-chaired by&nbsp;</font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/RCBC/Paula%20Tolksdorff%20CERBA%20Conference%20Co-Chair%20Bio.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Paula Tolksdorff</font></span></strong></a><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">, Regional Director, Africa, ESG; Hatch representing Canada and&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span><a href="https://www.metalloinvest.com/en/about/governance/management/" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Nazim Efendiev,</font></span></strong></a><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;</font></span></strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">CEO, Metalloinvest representing the Russian Federation.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">The moderator of the session,&nbsp;</font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/RCBC/Robert%20Machowski%20CERBA%20Conference%20Moderator%20Bio.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Robert Machowski,</font></span></strong></a><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;Regional Director - Russia and CIS, Hatch, outlined the importance and necessity of joint and concerted efforts of all countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and noted that already now, the efforts of companies within the framework of ESG are leading to the cost reduction and improvements in risk management.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">During the Sessions, the following topics were discussed:</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 13px;" color="#0E101A" face="Symbol">·<span><font style="font-size: 9px;" face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;</font></span></font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/RCBC/Tomas%20Cabanillas.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Tomas Lopez Cabanillas</font></span></strong></a><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">,</font></span></strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;Deputy Director, International Affairs and Trade Division, Natural Resources Canada, presented national approaches to ensure that Canada's commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals are met and highlighted the use of clean technologies in Canada's mining sector.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 13px;" color="#0E101A" face="Symbol">·</font><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman" style="font-size: 12px;">&nbsp;</font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/RCBC/Michal%20Kowalczyk_Kinorss%20Gold.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Michal Kowalczyk</font></span></strong></a><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">,</font></span></strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;Vice-President, ESG Strategy, Kinross Gold, spoke about Kinross Gold's energy efficiency approach and energy sources diversification. The company organized its Committee on Renewable Energy and Alternative Energy Sources back in 2006 and actively develops sustainable approaches in this direction.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 13px;" color="#0E101A" face="Symbol">·</font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Theme/img/conf/speakers/yuriy-gavrilov.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font color="#000000">Yuri Gavrilov</font>,</font></span></strong></a><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;Director for Strategy, Development and Transformation at Metalloinvest, spoke about the “green metallurgy” strategy. In 2020, Metalloinvest, together with KPMG, developed a climate strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 13px;" color="#0E101A" face="Symbol">·</font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/RCBC/Svetlana%20Ivchenko.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Svetlana Ivchenko</font></span></strong></a><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">, Director of the Department for Sustainability, Norilsk Nickel, spoke about the organization's environmental protection strategy and climate change. Svetlana noted that some of the key achievements of 2021 were NorNickel's: metals' carbon footprint calculation methodology development and implementation and independent analysis of Norilsk Nickel's greenhouse gas emissions in 2019-2020 by Ernst &amp; Young.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 13px;" color="#0E101A" face="Symbol">·</font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/RCBC/T.%20Bergfeldt.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Trevor Bergfeldt</font></span></strong></a><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">,</font></span></strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;Global Director, Decarbonization and Sustainability, Hatch, presented his topic on carbon footprint reduction in the mining and metals industries. Trevor provided an overview of decarbonization global driving forces and presented a proven methodology for identifying, prioritizing and implementing a portfolio of initiatives to achieve greenhouse gas and energy emission reduction targets.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 13px;" color="#0E101A" face="Symbol">·</font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/RCBC/Ryan%20McEachern%20bio.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Ryan McEachern</font></span></strong></a><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">,</font></span></strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;Managing Director, MSTA, gave a brief overview of the Canadian companies that increase the responsibility in the mining industry.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 13px;" color="#0E101A" face="Symbol">·<span><font style="font-size: 9px;" face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;</font></span></font></span><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/RCBC/Oleg%20Petrsovetskiy.pdf" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Oleg Pertsovskiy,</font></span></strong></a><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">&nbsp;Operations Director, Cluster of Energy-Efficient Technologies, Skolkovo, spoke about the emerging technologies in the green industry field and the leading start-ups' accelerators in Russia.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">The group's participants and co-chairs agreed to continue working together on the CRBC platform. They noted that this kind of dialogue between regions, regulators, and industry shows the possibility to create and accelerate positive change by strengthening relationships, sharing experiences, best practices, and technologies. Moreover, these discussions are critical in the global movement towards a sustainable, prosperous and just world economy.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12142419 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12142419 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 02 Nov 2021 08:20:00 GMT Intermark was honored by 2 awards <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="left"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/intermark_logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="226" height="61"></font></a></strong></font></strong></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Intermark was honored to</font> receive two awards: by CARTUS and BGRS, two of the largest global relocation companies in the world of outsourcing services, related to employee relocation.</font></font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">CARTUS honored Intermark with the <strong>Platinum award for Commitment to Excellence 2021</strong> at the recent Cartus Global Network Conference.</font></font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">BGRS named Intermark as <strong>Platinum Award Winner among its Global Supplier Network</strong>, recognizing outstanding performance and going above and beyond to demonstrate Intermark commitment to service excellence.</font></font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">These awards recognize commitment to quality, superior service, and innovation in the changing face of relocation. <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Intermark</font></font></font></font> provides the best relocation services as well as immigration and NNG moving services in Russia &amp; 9 CIS countries and is constantly thinking about its clients and how to improve their relocation experience and life in a new country.</font></font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=66fd998753cc6cbf" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></font></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12147747 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12147747 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 29 Oct 2021 13:45:00 GMT New Requirements for Foreigners Obtaining Work Permits after October 31, 2021 <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></p> <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font>, please be informed</font></font> <font color="#000000">that the law, which amends rules of medical check up for foreign nationals obtaining work and residence permits in Russia, HQS work permits included, takes effect on <strong>October 31, 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><strong>Which law introduces the changes?</strong></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Federal law No. 357-FZ dated 2 July 2021</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><strong>What are the key changes?</strong></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">1. In case of approval of a work permit application, HQS work permit included, visa-required foreign nationals must submit medical documents confirming results of their medical check-up in Russia to the responsible migration authority.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">The deadline for submitting these documents is 30 calendar days from the date of entry in Russia Failure to submit the documents within the deadline is legal basis for work permit cancellation.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><strong><font color="#FF0000">NB!</font></strong> <em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The medical check-up includes tests for narcomania, HIV and several infectious diseases, which are hazardous for population, included in the list approved by Order the Ministry of Health of Russia N. 384н dated 29.06.2015.</em><br></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"></div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">2. Requirement to provide medical documents is also prescribed for the purpose of obtaining temporary residence permits (TRP), permanent residence permits (PRP) and upon submitting applications for work patents.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"></div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">3. The chief executive authority of each Russian region must approve the list of clinics authorized to conduct medical check-ups for the purpose of obtaining work permits, patents, TRP and PRP.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><strong><font color="#FF0000">NB!</font></strong> <em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">In the territory of the city of Moscow the relevant list is approved by the Decree of the Government of Moscow No. 1517-ПП dated 28.09.2021 (takes force on 31.10.2021). This list includes only one medical institution – State Budgetary Institution of healthcare of the city of Moscow "Moscow Scientific and Practical Center of Dermatovenerology and Cosmetology of the Department of Healthcare of the City of Moscow".</em><br></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><strong>Intermark comments</strong></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><span><em>The law does not provide for exceptions for HQS employees, which means that visa required HQS employees must also pass medical check-ups and submit relevant documents in order to avoid cancellation of their work permits.</em></span></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><span><em>In our estimation, this requirement does not apply to work permit corrections and renewals, yet we recommend checking necessity of providing medical documents in such cases with specific migration office.</em></span></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><span><em>Holders of valid medical documents procured in accordance with the above-mentioned requirements will not need to pass another medical check-up after 29 December 2021 (in accordance with the law 274-FZ dated 01.07.2021 which introduces regular medical check-ups for all foreign employees), until the medical documents expire.</em></span></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><span><em>We will be monitoring closely the practice of implementation of the new rules in relation to HQS employees after the law takes effect.</em></span></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Foreign nationals who enter to Russia for collection of work permits after 31.10.2021 as well as those obtaining work patents, TRPs and PRPs.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=0d2901ca4db0e6a6" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12082169 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/12082169 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 08 Oct 2021 08:30:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: 8 More Countries Included in the "Green List" for Entering Russia <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font>, please be informed</font></font>&nbsp;</font><font><font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font>that&nbsp;in</font></font> <font color="#000000">accordance with</font> <a href="http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202110050013" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">the Government decree no 2770-r dated 02.10.2021</font></a> <font color="#000000">(link in Russian) restrictions on entry into Russia and issuing of migration permits have been lifted for citizens of <strong>Denmark, Peru, New Zealand, South Africa and Djibouti</strong>, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000">As it has been reported earlier, the regular flights with these countries are resumed effective October 5.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000">In addition, the "green list" has been supplemented with <strong>Andorra</strong> (has no airports of its own), <strong>Kuwait, and Colombia</strong> (renewal of regular flights not yet announced).</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000">This is to remind you that entry into the Russian Federation will be allowed for citizens and permanent residents of the above countries in case of entering via flight from any country that is included in the green list.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>THE GREEN LIST AS OF OCTOBER 8, 2021:</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">Countries included in the list in the Appendix 1 to the Government decree No. 635-r dated March 16, 2020 (the restrictions on entry and migration permits obtaining are lifted):</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="685"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="144" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">- UK<br> - Turkey<br> - Tanzania (1)<br> - Switzerland<br> - Egypt<br> - Maldives<br> - UAE<br> - Kazakhstan<br> - Kyrgyzstan<br> - South Korea<br> - Belarus (2)<br> - Serbia<br> - Cuba<br> - France</font></span></p> </td> <td width="114" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">- Japan<br> - Ethiopia<br> - Seychelles<br> - Finland<br> - India<br> - Qatar<br> - Vietnam<br> - Armenia<br> - Azerbaijan<br> - Greece<br> - Singapore<br> - Venezuela<br> - Syria<br> - Czech Republic</font></span></p> </td> <td width="140" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">- Tajikistan<br> - Uzbekistan<br> - Sri Lanka<br> - Germany<br> - Iceland<br> - Malta<br> - Mexico<br> - Portugal<br> - Saudi Arabia<br> - Austria<br> - Hungary<br> - Luxembourg<br> - Lebanon<br> - Albania</font></span></p> </td> <td width="132" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">- Mauritius<br> - Morocco<br> - Croatia<br> - Belgium<br> - Bulgaria<br> - Jordan<br> - Ireland<br> - Italy<br> - Cyprus<br> - North Macedonia<br> - USA<br> - Liechtenstein (3)<br> - China (3)<br> - Moldova</font></span></p> </td> <td width="143" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="146"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="146" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">- Dominicana<br> - Bahrain<br> - Iraq<br> - Spain<br> - Kenya<br> - Slovakia<br> - Denmark<br> - Peru<br> - South Africa<br> - New Zealand<br> - Djibouti<br> - Andorra (3)<br> - Colombia (3)<br> - Kuwait (3)</font></span></p> <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><br></font></span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000"><span><em>1 Air traffic suspended until November 1, 2021</em></span></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000"><span><em>2 Included in the separate clause of the decree 635-r (cl. 2.10)</em></span></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000"><span><em>3 There was no official confirmation on re-establishing regular air traffic</em></span></font><br></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=6ac07dfb6a5e0b58" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/11287658 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/11287658 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 11 Aug 2021 14:00:00 GMT UPDATE: COVID Restrictions in Russia & CIS Countries <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">We would like to update you on the latest information on the current COVID-19 situation in Russia and CIS countries. The epidemiological situation varies across regions: appropriate restrictive measures are implemented at the local level. All relevant information on the current COVID-19 situation in Russia and CIS countries was gathered and prepared by CERBA Corporate Member –&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">.&nbsp;To learn more about COVID-19 restriction update in each country, please click the respective link below.</font></font></font></font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis09.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;RUSSIA</font></strong></font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Russia continues to expand the list of "approved countries" whose citizens and permanent residents can cross the borders. Recently flights have been resumed with France, the Czech Republic and Albania. In Moscow the majority of restrictions have been lifted.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/russia2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis02.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;ARMENIA</font></strong></font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Air and land borders are open for foreign citizens. The quarantine regime has been extended until the end of 2021. Almost all restrictive measures have been cancelled.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/armenia1" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_03.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;AZERBAIJAN</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Azerbaijan’s land borders are closed for entry. Air borders are open. The quarantine regime is in effect till September 1st. In September some quarantine measures will be tightened.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/azerbaijan2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_04.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;BELARUS</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Air borders are open for foreign citizens: recently certain requirements regarding self-isolation and vaccinated foreign nationals have been changed. Entry of foreign nationals and stateless persons via land borders is still prohibited with some exceptions. No particular coronavirus-related restrictions are implemented by the government In Belarus.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/belarus2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_05.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;GEORGIA</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Air and land borders are open for entry: the requirements vary for vaccinated and non-vaccinated foreign citizens. Most restrictive measures have been cancelled: the curfew has been lifted.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/georgia2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_06.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;KAZAKHSTAN</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Earlier imposed entry rules are in force in Kazakhstan: borders are open for 16 countries. The epidemiological situation is currently unstable in the country: strict quarantine measures have been introduced in Nur-Sultan and Almaty.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/kazakhstan2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_07.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;KYRGYZSTAN</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Kyrgyzstan’s borders are open for foreign nationals. Minimum restrictive quarantine measures are in force in the country.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/kyrgyzstan2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_08.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;MOLDOVA</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Recently the Moldovan government has made adjustments in the entry procedure. The government categorizes all countries as <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"</font>green<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"</font> or <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"</font>red<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"</font> zones for arrivals. In Chișinău most quarantine measures have been terminated.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/moldova2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_10.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 20px;" color="#000000">&nbsp;UKRAINE</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Ukrainian borders are open for crossing. However, over the past days the government has imposed a new entry procedure for foreign citizens. The adaptive quarantine regime is in force till the end of August. All Ukrainian regions are divided in several zones according to COVID-19 spread and prevalence rate: green, yellow, orange and red.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/ukraine2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_11.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 20px;"><font color="#000000">&nbsp;UZBEKISTAN</font></font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Uzbekistan. Persons are obliged to comply with quarantine restrictions in the country: mass events are banned, catering facilities are subject to limitations.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/uzbekistan2" target="_blank"><font><font color="#0000FF" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">_____________________________</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><font>You can read an original version</font></font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=1968f0867f499518" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10924945 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10924945 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 09 Aug 2021 14:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: 3 More Countries Included in the "Green List" for Entering Russia <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font><font>, please be informed</font></font>&nbsp;</font><font><font color="#000000"><font>that&nbsp;in accordance with</font></font> <a href="http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202108090006?index=1&amp;rangeSize=1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">the Government no 2156-r dated August 4, 2021</font></a> <font><font color="#000000">(link in Russian) restrictions on entry into Russia and issuing of migration permits have been lifted for citizens of Moldova, Dominicana and Bahrain, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries.</font> <a href="https://cerbanet.org/News/10784591" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">As it was earlier announced</font></a> <font color="#000000">the regular flights with these countries were resumed from August 9.</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span><font><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">This is to remind you that entry into the Russian Federation will be allowed for citizens and permanent residents of the above countries in case of entering via direct flight from any country that is included in the green list.</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>THE GREEN LIST AS OF AUGUST 9, 2021:</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">I. Countries included in the list in the Appendix 2 to the Government decree No. 635-r dated March 16, 2020 (the restrictions on entry and migration permits obtaining are lifted):</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span style="line-height: 25px;"><font style=""><font style=""><font style=""><font style=""><font style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">* The list of checkpoints includes the following Russian airports:</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="270"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- UK<br> - Turkey<br> - Tanzania (1)<br> - Switzerland<br> - Egypt<br> - Maldives<br> - UAE<br> - Kazakhstan<br> - Kyrgyzstan<br> - South Korea<br> - Belarus (2)<br> - Serbia<br></font></p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">-Cuba<br> - Japan<br> - Ethiopia<br> - Seychelles<br> - Finland<br> - India<br> - Qatar<br> - Vietnam<br> - Armenia<br> - Azerbaijan<br> - Greece<br> - Singapour<br></font></p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Venezuela<br> - Syria<br> - Tajikistan<br> - Uzbekistan<br> - Sri Lanka<br> - Germany<br> - Iceland<br> - Malta<br> - Mexico<br> - Portugal<br> - Saudi Arabia<br> - Austria<br></font></p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Hungary<br> - Lebanon<br> - Luxembourg<br> - Mauritius<br> - Morocco<br> - Croatia<br> - Belgium<br> - Bulgaria<br> - Jordan<br> - Ireland<br> - Italy<br> - Cyprus<br></font></p> </td> <td valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- North Macedonia<br> - USA<br> - China (3)<br> - Liechtenstein (3)<br> - France<br> - Czech Republic<br> - Albania<br> - Moldova<br> - Dominicana<br> - Bahrain</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000"><span>(1) Air traffic suspended until August 17, 2021</span></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000"><span>(2) Included in the separate clause of the decree 635-r (cl. 2.10)</span></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000"><span>(3) There was no official confirmation on re-establishing regular air traffic</span></font><br></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=227540740017c370" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10920060 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10920060 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 28 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Changes to PCR Test Requirements for Travelers from EAEU and CIS Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; line-height: 25px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font>, please be informed</font></font> <font color="#000000">of the amendments to the rules of testing for COVID-19 for foreign nationals arriving in Russia from EAEU member countries as well as from several CIS countries and Turkmenistan introduced by the Decree of the Government of Russia No. 1998-р dated 20.07.2021<font>.</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">Foreign nationals who are exempt from entry restrictions in accordance with the governmental decree No. 635-р dated 16.03.2020 and who arrive in Russia from countries participating in the “Travel without COVID-19” program via air checkpoints specified in the approved list* must present a negative PCR test result in the form of a QR-code displayed in the “Travel without COVID-19” mobile app.</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">The test must be conducted within 3 calendar days before entry in Russia in one of certified labs listed in the mobile app.</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">This rule applies to foreign nationals <strong>regardless of their citizenship</strong> and comes into force as follows:</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">for persons arriving from EAEU member states (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia) starting from <strong>25 July 2021</strong></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">for persons arriving in Russia from Azerbaijan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenia starting from <strong>1 September 2021</strong></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">This requirement is not mandatory for persons who transit through these countries on their way to Russia or make a short stop there. Such persons may present a negative PCR test result as usual (as a paper document) provided that they do their test in a 3rd country within 3 calendar days before entry into Russia and also present tickets or boarding passes confirming their full itinerary to Russia.</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">* The list of checkpoints includes the following Russian airports:</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <ul> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Anapa (AAQ)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Vladivostok (VVO)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Grozny (GRV)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Ekaterinburg (SVX)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Kazan (KZN)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Kaliningrad (KGD)<br></font></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <ul> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Krasnodar (KRR)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Krasnoyarsk (KJA)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Moscow (SVO, VKO, DME)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Nizhnekamsk (NBC)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Novosibirsk (OVB)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Zhukovsky (CKL)<br></font></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <ul> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Rostov-on-Don (ROV)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Samara (KUF)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Saint-Petersburg (LED)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Sochi (AER)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Ufa (UFA)</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Chkalovsky (ZIA)</font></li> </ul> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><strong><font color="#FF0000">NB!</font></strong> <font color="#000000"><em>Foreign nationals who arrive in Russia from any other countries or those who arrive from the specified countries but do so via checkpoints other than listed may confirm their negative PCR test result by a paper document as before.</em></font><br></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=fa4c104b417baeb9" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10794619 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10794619 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Russia Resumes Regular Flights to 3 More Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; line-height: 25px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font>, please be informed that</font></font> <font color="#000000"><font>the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to resume regular air traffic with <strong>Bahrain</strong>, <strong>Dominican Republic</strong> and <strong>Republic of Moldova</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">The flights will resume effective <strong>9 August 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Which document introduces the changes?</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font><font color="#000000">The decision of the Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection (available in Russian at the following link</font> <a href="http://government.ru/news/42871" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">http://government.ru/news/42871</font></a><font color="#000000">)</font></font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">Russian and foreign citizens who travel from Russia to the listed countries or vice versa.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Intermark comment</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><em>Please note that in order to remove the restrictions on the entry of foreign citizens into Russia from the aforementioned countries, the resumption of regular flights is not enough. These countries must also be included in the list provided for in Appendix 2 to the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 635-r dated March 16, 2020. Until these countries are included in the decree, restrictions on entry and issuance of migration permits apply to their citizens and permanent residents in full accordance with clause 2 of the decree.</em></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=9479cbf3056d1096" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10784591 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10784591 Alexander Belyasov Sun, 25 Jul 2021 13:00:00 GMT CERBA keeps underpinning lasting relationships within the aerospace industry between Russia, Kazakhstan and Canada <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/Rosoboronexport.jpg" title="Click to enlarge" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/Rosoboronexport.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="190" height="127"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/Jetfighter.jpg" title="Click to enlarge" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/Jetfighter.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="225" height="127"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/QAZAQSTAN.jpg" title="Click to enlarge" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/QAZAQSTAN.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="226" height="127" style=""></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/Plane_engine.jpg" title="Click to enlarge" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/Plane_engine.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="226" height="127"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/Berkut.jpg" title="Click to enlarge" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/Berkut.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="167" height="127"></a><br></strong></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong>MAKS 2021, biennial Moscow event</strong>, has appeared to be the first major air show of the pandemic era. The venue held from the 20<sup>th</sup> to the 25<sup>th</sup> of July gave Russia’s aerospace industry an opportunity to display its domestically-developed wares.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Amid yet another COVID-19 wave, CERBA for the 6<sup>th</sup> time in a row brought together under one roof Canadian aerospace companies to take part in the tradeshow locally and remotely.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"Canadian business is committed to the aerospace sector in Russia in the areas of avionics, aircraft assembly, sales of business jets and space technology and other relevant fields. The fact that we continue to field a significant delegation at MAKS is testament to this commitment. Canada and Russia are natural partners in aerospace and CERBA will continue to promote cooperation to the greatest extent possible" says Nathan Hunt, CERBA Moscow Chairman.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">De Havilland Aircraft of Canada and MDS Aero Support Corporation were the proud Canadian pioneers that exhibit at the XV INTERNATIONAL AVIATION AND SPACE SALON MAKS, others participated remotely and were yet listed in the catalogue.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/227711814_357156185857784_8008492800682465938_n.jpeg" title="Click to enlarge" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/227711814_357156185857784_8008492800682465938_n.jpeg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="322" height="181" align="right" style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 6px;"></a>With three decades of history, MDS Aero Support Corporation is a long-standing Tier 1 supplier of turnkey test solutions for gas turbine engines and engine components in numerous projects that are run in Russia. Konstantin Ilchenko, Regional Director of Eastern Europe and Eurasia indicated at the exhibition that "MDA Aero Support is a regular exhibitor at MAKS. We especially enjoy face-to-face meetings, with our participation we show our devotion to the market and also boost lead opportunities".</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/De_Havilland_stand.jpg" title="Click to enlarge" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Montreal/De_Havilland_stand.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="287" height="185" align="left" style="margin: 0px 6px 0px 0px;"></a>De Havilland Canada showcased its Dash 8-400 and shared its aircraft fleet and service solutions. The most productive turboprop on the market, the Dash 8-400, made a good traction at the show. Known as the "network builder" due to its short take-off and landing capabilities and efficient regional operations, the Dash 8-400 comes equipped with more seats, more legroom, more cargo and offers more flights per day. "It is for the first time DHC promotes Dash 8-400 at MAKS and yet as you see it is crowded at our booth!" stated Anastasija Visnakova, Director of Sales EMEAR.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"As a bilateral entity, CERBA has a responsibility to steer discussions that can benefit Canada Eurasia society and to use our voice and the voices of our members to spark conversations and inspire our network to take action. As such, within the MAKS 2021 tradeshow, together with CERBA Moscow Chapter we held multiple in-person and remote conversations with Russian and Kazakh entities," says Marina Belskikh, Regional director of CERBA in Ottawa and Montreal.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The interest to collaborate with Canada was expressed by the following organizations: - in Russia: Sverdlovsk-based Titanium Valley, Development Corporation of the Ulyanovsk Region", "Ulyanovsk" special economic zone, Ministry of Investment, Industry and Science of the Moscow Region, Moscow Innovation cluster and its technological companies, Center for International Cooperation of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute "TsAGI" in Russia, Far East Regional emergency agencies and Aircraft and helicopter manufactures and repair and overhaul services providers, a number of mining companies.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">–&nbsp;in Kazakhstan: Kazakh Aviation Industry LLP and JSC "Republican center of space communication".</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Here's a shortlist of subjects that the Association discussed with the federal and regional government agencies, development and research institutions, and businesses:</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">1. How Eurasia increases the transport accessibility and connectivity of territories, passenger and freight traffic, mobility of citizens</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">2. Development of regional aviation in Russia: challenges and solutions</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">3. Emergency and ambulance aviation in Eurasia</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">4. Sustainable growth of Eurasian aviation industry: criteria set and projections for the transformation</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">5. Russia’s aviation industry and its international competitiveness: the creation of the Russian Aviation Infrastructure System (RAIS) based on the value chain (VC); development of an integrated management structure for the aviation industry strategic planning system based on the RAIS; changing approaches to assessing the efficiency of the development of aviation industry from 2013 to 2030</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">6. Development of new transport hubs and upgrade of airport terminal (high tech) infrastructures</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">7. Readiness of Russian air fleets for upgrade and demand for new-generation fuel-efficient aircraft</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">8. Russia’s changing civil aviation regulations and their efficiency: progress on certification of new planes, import tax relief for the purchasing of western-built aircraft; introduction of electronic check-in and e-freight procedures, wet-leasing of an aircraft, etc.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">9. The export potential of Russian aircraft and components producers</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">10. Leveraging of the financing of the aviation industry in Russia and Eurasian countries</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">11. Canadian best practices in improvement of transport infrastructure, unmanned vehicle regulation, growth of research capabilities, reducing the cost of servicing the flight hour, government measures to support the development of the industry, etc.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">12. Personnel training programs in collaboration with Canadian educational entities</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">13. Joint research projects in the aerospace industry</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">CERBA projects to build on mentioned above join projects already within the upcoming Russia-Canada Business Council in November 2021. The Ministry of Transportation of Russia, Federal Air Transport Agency, Interstate Aviation Committee, Rosaviatsiya, Research institutions and other regional entities and businesses of Russia will be among contributors to the joint developments.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">It is through building partnerships across sectors that CERBA creates social value and lays a path to meaningful relations and solutions. You are welcome to be a part of the developments. We will make sure to include each and everyone.</font></p> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: 142px; top: 714.141px;"> <div class="gtx-trans-icon"></div> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10797210 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10797210 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:00:00 GMT Bellerage Alinga in the Top-3 of accounting providers in Russia <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><a href="http://www.bellerage.com/" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 14px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Bellerage_Alinga_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="251" height="88" align="left"></font></a><font style="font-size: 16px;">Bellerage&nbsp;</font></font></font><span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Alinga moved up for the first time to the TOP-3 of accounting and tax outsourcing firms in Russia according to the newest</font> <a href="https://raex-a.ru/rankingtable/outsourcing/2020/tab01" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">RA-Expert</font></a> <font color="#000000">rating. The RA-Expert ranking is the only of its kind in Russia and regarded as the authoritative classification by the outsourcing industry.</font></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000">This achievement has become possible thanks to the merger with</font> <a href="https://www.interpont.com/en/#outsourcing" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">INTERPONT</font></a> <font color="#000000">accounting practice.</font></font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Bellerage Alinga expresses its gratitude to all its clients and partners for their trust and support, as they form the basis for further growth while maintaining price-quality leadership.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10774754 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10774754 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Vaccination sites for foreign citizens in Moscow <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">The Moscow Health Department has opened</font> <a href="https://www.mos.ru/city/projects/covid-19/expat/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">vaccination sites for foreign citizens</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Vaccination against COVID-19 in Moscow is available only to foreigners who work or live here and can provide <strong>one of the following documents</strong>:</font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">patent / work permit in Moscow;</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">residence permit;</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">temporary residence permit in Moscow;</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">confirmation of the diplomatic status.</font></li> </ul> </div> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Both individuals and legal entities (employers) can apply for vaccination.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong>For individuals and legal entities:</strong></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">The main vaccination center for foreign citizens is located in</font> <strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">"Luzhniki"</strong> <font color="#000000">(</font><a href="https://www.mos.ru/upload/documents/files/9546/TochkivakcinaciiLyjniki_3.pdf" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">see map</font></a><font color="#000000">).</font></font></li> </ul> </div> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong>For legal entities:</strong></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">There is also a vaccination point in "Sadovod" shopping center.</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">When forming a group of 50 or more employees, it is possible to organize vaccination on site in Gostiny Dvor.</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Vaccination has been <em>temporarily suspended</em> at the Migration Center in the village of Sakharovo.</font></li> </ul> </div> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong>For individuals:</strong></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Individuals can also get vaccinated in</font> <a href="https://www.mos.ru/city/projects/covid-19/expat/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">25 polyclinics</font></a> <font color="#000000">of Moscow.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Vaccination with <strong>Sputnik Light</strong>. This is a lightweight version of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which does not require the injection of the second dose of the vaccine.</font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The cost of vaccination per person — <strong>1 300 RUB</strong>.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#FF0000">For the moment, this is the only possible way for foreign citizens to get vaccinated. This service is not yet available in paid clinics.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10784678 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10784678 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 19 Jul 2021 19:27:39 GMT Canada reopening border to fully vaccinated tourists <p><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font color="#030542"><a href="https://www.cicnews.com/2021/07/canada-announcing-updates-to-border-measures-today-0718648.html?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter-20210719#gs.6bu0c6#gs.6bu0c6" target="_blank"><font face="Open Sans, sans-serif"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/Screen%20Shot%202021-07-19%20at%203.47.20%20PM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" align="left"></font></a></font></span></font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><span><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Canada is reopening the border to fully vaccinated tourists this summer.</font></font></span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font>&nbsp;</font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 28px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong>Summary of new policies:</strong></font></p> <ul> <li><span style=""><font color="#000000">Fully vaccinated U.S. tourists can enter Canada starting August 9<br></font></span></li> <li><span style=""><font color="#000000"><span style="">Hotel quarantine policy ending August 9</span><br></font></span></li> <li><span style=""><span style="">Fully vaccinated children of Canadians, and other exempt travellers to have amended quarantine starting August 9</span><br></span></li> <li><span style="">Fully vaccinated tourists from all countries can enter September 7</span><br></li> <li><a href="https://www.cicnews.com/2021/07/canada-to-provide-update-today-on-india-flight-travel-0718641.html" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font>India flight ban</font></a><span style="">&nbsp;extended to August 21</span><br></li> <li><span style="">More airports accepting international flights</span><br></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 28px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Provided the COVID situation is under control, Canada will start accepting U.S. citizens and permanent residents coming from the U.S. as soon as August 9. That same day, Canada will also be getting rid of the hotel quarantine for all travellers. The border will reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from all countries on September 7.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font>In order to be considered “fully vaccinated,” travellers must have the recommended dosage of a vaccine approved for use in Canada. The final injection must have been received at least 14 days prior to entry. It does not matter which country travellers got their vaccines from. Currently, Canada accepts the following vaccine manufacturers: Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson &amp; Johnson). All results must be presented in French or English, otherwise border officials will need to see a</font></span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font>&nbsp;</font></span><a href="https://www.cicnews.com/2021/07/certified-translation-for-immigration-to-canada-what-you-need-to-know-0718410.html"><u><font>certified translation</font></u></a><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font>.</font></span><br></font></p> <p style="line-height: 28px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Before coming to Canada, all documents need to be submitted to the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html"><u><font>ArriveCan app or website</font></u></a>. All travellers still need a 14-day quarantine plan.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 28px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The new measures do not start to come into effect until August 9 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 28px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Government officials also confirmed Canada will be extending its&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.cicnews.com/2021/07/canada-to-provide-update-today-on-india-flight-travel-0718641.html"><u><font>ban on direct flights to India</font></u></a><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">.</span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 28px;"><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Read the full article <a href="https://www.cicnews.com/2021/07/canada-announcing-updates-to-border-measures-today-0718648.html?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=newsletter-20210719#gs.6bu0c6#gs.6bu0c6" target="_blank">here&gt;&gt;</a></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 28px;"><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Property of CIC News</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10761951 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10761951 Vera Dedyulya Thu, 15 Jul 2021 08:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Russia Resumes Regular Flights to 2 More Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; line-height: 25px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font>, please be informed that</font></font> <font color="#000000">the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to resume regular air traffic with <strong>France</strong> and <strong>Czech Republic</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">The flights will resume effective <strong>24 July 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Which document introduces the changes?</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font><font color="#000000">The decision of the Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection (available in Russian at the following link</font> <a href="http://government.ru/news/42765/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">http://government.ru/news/42765/</font></a><font color="#000000">)</font></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000">Russian and foreign citizens who travel from Russia to the listed countries or vice versa.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Intermark comment</strong></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><em>We expect that France and Czech Republic will also be “green listed”, i.e. included in the list of countries exempted from entry restrictions for citizens and permanent residents who travel by direct flights from such countries.</em></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=e58ec0aea220543f" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10784428 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10784428 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 06 Jul 2021 13:00:00 GMT Russia Adopts Law on Mandatory Fingerprinting and Medical Exams <p style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></p> <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000" style=""><font style="">, please be informed that</font></font> <font color="#000000">on 1 July 2021 the President of Russia signed a law which introduces obligatory fingerprinting and medical examination for foreign nationals who arrive in Russia for work purposes or stay in Russia for other purposes longer than 90 days.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">The changes will take effect on <strong style="">29 December 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><strong>Which law introduces the changes?</strong></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Federal law No. 274-FZ of 1 July 2021</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">1. The law introduces the obligatory fingerprinting and photographing procedure for the following foreigners:</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Those who enter Russia for the purpose of work</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Those who enter Russia for other purposes and stay longer than 90 days</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Deadlines are as follows:</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">HQS – upon collection of work permit</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Patent holders – upon filing application for patent</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Other employees, including EAEU nationals and standard WP holders – within 30 days from entry</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Those who enter for non-work purposes for longer than 90 days – within 90 days from entry</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Specifics of procedure:</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Foreigners undergo it only once and receive a confirmation document upon passing it</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Medical check-up certificates are required for the process</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">2. The law introduces obligation of the above-mentioned categories to pass a medical check-up:</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Upon entry for work purposes – within 30 days from entry</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Upon entry for longer than 90 days – within 90 days from entry</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Repeated check-up upon expiry of previously received certificates – within 30 days from expiry</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><strong><font color="#FF0000">NB!</font></strong> <em style=""><font color="#000000">The medical check-up includes tests for narcomania, HIV and a number of infectious diseases included in the list approved by the Ministry of Health.</font></em></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Specifics of procedure:</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Check-up is conducted by medical institutions located in Russia</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">The list of authorised medical institutions is to be approved by authorities in each Russian region</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">The validity period of issued certificates is to be approved by the Ministry of Health</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">3. The law exempts the following foreign nationals from passing fingerprinting, photographing and medical check-up:</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">citizens of Belarus</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">children under 6 years old</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">employees of intergovernmental organisations, employees of foreign diplomatic missions on the basis of reciprocity and their family members</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">4. In case a foreign national fails to attend fingerprinting or medical check-up, their allowed term of stay will be reduced.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">In case narcomania or listed infectious diseases are detected, the term of stay will be reduced and additionally the authority can decide that the foreigner’s stay in Russia is undesirable.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><strong>Intermark comments</strong></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><em>Once the law takes effect, all foreign employees, both visa-required and visa-free, HQS and EAEU nationals included, will become subject to the fingerprinting procedure requirement and will have to occasionally pass medical check-ups (the frequency will depend on the validity period of issued certificates).</em></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><em>Dependents who plan to stay in Russia longer than 90 days continuously will also fall under these new requirements.</em></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><em>In our estimation the law will make immigration cases more complex with foreign nationals becoming more involved in the process (necessity of in-person visits to authorities and clinics). In addition, difficulties with interpreting the law and putting it into practice might take place at the beginning. Specifically, the law does not specify course of action for those foreign employees who will be staying in Russia at the moment of its entry into force.</em></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><em>We will be closely monitoring official comments from state authorities as well as adoption of sub-laws elaborating on these new requirements.</em></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;" color="#000000">Foreign nationals who enter Russia for the purpose of work or enter for other purposes and stay longer than 90 days.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=28852414515c5745" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10732813 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10732813 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:00:00 GMT Canada Day Address by H.E. Alison LeClaire, Canadian Ambassador to Russia & Armenia, Ambassador Designate to Uzbekistan <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members,</font></p> <p align="center"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Happy Canada Day!</strong></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Below is the link to the Canada Day address by H.E. Alison LeClaire, Canadian Ambassador to Russia &amp; Armenia, Ambassador Designate to Uzbekistan.</font></p> <p align="center"><strong><a href="https://twitter.com/CanadaRussia/status/1410527175623729152" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 18px;">Canada Day Address by H.E. Alison LeClaire</font></a></strong></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">You can also check out the latest CERBA "ICE/BREAKERS" podcasts:</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">EPISODE 1:</font> <a href="https://cerbanet.org/CERBA-Podcast" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">Breaking the Ice with Stockwell Day</font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">EPISODE 2:</font> <a href="https://cerbanet.org/CERBA-Podcast" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">East by Far East with Ilya Lagutenko</font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">EPISODE 3:</font> <a href="https://cerbanet.org/CERBA-Podcast" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Diplomacy of Canada-Eurasia collaboration with H.E. Alison LeClaire</font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">EPISODE 4:</font> <a href="https://cerbanet.org/CERBA-Podcast" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Hermetic Art of Kazakhstan with&nbsp;Frank Albo</font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10718651 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10718651 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 01 Jul 2021 08:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Russia Puts 10 More Countries on "Green List" For Entry <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; line-height: 25px;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="box-sizing: border-box;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(133, 2, 45); background-color: transparent; transition: all 0.5s ease 0s;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#000000"><font>, please be informed that the Russian government has officially lifted restrictions on entry for citizens and permanent residents of</font> <strong style="">Belgium, Bulgaria, Jordan, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, North Macedonia and USA</strong> <font>as per</font></font> <a href="http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202106300023" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">the decree No. 1745-r dated 28.06.2021</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">As it was reported earlier, Russia resumed regular passenger flights from these countries effective 28 June 2021.<br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">In addition, the&nbsp;"green list"&nbsp;has been supplemented with <strong>Lichtenstein</strong> (has no airports of its own) and <strong>China</strong> (renewal of regular flights not yet announced).</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">This is to remind you that nationals and permanent residents of the above mentioned countries are allowed through the Russian border if they take a direct flight from any&nbsp;"green list"&nbsp;country.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=6610b766eab4face" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10718818 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10718818 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 29 Jun 2021 17:00:36 GMT SIMSA releases custom carbon calculator <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><font face="Source Sans Pro, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/SIMSA%20Logo%20Full%20Vertical.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="471" height="72"><br></font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><font face="Source Sans Pro, Tahoma, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Saskatoon, SK, June 29, 2021 – The Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) commissioned the development of a custom carbon calculator for the mining, energy and industrial supply chain in Saskatchewan—helping lead the charge on carbon reduction.</font><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000">The calculator allows suppliers to accurately assess their current carbon emissions levels and compare against others. From there, they can develop solutions to reduce their carbon output and take effective steps to make those reductions a reality. The calculator allows for up to 10 separate locations to be evaluated at once, combining those calculations into one total output. This could include calculating carbon emissions by different buildings, street addresses, or even by segments within a building.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000">SIMSA aptly recognized industry’s changing attitudes and progressive views towards carbon emissions and—together with some of its key partners—took active steps to be part of the solution.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000">“Carbon reduction is a top priority for resource producers and their supply chain,” says Eric Anderson, SIMSA’s Executive Director. “As a 200-plus member organization, we feel that we’re perfectly positioned to help effect the right kinds of changes and innovations that can lead our members on the path to a net zero world.”</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000">Unveiled at a SIMSA information session, the carbon calculator was created exclusively for SIMSA members and available at no cost to them. It was developed by KPMG, with financial support from Western Economic Diversification Canada, in consultation with BHP, Cameco, Nutrien and TC Energy to deliver SIMSA members’ scope 1 and 2 emissions.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000">In addition to the carbon calculator, SIMSA will be developing an ‘Industrial Concierge’ position within its organization. The mandate of this role will be to help members source carbon reduction information, funding and best practices, while also working to digitize the supply chain and, most importantly, acting as a conduit between suppliers and resource producers. This position has financial support from the International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII). The organization is hoping to fill this role by October 2021.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000">“We believe Saskatchewan companies are world class and that we are here to be a valued resource in supporting that position,” says Anderson. “These initiatives are important for continuing to support the evolving needs of these leading, innovative businesses.”</font></p> <p><img src="https://simsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/SIMSA-Carbon-Calculator-Graphic-June-24-2021.jpg" width="571" height="577"></p> <p>https://simsa.ca/news/simsa-releases-custom-carbon-calculator/</p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10711400 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10711400 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 29 Jun 2021 13:00:00 GMT COVID-19 Restrictions in Russia & CIS Countries <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">We are happy to introduce the latest information on COVID-19 restrictions in Russia and CIS countries for easy navigation. The material is&nbsp;prepared by CERBA Corporate Member –&nbsp;</font><strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">. To learn more about COVID-19 restriction update in each country, please click the respective link below.</font></font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis09.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;RUSSIA</font></strong></font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Russia has closed its borders for most foreign citizens. The exception applies to some categories of foreign citizens as well as to citizens and permanent residents of "approved countries". In Moscow and other cities quarantine restrictions are introduced.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/russia2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis02.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;ARMENIA</font></strong></font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Air and land borders are open for foreign citizens in Armenia. To enter it is necessary to comply with certain regulations. The government has not implemented any significant quarantine requirements in the country.&nbsp;</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/armenia1" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_03.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;AZERBAIJAN</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">As a general rule, Azerbaijan’s borders are closed for entry. However, lately the government has simplified the entry procedure for foreign citizens of some countries. The quarantine regime is in effect till August 1. A number of restrictions imposed under the quarantine have been cancelled.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/azerbaijan2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_04.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;BELARUS</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Foreign citizens are allowed to cross Belarus borders via air. Entry of foreign nationals and stateless persons via land borders is temporarily prohibited. No particular coronavirus-related restrictions have been introduced in the country.&nbsp;</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/belarus2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_05.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;GEORGIA</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The ban on air traffic has been lifted in Georgia. Land borders are open. To enter the country foreign citizens have to comply with the rules introduced by the government. In the country the majority of the quarantine restrictions have been lifted, however, the curfew is still in effect.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/georgia2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_06.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;KAZAKHSTAN</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Generally, foreign citizens are allowed to enter Kazakhstan based on the permission from the Interagency Committee except for certain categories as well as for citizens of countries with which the government has resumed air traffic. Restrictive measures are in effect across Kazakhstan; the implemented restrictions differ across regions.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/kazakhstan2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_07.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;KYRGYZSTAN</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">There is no ban on entry of foreign citizens in Kyrgyzstan. Epidemiological regulations should be observed to enter the country. Light restrictive quarantine measures have been introduced by the government.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/kyrgyzstan2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_08.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 20px;">&nbsp;MOLDOVA</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Foreigners and stateless citizens are allowed to enter Moldova based on the regulations introduced by the government. The quarantine restrictions are in effect across the country; restrictive measures may differ across regions.</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/moldova2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_10.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 20px;" color="#000000">&nbsp;UKRAINE</font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Ukrainian borders are open for foreign citizens. To enter it is necessary to comply with certain regulations. The government had extended the adaptive quarantine regime till the end of August. All Ukrainian regions are divided in several zones according to COVID-19 spread and prevalence rate: green, yellow, orange and red.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/ukraine2" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="null" width="" height="" align="center">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/upload/user/53789/images/cis_11.png"><br></td> <td style="null" width="" height="" align=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 20px;"><font color="#000000">&nbsp;UZBEKISTAN</font></font></strong></font><br></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Foreign nationals can enter and exit Uzbekistan by air, railway and road transport in compliance with quarantine and sanitary rules. The sanitary and hygienic control is maintained. People are required to follow restrictive measures in the country.</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" align="center"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="middle"><a href="http://intermarknews.tilda.ws/uzbekistan2" target="_blank"><font><font color="#0000FF" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Learn More</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">_____________________________</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><font>You can read an original version</font></font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=4c2815556e520ab1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10729360 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10729360 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 24 Jun 2021 06:00:00 GMT Dentons named "International Firm of the Year" in 2021 Women in Business Law Awards Europe <p><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en" target="_blank" style="font-size: 14px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/dentons.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="191" height="50"></a></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;" align="justify"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Global law firm Dentons received nine awards at the 2021 Women in Business Law Awards Europe, organized by the <em>Euromoney Legal Media Group</em>, including the headline award for "<strong>Women in Business Law – International Firm of the Year</strong>" and firmwide awards for "<strong>Gender Diversity – International Firm of the Year</strong>" and "<strong>Talent Management – International Firm of the Year</strong>". Dentons was also recognized as <strong>Law Firm of the Year</strong> for women’s advancement in <strong>Central Europe</strong>, <strong>Russia</strong> and <strong>Germany</strong>.</font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;" align="justify"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The Women in Business Law Awards research team said of Dentons’ win: <span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">"</font></span></span>Dentons is a clear leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives that promote women in the practice of law. The firm is amongst the most progressive in terms of developing gender diversity policies, such as their women in legal webinar series, allyship training program, and women’s advancement resources. Dentons is also highly focused on developing their talent base, by having a top shelf women’s advancement policy and leadership development programs. The firm has been seeing active and positive results from their initiatives, with growth in female representation in the firm, from associates to partners. This is well on display with the firm’s practice area leaders.<span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">"</font></span></span></font></span></span></font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;" align="justify"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Nieves Briz</strong>, Barcelona Managing Partner at Dentons, received the <strong>Outstanding Achievement Lawyer of the Year</strong> award for her lifetime contribution to as a role model and champion of women in the legal profession. In addition to her role as a partner in the Corporate and M&amp;A group, she is a member of Dentons’ Global Inclusion and Diversity Committee and the Europe Women’s Advancement Committee. Likewise, since 2017 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of International Women’s Forum (IWF) Spain, where she served as President in the period 2019-2021. She was recently named among the Top 100 Women Leaders in Spain 2020 by <em>Iberian Lawyer</em>.</font></span></span></font></span></span></font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;" align="justify"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Anita Horváth</strong>, Co-head of the Europe Energy practice and Co-head of the Corporate and M&amp;A group in Budapest, was awarded <strong>Energy, Natural Resources, &amp; Mining Lawyer of the Year</strong>. A premier lawyer for domestic and cross-border matters in the energy sector, she has recently advised on complex regulatory matters related to the EU’s Clean Energy Package, photovoltaic power plants, and public procurement for charging stations. She is also a founding member of the Women in Energy Association.</font></span></span></font></span></span></font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;" align="justify"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Séverine Hotellier</strong>, France Managing Partner and Head of the Insurance practice in Paris, won the award for <strong>Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year</strong>. An established leader in insurance litigation, she advises insurers as well as corporate clients on high-stakes claims management and disputes as well as sector-focused technical, financial and legal issues.</font></span></span></font></span></span></font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;" align="justify"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The annual Women in Business Law Awards recognize law firms which are taking a leading role in advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession in Europe. They also recognize the top women lawyers providing exemplary services and driving success for their practices. Winners are selected by senior Euromoney Legal Media Group editorial staff following an extensive research and peer review.</font></span></span></font></span></span></font></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><strong><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#6E2D91">About Dentons</font></span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting top-tier talent to the world's challenges and opportunities with 20,000 professionals including 12,000 lawyers, in more than 200 locations, in more than 80 countries. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and award-winning client service challenge the status quo to advance client interests.</font>&nbsp;<span class="imprintuniqueid"><font><span><a href="http://www.dentons.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#6E2D91"><strong>www.dentons.com</strong></font></a></span></font></span></font></p> <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 1.375; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p align="justify" style="font-family: RobotoLight; letter-spacing: 0.5px; box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px 0px; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font><font color="#6E2D91"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">_____________________________</span><br style="box-sizing: border-box;"></font></font></font></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 15px 0px; letter-spacing: 0.5px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font><font color="#6E2D91"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en/whats-different-about-dentons/connecting-you-to-talented-lawyers-around-the-globe/news/2021/june/dentons-named-international-firm-of-the-year-in-2021-women-in-business-law-awards-europe" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font color="#0000FF" style="box-sizing: border-box;">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="box-sizing: border-box;">.</font></font></span></font></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10735510 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10735510 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:30:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Validity Terms for Stay Further Suspended <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">, please be informed that the suspension of terms for stay of foreigners in Russia and duration terms for some of their documents has been prolonged, as prescribed by newly published decree by the president of Russia No. 364 dated June 15, 2021.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font><font><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Full text of the decree is available at the following</font> <a href="http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202106150001" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">link</font></a> <font color="#000000">(in Russian).</font><br></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Starting from June 16 and until 90 days after resuming regular transport communication</strong>&nbsp; (List of countries and dates when the restrictions for them are lifted is approved by the Russian government in the relevant decree) with the foreign citizen’s country of citizenship/residence the following terms are suspended:</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">–&nbsp;Permitted terms of stay in Russia</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">–&nbsp;Terms of valid migration registration (i.e. notification on arrival of foreign citizen at the place of stay)</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">–&nbsp;Terms for temporary / permanent residence permit and highly qualified specialist’s work permit termination in case if foreign citizen stays outside of Russia for more than 6 months</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">–&nbsp;Duration terms for the following documents:</font></p> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">visa</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">migration card</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">temporary/permanent residence permit in case if foreign citizen stays outside of Russia</font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><strong>From June 16 until September 30, 2021 inclusive:</strong></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font>no decisions are made on expulsion / deportation / ban on entry in relation to foreign citizens who are in the territory of the Russian Federation</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font>foreign citizens who arrived in Russia before March 15, 2020 and are illegally in the country as of June 16, 2021, have the right to apply to state authorities to settle their legal status or to leave the Russian Federation</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><strong>From June 16 until December 31, 2021 inclusive:</strong></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></font>duration terms are suspended for:</font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">temporary or permanent residing of foreign citizens in the Russian territory</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">registration at the place of stay (not the same as "migration registration/notification on arrival"&nbsp;– this one is for holders of temporary/permanent residence permit)</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">documents on refugee or temporary asylum status</font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></font>citizens of the EAEU countries can conclude labor or civil law contracts without taking into account their purpose of entering the Russian Federation (as stated in their migration cards)</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></font>visa-free foreign citizens have the right to issue (re-issue) a work patent without taking into account the period of application and their purpose of entry into the Russian Federation</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></font></font>employers (companies) with a corporate work permit have the right to apply for an extension / issuance of personal work permits without taking into account the purpose of the foreigner workers’ entry into the Russian Federation</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></font></font>work permits / patents issued during the above period, labor or civil contracts concluded during the above period are to remain valid in accordance with the terms specified in them</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Intermark comment</strong></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span><em>This extension of the "migration amnesty" is unique in that for the first time it lacks a clear end to the suspension of periods of stay, as well as the duration terms of visas and migration cards. Now it is even more important follow the official reports on the resumption of regular transport communication with certain countries. This should be helped by the publication of a list of countries approved by the Government of the Russian Federation, in which the dates for lifting the restrictions will be clearly stated.</em></span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span><em>Traditionally, we would also like to remind that the "migration amnesty" does not cancel the obligation to submit migration notifications, as well as to do migration registration upon arrival of foreigner citizen in the Russian Federation or at a new place of stay, or when the information contained in the migration registration changes.</em></span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: RobotoLight; line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span>_____________________________</span><br></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">You can read an original version</font><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=2e3fc7aeef1a0857" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10648983 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10648983 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 11 Jun 2021 06:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG achieves 15 rankings in Best Lawyers™ in Russia 2022 edition <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG is recognized in the 2022 edition of the <em>Best Lawyers™ in Russia</em> with 15 rankings across multiple practice areas.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The experienced intellectual property practitioners in Gowling WLG’s Moscow office offer reliable, customized and comprehensive service to a global clientele. They continuously provide strategic advice in all aspects of IP law throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">This year, the below Gowling WLG professionals have been recognized in seven key practice areas in Russia. Notably, partner</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/yulia-yarnykh/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Yulia Yarnykh</font></a> <font color="#000000">has also been recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in Media Law – an accolade reserved for lawyers who receive the highest overall peer feedback rating in their region and practice area.</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Entertainment Law</strong></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/yulia-yarnykh/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Yulia Yarnykh</font></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Information Technology</strong></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Alexander Christophoroff</font></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Intellectual Property</strong></font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/maria-aronikova/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Maria Aronikova</font></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/david-aylen/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">David Aylen</font></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Alexander Christophoroff</font></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/marina-drel/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Marina Drel</font></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/vladislav-ugryumov/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Vladislav Ugryumov</font></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin-top: 0px !important; 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Alison LeClaire, Ambassador of Canada in Russia, in the SPIEF 2021 panel discussions on June 4 and June 5 <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2021, on June 4,&nbsp;<strong>Nathan Hunt</strong>, CERBA Moscow Chairman, took part in the panel discussion "<strong>Russia-North America</strong>"; on June 5,&nbsp;<strong>H.E. Alison LeClaire</strong>, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Canada in the Russian Federation, <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">took part in the panel discussion&nbsp;</font>"<strong>Sustainable Development of Northern Territories and Indigenous Communities</strong>", and in the <strong>Presentation of the Goals and Programme of the Chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Council in 2021–2023</strong> on June 4.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">A recording of the "<strong>Russia-North America</strong>" panel discussion is available</font> <a href="https://forumspb.com/en/programme/business-programme/91470/#broadcast" target="_blank"><strong><font color="#0000FF">HERE</font></strong></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">A recording of the "<strong>Sustainable Development of Northern Territories and Indigenous Communities</strong>"</font> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">panel discussion&nbsp;</font><font color="#000000">is available</font> <strong><a href="https://forumspb.com/en/programme/business-programme/91494/#broadcast" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">HERE</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style=""><font color="#000000">A recording of the&nbsp;</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong>Presentation of the Goals and Programme of the Chairmanship of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Council in 2021–2023</strong>&nbsp;</font><font color="#000000">is available</font> <a href="https://forumspb.com/en/programme/business-programme/92838/#broadcast" target="_blank" style=""><strong style=""><font color="#0000FF">HERE</font></strong></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></font><br></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10609468 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10609468 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 31 May 2021 08:10:00 GMT Immigration in Russia: Changes to Tourist Visas Coming in August <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font><font><font><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font>&nbsp;<strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font><font color="#000000">, please be informed that&nbsp;</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></font><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">the Federal Law was signed on May 26th 2021 by the President of Russian Federation which eases the visa obtaining process for foreign citizens who come to Russia on tourist purposes.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">This law will come into force on</span> <strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">August 25, 2021</strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">.</span></font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>What law introduces the changes?</strong><br></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Federal Law #145-FZ of May 26th 2021 "on amending article 25-6 of the Federal Law "On the Procedure of Exit from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation".</font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">1. A tourist visa can be obtained upon presenting the following documents:&nbsp;</font></span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">confirmation (tourist voucher) from a tourist company accredited by the federal register of tour operators (currently this is the only available option);</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">booking confirmation from a hotel or another accommodation facility included to the unified list of classified hotels, ski slopes, beaches.</font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">2. A tourist visa will be granted for a period of up to 6 months (at the moment it is given for up to 1 month or 6 months according to the principle of reciprocity).</font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Who will be affected?</strong><br></font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Foreign citizens who plan on visiting Russia with tourist purposes.<br></font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span>_____________________________</span><br></font></p> </div> <p align="justify" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font>&nbsp;<a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=b88f7b6944a64db2" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10580281 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10580281 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 28 May 2021 11:30:00 GMT Follow Up: Russia Resumes Flights to 5 More Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font><font color="#000000">, please be informed that&nbsp;the Russian government has officially lifted restrictions on entry for citizens and permanent residents of Malta, Mexico, Iceland, Portugal, and Saudi Arabia as per</font> <a href="http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202105260003" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">the Decree No. 1342-r</font></a> <font color="#000000">dated 24.05.2021.</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font><font color="#000000">As it was reported earlier, Russia resumed regular passenger flights from these countries on <strong>25 May 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font><font color="#000000">This is also to remind you that mentioned foreign nationals are allowed through the Russian border if they take a direct flight from any "green-list" country.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span>_____________________________</span><br></font></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=ffb94fe7a735d4ae" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10570158 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10570158 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 26 May 2021 14:20:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Update on Exceptions from Entry Restrictions <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">, please be informed that in accordance with the governmental decree No. 1291-p dated 18 May 2021 several changes were made to decrees No. 635-p dated 16.03.2020 and 763-p 27.03.2020 which regulate COVID-19 entry restrictions.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>What are the key changes?</strong></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font>1. Restrictions on entry and exit via the Russian land border for holders of Russian permanent residence permits have been lifted.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font>2. “Close relatives” and “Russian nationals’ family members” now designate a broader range of persons: spouses, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, adopters, and adoptees. Guardians and trustees are not among this list.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font color="#FF0000">NB!</font></strong> <font color="#000000">HQS dependents who may enter Russia based on approved lists are still limited to spouses, children, parents, adopters, and adoptees of the principal employee.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font color="#000000">3. Nationals and permanent residents of green-listed countries may enter Russia by plane from any green-listed country as well as from Belarus.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font color="#000000">4. New categories of persons have become exempted from the entry restrictions:</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font color="#000000">1) Business travelers who are owners or CEOs of enterprises located in Russia or participants of negotiations on fulfilment of investment projects – based on the lists approved by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development in accordance with a special governmental algorithm.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>Intermark comment</strong></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><span><em>As of now, the algorithm of including such persons in the approved list not yet published and it is unclear whether interested companies may submit requests for approval to the Ministry directly or not. Intermark has asked the Ministry of Economic Development, governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of COVID-19 and Russian government for clarifications and we are now expecting to receive additional comments.</em></span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><span><span>2) Fan ID holders who arrive visa-free in the period from 29 May until 2 July 2021 included to attend UEFA Euro 2021™ football matches hosted by Saint-Petersburg.</span></span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><span><strong>Who is affected?</strong></span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><span>Foreign nationals travelling to Russia and their inviting parties.</span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span>_____________________________</span><br></font></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=a0facef9264f30f0" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10563829 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10563829 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 25 May 2021 16:56:17 GMT Closure of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Canada <p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 17px;" color="#000000" face="Helvetica">Please be informed that the Government of the Republic of Belarus has taken decision to close the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Canada.</font></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 17px;" color="#000000" face="Helvetica">The Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Canada suspends its activity on September 1, 2021. The Consular Section of the Embassy suspends acceptance and handling of documents, including visa applications, documents for consular authentication, and issuance of certificates of criminal record check, starting July 10, 2021.</font></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 17px;" color="#000000" face="Helvetica">It is assumed that the consular functions of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Canada would further be performed by the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in New York, United States of America.</font></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 17px;" color="#000000" face="Helvetica">Source: https://canada.mfa.gov.by/en/embassy/news/a6d64eb575392127.html</font></span><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10551578 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10551578 Vera Dedyulya Mon, 24 May 2021 08:00:00 GMT New Migration Rules in Russia: Interview Requirement for Heads of Companies <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font><font color="#000000">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">, please be informed that the migration authorities of the city of Moscow and Moscow region are now extending the practice of inviting chief executives (general managers, heads of branches and representative offices) for an interview. This is now applicable to all companies for the purpose of company accreditation as an inviting company, for Moscow region also for the purpose of obtaining initial HQS work permits.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font>As of now, state authorities request an in-person visit of a chief executive for an interview for all companies in the following cases:</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>1.</strong> In Moscow migration office (Pokrovka Street 42) and Moscow region migration office (Solyanka street 9A bld. 1):</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font>- upon initial accreditation of a company (for the purpose of processing invitation letters);</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font>- upon change of the accredited company’s chief executive.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font>In Moscow, an interview is also requested if the accredited company has not been applying for invitation letters for more than 1 year.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>2.</strong> In Moscow region migration office (‘Greenwood’ business centre) for the purpose of filing an initial HQS work permit application.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font>In practice, such an interview usually takes no more than 10-15 minutes and is perfunctory in nature: the questions may deal with the area of the company’s activities, number of employed foreigners, expected number of invitation letters.<br></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>Intermark comment</strong></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><span><em>Intermark recommends to account for this requirement when planning the mentioned immigration processes, especially if the chief executive’s availability is limited. In case an in-person visit is necessary for filing an application Intermark specialists will assist with arranging the visit and will accompany.</em></span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><span><strong>Who is affected?</strong></span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><span>Companies, which procure invitation letters from migration authorities of the city of Moscow and Moscow region or apply for initial HQS work permits in Moscow region.</span></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span>_____________________________</span><br></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=be28c924806b5157" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10545842 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10545842 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 20 May 2021 23:13:35 GMT Virtual conference "Kazakhstan and Canada: 29 years of Economic Achievements" <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#000000">On May 13 2021, the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) has held an online conference “Kazakhstan and Canada: 29 years of economic achievements” which was attended by representatives of</font></span> <font>business, diplomatic circles, government institutions of Kazakhstan and Canada.</font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The conference started with welcome speeches from distinguished speakers, including&nbsp;<strong>H.E.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Akylbek Kamaldinov</strong>, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada; <strong>H.E.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Nicholas Brousseau</strong>, Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan;&nbsp;<strong>Ms.&nbsp;Margaret Skok</strong></font></span><font style="font-size: 16px;">, Former Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan, Senior Fellow Carleton University/NPSIA. The conference was moderated by General Director and Chairman of the Board of “Al-Hilal” Bank Kazakhstan, member of the Board of Directions of CERBA Kazakhstan, <strong>Mr. Gordon Haskins</strong></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The conference speakers from Kazakhstan included Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics <strong>Mr. Erzhan Saltybayev</strong> and “Bazis-A” Corporation CEO <strong>Mr.</strong> <strong>Alexander Belovich</strong>.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The Canadian side was represented by President and CEO of Cameco Corporation <strong>Mr.</strong> <strong>Timothy Gitzel</strong>, Chairman CERBA Kazakhstan, General Director Condor Petroleum <strong>Norman Storm</strong>, General Director Ex-Im Trading <strong>David Barker</strong>, BDM for AGI-CDCS Kazakhstan JV <strong>Mark Findlay</strong>.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada <strong>Akylbek Kamaldinov</strong> in his speech noted the main achievements of the country over the past years and also the reforms being carried out in the country. Additionally it was mentioned that Canada is one of the leading investor-countries to Kazakhstan. Since 2005, gross Canadian foreign direct investment exceeded over 6.5 billion CAD.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The Ambassador of Canada to Kazakhstan <strong>Nicholas Brousseau</strong> in his opening speech noted that “Since Kazakhstan has gained the independance our relationships has been developing extensively in every area: from official visits, bilateral cooperation to economic and trade relations”.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Former Ambassador of Canada to Kazakhstan <strong>Margaret Skok</strong> shared her memories about establishment of diplomatic relations in 1992 and the first Canadian companies in the agriculture, mining sector, education and energy set their business in Kazakhstan.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><font>Mr. E. Saltybaev</font></strong> <font>in his speech touched upon two key directions of development of Kazakhstan as a sovereign state: the economic sphere and the unique model of the country’s foreign policy.</font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Canadian businessmen shared their 25 years of work experience in Kazakhstan. Representatives of each company drew a parallel to the development of bilateral relations between the two countries on the example of their own company and on aspects that allow business to be successful in Kazakhstan.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Businessmen also noted the investment opportunities available to Canadian companies; measures taken by the government to help simplifying business processes and promoting transparent interaction between the countries. They also shared practical advices for doing business.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><font>Mr. A. Ya. Belovich</font></strong> <font>referred to the history of “Bazis-A” corporation and the first buildings and objects that were built by means of Canadian technologies. Moreover he spoke about future projects in the construction sector and the new direction the company has taken in the field of agriculture.</font></font></p> <p><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The speakers of the conference highlighted the important role of such a guide between business &nbsp;and government as the Foreign Investor Council in Kazakhstan and the Kazakhstan-Canada Business Council (KKDC).</font></span></p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#000000">The event was organized by CERBA Kazakhstan with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada.</font></span></font> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font>For more information, please contact the KCBC Coordinator and Regional Director of CERBA Kazakhstan <strong>Taskyn Koshman</strong>:</font> <a href="mailto:taskyn@cerbanet.org" target="_blank"><font>taskyn@cerbanet.org</font></a><font>.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10527890 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10527890 Dalila Rakhimbek Tue, 18 May 2021 09:30:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Russia Resumes Flights to 5 More Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–</font>&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">please be informed that the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to resume air traffic with Malta, Mexico, Iceland, Portugal, and Saudi Arabia.</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>The flights will resume effective 25 May 2021.</strong></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Which document introduces the changes?</strong><br></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#000000">The decision of the Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection (available in Russian at the following link</font> <a href="http://government.ru/news/42187" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">http://government.ru/news/42187</font></a><font color="#000000">).</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What are the changes?</font></strong><br></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The number of countries which have reestablished flights with Russia has reached 35:</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="174" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="134" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="134" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="134" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">- UK*<br> - Tanzania*<br> - Turkey*<br> - Switzerland<br> - Egypt<br> - Maldives<br> - UAE<br> - Kazakhstan<br> - Kyrgyzstan<br> - Republic of Korea</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td width="175" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="135" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="135" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">- Belarus<br> - Serbia<br> - Cuba<br> - Japan<br> - Ethiopia<br> - Seychelles<br> - Qatar<br> - Finland<br> - India<br> - Vietnam</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td width="163" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="134" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="123" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="123" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">- Azerbaijan<br> - Armenia<br> - Greece<br> - Singapore<br> - Germany<br> - Syria<br> - Tadzhikistan<br> - Uzbekistan<br> - Venezuela<br> - Sri Lanka</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td width="187" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="136" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="147" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="147" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, sans-serif">- Malta</font><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif">- Mexico</font><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif">- Iceland</font><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif">- Portugal</font><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif">- Saudi Arabia</font></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Russian and foreign citizens who travel from Russia to the listed countries or vice versa.</font></font></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Intermark comments</font></strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="justify"><em><font style="font-size: 16px;">We expect that these countries will also be included in the list of countries exempted from entry restrictions for citizens and permanent residents who travel by direct flights from such countries. However, the relevant governmental decree has not been published yet.</font></em></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;">_____________________________</font></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=52a5391745931c7e" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10521066 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10521066 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 13 May 2021 15:00:00 GMT Russia: Reporting on Foreign Bank Accounts <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">On the basis of the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <a href="https://www.bellerage.com/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF"><strong>Bellerage Alinga</strong></font></a><font color="#000000">, please note that</font> <strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">June 1</strong><font color="#000000">, 2021 is the due date for submission of cash-flow report on foreign bank accounts for 2020. This report should be submitted by private individuals, which in 2020 had an open account opened in non-Russian banks or other non-Russian organizations of the financial market, if they meet all the following criteria:</font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Private individual is a Russian currency resident (i.e. Russian citizen or has a permanent Russian residence permit);</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Private individual spent more than 183 days in Russia during 2020;</font></li> </ul> </div> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">It should be mentioned that the private individual is not obliged to submit this report if:</font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">the account is opened in a bank located in Eurasian Economic Union or in a country which participates in the automatic exchange of financial information with Russia, and</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">the amounts of credit / debit and year-end balance do not exceed 600.000 RUB.</font></li> </ul> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10521110 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10521110 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 23 Apr 2021 17:59:33 GMT Canada-Russia Mining Working Group 2021 <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Mining%202019_2020/CERBA-logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="247" height="65" align="left"></font><font style="font-size: 18px;" color="#000000">April 23, TORONTO</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 18px;" color="#000000">-&nbsp;On April 22, 2021, the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association hosted over 80 participants at the Canada-Russia Mining Working Group. The event was held as part of the 2021 CERBA Eurasia Mining Series.&nbsp;</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 18px;" color="#000000">Among the working group participants were Evgeny Tanin, Deputy Director of Geology Policy and Regulation of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources, who discussed subsoil code legislation issues and developments; Viktor Snezhko &amp; Vladimir Khalenev of the Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI), who informed regarding the accounting and monitoring procedures of speculative mineral resources in the Russian Federation; Mikhail Zheleznyak of the Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Lukas Arenson, President of the Canadian Permafrost Association, who discussed possible avenues of Canada-Russia cooperation in permafrost studies, permafrost hydrology, and engineering geology.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 18px;" color="#000000">The event was positively received by the participants and contributed to the deepening of the Canada-Russia cooperation in the mining sphere.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 18px;" color="#000000">“I left with a sense of commonality; I found the Russian businesses challenges and initiatives mirrored those in Saskatchewan.&nbsp;&nbsp;The networking session after the event allowed me to connect with persons I would have never met – it allowed me to build contacts across the world with the similar resource developments in potash, uranium, diamonds, and oil." – commented Eric Anderson, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA).</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 18px;"><font color="#000000">The CERBA Mining Series are sponsored by CERBA members:</font> <a href="https://www.kinross.com/home/default.aspx" target="_blank">Kinross Gold</a>, <a href="https://www.metalloinvest.com/en/" target="_blank">Metalloinvest</a>, <a href="https://www.b2gold.com" target="_blank">B2Gold</a>, <font color="#000000">and</font> <a href="https://www.cameco.com" target="_blank">Cameco</a>.&nbsp;</font></p> <p style="line-height: 17px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 18px;"><font color="#000000">For further information and/or inquiries, please contact Toronto Deputy Regional Director Vera Dedyulya at</font><a href="mailto:vera@cerbanet.org" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">&nbsp;vera@cerbanet.org.</font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10343137 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10343137 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:45:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Additional Entry Options for Foreigners from Green Listed Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font><font style=""><font color="#000000">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <strong style=""><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">, please be informed that in accordance with the governmental decree No. 963-p dated 14 April 2021, citizens and permanent residents of "green listed" countries may enter Russia by direct flights from any green listed country.</font></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font>The changes took effect on <strong>April 16, 2021</strong>.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>1.</strong> Previously, such nationals were allowed to enter only by direct flights from the country of their citizenship or permanent residence. Now they may enter by flights originating from any green listed country.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>2.</strong> Citizens and permanent residents of Belarus may enter Russia by flights from Belarus as well as by flights from green listed countries.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><strong>Intermark comment</strong></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><em>Foreigners from green listed countries with suspended or limited direct flights to Russia (currently the UK, Turkey and Tanzania) may benefit from the change by taking a flight to Russia from another green listed country.</em></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000"><font><em>Kindly pay attention that the "green list" is a formal list approved by the Russian government, which currently includes 29 countries. Belarus is not on the list but its citizens and permanent residents enjoy the same right to enter Russia by air flights.</em></font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span>_____________________________</span><br></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=7f833aecb9af3158" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10336073 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10336073 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 21 Apr 2021 06:00:00 GMT CERBA held its first live event of the year with Marc Carena, Managing Director McDonald's Russia <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Meeting%20with%20Marc%20Carena.png" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Meeting%20with%20Marc%20Carena.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="413" height="277" align="right" style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 5px;"></a>The first live event of the year "Live Meeting with Marc Carena, Managing Director McDonald's Russia" took place in Moscow at the Moscow branch of Hamburger University on April 20, 2021. The event featured Marc Carena, Managing Director McDonald's Russia; Nathan Hunt, CERBA Founder and CERBA Moscow Chairman; Ekaterina Serebrenikova, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s Russia; Natalia Zygmont, Training Director, McDonald’s Russia. The discussion was centered around McDonald’s in Russia, its history, contribution to the development of the Russian economy, its big accent on the working process, staff training, and its focus on charity activities. After the main part of the event was over, guests took part in a tour around Hamburger University.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The event received extremely positive feedback from the participations who appreciated to meet face to face, as well as to learn a lot of new information about McDonald’s business model and corporate process.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10829628 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10829628 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:08:13 GMT Uzbekistan-Asian Development Bank contract bid opens for firms providing specialized wires for catenary systems <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members &amp; Partners,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The Republic of Uzbekistan and the Asian Development Bank invite bids from international firms for the provision of&nbsp;specialized wires for catenary systems as part of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Railway Electrification Project. No nationality restrictions apply.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">For more information, please view the following notice</font> <a href="https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/tenders/uzb53271-bx-06-ifb.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10331909 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10331909 Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:06:45 GMT COVID health orders extended in British Columbia until May 25, 2021 <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><strong style="">VANCOUVER, BC, April 19, 2021</strong><font>&nbsp;— Today, the provincial government announced that it will be extending its</font></font><font color="#202020">&nbsp;</font><a title="This external link will open in a new window" href="https://bcchamber.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e55846212d90919ddcf0a448e&amp;id=d2ac42ad1a&amp;e=950bb95dab" target="_blank" style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">provincial health orders</font></a><font color="#000000">&nbsp;that came into effect on March 29, 2021 at 11.59pm, for another five weeks until midnight on May 25, 2021, and that include:</font></font></p> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The variance allowing indoor religious gatherings and worship services between March 28, 2021 and May 13, 2021 is suspended.</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Indoor low intensity group exercise classes are cancelled.</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Restaurants, pubs and bars are closed for indoor dining. Outdoor patio seating and take-out or delivery is allowed.</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Whistler Blackcomb ski resort is closed.</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Workplaces with a COVID-19 exposure may be ordered to close for a minimum of 10 days.</font></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">In addition, to curb transmission across the province over the coming weeks, non-essential travel will be limited to within health authorities. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth is expected to release details of a supporting order on Friday, April 23, 2021.</font><br></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10331854 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10331854 Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:00:00 GMT Suspension of Flights between Russia and UK Extended Until June 1, 2021 <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span style="line-height: 25px;"><font><font><font color="#000000">Please be informed that based</font> <a href="http://government.ru/news/41983/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">on the decision (Russian language)</font></a> <font color="#000000">of the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection the term of suspension of flights between Russia and UK has been extended until June 1, 2021 inclusive.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000">In addition, this is to remind you that all persons arriving in Russia from the UK are subject to 14-day self-isolation requirement.</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span>_____________________________</span><br></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=df8e69a927f32793" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10319286 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10319286 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 07 Apr 2021 14:45:00 GMT Navigating Russia’s Pharmaceutical Trademark Landscape Strategically: Gowling WLG Releases Latest Edition of Comprehensive Guide <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px; font-size: 16px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG is pleased to announce the release of The Universe of Pharmaceutical Trademarks in Russia 2021, authored by David Aylen, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Russia/CIS practice. This is the third edition of the highly anticipated and authoritative publication.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The Universe of Pharmaceutical Trademarks in Russia 2021 offers sector participants a comprehensive review of the trademark aspects of the pharmaceutical industry in Russia today – a market that Deloitte valued at almost US$30 billion in a recent study. The report examines the legal foundations for trademark protection in Russia, recent trademark decisions, the strong drive for localization, and the challenging issues of counterfeiting and parallel importation.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The report includes a range of timely and practicable information, including:</font></p> <ul style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">An economic overview of the pharmaceutical industry in Russia and the drive to grow the market of locally produced medicines</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">A detailed examination of the legal foundations that underpin trademark protection in Russia</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">A guide to recent decisions by Russia's IP Court and the RF Supreme Arbitration Court, and what these decisions may mean going forward</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">A general overview of counterfeit pharmaceuticals in Russia and their consequences, and ongoing anti-counterfeiting efforts</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">An analysis of the parallel importation of pharmaceuticals in Russia, including the current status of parallel importation and concerns about what its possible legalization could mean for the pharma sector</font></li> </ul> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">“We are very pleased to release the newest edition of this comprehensive paper,” said Aylen. “It’s a contemporary status report on trademark issues in the Russian pharmaceutical industry. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been a market of great challenges and opportunities. Now more than ever, trademark issues are at the very forefront of client success within the Russian pharmaceutical market.”</font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/insights-resources/guides/2021/pharmaceutical-trademarks-russia-2021/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">CLICK ON THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE</font></font></a></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>About the author</strong></font></p> <p align="justify" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">David Aylen is an internationally renowned intellectual property lawyer with extensive experience advising foreign companies on the procurement and protection of IP rights in Russia, the CIS countries, and Canada. His area of specialization include strategic IP advice and complex cross-border IP litigation, trade secrets as well as strategic patent and trademark portfolio management. Repeatedly recognized as a leading IP lawyer by Who’s Who Legal, IAM Patent, Managing Intellectual Property, and World Trademark Review, he regularly serves as an adviser to major global corporations in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, telecommunications, and manufacturing-based industries.</font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Contact information:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Director of Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">T +7 495 775 4863</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></font></a></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10286785 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10286785 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 05 Apr 2021 07:40:00 GMT FOLLOW-UP: Russia Resumes Flights to 6 More Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000">Please be informed that the Russian government has officially published</font> <a href="http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202104030001" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">the Decree No. 814-r</font></a> <font color="#000000">dated 31.03.2021 that lifts the restrictions on entry for citizens and permanent residents of</font> <font color="#000000"><strong style="">Germany, Syria, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Venezuela and Sri Lanka</strong><font>.</font></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000">As reported</font> <a href="https://cerbanet.org/News/10257404" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">earlier</font></a><font color="#000000">, Russia resumed passenger flights from these countries on <strong>1 April 2021</strong>.</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font color="#000000">We would like to remind you that aforementioned foreign nationals will be allowed though the Russian border only if they take a direct flight from the country of their citizenship or permanent residence.<br></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span style="">_____________________________</span><br></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=3630f9d4" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10275768 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10275768 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 31 Mar 2021 13:29:01 GMT Government of Canada lists additional sanctions against Russia, Belarus <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA members &amp; partners,&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">The Government of Canada has released further guidance regarding sanctions and export controls against entities in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. More information can be found</font> <a href="https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-relations_internationales/sanctions/russia-russie.aspx?lang=eng" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a> <font color="#000000">regarding Russia and</font> <font color="#0000FF"><a href="https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/international_relations-relations_internationales/sanctions/belarus.aspx?lang=eng" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a></font> <font color="#000000">regarding Belarus.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10256325 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10256325 Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:00:00 GMT Bombardier Marks 50th Global 7500 Aircraft Delivery Milestone <p align="left" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><a href="https://bombardier.com/en" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/BBD_Logo_Bk_very%20small.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="210" height="29"></a><br></p> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><em><a href="https://businessaircraft.bombardier.com/en/aircraft/global-7500" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Global 7500</font></a></em> <font color="#000000">aircraft receiving positive market response for its unparalleled performance, innovative technology, unique cabin design and the smoothest ride</font></strong></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong><em>Global 7500</em> aircraft deliveries reaching steady run-rate as the company continues to swiftly progress through the program’s learning curve</strong></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong><em>Global 7500</em> in-service fleet demonstrating outstanding dispatch reliability rate of 99,7%</strong></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong><em>Global 7500</em> aircraft is the first business jet to have a third-party verified Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)</strong></font></li> </ul> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Bombardier announced that it delivered the 50th Global 7500 aircraft. The milestone delivery was achieved as production of the industry flagship continues to mature, and as the aircraft’s in-service performance continues to deliver very high levels of reliability.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The 50th delivery of the Global 7500 business jet follows a successful 2020, where Bombardier delivered 35 of these aircraft, including a record 16 deliveries in Q4. Bombardier continues to receive strong interest for the Global 7500 business jet and order activity is robust worldwide.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"The Global 7500 aircraft is unrivalled in the market," said Éric Martel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier. "It provides an unmatched combination of speed, range, comfort and reliability, making it both the industry flagship and a key driver of our growth strategy. As we mark this delivery milestone, I want to recognize and thank the many talented employees who supported the development and launch of this aircraft, as well as those currently working on the program and supporting our customers in the field. The world-class calibre of workmanship and technology found in each aircraft continues to drive strong market demand and industry-wide recognition."</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Since its entry-into-service at the end of 2018, the Global 7500 business jet has demonstrated an outstanding dispatch reliability rate of 99.7% in-service and has proven to be the highest-performing aircraft in the industry by completing various key speed records and challenging flights, including</font> <a href="https://businessaircraft.bombardier.com/en/news/bombardiers-industry-flagship-global-7500-jet-flies-farther-again-another-mission-excess-8000" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">the longest city-pair flown by a purpose-built business aircraft, connecting Sydney and Detroit non-stop</font></a><font color="#000000">. In its inaugural year of service, the aircraft received multiple accolades including the 2019 Aviation Week Grand Laureate Award, the 2019 Robb Report Best of the Best Business Jet of the Year Award and the 2018 Red Dot Award for Product Design.</font></font></p> <p align="left" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><font color="#000000">More information available at:&nbsp;</font><a href="https://bombardier.com/en/media/news/bombardier-marks-50th-global-7500-aircraft-delivery-milestone?page=0" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://bombardier.com/en/media/news/bombardier-marks-50th-global-7500-aircraft-delivery-milestone?page=0</font></a></strong></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10252904 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10252904 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 29 Mar 2021 10:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Russia Resumes Flights to 6 More Countries <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–</font>&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">please be informed that the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to resume air traffic with Germany, Syria, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Venezuela and Sri Lanka.</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>The decision will take effect on 1 April 2021.</strong></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Which document introduces the changes?</strong><br></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">The decision of the Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection (available in Russian at the following link</font> <a href="http://government.ru/news/41820/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">http://government.ru/news/41820/</font></a><font color="#000000">).</font><br></font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What are the changes?</font></strong><br></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The list of countries whose citizens and residents are allowed to enter the Russian Federation through air checkpoints now includes 30 countries:</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="234" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="194"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">- UK<br> - Tanzania<br> - Turkey<br> - Switzerland<br> - Egypt<br> - Maldives<br> - UAE<br> - Kazakhstan<br> - Kyrgyzstan<br> - Republic of Korea</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td width="233" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="194"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="194" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">- Belarus<br> - Serbia<br> - Cuba<br> - Japan<br> - Ethiopia<br> - Seychelles<br> - Qatar<br> - Finland<br> - India<br> - Vietnam</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td width="230" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="192" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="192"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="192" valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000">- Azerbaijan<br> - Armenia<br> - Greece<br> - Singapore</font><br></font><font color="#FF0000"><font>- Germany</font><font><br></font><font>- Syria</font><font><br></font><font>- Tadzhikistan</font><font><br></font><font>- Uzbekistan</font><font><br></font><font>- Venezuela</font><font><br></font><font>- Sri Lanka</font></font></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"></table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Russian and foreign citizens who travel from Russia to the listed countries or vice versa.</font></font></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Intermark comments</font></strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="justify"><em><font style="font-size: 16px;">We expect that these countries will also be included in the list of states exempted from entry restrictions for citizens and permanent residents who travel by direct flights from the respective countries. However, the relevant governmental decree has not been published yet.</font></em></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;">_____________________________</font></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=22c200d3" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10257404 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10257404 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:00:00 GMT MEMBER EVENT | Such different individuals: employees, individual entrepreneurs, civil contracts, self-employed <p><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">We would like to invite you to the upcoming seminar, organized by CERBA Corporate Member – Bellerage Alinga on March 24: <strong>"Such different individuals: employees, individual entrepreneurs, civil contracts, self-employed"</strong>. The event will take place at Bellerage Alinga office (11, Schipok street, bldg. 1), start time is 10:00 am Moscow time. The language of the event is Russian.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: white;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The seminar is devoted to detailed analysis of work and legal relations with the individuals in Russia, with the focus on the discussion of tax-legal terrain cooperation with different types of individuals.</font></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: white;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">For more details and to register, please visit event page on our website:</font> <a href="https://cerbanet.org/event-4223582" style=""><font color="#0000FF">https://www.cerbanet.org/event-4223582</font></a></font></span></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10210802 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10210802 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 16 Mar 2021 14:55:00 GMT XXI CERBA EURASIA VIRTUAL MINING CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTED OPPORTUNITIES IN KAZAKHSTAN, RUSSIA AND UZBEKISTAN <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>TORONTO (March 15, 2021)</strong>&nbsp;– Close to 200 leading governmental, business, and academic representatives of the Canadian and Eurasian mining industries joined the 2021 CERBA Eurasia Virtual Mining Conference on March 12, 2021 organized by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA).</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">CERBA National Chairman, Gilles Breton, traced the history of the event back to the year of 1994 "when the first delegations from Russia took part in CERBA founding partner CRBF's Conference program during PDAC and the first bilateral Canada-Russia meeting happened in Moscow in 1996.<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">"</font> Since 2000 the event has been held by the CERBA annually at PDAC.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The conference kicked off with a warm welcome from their Excellencies Alison LeClaire, Ambassador of Canada to the Russian Federation, Republic of Uzbekistan, and Republic of Armenia; Nicholas Brousseau, Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Republic of Tajikistan; Akylbek Kamaldinov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada; and Javlon Vakhabov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Canada and the United States of America.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The first session of the Mining Conference was led by Erin Campbell, CEO ECMB Partners and the CERBA Vancouver Board Chair. The focal point of the session was the updates from the Eurasian lawmakers in the mining industry: Maxim Kirzhimanov, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation presented new regulatory initiatives of the Ministry for the improvement of the attractiveness of Russian mining projects for foreign and domestic investors; Almat Abdikeshov of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, State Committee for Geology spoke about the recent updates to the international standards Subsoil Code, as well as the Astana International Financial Centre and Exchange being among the major instruments of foreign investment attraction to Kazakhstan; and Azam Kadirhodjaev from the State Committee of Geology and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan updated the audience on the new mining code developed in cooperation with EBRD, the World Bank and BCG, as well as the mining projects open for investment in Uzbekistan.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">An expert on macroeconomics of the region, Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory, mentioned that <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"</font>all governments were under pressure to attract investment and to show credible recovery and growth strategies which offer opportunities for investors…<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"</font> and noted the importance of the ESG aspect in the industry.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The event highlighted the success of the mining and metallurgy sector investors in Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan: Kinross Gold, Metalloinvest, Cameco and B2Gold – corporate stakeholders in the region – presented in the second session. The session was moderated by Kirill Kozenyashev of EY Parthenon, who set the stage by covering the major trends in the mining industry and the success factors for international players.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference was held virtually, instead of in its usual locale of Toronto at PDAC’s venue. The Conference was immediately followed by an interactive networking reception hosted on Remo, a platform which allowed the attendees move around the reception <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">"</font>hall<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">"</font> freely and engage in video chats at <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">"</font>tables<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">"</font> with their peers from the mining industry, replicating the real - life experience.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">For further information and the video recording of the official part of the events, please visit</font> <a href="http://cerbamining.com" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.cerbamining.com</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">About CERBA</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Founded in 2004, the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) is a non-profit business association seeking to support trade, investment, and friendly relations between Canada and the countries of Eurasia. Through its chapters situated in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Alberta, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan, CERBA supports the dynamic needs of its growing membership in regards to advocacy activities, establishing fora of discussion, the dissemination of information and networking, and the establishment of partnerships for the benefit of the Canadian-Eurasian transnational business environment.&nbsp;</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10203144 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10203144 Tue, 02 Mar 2021 23:00:00 GMT Dentons advises Sberbank on acquisition of the developer of Russian hybrid electric car <p><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en" target="_blank" style="font-size: 14px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/dentons.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="191" height="50"></a></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span>Moscow, 2 March 2021 – Dentons has advised Sberbank on the acquisition of 100 percent of Yo-Engineering, which has been developing the Russian “Yo-mobile” hybrid electric car, from Belarusian company KG Impex.</span></font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span>Yo-Engineering team will become part of SberAutoTech (Sber Automotive Technologies), Sberbank’s dedicated subsidiary focused on the strategy for developing automotive digital platforms, and will develop its lines related to creating a platform for autonomous vehicles, self-driving cars, as well as automobile operating systems and technologies.</span></font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span>Partner <strong>Glenn Kolleeny</strong> led the Dentons team working on the transaction, with the support from senior associate <strong>Oleg Khlestov</strong> and associates <strong>Tatiana Shadrina</strong> and <strong>Oxana Pishvanova</strong>. The Belarusian aspects of the project were handled by Stepanovski Papakul and Partners, member of Dentons Nextlaw Referral Network.</span></font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span>“We are very excited to have represented Sberbank on the transaction that contributes to the development of self-driving cars. This represents the solution to Moscow’s traffic and parking problems as well as a way to significantly ameliorate the air quality in Moscow,” commented <strong>Glenn Kolleeny</strong>.</span></font></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><strong><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000">About Dentons</font></span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font><span class="imprintuniqueid"><font color="#000000"><font><span>Dentons is the world's largest law firm*, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including</span></font></font> <span><a href="https://www.nextlaw.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Nextlaw</font></a></span></span><font color="#000000"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span>,</span></span></font></font> <span class="imprintuniqueid"><font><font color="#000000"><span><font>Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.</font></span></font> <span><a href="http://www.dentons.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.dentons.com</font></a></span></font></span></font></p> <p style="margin: 6pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><em><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">* The American Lawyer 2020 – Global 200 law firm ranking by number of lawyers.</font></span></em></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10180856 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10180856 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 10 Feb 2021 14:15:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Right for Multiple Entry Now Available to HQS and Dependents <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><span style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information&nbsp;<font><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–&nbsp;</font><strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000">please be informed&nbsp;</font></font></span></font></font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000">that in accordance&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font></span></font></font></font><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">with the governmental decree No. 258-p dated on February 6, 2021 (</font><a href="http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202102090038" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">l</font><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">ink in Russian</font></font></a><font color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">) HQS employees and their family members may enter Russia multiple times based on the approved lists.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">HQS employees and family members (spouses, children, parents, adoptees and adopters) are eligible to multiple entry to Russia if they are included in the lists, which have been sent to the MIA of Russia and the Federal security service of Russia by the federal executive body responsible for the area of the employer company’s activities. Before that single entry was the only available option as per the original decree.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><em>According to the information from Association of European Businesses, the amendment should apply both to new HQS and their family members, and to those who have previously received permission to enter according to the Federal security service lists. The wording of the amendment is in line with this interpretation from a legal point of view. A potential risk may arise from the technical processing of requests by the border control, since it is not known for certain whether the information on all previously issued entry permits is actually stored in the border control database.</em></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">HQS employees, their family members and employer companies.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">____________________________</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=e4c8276d" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10083488 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10083488 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 09 Feb 2021 15:15:00 GMT Russia: Changes to visa process may provoke delays <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information&nbsp;<font><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–&nbsp;</font><strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000">please be informed&nbsp;</font></font></span></font></font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000">that</font></font></span></font></font></font> the MFA of Russia has approved a new list of the purposes of entry, which is used by state authorities when issuing letters of invitation and visas to foreign nationals.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The list took effect <strong>on 8 February 2021.</strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Which law introduces the changes?</strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation of 21.12.2020 N 23235 "On Approval of the List of Travel Purposes Used for Issuing and Issuing Visas to Foreign Citizens".</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>1.</strong> The newly approved list of available purposes of entry has some differences from the old list. Please find the most important differences below:</font></p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Work for hire<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font> purpose of entry has been renamed to <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Work activities<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>;</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Technical services<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font> purpose of entry has been renamed to <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Installation works<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font> and the category of the relevant visa has been changed from <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Business<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font> to <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Work<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>.</font></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#FF0000">NB!</font></strong> <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">Please note that as per general rule, all work visas are issued as single entry visas for 90 days with possibility of in-country extension (with exception to HQS employees and their family members who are eligible to multiple visas valid for 3 years).</font></font></p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Commercial<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font> and <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Aim tourism<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font> purposes of entry are not included in the new list. A regular business visa should be requested for any type of business activities in Russia;</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Private<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font> purpose of entry has been renamed to <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>Guest<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>;</font></li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Work visas with <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font>accompanying family member<font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"</font> purpose of entry may be issued only to HQS dependents as well as dependents of foreign mass media workers.</font></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#FF0000"><strong><font face="Arial, sans-serif">NB!</font></strong></font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">The new list does not provide for issue of dependent visas to family members of employees who work based on regular (non-HQS) work permits.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>2.</strong> According to the information that we have received from the migration authority, filing of work visa invitation applications in the Moscow migration department (Pokrovka Street 42) has been temporarily suspended due to technical reasons and in connection with the above changes.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>3.</strong> Currently, we are receiving reports that some of the Russian consulates abroad suspend filing of applications for work visas and technical services visas. The officials of the consulates and relevant visa centres refer only to receiving some internal instructions to suspend filing of the relevant applications.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Intermark comment</strong></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><em>We would like to alert our clients to the possibility of temporary suspension of filing applications and the resulting delays in the processing of work LOIs in the migration departments in Russia and processing of work visas in Russian consulates abroad. In some cases, at the decision of a competent authority, the necessity to re-apply or obtain a new LOI instead of a previously issued one may arise.</em></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></p><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">Foreign nationals from visa countries and their inviting parties.</font></font> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">______________________________</font></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=7cc1d315" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p><br> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10128326 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10128326 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:45:00 GMT Dentons is now the second best known law firm in the world according to Acritas <p><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en" target="_blank" style="font-size: 14px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/dentons.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="191" height="50"></a></p> <p style="margin: 12pt 0cm 6pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Moscow, February <span>2021 – Dentons has&nbsp;<strong>jumped eight spots to number three</strong>&nbsp;in the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index 2021.</span></font></span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;" align="justify"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">In the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis, and on the heels of Dentons' extraordinary growth in 2020 where Dentons announced 33 new locations around the world, Acritas has named Dentons in the Acritas Global Brand Elite Index 2021:</font></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left: 18pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span>1.</span></span><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">The second best known law firm; and</span></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-left: 18pt; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span>2.</span></span><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span> <strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; border: 1pt none windowtext; padding: 0cm;">The third most favored law firm.</span></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dentons is the biggest riser ever in the Acritas index, and the biggest riser in 2021. In less than ten years since its inception, Dentons has established its leading global brand through the value that it delivers to clients across the world. That value is the result of Dentons' unstinting focus on quality, inclusion, breadth and depth of capability to bring together the best teams, and a polycentric approach which combines local knowledge and relationships with a global outlook.</font></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">"We are extremely proud of this recognition and vote of confidence from senior legal buyers around the globe," said&nbsp;</font></span></span><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en/joe-andrew" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#662D90">Joe Andrew</font></span></strong></a></span></span><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">, Global Chairman of Dentons. "As the youngest of the global firms, competing with some who have been around for decades or centuries, we see improving our global brand as first among our goals not because it is the most important goal, but because the strength of our brand is a result of the strength of our people, of our commitment to diversity and to our continued effort to provide the best service for our clients."</font></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-left: 0cm; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><font color="#000000"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><font>"In this New Dynamic Decade, our clients are confronted with constant, accelerated change and want counsel that has the demonstrated experience and confidence to help them thrive in the unknown,” said</font></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></font></span><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en/elliott-portnoy" target="_blank"><strong><span><font color="#662D90">Elliott Portnoy</font></span></strong></a></span></span><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">, Global CEO of Dentons. "Dentons’ standing in the Acritas rankings, based on client feedback, demonstrates that our continued commitment to our strategy and our clients’ success, as well as our confidence in our people and our ability to adapt in the rapidly changing New Dynamic Decade separates Dentons from the pack."</font></span></span></font></p> <p style="margin-right: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; margin-left: 0cm; text-align: justify; line-height: 14.25pt; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Acritas, part of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s leading provider of global legal market intelligence. Its results were informed by insights from 1,565 senior legal buyers, representing 55 countries, to measure the firms that are most top of mind and most favored by corporate clients with more than US$1B in global revenues, as well as most considered for multi-jurisdictional deals and litigation.</font></span></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><strong><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000">About Dentons</font></span></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font><span class="imprintuniqueid"><font color="#000000"><span>Dentons is the world's largest law firm*, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including</span></font> <span><a href="https://www.nextlaw.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Nextlaw</font></a></span></span><font color="#000000"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><span>,</span></span></font></font> <span class="imprintuniqueid"><font><span><font>Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.</font></span> <span><a href="http://www.dentons.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.dentons.com</font></a></span></font></span></font></p> <p style="margin: 6pt 0cm; text-align: justify;"><span class="imprintuniqueid"><em><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">* The American Lawyer 2020 – Global 200 law firm ranking by number of lawyers.</font></span></em></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10071588 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/10071588 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:52:02 GMT World Bank forecasts GDP growth at 4.3% for Uzbekistan in 2021 <p align="justify"><span><font><a href="https://akipress.com/news:652908:World_Bank_forecasts_GDP_growth_at_4_3__for_Uzbekistan_in_2021/" target="_blank" style="color: rgb(64, 64, 64);"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/events/Screen%20Shot%202021-01-15%20at%206.08.10%20PM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" align="left"></a><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The World Bank forecasts GDP growth for Uzbekistan at 4.3% in 2021 and 4.5% in 2022, according to the Global Economic Prospects released in January 2021.</font></font></span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The regional economy is forecast to expand only moderately in 2021, to 3.3%, as the resurgence of COVID-19 cases causes persistent disruptions to activity. The outlook is predicated on the distribution of an effective vaccine in early in 2021 in advanced economies and major emerging market and developing economies, including Russia, and later in the year for other countries. It also assumes that geopolitical tensions do not re-escalate in the region.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">In Central Asia, growth is expected to recover to 3% this year, supported by a modest rise in commodity prices and foreign direct investment as the subregion deepens its integration with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The GDP growth for Kazakhstan is forecast at 4% in 2021, at 3.8% for Kyrgyzstan, 3.5% for Tajikistan.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9864423 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9864423 Vera Dedyulya Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:50:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: Approvals for Entry Now Available to HQS Dependents <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><span style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–&nbsp;</font><strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">please be informed&nbsp;</font></font></span></font></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">that in accordance&nbsp;</font></font></span></font></font><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font>with the governmental decree No. 3675-p dated 30 December 2020 family members of HQS employees may enter Russia based on the approved lists.</font></span></font></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><strong>What are the changes?</strong></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><font color="#000000"><strong>1.</strong> Family members of HQS employees (spouses, children, parents, adoptees and adopters) are allowed to enter Russia if they are included in the lists, which have been sent to the MIA of Russia and the FSS of Russia by the federal executive body responsible for the area of employer company’s activities. Previously only HQS employees themselves were eligible to enter based on this condition while the entry of dependents was allowed only based on individual approvals from the Russian government.</font></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><font color="#FF0000"><strong>NB!</strong></font> <font color="#000000">Though the legislation also acknowledges spouses of employee’s children, spouses of parents, grandparents and grandchildren as HQS dependents, such family members are not eligible to enter based on the approved lists.</font></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000">For the purpose of getting an entry approval for HQS family members, the employer company must submit a relevant petition to the responsible Russian ministry (same way as for the principal employee).</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><font color="#000000"><strong>2.</strong> Presenting a valid labour agreement at the border control is no longer mandatory for HQS or their family members.</font></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><font color="#000000">HQS employees, their family members and employer companies.</font></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><font color="#000000">_____________________________</font></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><font><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=c9a09d06" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></font></span></font></p> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9850899 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9850899 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 30 Dec 2020 14:45:00 GMT Suspension of Flights between Russia and UK Extended Until January 12, 2021 <p><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 1em !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Please be informed that based on the decision of the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection the term of suspension of flights between Russia and UK has been extended&nbsp;<strong>until January 12, 2021.</strong></font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 1em !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">In addition, this is to remind you that all persons arriving in Russia from the UK are subject to 14-day self-isolation requirement.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9514364 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9514364 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 22 Dec 2020 10:15:00 GMT Rospotrebnadzor: HQS and their families can re-enter Russia before January 10 <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></font></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–&nbsp;</font><strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">please be informed&nbsp;</font></font></span></font></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">that in accordance with the&nbsp;</font></font></span></font></font><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">information published on the website of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor), highly qualified specialists and their family members <font>who previously entered the Russian Federation are given the opportunity to travel outside the Russian Federation for Christmas and New Year holidays and return back <strong>until</strong> <strong>January 10, 2021</strong>.</font></span></font></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Please see the original message here:</font> <a href="https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/region/rss/rss.php?ELEMENT_ID=16333" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">link in Russian</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">According to the message, the restrictions provided for by paragraph 1 of the order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 16, 2020 No. 635-r will not apply to the above categories of foreigners.<br></font></span></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What is the message about?</font></strong><br></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Permits for exit and subsequent entry apply only to HQS and their family members who are already on the territory of the Russian Federation based on their multiple work visas.</font></span></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">It is necessary to return to the territory of the Russian Federation before January 10, 2021. At the same time, the text of the message does not indicate whether the opportunity applies to January 10 inclusive or not.</font></span></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Return is possible exclusively by air.</font></span></font></span></font></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">It is mandatory to have a medical document (in Russian or English) confirming a negative test result for COVID-19 by PCR, obtained no earlier than 3 days before the date of return to the Russian Federation.</font></span></font></span></font></font></li> </ul> </div> </div> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><strong><font color="#F76E00" style="font-size: 16px;">Intermark comments</font></strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">To include HQS employees employed in the field of sports and their family members in the approved lists the employer needs to submit a request to the Ministry of Sports.</font></span></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Currently the information presented in the message on the Rospotrebnadzor website has not been confirmed by any published document or decree. At the same time, we have no information that the corresponding decree is being prepared for publication. In practice, government orders may be issued later than the actual date of their signing, which in the current situation significantly increases the uncertainty in terms of the practical application of the possibilities described in the message.</font></span></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Additionally, questions arise due to an error in the text of the message (January 10, 2020 instead of 2021), the possibility of ambiguous interpretation (entry before January 10 inclusive or not?), and also due to the lack of details regarding the procedure for entry of citizens (except the presence of a PCR test).</font></span></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">In the event that HQS workers decide to leave the Russian Federation in order to return later, relying on this message from Rospotrebnadzor, we recommend that they, upon their return, have a document confirming their status – an HQS work permit.</font></span></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that the rule on the need for 14 days of self-isolation after entry is still in force for foreigners entering the Russian Federation with the “work” purpose. Thus, workers returning from New Year's holidays will have to comply with quarantine upon their return.</font></span></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Intermark will be closely monitoring the development of events around this message from Rospotrebnadzor. We will inform you in case of additional details or clarifications.</font></span></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">_____________________________</font></span></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=707ea3e8" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9445985 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9445985 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 18 Dec 2020 17:45:00 GMT CERBA long-standing Partner – the Roscongress Foundation launched an English-language Telegram channel <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><a href="https://roscongress.org/en/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Roscongresss.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="274" height="56"></a><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">We would ike to inform you that&nbsp;CERBA’s long-standing strategic Partner –</font> <font color="#000000">the Roscongress Foundation has an English-language Telegram channel for its international audience – Roscongress Direct (</font><a href="https://t.me/RoscongressDirect" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">t.me/RoscongressDirect</font></a><font color="#000000">). The channel is the fastest and most reliable source of information concerning news of Russia and regional economy, and the latest analytics. You are most welcome to join the community and invite your colleagues, friends, and all those with an interest in news concerning Russian society and the economy.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9446358 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9446358 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 08 Dec 2020 12:00:00 GMT Ahab Abdel-Aziz Elected Chair of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries’ Board of Directors <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Ahab Abdel-Aziz, global director of Gowling WLG’s Nuclear Industry Sector Group, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), effective November 26, 2020.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The newly elected OCNI directors for 2020-21 were approved by the members at the OCNI Annual General Meeting. The chair and officers were elected during the meeting of the board of directors that followed on the same day.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">OCNI is the Canadian nuclear supply chain industry association, comprising nearly 250 companies active in the nuclear industry. OCNI promotes the nuclear industry in Canada via both enhancing opportunities in domestic and global markets, as well as maintaining strategic alignment with customers and government.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"I am honoured and humbled to have the opportunity to serve our industry during these challenging times, alongside my fellow board members, and the dedicated executive and staff of OCNI. I am confident that OCNI will continue to bring valuable strategic leadership and support for the nuclear supply chain and its customers, and will help members participate in the economic recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Abdel-Aziz.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Gowling WLG is at the forefront of the nuclear industry's revitalization, advising on sophisticated new build projects and decommissioning programs around the world. Our global team of experienced legal professionals delivers hands-on legal and strategic guidance in all aspects of nuclear power operations at every stage – from project development and financing to regulatory affairs.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/news/awards-recognition/2020/ahab-abdel-aziz-elected-chair-of-ocni-board/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Contact information:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Director of Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">T +7 495 775 4863</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></font></a></p> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: 195px; top: 672px;"> <div class="gtx-trans-icon"></div> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9413244 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9413244 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:45:00 GMT CERBA Moscow Chair Nathan Hunt promotes bilateral business cooperation at Delovaya Rossia webinar <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Delovaya%20Rossia%20webinar_Nov.%2010.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Delovaya%20Rossia%20webinar_Nov.%2010.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="303" height="186"></a><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">On November 10, 2020, CERBA was happy to partner with one of the major business associations in Russia, Delovaya Rossia, in the organization of the webinar "Development of trade, economic and business cooperation with the North America". The event was attended by the representatives of the Russian and international business communities and development institutions, and was devoted to the analysis of the pandemic impact on trade and economic cooperation between the North America and Russia, assessment of changes in sales chains and identification of promising spheres for cooperation. The goal of the event was also to provide practical recommendations to Russian entrepreneurs interested in developing cooperation with the US and Canada.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font>Speakers included Nonna Kagramanyan, Vice President, Delovaya Rossia, Natalia Schneider, Vice President for Government Affairs, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia (AmCham), Daniel Russell, President and CEO, U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC), Nathan Hunt, Founder and Chairman of the Moscow Board of the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA), and</font> <font>Alexey Murzenok, Director for International Partnership Programs of the Russian Export Center. The panel also featured representatives of several companies involved in bilateral business activities. &nbsp;</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The event confirmed strong interest from the Russian business community toward exploring North American, and particularly Canadian market, and establishing business cooperation with their North American counterparts. Following Mr. Hunt’s presentation at the event, CERBA Moscow office received a very positive feedback and numerous requests for additional information from event attendees representing various sectors, such as IT, mining, construction, agriculture, which we were happy to accommodate. CERBA expresses gratitude to its long-standing partner Delovaya Rossia for taking the lead on organizing such a productive meeting, and remains committed to support any future initiatives aimed for facilitation and improvement of the business cooperation between Russia and Canada.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9401849 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9401849 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:45:00 GMT COVID-19 Update: New Categories of foreigners may enter Russia <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><span style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–</font>&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">please be informed that in accordance with the Decree of the Government of Russia of 18.11.2020 No. 3013-r, family members of HQS employed in the field of sports, as well as family members of persons participating in sportive events on the territory of Russia may now enter Russia based on approved lists.</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What are the changes?</font></strong><br></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Family members of HQS employees employed in the field of sports or individuals participating in sportive events in Russia may now enter Russia based on the lists sent by the Ministry of Sports to the MIA of Russia, FSS of Russia and Russian aviation agency, upon presenting work or humanitarian visas.<br></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-weight: 700;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">NB!</font><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em>&nbsp;Previously the above scenario was applicable only to principal visitors (HQS employed in the field of sports and persons participating in sportive events).</em></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">–&nbsp;The above-mentioned categories of foreign nationals included in the lists are eligible to obtain letters of invitation and visas of respective type.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">–&nbsp;In the context of entry into Russia, family members are only spouses, children, parents and adopters.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">–&nbsp;The decree does not limit the number of entries for these categories of foreigners.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Family members of HQS working in the field of sports and family members of persons participating in sportive events.</font><br></font></p> </div> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Intermark comments</font></strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="justify"><em><font style="font-size: 16px;">To include HQS employees employed in the field of sports and their family members in the approved lists the employer needs to submit a request to the Ministry of Sports.</font></em></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="justify"><em><font style="font-size: 16px;">To include persons participating in sportive events and their family members the interested host party (organiser of the event, sports federation etc.) is to submit such application.</font></em></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="justify"><em><font style="font-size: 16px;">Entry rules for HQS employed in any other fields and their family members remain unchanged.</font></em></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;">_____________________________</font></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><span style=""><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=67d49942" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9398100 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9398100 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 30 Nov 2020 07:30:00 GMT Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries Names Gowling WLG Co-Winner of 2020 Export Award <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) has named Gowling WLG co-winner of the Export Award at the 2020 OCNI Supplier Excellence Awards, recognition of the firm's ongoing success in the international nuclear market.&nbsp;The awards were presented virtually following OCNI's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Nov. 26.&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span></p> <div align="justify"> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The OCNI Supplier Excellence Awards are the highest recognition OCNI can give to its members. The Export Award, in particular, honors OCNI member companies that are engaged in international business and that have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment. It applauds significant export sales revenues or a successful move into challenging new export markets for its products or services.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/ahab-abdel-aziz/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Ahab Abdel-Aziz</font></a><font color="#000000"><font>, a partner and the global director of Nuclear Power Generation, accepted the Export Award on behalf of Gowling WLG. He was joined by several members of Gowling WLG’s Nuclear Sector Industry Group, including:</font></font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/ted-betts/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Ted Betts</font></a><font color="#000000">,</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/magdalena-hanebach/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Magda Hanebach</font></a><font color="#000000">,</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/aubrey-lasky/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Aubrey Lasky</font></a><font color="#000000">,</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/w-ian-palm/#panel-button1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Ian Palm</font></a><font color="#000000">,</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/maya-stano/#panel-button1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Maya Stano</font></a> <font color="#000000"><font>and</font></font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/laura-van-soelen/#panel-button1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Laura Van Soelen</font></a> <font color="#000000">(Canada),</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/robert-armour/#panel-button1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Robert Amour</font></a><font color="#000000">,</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/gordon-bell/#panel-button1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Gordon Bell</font></a> <font color="#000000">and</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/sam-wallis/#panel-button1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Sam Wallis</font></a> <font color="#000000">(United Kingdom), and</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/david-aylen/#panel-button1" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">David Aylen</font></a> <font color="#000000"><font>(Russia).</font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">These professionals continue to be active contributors to the firm’s success in the international nuclear arena through first-rate business development efforts and superb client service — including in the context of our ongoing work advising the Rosatom group of companies on Atomstroyexport’s new build El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant Project in Egypt.</font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG is at the forefront of the nuclear industry's revitalization, advising on sophisticated new build projects and decommissioning programs around the world. The firm’s global Nuclear Industry Sector Group is respected internationally for its work in Canada and abroad.</font></p> <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Contact information:</font></strong><br></p> </div> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Director of Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">T +7 495 775 4863</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></font></a></p><br> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9394132 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9394132 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:00:00 GMT POST-EVENT PRESS RELEASE | Virtual Roundtable with Alexey Gruzdev on November 10 <p align="center"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Alexey_Gruzdev_headshot.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="164" height="164">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Alison_LeClaire_photo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="164" height="164" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif;"><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">On November 10, Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) hosted a virtual roundtable between Canadian business leaders and <strong>Alexey Gruzdev</strong>, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. <strong>H.E. Alison LeClaire</strong>, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation also joined the roundtable.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The goal of the Roundtable was to allow key Canadian players in the Russian market to establish a direct dialogue with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade in furtherance of their trade/investment objectives. Canadian business was represented at the Roundtable by the leadership of prominent Canadian companies, including Kinross Gold, Bombardier, BRP, Buhler, Champion Petfoods, Geometrik Manufacturing Inc., Hatch, McCain Foods and Viking Air. They delivered their comments and recommendations on the further development of bilateral trade and industrial cooperation from the perspective of such industries as aircraft construction, railway engineering, motor vehicle manufacturing, mining, industrial engineering, food processing, and construction.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Alexey Gruzdev confirmed the willingness of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation to assist Russian and Canadian businesses in the implementation of bilateral projects and initiatives, and suggested the need to look at current cooperation "from a different angle" even in areas where the market has already been formed.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"We should all understand that after a crisis that brings obvious difficulties, there is always an economic recovery and new opportunities. Great prospects are opening up thanks to the ongoing global reformation of cooperative relationships and supply chains," said Alexey Gruzdev.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The Deputy Minister also noted that at the end of last year, the Russian-Canadian trade turnover showed a significant increase, increasing by more than 32% compared to 2018 – up to 1.7 billion US dollars. In the first half of this year, trade turnover decreased compared to the same period in 2019, but this represents a global trend caused mainly by the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Canadian participants provided a very positive feedback regarding the event, seeing it as a very important step toward establishing a productive working relationship with the Ministry and one that will help to further promote and defend Canadian business interests in the region.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9370465 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9370465 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 27 Oct 2020 11:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG Becomes a Benefactor to Moscow’s Multimedia Art Museum <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG's global Life Sciences team has advised long-standing client AstraZeneca on a landmark collaboration agreement for the development and distribution of the University of Oxford's potential COVID-19 vaccine.</font></span></p> <div align="justify"> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Russia’s leading intellectual property law firm, Gowling WLG, is a pro-bono benefactor to the ven-erated Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM).</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">MAMM is internationally recognized as Russia’s first state art institution focused entirely on photog-raphy and works created through multimedia technologies. Olga Sviblova – a Soviet and Russian fine-art expert, art historian, documentary filmmaker, and professor - founded the museum.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"We are very honored to be a benefactor to MAMM, such an important part of the contemporary cultural life of Moscow and Russia," says David Aylen (Managing Partner, RUSSIA/CIS) and Madina Assylbekova (Director of Business Development, RUSSIA/CIS), consummate photographic art aficionados themselves.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">"MAMM is the preeminent multimedia museum in the world and we all benefit so much from this important cultural institution. We are confident that Gowling WLG can serve MAMM well through our expansive experience and professional resources. This is especially important during these challenging times of the global pandemic and its effects on the arts. And our commitment to MAMM will continue long after the pandemic passes."</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Since 1991, Gowling WLG’s Moscow office has protected the valuable IP assets of its Russian and international clients, offering comprehensive IP advice across a full range of areas, including trademark and brand enforcement, patent prosecution, and IP litigation and dispute resolution.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">With offices around the world, Gowling WLG takes a leading position internationally in the legal are-na, not only because of its outstanding professionals, but also for its community engagement and pro-bono initiatives.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">In Russia and internationally, it supports institutions that promote the public good, including vital medical, philanthropic, and cultural charities and community organizations.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><br></font></p> </div> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">For further information, please contact:</font></strong></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Director of Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">+7 495 787 2070</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9331478 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9331478 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:00:00 GMT Intermark Receives Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award at Cartus 2020 Global Network Conference <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="left"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/intermark_logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="226" height="61"></font></a></strong></font></strong></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Intermark was honored for its outstanding performance at Cartus Corporation’s 2020 Global Network Conference, held virtually from October 7-16, 2020. The Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider network. Each year, Cartus recognizes the companies and individuals in the Network who have provided extraordinary service to its customers and clients worldwide. The theme of this year’s conference was "Foresight is 20/20".</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Intermark was named winner of the Global Network Commitment to Excellence Platinum Award for its exceptional service results, the highest-level award a supplier can achieve through service performance. This award recognizes a supplier’s measureable commitment to excellence and is presented to Global Network service providers who have distinguished themselves by achieving critical performance metrics.</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><font color="#000000">You can read an original version</font> <a href="https://archive.mg5.mlgn2ca.com/?u=3709fc58b2288748d62b0ef3ded1f7f3&amp;id=25aa54aa" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">here</font></a><font color="#000000">.</font><br></font></font></span></font></font></p> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9326157 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9326157 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:00:00 GMT COVID-19 Update: Russia opens air borders for Serbia, Cuba and Japan <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><span style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–</font>&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">please be informed that in accordance with the government decree No. 2649-r dated October 14, 2020, restrictions on entry into the Russian Federation through air checkpoints have been lifted for citizens of Serbia, Cuba and Japan, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries.</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What are the changes?</font></strong><br></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The list of countries whose citizens and residents are allowed to enter the Russian Federation through air checkpoints has been updated with 3 items, and now includes 14 countries:</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><font style="">- UK</font><br> <font style="">- Tanzania</font><br> <font style="">- Turkey</font><br> <font style="">- Switzerland</font><br> <font style="">- Egypt</font></font><br></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><font style="">- Maldives</font><br> <font style="">- UAE</font><br> <font style="">- Kazakhstan</font><br> <font style="">- Kyrgyzstan</font><br> <font style="">- Republic of Korea</font><br></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="" color="#000000">- Belarus</font><br> <font color="#FF0000"><font style="">- Serbia</font><br> <font style="">- Cuba</font><br> <font style="">- Japan</font></font></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">We would like to remind you that the possibility of entry and the possibility of issuing invitations and visas applies to citizens or permanent residents of abovementioned countries, <strong>provided they enter the Russian Federation by flight from the same respective country.</strong></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Regular flights with Japan will resume from November 1, 2020. There is no confirmation on the official government website when regular flights with Serbia and Cuba will be resuming.</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-weight: 700;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">NB!</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span>- HQS workers, their family members and technical maintenance specialists from the abovementioned countries can enter the Russian Federation with a valid visa, however, the possibility of issuing new invitations and work permits for them in practice does not apply. To obtain these documents, it is still necessary to include such foreigners in the state approved lists.</span></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Citizens of Serbia, Cuba and Japan, permanent residents of these countries and organizations that invite them.</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9306289 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9306289 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 30 Sep 2020 13:00:00 GMT Involved in a dispute involving sanctioned parties? Dentons holds conference on new rules of Russia’s Commercial Procedure Code <p><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en" target="_blank" style="font-size: 14px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/dentons.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="191" height="50"></a></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">On September 9, Dentons, with support from the Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce — World Business Organization (ICC Russia), LF Academy and <em>Legal Insight</em> magazine, held an online conference about the impact of the new rules of the Russian Federation Commercial Procedure Code on international arbitration. The new rules concern the Russian courts having exclusive jurisdiction to hear disputes involving sanctioned persons. &nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Moderating the conference, partner <strong style="">Konstantin Kroll</strong> presented an overview of US and EU sanctions and the practical aspects of their impact on international arbitration. Konstantin then addressed the changes in Russia’s Commercial Procedure Code, highlighting that now commercial courts in Russia are getting exclusive jurisdiction over disputes involving sanctioned persons, even where a party has entered into an arbitration agreement, included an arbitration clause in its contract, or concluded a prorogation agreement to hear the dispute in a foreign court.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">As noted in Mr. Kroll’s introductory presentation, where arbitral proceedings have been commenced outside Russia and a party to the proceedings believes its access to justice is limited due to sanctions, it can take advantage of the changes to the Commercial Procedure Code and ask the Russian court for an anti-suit injunction, so that the case is heard on the merits in Russia. If the arbitral proceedings abroad continue notwithstanding an injunction issued by a Russian court, the Russian court can render a decision fining the party to the proceedings that went against the Russian court’s order. The fine can be up to the entire amount of the claim and include the costs of the non-breaching party.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Leading international arbitration practitioners talked about what could happen to arbitration in their jurisdictions if a Russian court determines it has jurisdiction despite a contract’s arbitration clause. The conference’s line-up included Secretary-General of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre <strong>Sarah Grimmer</strong>, Heger &amp; Partner’s partner <strong>Susanne Heger</strong> (Vienna, Austria)<strong>,</strong> as well as Dentons’ representatives: partners <strong>Lawrence Teh</strong> (Singapore and Hong Kong), <strong>Dominic Pellew</strong> (UK), <strong>Anna Crevon</strong> (France), <strong>Amy Klaesener</strong> (Germany), <strong>Barton Legum</strong> (France and US, Global Co-chair of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice)<strong>,</strong> and senior managing associate <strong>Diora Ziyaeva</strong> (US).</font></p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="">A recording of the conference is available at this</font></span><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style=""><strong style=""><font color="#662D90" style=""><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://praktikum.lfacademy.ru/arbitration-dentons-live-en" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#662D90">link</font></a></font></strong></font></span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="">.</font></span></font></font></font> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font>More information available at:</font></strong> <a href="https://www.dentons.com/en/whats-different-about-dentons/connecting-you-to-talented-lawyers-around-the-globe/news/2020/september/dentons-holds-conference-addressing-impacts-of-new-rules-of-russia-commercial-procedure-code" target="_blank"><font><font color="#0000FF" style=""><font><font color="#0000FF">https://www.dentons.com/en/whats-different-about-dentons/connecting-you-to-talented-lawyers-around-the-globe/news/2020/september/dentons-holds-conference-addressing-impacts-of-new-rules-of-russia-commercial-procedure-code</font></font></font></font></a></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9274290 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9274290 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 29 Sep 2020 14:00:00 GMT Russia: Government approves list of actions required from inviting parties <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><span style=""><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000">On the basis of the information&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font color="#000000">kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–</font>&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,</font></span></font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">please be informed that the Russian government has approved a list of measures that inviting parties must undertake to ensure foreign national’s compliance with the purpose of entry and the term of stay in Russia.</font></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The relevant decree came in force on 25 September 2020 and will remain effective for 6 years.</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Which law introduces the changes?</strong></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated September 15, 2020 No. 1428.</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What are the changes?</font></strong><br></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The decree establishes regulations which set out the list of measures undertaken by inviting parties and specifics of their implementation.</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The following 4 measures are envisaged:</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>1.</strong> The inviting party or its representative provide the foreign national with its contact details as follows:</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;before arrival when arranging the invitation or upon arrival to the place of stay in Russia</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;in arbitrary form</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;by any means available including sending email with read receipt or presenting in person with signature of acceptance</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">In case of subsequent entries in Russia under a multiple entries visa, providing contact details is not necessary.</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>2.</strong> The inviting party implements guarantees of providing financial, medical and accommodation security on terms outlined in letters of guarantee which are provided during arrangement of invitation letters.</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-weight: 700;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">NB!</font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">In accordance with the decree of the Russian Government dated 24.03.2003 No. 167 the inviting party must guarantee to provide invited foreign nationals with the following:</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>a)</strong> funds for the period of their stay in Russia in the amount of no less than subsistence minimum set in a specific Russian region as well as funds needed to leave Russia</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>b)</strong> salary in the amount of no less than minimum wage set by federal law for those who arrive for the purpose of work</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>c)</strong> medical insurance policy or funds for getting medical assistance in case of need</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>d)</strong> accommodation for the period of stay in Russia in accordance with the social standard of housing room area set in a specific Russian region</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">We would like to mention that implementation of the above guarantees by inviting parties is also directly envisaged in the law dated 25.07.2002 No. 115-FZ “On legal status of foreign nationals…”</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>3.</strong> The inviting party assists the foreign national in fulfillment of the declared purpose of entry by performing actions which are separately stipulated for each of the following purposes:</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></span></font></span></font></font>“business” – arranging for meetings, negotiations, conferences, signing and renewing contracts</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></span></font></span></font></font>“work” – employment, providing a working place, signing a work or services contract</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></span></font></span></font></font>“study” – enrollment based on contract, arranging for studies</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;“humanitarian” – arranging for humanitarian, religious, cultural or sportive events</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;“private” – migration registration at the address of housing which the inviting party has available or leasing such housing with subsequent migration registration at its address</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>4.</strong> The inviting party or its representative notifies the MIA of Russia of loss of contact with the foreign national who visited it and remains in Russia. The notification is submitted:</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;to regional MIA department in person or sent in writing in arbitrary from (also electronically)</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;within 2 business days from ascertaining the fact of the loss of contact</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-weight: 700;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">NB!</font> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The latter 3 measures are not required if the inviting party does not have information on the foreign national’s subsequent entries into Russia under a multiple entries visa</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>Who is affected?</strong></font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Companies and individuals who arrange invitation letters for foreign nationals visiting Russia</font></span></font></span></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: 700;" align="start"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Intermark comments</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">We would like to remind that failure to undertake the approved measures may lead to administrative fines set out by the Russian Code of Administrative Offences:</font></em></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;</font></span></font></span></font></font>individuals: RUB 2,000 – 4,000</font></em></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;officials: RUB 45,000 – 50,000</font></em></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">–&nbsp;legal entities: RUB 400,000 – 500,000</font></em></font></font></p> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9272890 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9272890 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:15:00 GMT COVID-19 Update: Validity terms for stay suspended until December 15 <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><span style=""><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member&nbsp;–</font> <strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">, t</font></span></font><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">he decree of the President No. 580 dated 23.09.2020 extends the period for suspension of terms of stay for foreign citizens and suspension of terms for some of their migration documents. Also the decree introduced a couple new provisions.</span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">What are the changes?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>1.</strong> From March 15 to <strong>December 15, 2020</strong> inclusive the following terms expiring in this period are suspended:</font></font></p> <ul> <li><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Terms of stay</font></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Terms of migration registration</font></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Duration terms of the following documents:</font></font></li> </ul> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">– visas</font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">– migration cards</font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">– temporary and permanent residence permits</font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">– documents confirming refugee or temporary asylum status</font></p> <ul> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#FF0000">NEW!</font></strong> <font color="#000000">Terms for voluntary departure for foreign citizens in respect of whom a decision of expel/deportation/unwanted stay was made.</font></font></font> </div> </li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong>2.</strong> Also, <strong>until December 15, 2020 inclusive</strong>, the following measures are extended:</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">– Visa-free nationals may apply for patent regardless of the declared purpose of entry or the existing deadline for submitting such application;</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">– Employers who have a corporate employment permit may apply for individual work permits for the relevant employees regardless of their purpose of entry.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><strong style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">3.</strong> <font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-weight: 700;" align="left">NEW!</font></font> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">With regard to foreign citizens who committed migration offenses in the Russian Federation, decisions on administrative expulsion from Russia in the form of a self-controlled departure <strong>could be made</strong> once again.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><strong>4.</strong></font> <font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(255, 0, 0); font-weight: 700;" align="left">NEW!</font> <font>Foreign citizens whose passports expire during the aforementioned period have the right to leave the Russian Federation with such a passport to the country of their citizenship (without transit through third countries).</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: 700;" align="start"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Intermark comments</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em>In case of expiration of validity terms of visas, periods of stay and migration registration after December 15, we strongly recommend approaching state authorities for extension procedures <strong>not later</strong> than prescribed by law. This is especially important given the fact that in the current version the "amnesty" has been extended until mid-December - this is a time of traditionally high workload of state authorities due to the end of the calendar year.</em></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em>We would like to also remind you that the “migration amnesty” <strong>does not cancel the obligation</strong> to submit notifications (on the conclusion/termination of a labor contract, fulfillment of obligations to pay salaries to the HQS workers), as well as obligation to do migration registration (initial, when changing the place of stay and correction when changing personal data included in notification form).</em></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9262786 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9262786 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 04 Sep 2020 15:00:00 GMT Changes to address registration procedure of foreign citizens in Russia will take effect starting September 7 <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><span style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">On the basis of the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><strong><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></strong></a><font color="#000000">,&nbsp;starting&nbsp;</font><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">September 7, 2020</strong> <font color="#000000">changes to the Federal law No.109-FZ of 18.07.2006 "On the Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation" will take effect.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">What are the changes?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">1. Foreign nationals who own a living premise in the territory of Russia may act as host parties for any other foreign nationals who actually dwell in this premise.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">2. Aside from already existing means of submitting the address registration application (at migration office in person or via MFC or via post office) the new law introduces a new option to submit it in electronic form via Public Services Portal. In this case, host party must print the detachable part of the electronic notification received from state authority and pass it to the foreign national.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">3. In case a foreign national’s host party that owns a premise is a Russian national permanently residing outside Russia, a foreign national or a foreign organization staying or located outside Russia then this foreign national is obliged to report their arrival to the migration office <strong>in person</strong> in order to perform their address registration. To this end, they will need to provide a notarized consent of the owner for their stay in the relevant premise. The form of consent is to be approved by the MIA of Russia.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">4. When registering upon arrival at a hotel or similar organization (sanatorium, recreation center etc.) foreign nationals will no longer be automatically de-registered from their previous place of stay provided that the latter was not another hotel or similar organization.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">5. The law provides that the residence registration for the holders of temporary or permanent residence permits, in addition to the option of visiting a migration office in person, is also available via Multifunctional center or in electronic form.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Who is affected?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Foreign nationals as well as companies or individuals who provide them with premises for actual dwelling.</font></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9212162 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9212162 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 25 Aug 2020 11:00:00 GMT SCHNEIDER GROUP launches a Telegram bot to create a company charter <p align="justify"><a href="https://schneider-group.com/en/news/concluding-special-investment-contracts-has-become-more-profitable/#1566225227572-86c74905-e913" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/schneider-group.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="210" height="58" align="left" style="margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px;"></a><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font color="#000000" style="">According to World Bank estimate, Russia&nbsp;</font></strong><a href="https://www.doingbusiness.org/en/rankings" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF"><strong><font color="#0000FF">ranks № 40</font></strong></font></a><strong style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font>&nbsp;<font color="#000000">in the world in terms of the complexity of setting up a company. This is due to both procedural features and the need to prepare a set of rules (charter), how to manage the company and how the company can conclude the contracts.</font></font></strong></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Significant investments in creating a complex charter, especially when entering the Russian market, are not always justified. Specifically, in order to simplify the setup of a limited liability company SCHNEIDER GROUP has developed a convenient tool for selecting a standard charter from 36 available options. Despite the fact that actually registering a company with such a charter under a special procedure is not yet possible, the standard charter can be used as a template and supplemented by individual information about the company during the registration for the common procedure.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">SCHNEIDER GROUP bot allows you to select a standard charter, answering 7 questions, and gives detailed information about the features of each of the 36 standard charters.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Information in the bot is available in 3 languages: Russian, English and German.</font></p><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">You can use the bot by clicking on the&nbsp;</font><a href="https://t.me/SG_Model_Charter_Bot" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF"><font color="#0000FF">link</font></font></a><font color="#000000">.</font></font></font> <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">I<font color="#000000">NFORMATION:</font></font></strong></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Standard charters differ with one another in a set of the following options:</font></p> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">the possibility of free business exit,</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">the need to obtain the consent of other participants to transfer the share to third parties or other participants, as well as to transfer the share to the assignees,</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">observance of preemptive rights,</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">the ability to independently manage the business (alone or with partners) as a director,</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">the ability to make decisions by participants without involving a notary.</font></li> </ul> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#000000">LinkedIn:&nbsp;</font></font></font><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6699202625147031552" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6699202625147031552</font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Facebook:</font> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/SCHNEIDER.GROUP.ONLINE/posts/3589852584398776" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF"><font color="#0000FF">https://www.facebook.com/SCHNEIDER.GROUP.ONLINE/posts/3589852584398776</font></font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style=""><font color="#000000">Web-site:</font></font> <a href="https://schneider-group.com/en/news/schneider-group-launches-a-telegram-bot-to-create-a-company-charter/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF" style=""><font color="#0000FF" style="">https://schneider-group.com/en/news/schneider-group-launches-a-telegram-bot-to-create-a-company-charter/</font></font></a></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9188989 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9188989 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:00:00 GMT IMAX begins reopening in China with 369 theatres nationwide, sold out showcase at Shanghai International Film Festival <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/imax_logo_.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="194" height="132" style="margin: 0px 5px 2px 0px;" align="left">IMAX was among the headliners for the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival, with a range of classic titles including the full "Harry Potter" series and IMAX exclusive documentaries "Pandas" and "Michael Jordan to the Max." All IMAX showings sold out in minutes, including more than 1000 tickets for the "Harry Potter" screenings which sold out in seconds.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><em><font color="#000000"><font>Full article is available at the following link</font>:</font> <a href="https://www.imax.com/content/imax-begins-reopening-china-369-theatres-nationwide-sold-out-showcase-shanghai-international" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://www.imax.com/content/imax-begins-reopening-china-369-theatres-nationwide-sold-out-showcase-shanghai-international</font></a></em></strong></font></p> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: 304px; top: 128px;"> <div class="gtx-trans-icon"></div> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9182181 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9182181 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:00:00 GMT Russia waives work permits for international students <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">On August 5, 2020, Federal law No. 16-FZ "On amendments to the Federal law "On the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation" comes into force.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">Now foreign students who study on a full-time basis in educational institutions of higher education under a state-accredited program and work in their free time can work without obtaining a work permit.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">If a foreign citizen has finished or stopped studying in such an organization, the employment contract concluded with him/her is subject to termination.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">This is also to remind you that it is the obligation of the employer to notify the territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia about the conclusion and termination (termination) of an employment contract with the foreign citizen.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">For more details on the adopted Federal law, please follow</font> <a href="http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202002060026?index=0&amp;rangeSize=1"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF" face="Arial, sans-serif">the link</font></a><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9146513 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9146513 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:00:00 GMT COVID-19 in Russia: New details on passing COVID-19 test before entry <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style=""><span style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font></font><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">starting August 1 additional changes clarifying the procedure for entering the Russian Federation for foreign and Russian citizens came into force. These changes include the requirements for testing for coronavirus infection.</span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Which law introduces the changes?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The decree of Chief sanitary officer of Russia dated July 27, 2020 N 22</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">What are the changes?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">FOREIGN CITIZENS:</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><font>1.</font></strong><font>&nbsp;Option for Covid-19 testing after arriving in Russia is no longer available.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">When boarding the plane and when crossing Russian border the foreign citizen must present negative test results for the Covid-19 test (done by PCR method). Such test needs to be done no later than 3 calendar days before arriving in Russia.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><font>2.</font></strong><font>&nbsp;If it is impossible to present test results in English or Russian language, it can be issued in the official language of the country where the medical institution is registered. In this case the translation must be certified by a Russian consular officer.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font>3.</font></strong><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;Before crossing the borders foreign citizens will be obliged to fill-in the questionnaire <font>for arrivals. Questionnaire example is available</font><font color="#666666">&nbsp;</font></font><a href="https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/upload/%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B0%D0%90%D0%BD%D0%BA%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%B0%20RUS.docx" target="_blank" style=""><font style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">on the official website of Rospotrebnadzor</font><font color="#F76E00" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</font></font></a></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong style=""><font style="" color="#FF0000">NB!</font></strong><font color="#666666" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;</font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Please keep in mind additional requirements for foreign workers:</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">- Foreign citizens entering Russia for labour (work) purpose must undergo obligatory 14-days quarantine, regardless of whatever test results they have on their hands</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">- Employers must verify that their foreign employees have negative test results for Covid-19, with test itself passed no later than 3 calendar days before their arrival in Russia.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="left"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">RUSSIAN CITIZENS ARRIVING VIA AIR FLIGHTS:</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">1. Russian citizens must register as arrivals on the official</font><font color="#666666" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://www.gosuslugi.ru/394604/1" target="_blank" style=""><font style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">State Services website</font></font></a><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;</font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">(before flight check-in), and also fill-in the paper application (before crossing the border).</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">2. Within 3 days after arrival Russian citizens must pass the test for Covid-19 (done by PCR method). After passing the test they must register the results</font><font color="#666666" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">&nbsp;</font><a href="https://www.gosuslugi.ru/400705/1" target="_blank" style=""><font style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">on the State Services website</font><font color="#F76E00" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">.</font></font></a></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Who is affected?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">All foreign citizens, their employers<font>, and citizens of Russia.</font></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9146003 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9146003 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:38:42 GMT Government involvement in the economy will be limited in Uzbekistan <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/dentons.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="191" height="50"></p> <p align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">On July 6, 2020, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved Decree No. UP-6019 “On additional measures to further develop the competitive environment and reduce government involvement in the economy” (Hereinafter – “Decree UP-6019”) which provides for the following points:</font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Firstly, the Anti-Monopoly Committee (hereinafter - the Committee) is accountable to the Senate of the Oliy Majlis and the President in its activities.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Secondly, the Committee regularly submits information directly to the President on the implementation of the tasks set out in Decree UP-6019.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Third, the Decree identifies the Cabinet of Ministers' subdivisions and other state structures with which the Committee cooperates in solving its tasks to create a free and competitive market in the country.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Fourthly, it establishes a procedure in accordance with which from October 1, 2020:</font></p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">The main task of the authorized bodies of the state administration in branches and spheres is to improve the competitive environment and its development;</font></font> </div> </li> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">It is not permitted to establish economic entities with the participation of the state, as well as its affiliates and state institutions authorized to conduct economic activities (except those established for the purposes of defense and national security) in the following cases:</font></font> </div> </li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline"> <ol> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000"><font>In areas where five or more private business entities operate in the same commodity market;</font></font></font> </div> </li> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000"><font>In areas where public bodies themselves have been granted licensing, registration and accreditation powers;</font></font></font> </div> </li> </ol> </li> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">There are also other conditions aimed at developing a competitive environment.</font></font> </div> </li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Fifth, it establishes a procedure for the adoption of draft regulatory legal acts containing points that establish additional barriers to business or hinder the development of a competitive environment. They are adopted only if the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction and the Ministry of Justice reach conclusions, or the Committee itself reaches the conclusion, that the regulation is necessary to create a competitive environment.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Sixth, the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction together with the Committee is instructed to develop and submit to the Cabinet of Ministers within one month a Regulation on the assessment of the impact on regulation of draft regulatory acts.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">In addition, Decree UP-6019 approved:</font></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em"> <ul> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">The strategy for the development of competitive environment in the commodity and financial markets in 2020-2024 and the road map for its implementation;</font></font> </div> </li> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">An action plan for a comprehensive inventory of regulations that have a direct impact on business activities and technical regulation regulations;</font></font> </div> </li> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">The list of ministries and agencies responsible for the development of programs for the development of competition until 2024, in the regulatory areas assigned to them;</font></font> </div> </li> <li style="line-height: 19px;"> <div align="justify"> <font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The list of enterprises with the participation of the state, in which, starting from January 1, 2021, as an experiment, the antimonopoly compliance system is introduced.</font> </div> </li> </ul> </div> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">More information available at:</strong> <a href="https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/alerts/2020/july/23/government-involvement-in-the-economy-will-be-limited-in-uzbekistan" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/alerts/2020/july/23/government-involvement-in-the-economy-will-be-limited-in-uzbekistan&nbsp;</font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9135065 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9135065 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT CERBA National Webinar "Doing business in Canada" <p align="center"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong>CERBA NATIONAL WEBINAR “DOING BUSINESS IN CANADA”</strong></font><span style="">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><font color="#0E101A">On the 28th of July (Tuesday), 2020, CERBA has held the National&nbsp;</font></strong><strong><font color="#0E101A">webinar on Doing Business in Canada</font></strong> <font color="#0E101A">organized by CERBA Kazakhstan and Toronto Chapters.</font></font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif">The webinar aimed to support businesses and future partners from the C.I.S. region interested in exporting their goods to Canada by sharing information on investment opportunities, business immigration, regulations and support measurers.&nbsp; About 80 participants got nswers and shared ideas with the panel of experts on doing business in Canada, and got the latest overview of the most promising sectors.</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif">The webinar was moderated by <strong>Mr. Gordon Haskins</strong>, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the Al Hilal Bank Kazakhstan and CERBA Kazakhstan Board Director.</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong>Mr. Norman Storm</strong>, CERBA Kazakhstan Board Chair and General Director of the Condor Petroleum, welcomed the webinar participants and shared his extensive (over 25 years) experience of doing business in Kazakhstan.</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong>Mr. Giovanni Gonzalez</strong>, Senior Business Development Specialist, Trade and Investment Division, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade talked about the current economic climate of Canada and trade diversification, as well as promising industries, such as Agriculture &amp; Food, Construction, Life Science, ICT, Natural Resources, Manufacturing, and support measures for Investors.</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong>Ms. Anna Balinsky</strong>, Managing Partner at KPMG Law LLP, updated the audience about the office registration types for foreign investors and legal requirements and licenses to obtain.</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong>Ms. Maria Cherkasova</strong>, Senior Manager, Global Transfer Pricing Services at KPMG Canada, touched Corporations Taxation issues.&nbsp;</font><span style="">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong>Ms. Olga Miklas</strong>, Executive Director, Tax – Global Mobility Services at KPMG LLP, presented taxation of registered office employees and employees’ insurance regulations.&nbsp;</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong>Mr. Marc-André Séguin</strong>, Co-Founder/Partner at EXEO; B.C.L., LL.B., LL.M., Québec Bar, New York State Bar, shared information on Business Visitors &amp; Temporary Foreign Worker Programs, as well as the requirements to participate in the immigration programs for investors in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario (Immigrant Entrepreneur programs).</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif">The webinar participants received advantageous packages of presentations and documents kindly offered by distinguished speakers and the Global Affairs Canada.</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif">CERBA highly appreciates everyone who made this event successful and would like to mention the webinar sponsors and media partners:</font></p> <table width="99%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" watable="1" class="contStyleExcSimpleTable" style="border-collapse: collapse; border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(153, 153, 153);"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="border-style: solid; 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border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);" valign="top" align="left"><a href="https://invest.gov.kz/" target="_blank"><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/KazakhInvest%20logo-old.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="150" height="86" style="margin: 10px 0px 0px;"></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif">The webinar video recording is available for your review on CERBA YouTube channel: <a href="https://youtu.be/8aXEsjlmg3c" target="_blank"><font color="#800080">https://youtu.be/8aXEsjlmg3c</font></a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif">The webinar materials are available at <a href="https://cerbanet.org/event-3873174"><font color="#800080">https://www.cerbanet.org/event-3873174</font></a></font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><br></font></p> <p><font color="#0E101A" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif">For more information and support, please, contact:</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0E101A">Vera Dedyulya</font></strong></font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Acting Regional Director</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">CERBA Toronto Chapter&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p> <p><a href="mailto:vera@cerbanet.org" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#4A6EE0">vera@cerbanet.org</font></font></a></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0E101A">Taskyn Koshman&nbsp;</font></strong></font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">Regional Director</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">CERBA Kazakhstan Chapter</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif">KCBC Coordinator&nbsp;</font></p> <p><a href="mailto:taskyn@cerbanet.org" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#4A6EE0">taskyn@cerbanet.org</font></font></a></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9172836 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9172836 Tue, 28 Jul 2020 09:00:00 GMT Doing Business in Russia Guide by Bellerage Alinga: updated version <p align="justify"><a href="http://www.bellerage.com/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 14px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Bellerage_Alinga_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="251" height="88" align="left" style="margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px;"></font></font></font></a><span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Bellerage Alinga is happy to present the updated version of our Guide to Doing Business in Russia. Foreign companies and entrepreneurs can quickly obtain an overview of the most important legal and fiscal aspects for commercial activities in Russia. Its compact format makes it suitable for executives considering entering the Russian market or expanding their activities there.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Doing Business in Russia is published in 4 languages:</font></font> <a href="https://www.bellerage.com/video/%D0%92%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B5%D0%91%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%BD%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%92%D0%A0%D0%BE%D1%81%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%B8.pdf" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Russian</font></a><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">,</font> <a href="https://www.bellerage.com/video/GuideDoingBusinessInRussia.pdf" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">English</font></a><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">,</font> <a href="https://www.bellerage.com/video/HandbuchGeschaftlicheAktivitatenInRussland.pdf" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">German</font></a> <font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">and</font></font> <a href="https://www.bellerage.com/video/GuidePratiqueDesAffairesEnRussie.pdf" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">French</font></a><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Bellerage Alinga is price-quality leader in accounting outsourcing and No. 1 in 1C-based automation and process optimization solutions for international companies in Russia. We provide our clients with Accounting Outsourcing, Audit, IT-, Tax- and Legal Consulting. We are a founding member of XLNC, an international association of independent accounting, law and management consultancy practices. For more information, please visit:</font> <a href="http://www.bellerage.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.bellerage.com</font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9135067 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9135067 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 23 Jul 2020 14:30:00 GMT Bellerage Alinga rated TOP-4 accounting provider in Russia <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style=""><a href="http://www.bellerage.com/" target="_blank" style=""><font style="font-size: 14px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Bellerage_Alinga_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="251" height="88" align="left" style="margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px;"></font></a><font style="font-size: 16px;">Bellerage Alinga has improved its position in the</font></font> <font style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://raex-a.ru/rankingtable/outsourcing/2019/tab01" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">Rating of Accounting and Tax Outsourcing Providers</font></a> <font color="#000000" style="">published by the independent rating agency RAEX-Analytics, by climbing from 5<sup>th</sup> to 4<sup>th</sup> place compared to the previous year.</font></font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The entire team of Bellerage Alinga would like to thank all its clients for their support and fidelity, without whom this new accomplishment would not have been possible.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style=""><font>Bellerage Alinga is price-quality leader in accounting outsourcing and No. 1 in 1C-based</font> automation and process optimization solutions<font>for international companies in Russia. We provide our clients with Accounting Outsourcing, Audit, IT-, Tax- and Legal Consulting. We are a founding member of XLNC, an international association of independent accounting, law and management consultancy practices. For more information, please visit:</font></font> <a href="http://www.bellerage.com/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF" style="">www.bellerage.com</font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9120804 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9120804 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:00:00 GMT IMMIGRATION NEWS: 14-Day Quarantine Upon Entry No Longer Needed <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><span style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">, we would like to inform you that mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the Russian Federation for foreign and Russian citizens has been canceled. Instead, people will need to confirm their COVID-19-free status at the border or be tested upon arrival.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Which law introduces the changes?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Decree of Chief sanitary officer of Russia dated 07.07.2020 No. 18</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">What are the changes?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">14-day quarantine upon arrival to Russia has been cancelled.<font>Instead foreign citizens arriving to Russia must:</font></font></font></p> <ul> <li style="line-height: 25px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Upon entering present a negative test result for the presence of coronavirus infection conducted no earlier than 3 days before entry.</font> </div> </li> <li style="line-height: 25px;"> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">If they did not do the test beforehand they must undergo examination within 3 days from the date of arrival in Russia.</font> </div> </li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Russian citizens are also obliged to undergo testing for COVID-19 in 3 days after arriving to the country.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Employers must inform workers leaving Russia of the abovementioned requirements, and also check if foreign citizens involved in work activities have negative test results.<font>The Decree does not impose any particular form of notification.</font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Who is affected?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">All foreign citizens and their employers.</font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9108112 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9108112 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 15 Jul 2020 06:00:00 GMT Appointment opportunity - Canadian representative at the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">We would like to inform you that the Government of Canada is looking for Canadian representatives at APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">More information:</font> <a href="https://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/appointments-nominations/notices-avis/2020-06-12-abac.aspx?lang=eng" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://www.international.gc.ca/gac-amc/appointments-nominations/notices-avis/2020-06-12-abac.aspx?lang=eng</font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9187318 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9187318 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 26 Jun 2020 06:00:00 GMT IMMIGRATION NEWS: HQS Employees May Be Granted One Time Entry Into The Country <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><span style=""><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></span></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">In accordance with information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">,&nbsp;</font><font color="#000000">the governmental decree No. 1671-p dated 25 June 2020 foreign nationals employed in Russia as highly qualified specialists (HQS) may be allowed one time entry into Russia at the approval received from Russian state authorities.</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What are the changes?</font></strong></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The exemptions from the current prohibition of entry into Russia for foreign nationals now extend to a new category – HQS employees who enter Russia one time based on state-approved lists.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The following conditions apply:</font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">- The list of such employees with information on the date of entry and entry check point must be sent to the Federal Security Service and MIA of Russia by a federal executive authority (ministry) which supervises the industry of employer company’s activities;</font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">- The restrictions on issue of work permits and invitation letters via MIA of Russia as well as issue of visas by Russian consulates abroad will not apply to HQS employees who are included in the list and stay abroad;</font></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">- Upon entering Russia such HQS employee must present, aside from passport and visa, a valid labour or services contract concluded with the Russian employer or customer.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Intermark comments:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><em><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Putting an HQS employee on the list will most likely require long and multi-stage approval procedure which will imply submitting a request from an employee company to the Russian ministry responsible for the industry of its activities, as well as receiving consequent approvals of the list by the FSS and MIA of Russia.</font></em></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><em><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The decree does not elaborate on the details of the process. We expect state authorities to provide additional clarifications on the course of actions for the employer companies.</font></em></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><em><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Upon entry into Russia the HQS employees will be subject to a 2-week home quarantine.</font></em></p> <p align="justify" style="line-height: 25px;"><em><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">We would also like to note that the decree does not provide for possibilities of entry into Russia for the dependents of HQS employees.</font></em></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Who is affected?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><font><font color="#000000">Foreign nationals employed as HQS and their employers.</font></font></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9098777 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9098777 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 24 Jun 2020 15:00:00 GMT TIPS AND TRICKS ON RETURNING TO CANADA <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear Canadians,</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">If you are planning to travel to Canada, please find important information in the provided consular document. The full document is available at the following link:</font> <strong><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/ROCA%20Message_RUSSIA%20(June%202020)_BIL.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Government of Canada's Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA)</font></a></strong></font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><em>Best Regards,</em></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><em>CERBA</em></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9057518 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9057518 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 22 Jun 2020 06:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG advises AstraZeneca on landmark collaboration to develop, manufacture and distribute potential new COVID-19 vaccine <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG's global Life Sciences team has advised long-standing client AstraZeneca on a landmark collaboration agreement for the development and distribution of the University of Oxford's potential COVID-19 vaccine.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Head of life sciences Patrick Duxbury and director Jenny Davies worked on the deal with AstraZeneca Assistant General Counsel, Corporate, Maryam Abdul-Kareem; finalising the terms of a deal first highlighted in the Prime Minister's COVID-19 briefing earlier this month.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The arrangement will enable the two organisations to globally develop, manufacture and distribute the University's potential new recombinant adenovirus vaccine (known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19). The vaccine, being developed by the Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford, aims to prevent COVID-19 infection from SARS-CoV-2.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Under the agreement, AstraZeneca will be responsible for development and worldwide manufacturing and distribution of the vaccine.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Patrick Duxbury said: "We are excited to have played a part in advancing the development of this potential COVID-19 vaccine. We have worked with AstraZeneca for a number of years and so have an excellent understanding of the company, the team and the key considerations to address in order to get this deal done.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">"For obvious reasons the deal was completed in a very short time frame. Importantly, we worked closely with all parties concerned and drew on our international expertise in transactions like this to ensure the collaboration has the best foundation for, hopefully, ultimately bringing this vital vaccine to patients worldwide. It was a great team effort by everyone involved."</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The potential vaccine entered Phase I clinical in April. This phase focuses on studying safety and efficacy in healthy volunteers aged 18 to 55 years, across five trial centres in the South of England. The resulting data from this phase is expected shortly which, if positive, would lead to late-stage trials in a number of countries.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in the areas of oncology, cardiovascular, renal &amp; metabolism and respiratory &amp; immunology. AstraZeneca operates in more than 100 countries and its medicines are used worldwide.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Bristows LLP advised the University of Oxford.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The collaboration between AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford is the latest in a number of significant pieces of COVID-19 related advice provided by Gowling WLG. Last month, its commercial contracts specialists also provided legal advice on a consortium agreement for the manufacture of ventilators for the NHS. Ventilator Challenge UK, a consortium of significant UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, has come together to produce medical ventilators for the UK. This type of commercial expertise and other insights are brought together in the firm's COVID-19 resource hub for clients.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG's global Life Sciences team combines extensive sector expertise with full-service capability. Described as a "sterling commercial life sciences practice for complex licence, research and collaboration agreements" in Chambers UK 2020, the team is well-equipped to advise clients internationally. Clients range from global pharmaceutical companies and leading research and academic bodies, to small private companies and start-up businesses.</font></p> <p><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Contact:</font></strong></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Director of Strategy and Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">+7 495 775 4863</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" target="_blank" style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></font></a></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Full article is available at the following link:&nbsp;</font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/news/firm-news/2020/astrazeneca-and-university-of-oxford-collaboration/" target="_blank" style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style=""><font style="">ht</font><font color="#0000FF" style="">tps://gowlingwlg.com/en/news/firm-news/2020/astrazeneca-and-university-of-oxford-collaboration/&nbsp;</font></font></a></strong></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9051486 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9051486 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:00:00 GMT Upcoming Changes to Address Registration Procedure in Russia <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">On the basis of the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member –</font> <strong><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Intermark Relocation</font></a></strong><font color="#000000">, we would like inform you that on 8 June 2020 the President of Russia signed a law on amendments to the legislation regulating the address registration in Russia.&nbsp;</font></font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px;">The changes will take effect on&nbsp;<strong>7 September 2020.</strong></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Which law introduces the changes?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Federal law No. 182-FZ of 08.06.2020 "On amendments to the Federal law "On the migration registration of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation"</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">What are the changes?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>1.</strong>&nbsp;Foreign nationals who own a living premise in the territory of Russia may act as host parties for any other foreign nationals who actually dwell in this premise.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="" color="#000000"><em style=""><strong style="">Intermark:</strong></em></font><font color="#FFFFFF">&nbsp;</font></font><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The foreign nationals’ new entitlement to register other foreign nationals in their own living premises is indisputably a positive novelty because it will allow such landlords to register family members or guests regardless of their own immigration status and should make it easier for them to lease such premises to other foreign nationals.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>2.</strong>&nbsp;Aside from already existing means of submitting the address registration application (at migration office in person or via MFC or via post office) the new law introduces a new option to submit it in electronic form via Public Services Portal.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="" color="#000000"><em style=""><strong style="">Intermark:</strong></em></font><font color="#FFFFFF">&nbsp;</font></font><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Introduction of the electronic address registration option may simplify the registration process, though in practice this option may be implemented with delay and may be not applicable in certain situations. We will keep track of further clarifications received from the migration authorities.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>3.</strong>&nbsp;In case a foreign national’s host party owning a premise is a Russian national permanently residing outside Russia, a foreign national or a foreign organisation staying or located outside Russia then this foreign national is obliged to report their arrival to the migration office in person in order to perform their address registration. To this end, they will need to provide a notarised consent of the owner for their stay in the relevant premise. The form of consent is to be approved by the MIA of Russia.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><em style=""><strong style=""><font style="" color="#000000">Intermark:</font></strong></em><font color="#666666">&nbsp;</font></font><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Though the very possibility of performing the address registration in circumstances when the host party stays outside Russia is very topical, this new regulation provides only for in-person visits of foreign tenants to migration offices as a solution. In addition, it is unknown how the authorities will evaluate that a particular Russian landlord is “permanently residing outside Russia” – this depends, at least, on the landlord’s consent form that is yet to be approved.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>4.</strong>&nbsp;When registering upon arrival at a hotel or similar organisation (sanatorium, recreation centre etc.) foreign nationals will no longer be automatically de-registered from their previous place of stay provided that the latter was not another hotel or similar organisation.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><font style=""><em style=""><strong style="">Intermark:</strong></em></font>&nbsp;</font><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">This change may be deemed positive as long as it means that the host party is exempted from re-registering a foreign tenant upon their return to the previous place of stay after staying at a hotel. However, this will depend on how the migration authorities will construe this regulation in practice.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>5.</strong>&nbsp;The law provides that the residence registration for the holders of temporary or permanent residence permits, in addition to the option of visiting a migration office in person, is also available via Multifunctional centre or in electronic form.</font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><em style=""><strong style=""><font color="#000000">Intermark:</font></strong></em><font color="#FFFFFF">&nbsp;</font></font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">This change may simplify the process of residence registration both for the foreign resident and for the landlord.</font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Who is affected?</font></strong></font></p> <p style="line-height: 25px;" align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Foreign nationals as well as companies or individuals who provide them with premises for actual dwelling.</font></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9057937 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9057937 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 09 Jun 2020 07:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG named IP "Law Firm of the Year" in 2021 Best Lawyers™ in Russia <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span>Gowling WLG has been recognized for its outstanding IP strength by being named the Intellectual Property "Law Firm of the Year"in the 2021 edition of the</span> <em style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Best Lawyers™ in Russia</em><span>. In addition to the firm’s collective achievement, six Gowling WLG professionals earned a best-ever showing with a total of 13 rankings across multiple IP-related practice areas.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG is one of the world's most respected and trusted law firms when it comes to protecting and enforcing IP rights. Through the firm’s Moscow office, the experienced team of IP practitioners has worked seamlessly with a global clientele for over two decades to deliver strategic advice in all aspects of IP law throughout Russia and the CIS.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">This year,<em>Best Lawyers<sup>®</sup></em> has recognized the firm’s professionals in the six practice areas highlighted below – Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Litigation, Media Law and Telecommunications.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Among the professionals ranked, partner</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/vladislav-ugryumov/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Vladislav Ugryumov</font></a> <font color="#000000">has also been named "Lawyer of the Year" for Life Sciences. This significant accolade is reserved for those lawyers who received the highest overall peer feedback rating in their region and practice area.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The following Gowling WLG professionals have been recognized across six key practice areas in Russia:</font></p> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="RobotoLight"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Information Technology</font></strong></font></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="RobotoLight"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">Alexander Christophoroff</font></font></a> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="RobotoLight"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Intellectual Property</font></strong></font></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/maria-aronikova" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="RobotoLight"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">Maria Aronikova</font></font></a> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/david-aylen" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">David Aylen</font></a><br> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Alexander Christophoroff</font></a><font color="#3A3A3A" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><br></font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/marina-drel/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Marina Drel</font></a><font color="#3A3A3A" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><br></font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/vladislav-ugryumov/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Vladislav Ugryumov</font></a></font></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/Yulia-Yarnykh" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="RobotoLight"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">Yulia Yarnykh</font></font></a> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="RobotoLight"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Life Sciences</font></strong></font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/vladislav-ugryumov/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Vladislav Ugryumov</font></a><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font><font color="#0000FF">(Lawyer of the Year)</font></font></p> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="RobotoLight"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Litigation</font></strong></font></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/david-aylen" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="RobotoLight"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">David Aylen</font></font></a> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="RobotoLight"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">Alexander Christophoroff</font></font></a></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/marina-drel/" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="RobotoLight"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">Marina Drel</font></font></a> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="RobotoLight"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Media Law</font></strong></font></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/Yulia-Yarnykh" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="RobotoLight"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">Yulia Yarnykh</font></font></a> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="RobotoLight"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Telecommunications</font></strong></font></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="RobotoLight"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">Alexander Christophoroff</font></font></a> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><em><font>Best Lawyers<font style="font-size: 12px;">®</font></font></em>&nbsp;<font>is an international series of guides that publishes annual listings of the leading lawyers in over 70 countries. Recognition is based entirely on an extensive peer-review process, with lawyers rating the professional abilities of colleagues within their area of practice.</font></font></p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="https://www.bestlawyers.com/current-edition/Russia" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Click here</font></a><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">to view the complete list of&nbsp;<em>Best Lawyers in Russia</em>&nbsp;for 2021.</font></font> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: -16px; top: 627px;"> <div class="gtx-trans-icon"></div> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9024942 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/9024942 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 18 May 2020 09:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG Moscow Partners Named "IP Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><strong>MOSCOW,</strong>&nbsp;<strong><font>14 May</font><font>&nbsp;</font></strong><font>–</font><span>&nbsp;Gowling WLG Russia’s patent and trademark practitioners have been distinguished as "IP Stars" and ranked among the world’s leading intellectual property experts by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP).</span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Three partners from Moscow office have been nominated by MIP in more than one IP category: <strong>David Aylen</strong> and <strong>Alexander Christophoroff</strong> have been listed in both ‘Patents’ and ‘Trademarks’ categories and <strong>Vladislav Ugryumov</strong> appeared in ‘Patents’ category.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">This year's edition of "IP Stars" has ranked the firm and its lawyers highly across six of Gowling WLG's key jurisdictions: the UK, Canada, Russia, UAE, France and Germany, awarding 36 IP practitioners the prestigious “IP Star” nomination.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Considered one of the world's foremost IP rankings, MIP's "IP Stars" identifies the leading private practice IP practitioners globally who have been highly recommended by their peers, based on an extensive research process that covers 80 jurisdictions - including the key markets for IP protection, exploitation and enforcement. Released annually, the results are based on assessment of the strength of the firm's IP team, workload, outcomes achieved for clients and track record.</font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">About Gowling WLG Russia:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">For three decades, Gowling WLG has been a recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in Russia and the CIS region. Through the strength of our Moscow office, the firm continues to deliver strategic advice and tailored solutions in all aspects of IP law to a global clientele. We are a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading innovators and brand owners on the Fortune Global 500 list. Clients appreciate the superior quality of our services, strategic and practical approach, and responsiveness.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/services/intellectual-property/#russia" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></a></font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">About Gowling WLG’s IP Group:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="" color="#000000">With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG's global IP team has been winning cases for clients around the world for more than 125 years.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/services/intellectual-property/#global" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></a></font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Contact:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Director of Strategy and Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">+7 495 775 4863</font></p> <p align="justify" style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" target="_blank" style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></font></a></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8976762 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8976762 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 27 Apr 2020 16:45:00 GMT Joint statement of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in Canada and Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) on passing of Mr. Andrey Varichev, General Director of "Metalloinvest" LLC <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Canada and Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) express their sincere condolences to Ms. Irina Annenkova, her family, friends and colleagues on the untimely death of Mr. Andrey Varichev.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The name of Mr. Andrey Varichev is inextricably linked with the development of trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation between Russia and Canada.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The energy and indomitable will of Mr. Andrey Varichev were the drivers of the Russia-Canada Business Council in the difficult conditions of declining trust between the countries. His personal participation in the implementation of joint projects has allowed him to remain active in many areas of trade and economic relations between Russia and Canada.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">His personal role in the implementation of humanitarian projects in Canada with the participation of businesses, universities and a wide coverage of the Russian-speaking population of Canada is invaluable.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">This is a bereavement for all of us, we grieve with his family and friends.</font></p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><font><font>May his soul rest in peace, and may God bless his family.</font></font></font> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><br></font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Gilles Breton</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">National Chairman</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8936404 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8936404 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 27 Apr 2020 14:25:04 GMT Terms for withdrawing cash from Kazakh bank accounts have been changed for legal entities <p align="justify"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/dentons%20logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" align="left" width="257" height="50" style="margin: 20px 6px 0px 0px; border-color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">April 23, 2020</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On some measures to stabilize the economy” No.308 dated April 21, 2020, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (“</span><strong style="font-family: Arial;">NBRK</strong><span style="font-family: Arial;">”) set temporary limits on the amount of cash that legal entities are permitted to withdraw from their bank accounts in one calendar month. The cash withdrawal restrictions are effective from June 1, 2020, until December 31, 2020, and are applicable to the following business entities:</span></font></p> <table style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial;"> <thead> <tr> <th width="50%" style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial; background-color: rgb(110, 45, 145);"><font face="inherit" color="#FFFFFF">&nbsp;<strong>Business entity</strong></font></th> <th width="50%" style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial; background-color: rgb(110, 45, 145);"><font face="inherit" color="#FFFFFF"><strong>Cash withdrawal limit from bank accounts in one calendar month</strong></font></th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td data-th="&nbsp;Business entity" style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial;"><font color="#333333" face="inherit">Small enterprise</font></td> <td data-th="Cash withdrawal limit from bank accounts in one calendar month" style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial;"><font color="#333333" face="inherit">KZT 20 million</font></td> </tr> <tr> <td data-th="&nbsp;Business entity" style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial;"><span style=""><font color="#333333" face="inherit">Medium-sized enterprise&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</font></span></td> <td data-th="Cash withdrawal limit from bank accounts in one calendar month" style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial;"><span style=""><font color="#333333" face="inherit">KZT 120 million&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td data-th="&nbsp;Business entity" style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial;"><font color="#333333" face="inherit">a large enterprise&nbsp;</font></td> <td data-th="Cash withdrawal limit from bank accounts in one calendar month" style="border-width: 0px; border-color: initial;"><font color="#333333" face="inherit">KZT 150 million&nbsp;</font></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">It is allowed to exceed the set limits only if: (i) the client (i.e. a legal entity of one of the above-mentioned types of business entities) provides a rationale for withdrawing cash to the bank where the cash withdrawal is expected, and (ii) the bank further obtains approval from the State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance. The committee shall consider a request for cash withdrawal within three business days.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Restrictions on cash withdrawal do not apply to individuals (including individual entrepreneurs), micro-sized enterprises and other certain categories of legal entities.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">We are monitoring the situation and will keep you updated on any developments.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">*Article provided by Dentons, link to the original source can be found</font> <a href="https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/alerts/2020/april/23/terms-for-withdrawing-cash-from-kazakh-bank-accounts-have-been-changed-for-legal-entities" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">here&gt;&gt;</font></a></font></font></font><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8930759 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8930759 Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:00:00 GMT EY organizes a series of webinars <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Dear CERBA Members,</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">We would like to inform you that EY has kindly extended the invitation to the Members of our association to join the series of webinars organized by EY.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Please use the following link to view all topics and register for the webinars:</font> <a href="https://www.ey.com/ru_ru/webcasts" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://www.ey.com/ru_ru/webcasts</font></a></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8883396 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8883396 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 02 Apr 2020 07:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG in Moscow appoints Veronica Fridman as counsel <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">MOSCOW, April 2, 2020</font></strong>&nbsp;<font>–&nbsp;</font></font></span></font></font><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">We are pleased to announce that Veronica Fridman has joined the Moscow office of Gowling WLG.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Veronica_Fridman.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="191" height="191" style="margin: 0px 0px 0px 10px;" align="right">Veronica is an experienced Russian lawyer specializing in intellectual property law. She graduated from the State University for Humanities in 1992 with a B.A. in History and Archives and in 1999 she obtained her law degree from the Moscow State Law Academy. She qualified as a registered Russian Trademark Attorney in the same year. She subsequently obtained a Ph.D. in jurisprudence and she teaches International IP Law at the Higher School of Economics.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Veronica acquired extensive experience in her role as Head of Intellectual Property for Jones Day in its Moscow office. Prior to that, she also worked for another US law firm with offices in Moscow. Her in-house experience includes time with Nestle.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Veronica’s focus has been on soft IP and regulatory work in the pharmaceutical field.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">“Veronica is a terrific addition to our thriving IP practice in Russia” says David Aylen, Managing Partner of Gowling WLG in Russia. “We have a two-pronged platform that is focused both on helping foreign multinationals to navigate their way in Russia and on helping sophisticated Russian companies looking outwardly from Russia into other markets. Veronica fits that niche very nicely” added Aylen.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Veronica Fridman is Counsel at Gowling WLG Russia and may be reached as follows:</font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, sans-serif">e-mail:</font></font> <a href="mailto:veronica.fridman@gowlingwlg.com"><font color="#0000FF" face="Arial, sans-serif">veronica.fridman@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">tel.: +7 (495) 787 20 70</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Gowling WLG (International) Inc.</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">11 Gogolevsky Boulevard,</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Moscow, Russia</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">110109</font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">About Gowling WLG:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">For three decades, Gowling WLG has been a recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in Russia and the CIS region. Through the strength of our Moscow office, the firm continues to deliver strategic advice and tailored solutions in all aspects of IP law to a global clientele. We are a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading innovators and brand owners on the Fortune Global 500 list. Clients appreciate the superior quality of our services, strategic and practical approach, and responsiveness.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/services/intellectual-property/#russia" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Learn more</font></a></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8873802 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8873802 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:30:00 GMT COVID-19 Raises Cybersecurity Risks <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="margin: 0px 7px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font><strong><font>18 March</font></strong>&nbsp;<font>–&nbsp;</font></font></span></font>The global pandemic has forced millions of employees to work from home, all with relatively little training or preparation for those are unused to doing so. The current state of affairs heightens cybersecurity risks for businesses of all sizes. Below are some of the challenges and suggested measures to minimize these risks.</font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Data loss and privacy breaches</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Remote work increases the likelihood that:</font></p> <ul> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Devices with company data will be lost or stolen (e.g. laptops or devices left in cabs or public places; thumb drives misplaced)</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Employees will use computers or devices that are less protected than office-issued equipment, or that operate entirely outside the umbrella of the company's cybersecurity measures (e.g. firewalls; virus protection; login access controls)</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Employees will rely on unsecured wi-fi connections in public spaces (coffee shops, public libraries, etc.) that are more susceptible to attack than secure office connections</font></font> </div> </li> </ul> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">These factors increase the likelihood of loss of corporate data and of privacy breaches from the leaking of private information belonging to employees and customers.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Make sure your employees are aware of company policies governing device use and security. If you don't have such policies, now is a good time to consider putting them in place.</font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Heightened vulnerability to cyber attacks</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Cyber criminals and recreational hackers are turning people's curiosity and anxiety against them with attacks targeted to users seeking COVID-19 information (e.g. some hackers are sending phishing emails purporting to come from health or medical organizations, or even World Health Organization officials; others are posting malware-infested virus maps online to collect users' personal information).&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The proliferation of such attacks increases the likelihood that some will succeed.&nbsp; Remind employees of their information security training and the danger of clicking on unsolicited emails. If you haven't implemented mandatory regular information security training for employees, you should do so as soon as practicable.</font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Slackened financial controls</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">More executives working remotely means it may be harder to implement existing financial controls to prevent fraud (e.g. collection of signatures approving transactions is more difficult; in-person meetings or calls to verify that instructions sent via email aren't fake are more difficult when executives aren't in the office or easily reachable by phone). Companies should be monitoring transactions closely and ensuring that any approval workarounds still allow for proper authentication of instructions.</font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Looking ahead</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">This crisis will test the cybersecurity posture of Canadian businesses and for many the lessons will be harsh and expensive. If you discovery a cybersecurity breach, follow your incident response plan. If you have cyber insurance, contact your designated breach coach immediately. If you don't have cyber insurance, you should call your lawyers immediately and ask for a breach coach to co-ordinate your response and recovery efforts. Every hour and day counts in responding to a data breach.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">*Article provided by Gowling WLG, link to the original source:&nbsp;</font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/insights-resources/articles/2020/covid-19-raises-cybersecurity-risks/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">https://gowlingwlg.com/en/insights-resources/articles/2020/covid-19-raises-cybersecurity-risks/</font></a></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8843290 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8843290 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 19 Mar 2020 02:24:38 GMT COVID-19: TEMPORARY TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO THE CERBA MANDATE COUNTRIES <h3><font color="#3B6082" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 18px;">Temporary restriction of entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons to the Russian Federation</font></h3> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">To ensure national security, protect the health of the population and curb the spread of the coronavirus infection in line with Russian law and the provisions of the applicable international treaties, the Government of the Russian Federation made a decision to temporarily restrict the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons to the Russian Federation, starting midnight of March 18, 2020 local time until midnight of May 1, 2020 local time.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The entry restrictions would not apply to diplomatic mission and consular office staff in the Russian Federation, vehicle drivers on international roads, aircraft, ship and boat crews, international railway train crews, members of official delegations, and persons with diplomatic, service or ordinary private visas that were issued in connection with the death of a close relative, persons that permanently live in the Russian Federation or persons that go through air border crossing points.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The measures taken by the Russian Federation conform to the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, are caused by special circumstances and are only temporary.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;<a href="https://canada.mid.ru/en_US/web/canada-en/-/temporary-restriction-of-entry-of-foreign-citizens-and-stateless-persons-to-the-russian-federation?inheritRedirect=true&amp;redirect=%2Fen_US%2Fweb%2Fcanada-en" title="This external link will open in a new window"><font color="#0066CC">https://canada.mid.ru/en_US/web/canada-en/-/temporary-restriction-of-entry-of-foreign-citizens-and-stateless-persons-to-the-russian-federation?inheritRedirect=true&amp;redirect=%2Fen_US%2Fweb%2Fcanada-en</font></a></font></p> <p align="center"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font style="font-size: 18px;">*********</font><br></font></font></p> <p><font color="#3B6082" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Temporary travel restrictions imposed by the Government of the Republic of&nbsp; Kazakhstan:</strong></span></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Country entering restrictions:</font></p> <p><a href="https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=565782090723262&amp;id=357100411591432" title="This external link will open in a new window"><font><font color="#0066CC" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=565782090723262&amp;id=357100411591432</font></font></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.mfa.kz/en/content-view/-3580" title="This external link will open in a new window"><font><font color="#0066CC" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">http://www.mfa.kz/en/content-view/-3580</font></font></a></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">reduction of the number of international flights:</font></p> <p><a href="http://www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/miid/press/news/details/o-priostanovlenii-i-sokrashchenii-mezhdunarodnyh-aviareysov?lang=en" title="This external link will open in a new window"><font><font color="#0066CC" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">http://www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/miid/press/news/details/o-priostanovlenii-i-sokrashchenii-mezhdunarodnyh-aviareysov?lang=en</font></font></a></p> <p align="center"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">*********</font></p> <p><font color="#3B6082" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Temporary travel restrictions imposed by the Government of the Republic of&nbsp; Uzbekistan:</strong></span></font></p> <p><font color="#3B6082" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><span><a href="https://www.uzbekistan.org/news/view?id=318" title="This external link will open in a new window"><font color="#0066CC">https://www.uzbekistan.org/news/view?id=318</font></a><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font color="#000000">&nbsp;</font></span></span></font></p> <p align="center"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">*********</font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#3B6082" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 18px;"><strong>Temporary travel restrictions imposed by the Government of Mongolia:</strong></span></font></font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#3B6082" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span style=""><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mongolia-travel-advisory.html" target="_blank"><font color="#000000" face="Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mongolia-travel-advisory.html&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></a></span></span></font><br></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8841264 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8841264 Tatiana Domilovskaya Tue, 10 Mar 2020 06:00:00 GMT Double award win for Gowling WLG IP team <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="margin: 0px 7px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font><strong style=""><font style="">LONDON, 5 March</font></strong>&nbsp;<font style="">–</font> Gowling&nbsp;</font></span><span style="">WLG's international IP team has been recognised in several categories at the Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards ceremony for 2020 in London. Gowling WLG Russia office won the international industry award for Russia’s “Trade Mark Firm of the Year”, the UK office has been named the “Design Firm of the Year”.</span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The 2020 MIP EMEA award is the most recent among many international testaments to the Gowling WLG’s intellectual property (IP) strength and committed work for its clients. In January it earned the “Patent Firm of the Year- Russia” at the Global IP Awards by IAM/WTR, also in London.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">“All of us on the team in Moscow are absolutely honoured and delighted to be recognised as Russia’s Trade Mark Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property,” said David Aylen, managing partner of Gowling WLG in Russia. “It is a valued acknowledgement of our dedication and hard work providing the best intellectual property law services. We have an excellent record, and we continue to build on it and develop in our total commitment to Clients First.”</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) is one of the world's most notable IP publications.&nbsp;&nbsp; The MIP&nbsp; Global Awards, held in London, New York and Shanghai, are presented to firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market. On March 26, the MIP Americas Awards will be held in New York, where Gowling WLG Canadian IP practice is nominated for eight awards.</font></p> <p><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">About Gowling WLG’s IP Group</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#000000">With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG's global IP team has been winning cases for clients around the world for more than 125 years. With leading IP practices in Canada, the UK and Europe, Russia, China, the UAE and Singapore*, and a network of trusted agents worldwide, we help IP owners overcome complex obstacles and optimize new opportunities, wherever business takes them.</font>&nbsp;</font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/services/intellectual-property/" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line: underline; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: justify;"><font color="#0000FF" style="">Learn more</font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 12px;">*Gowling WLG offers services in Singapore through an exclusive relationship with JurisAsia LLC</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong style="">Contact:</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Director of Strategy and Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">+7 495 775 4863</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></p> </div> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8816463 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8816463 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 03 Mar 2020 18:30:00 GMT TORONTO | CERBA EURASIA MINING CONFERENCE 2020 <p align="center" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 24px;">CERBA Mining Conference 2020</font></strong> <strong><font style="font-size: 24px;">s</font></strong><strong><font style="font-size: 24px;">ets forth ideas for more Cooperation and Investments Across Eurasia</font></strong></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">On the 3rd of March 2020, more than 120 distinguished delegates assembled in Toronto to participate in the&nbsp;<strong>20th Anniversary CERBA Eurasia Mining Conference</strong>&nbsp;as a part of the&nbsp;<strong>Prospectors &amp; Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention 2020</strong>. The Conference brought together experts from business, purchasing, government, diplomatic, consulting, academic and non-profit backgrounds. The public sector was represented by the line-up of the foremost experts in geology, infrastructure development, ecology, and senior state officials from Canada, Russian Federation, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Private sector participants included top representatives of leading mining companies – Kinross Gold Corporation, Cameco, Seequent, B2Gold, GV-Gold, Macro-Advisory, RosGeolExpertisa, Metalloinvest, Kazakh Invest and others.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The 2020 CERBA Eurasia Mining Conference continued the dialogue on the major trends in the industry, as well as occurring macro shifts throughout member-states of the association that facilitate better economic exchange and greater investments. The program included sessions focusing on the first-hand analysis of the latest development in geology and mining, evolving legal and regulatory frameworks, denationalization programs, protection of property rights, deepening international cooperation and potential investment opportunities. Fruitful discussions and diverse cohorts of speakers shaped a better understanding of significant reforms taking place across Eurasian nations that transform existing long-term patterns by implementing the best global practices, enhance openness to international exchange and investments, reveal diversity and volumes of natural resources.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">CERBA Eurasia Mining Conference 2020 started with welcome remarks from distinguished speakers, including&nbsp;<strong>H.E.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Alexander Darchiev</strong>, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Canada;&nbsp;<strong>H.E.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Ariunbold Yadmaa</strong>, Ambassador of Mongolia to Canada;&nbsp;<strong>H.E.</strong>&nbsp;<strong>Nicholas Brousseau</strong>, Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan; <strong>Mr.&nbsp;</strong><strong>Stephane Jobin</strong>, Deputy Ambassador of Canada to Russian Federation, Republic of Uzbekistan and Armenia; <strong>Mr.&nbsp;</strong><strong>Evgeny Russak</strong>, Charge d’Affairs, Minister-Counsellor of the Republic of Belarus to Canada and <strong>Mr.&nbsp;</strong><strong>Murat Rustemov</strong>, Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Both sessions were moderated by&nbsp;<strong>Mr. Lou Naumovski</strong>, Non-Executive Director of Trans-Siberian Gold and Amur Minerals Corporation and Senior Advisor to Seequent LLC.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The first session of the Conference featured five speakers.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Mr.</font></strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;<strong>Ruslan Baimishev</strong>, Vise-Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, talked about current state subsoil use regulations and the latest mining code updates. Mr. Baimishev had also presented the adoption of western practices, including the mining laws of Western Australia and country’s registration under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), both of which give confidence to potential investors.</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Mr. Alexey Rudnev</font></strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">, Head of Geology Department in Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation and ROSNEDRA, raised a topic on development prospects of subsoil use in the Russian Federation, as well as the positive tendency in subsoil license obtention based on the newly introduced declarative principle.</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Mr.</font></strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;<strong>Azam Kadirhodjaev</strong>, Deputy Chairman of GosComGeology in the Republic of Uzbekistan, discussed the maintenance of a favourable investment climate in the mining sector and opportunities for project development for foreign companies.&nbsp;</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Mr. J.P. Natkin</font></strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">, Partner of Macro-Advisory LTD, gave a macro-economic and politics update in the Eurasian region.</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">And last but not least, <strong>Ms.&nbsp;</strong><strong>Dilyara Tektigulova</strong>, Project Director of Kazakh Invest JSC, talked about prospects and investment opportunities in the mining and metallurgical industry of Kazakhstan.</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The second session was opened by&nbsp;<strong>Mr. Claude Schimper</strong>, Senior Vice-President of Russia Operations at Kinross Gold Corporation, presenting Kinross Gold’s investor experience in Russia. Mr. Schimper spoke about the latest developments in the “Kupol-Dvoinoye” project and the newly introduced “Chulbatkan” exploration program.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Mr. Vladislav Barshinov</font></strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">, CEO of GV-Gold, talked about operational efficiency improvement and processes improvement on the example of “Ugahan” GOK.&nbsp;</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Mr. Sean Quinn</font></strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">, Senior Vice-President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Cameco took a look at the strong partnership that was developed between Cameco and Kazatomprom since 1992 on an example of the “Inkai” Uranium deposit in Kazakhstan.&nbsp;</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Ms. Inna Shalovenkova</font></strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">, Country Manager of Russia and CIS at Seequent LLC, raised a topic of digitalization of hard rock mineral and metals exploration and its influence on the wealth of economies from mining.</font></font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The official part of the Conference was followed by a 2-hour Cocktail Reception that gave participants a chance to network with industry leaders and further discuss goals and opportunities in the mining sector. Attendees strengthened old connections and found new ones.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><strong style=""><font style="font-size: 16px;">Mr. Gilles Breton,</font></strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;National Chairman of the Board of CERBA, said: “This year’s Conference underlined the deepening interest across North America in learning about major mining trends throughout Eurasia and exploring investment opportunities. I am confident that consistent improvements in institutional frameworks and evolving patterns of international cooperation will only continue to enhance attention to our events and ways of bringing together key representatives of the industry.”</font></font></p> <p align="center" style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/MILK-60.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="250" height="167">&nbsp; &nbsp;<img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/MILK-58.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="249" height="166"></font></font></p> <p align="center"><span style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/rudnev2020y.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="178" height="267"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;">..</font></font></font></font></span><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/WhatsApp%20Image%202020-03-09%20at%2011.21.59%20(1).jpeg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="174" height="267"><span style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;">..</font></font></font></font></span><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/MILK-44.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="161" height="265"></p> <p align="center"><span style="background-color: transparent;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#0E101A" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#0E101A"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/DSC_1071.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="443" height="295"><br></font></font></font></font></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span style="background-color: transparent;"><font><font style=""><font color="#000000">For&nbsp;</font><font style=""><font style=""><font style=""><font color="#000000">more information, please visit&nbsp;</font><a href="http://www.cerbamining.com/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">www.cerbamining.com</font></a></font></font></font></font></font></span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 17px;"><font><font><font style="" times="" new=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Conference Brochure can be found</font> <a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Mining%20Conference%202020/CERBA%20MINING%20CONFERENCE%202020.pdf" target="_blank" style=""><strong style=""><font color="#0000FF">here&gt;&gt;</font></strong></a></font></font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 17px;"><font><font><font style="" times="" new=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Please, review the Session Presentations&nbsp;</font><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tvgazazojcw26d3/AAA81ROryaQ1wKJbV3IMvtY1a?dl=0" target="_blank" style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF"><strong style="">here&gt;&gt;</strong></font></a></font></font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 17px;"><font><font><font style="" times="" new=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">All the Conference Photography can be found&nbsp;</font><strong style=""><a href="https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JNx4SjuF3gyQYKmaUf2QO9I6PZj5_Ruj" target="_blank" style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">here&gt;&gt;</font></a></strong></font></font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 17px;"><font><font><font style="" times="" new=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Conference Post-Release can be found&nbsp;</font><strong style=""><a href="https://cerbanet.org/News/4924018" target="_blank" style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">here &gt;&gt;</font></a></strong></font></font></font></font></p> <p style="line-height: 17px;"><font><font><font style="" times="" new=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Video Streaming can be found&nbsp;</font><strong style=""><strong style=""><a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_xTxamDYpZcltMY7Vlbi3aoLvvEJ9nx-" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF"><font style="">here &gt;&gt;</font>&nbsp;</font></a></strong></strong></font></font></font></font></p> <p align="left" style="background-color: transparent; line-height: 14px;"><font color="#000000" face="Tahoma"><br></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/4924018 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/4924018 Thu, 30 Jan 2020 09:10:00 GMT Gowling WLG wins Russia - Patent Firm of the Year and Canada - Trademark Firm of the Year at 2020 Global IP Awards <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="margin: 0px 7px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><span><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">LONDON - Gowling WLG offices have been named the Russian “Patent Firm of the Year” and the Canadian “Trademark Firm of the Year” at the Global IP Awards held in London on 29 January. Now in their second year, the Global IP Awards recognize the world's leading Intellectual Property (IP) law firms, based on IAM's and WTR's reporting and analysis of notable IP achievements in litigation, prosecution, and transactional work over the past year.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">Gowling WLG partners Shelagh Carnegie and Vladislav Ugryumov attended the ceremony in London to accept the awards.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">The 2020 Global IP Award is the latest in recent international recognition of the Moscow office of Gowling WLG’s IP strength and committed work for its clients. In 2019, it won the Global IP Award for Russia’s “IP Firm of the Year,” and was cited as a leading firm in IP in Russia by Chambers Global 2019, MIP IP Stars 2019, Legal 500 EMEA 2019, and Who’s Who Legal 2019 Trademarks and Patents.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">“On behalf of the whole team in Moscow, I can say that we are all delighted and honoured to be taking home a Global IP Award for a second year in a row,” said David Aylen, managing partner of Gowling WLG in Russia and the CIS. “It demonstrates our energetic dedication to building our intellectual property law services in Russia and our complete commitment to our clients in providing them with the very best of these services.”</font></p> <p style=""><strong style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">About&nbsp;Gowling WLG’s&nbsp;IP Group</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000">Gowling WLG is&nbsp;a full-service firm comprising 1400 professionals with strength across all areas of business law and litigation. With leading IP practices in Canada, the UK and Europe, Russia, China, the UAE and Singapore and a network of trusted agents worldwide,&nbsp;we help IP&nbsp;owners overcome complex obstacles and optimize new opportunities – wherever business takes them.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/services/intellectual-property/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></a></font></font></p> <p><br></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Contact:</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">Director of Strategy and Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">+7 495 775 4863</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 15px;">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8702106 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8702106 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 23 Jan 2020 17:00:00 GMT AIFC organized a ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPAT CENTRE in Kazakhstan <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><font>Headquartered in the city of Nur-Sultan the AIFC is gradually becoming a financial hub on this untapped and financial service-wise pristine territory between Frankfurt and Tokyo. From year to year, more and more foreign nationals chose Nur-Sultan as their temporary and permanent destination, be it for</font> <font>investment,</font> <font>work</font><font>,</font> <font>educational, or tourism purposes.&nbsp;</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Today Nur-Sultan is inevitably becoming a nascent cosmopolitan, vibrant community, where people of all races and colours, professions and walks of life come together.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The ever-growing spate of foreign nationals to the Nur-Sultan locality engendered the timely and in no way superfluous decision to establish a one-of-a-kind and unique to the regions of West and Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU, the Middle East, West China and Mongolia – the one and only Expat Centre.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The AIFC Expat Centre is a specialised multifunctional institution, designated to foster the expedite integration of the foreign nationals into Kazakhstan society on a one-stop-shop basis.&nbsp; It provides foreign nationals with access to an ample variety of government and socially oriented soft-landing services in English.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">The AIFC Expat Centre has all the primary need one might have, covered in a single place.&nbsp; Here the foreign national may access more than 500 government services with no hassle and delinquencies.&nbsp; All inquiries pertaining to Kazakh visa and registration issues can be settled in the AIFC Expat Centre in no time by courtesy of the government support and presence of all state decision-making officials on site. Along with all these services, the Centre provides the foreign nationals with the access to vehicle registration and obtaining the national driver’s license, as well as tax and revenue related service on site. If it so happens that the foreign national is struggling with becoming an investor in Kazakhstan, the full-fledge support and assistance by the the Investor Service Centre are available at the Centre. This all came possible due to the systemic support of the National and local governments.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">Moreover, should a foreign national require an assistance in finding an accommodation, an educational facility for toddlers (English language based schools, daycares and nursery centres), or a hospital, the AIFC Expat Centre will gather up all the necessary information and make all the arrangements on the client’s behalf in the shortest time frames possible.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000"><font>To</font><font>achieve the AIFC goals and create a comfortable environment for investors, a unique preferential visa regime was introduced.</font> <font>Therefore</font><font>, no work permit is required to attract foreign employees for the AIFC Participants. The AIFC foreign employees and their family members, may obtain working and dependent visas for a period of up to 5 years. In applying for visa and migration services, the simplified procedures are provided for the AIFC Participants.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">AIFC is currently working on another great solution for investors, which is the residency by investment program. The program suggests that an investor has an opportunity of receiving an investor visa valid for up to 5 years in exchange for the investments in securities and investment funds listed on AIX and companies created in accordance with AIFC law.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">In addition to the abovementioned, the investor has an opportunity of receiving tax residence status in Kazakhstan if he spends not less than 90 days in Kazakhstan and delivers the payment to the state budget. The investors that participate in AIFC residency by investment program and become Kazakhstan tax residents will be exempt from the payment of IIT on foreign income.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000">It is expected that the residency by investment program will be valid by the third quarter of 2020.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8662101 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8662101 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:40:00 GMT Gowling WLG announces Yulia Yarnykh a partner of Moscow office <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="margin: 0px 7px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG is pleased to announce that it has appointed Yulia Yarnykh as partner as of January&nbsp;1, 2020.</font></p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Yarnykh.Yulia.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="170" height="170" align="right"> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Yulia has been with the firm for nine years, serving as counsel for the past year.She advises international clients on a wide range of IP issues, including enforcement of intellectual property rights, unfair competition, and regulatory and commercial IP. Her practice’s focus on IP and corporate and commercial law ensure that she is consistently an invaluable resource for clients relying on her rich background in compliance and regulatory matters in media, e-commerce, data protection, competition, advertising and pharmaceuticals. International and local companies seek her expertise in conducting anti-piracy campaigns against counterfeiters and parallel importers, and in structuring their franchise and distribution networks in many of the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, including Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. She is also actively engaged in other IP transactional work.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">“It has been a pleasure working with Yulia these past years, and I’m delighted by her appointment as partner” says David Aylen, managing partner of Gowling WLG’s Moscow office. “We operate in crucial markets for our clients. Russia and the many surrounding countries in the region require careful planning and in-depth knowledge of their legal systems. Yulia’s move to partner is perfectly in line with our continuing strategy to build our widely acknowledged intellectual property law services across Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. And Yulia has been a vital force in driving our client-oriented philosophy. Her energy, expertise, knowledge, and determination are a great asset to both our local and global operations.”&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">“Over the years, I have watched as our office has developed,” Yulia says. “It really brings me joy. It is such a great team of young, energetic, client-oriented professionals who know how to work with international clients and to understand their expectations. And there is the special bond with our clients. With the clients that I have been serving for many years, there is a very high level of respect and trust. I look forward to that respect and trust growing in the future.”</font></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;">________________________________________</font></span></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">ABOUT GOWLING WLG:</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Gowling WLG is a global law firm with over 1,400 legal professionals and a range of dedicated support teams across 18 cities in Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm provides world-class legal expertise and multi-jurisdictional support in key global sectors. It is also home to one of the world's premier full-service intellectual property practices.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">ABOUT GOWLING WLG RUSSIA/CIS:</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">For nearly three decades, Gowling WLG has been a recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in Russia and the CIS region. Through the strength of our Moscow office, the firm continues to deliver strategic advice and tailored solutions in all aspects of IP law to a global clientele.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">We are a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading innovators and brand owners on the Fortune Global 500 list. Clients appreciate the superior quality of our services, strategic and practical approach, and responsiveness.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/offices/russia/moscow/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Contact:</strong></font></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Madina Assylbekova</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Director of Strategy and Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">+7 495 775 4863</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8590835 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8590835 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 06 Jan 2020 06:00:00 GMT Central Asia: Is Now The Time To Invest In Kazakhstan? <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><em><font>©&nbsp;</font><span>Article by Forbes Contributor –&nbsp;Rainer Michael Preiss</span></em></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Global investors tend to group Kazakhstan along with Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), but its market fundamentals are markedly different and they appear to offer some interesting investment opportunities going into 2020.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 16px;">First and foremost, the government has been pursuing a privatization program that aims to raise $7 billion by selling stakes in around 900 companies. The world’s largest landlocked country is taking a page from the playbook of Margaret Thatcher, the U.K.’s former prime minister, who saw privatization as “fundamental to improving Britain’s economic performance”</font><font style="font-size: 16px;">.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Meanwhile, the countries of Central Asia are in talks to create something along the same lines as ASEAN, the Nordic Council, the Visegrád Group for Central European states or Mercosur for South America. On November 29, Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev joined with the leaders of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Kyrgyz Republic to declare that they would work toward joint development and cooperation in areas that range from economic trade and investment to infrastructure, tourism, science and culture. Positive developments like these are winning plaudits.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan jumped eight positions to reach No. 28 in the World Bank Group's Doing Business 2019 report that ranks the world's top economies for their ease of doing business. Kazakhstan’s ranking places it ahead of No. 30 Spain, No. 46 China and No. 77 India.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">And Kazakhstan isn’t alone. Neighboring Uzbekistan, which is ranked No. 76 in the same rankings and&nbsp;has recently opened up for foreign investment, looks set to spur a “healthy rivalry” in Central Asia that will potentially boost the economy of Kazakhstan, according to the International Monetary Fund. The competition will make both countries policymakers work harder to further improve transparency, their policy frameworks and business environment.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The recently held Almaty Investment Forum aimed to firmly position Almaty and Kazakhstan as the center of Central Asia’s economic development. Kazakhstan's policymaker hope to make the country’s largest city, Almaty, into a significant transport, logistics and tourism hub on the new Silk Road. This year’s forum saw 31 agreements worth $2.3 billion signed between various government agencies and the business community in late November.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan also plans to offer investment residency status to foreigners investing at least $60,000 into equities at the Astana International Financial Center’s stock exchange, the center's governor, Kairat Kelimbetov told Bloomberg News recently. Investors will be guaranteed a five-year multi-entry visa. The measure, aimed at nationals from the former Soviet Union republics and Middle East, is expected to raise KZT100b (over $250 million) within the five years of the start of the program.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan’s real interest rates are expected to remain relatively attractive in the near term with the National Bank of Kazakhstan’s base rate at 9.25%, and an expected slowdown in inflation to the mid-range of the 4% to 6% target corridor throughout 2020.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan is certainly a value investment at the moment. KASE (Kazakhstan Stock Exchange) trades at a price-earnings ratio of 6.44, a dividend yield of 3.73% and a Price-to-book of 0.9. In comparison, the MSCI World Equities Index trades at a P/E ratio of 20.04 and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index trades at P/E ratio of 14.67.</font></p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong style=""><font color="#000000" style="">Full article is available at the following link:</font> <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/rainermichaelpreiss/2020/12/30/central-asia-is-now-the-time-to-invest-in-kazakhstan/#7b76e20969d5" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF" style="">https://www.forbes.com/sites/rainermichaelpreiss/2020/12/30/central-asia-is-now-the-time-to-invest-in-kazakhstan/#7b76e20969d5</font></a></strong></font> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><br></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8661870 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8661870 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 01 Nov 2019 16:00:00 GMT FTL Advisers Ltd got included in IFLR1000 and World Tax ratings <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/FTL_Advisers_logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="182" height="93" align="left" style="margin: 0px 12px 0px 0px;"><font color="#000000">CERBA Corporate member FTL Advisers Ltd, a law firm specializing on business support services for private and corporate clients, got included in IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review), the only international rating of the best law firms specializing in the field of financial and corporate law. FTL Advisors is present in 2 categories of the rating: Banking (Banking and financial law), as well as Restructuring and Insolvency (Restructuring and Bankruptcy). The results have already been published on the rating website.</font></font><a href="https://www.iflr1000.com/Firm/FTL-Advisers-Russia/Profile/34308#rankings" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://www.iflr1000.com/Firm/FTL-Advisers-Russia/Profile/34308#rankings</font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">This year, FTL advisors Ltd. also for the first time was included by the World Tax rating in the General Corporate Tax category.</font> <a href="https://www.itrworldtax.com/Firm/FTL-Advisers-Russia/Profile/4014#rankings" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://www.itrworldtax.com/Firm/FTL-Advisers-Russia/Profile/4014#rankings</font></a></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">FTL Advisers corporate website:</font> <a href="https://ftl-advisers.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://ftl-advisers.ru/</font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8103176 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8103176 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:00:00 GMT Cargo transportation through Russia will be cheaper <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">From 2020, the VAT rate for the transit of empty containers and wagons through the territory of the Russian Federation from a foreign country that is not a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will be reduced from 20% to 0%.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">It is expected that the reduction of the rate will lead to an increase in the income of freight forwarding companies and will create more favorable conditions for foreign shippers.</font></p> <p align="left"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000" style="text-align: -webkit-left;">Please find more information at:&nbsp;</font><a href="https://schneider-group.com/en/news/cargo-transportation-through-russia-will-be-cheaper/" target="_blank" style="text-align: -webkit-left;"><font color="#0000FF">https://schneider-group.com/en/news/cargo-transportation-through-russia-will-be-cheaper/</font></a><br></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">© SCHNEIDER GROUP</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8080088 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8080088 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:00:00 GMT Kazakhstan: Visa Free Program Expanded to 12 More Countries <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <font color="#000000"><br></font> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Please be informed of the amendments to the list of countries whose nationals may arrive in Kazakhstan for up to 30 days without a visa. The change took effect on 30 September 2019.</font></p> <p><strong><font color="#F76E00" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Which law introduces the changes?</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 693 dated 18 September 2019</font></p> <p><strong><font color="#F76E00" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">What are the changes?</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The list of 45 visa-exempted countries has been supplemented with Bahrain, Vatican, Colombia, Indonesia, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Oman, Qatar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Viet Nam.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The full list now includes 57 countries:</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="156" valign="top" style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-width: 1px;"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="156" valign="top" style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-width: 1px;"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Australia<br> - Austria<br> - Bahrain<br> - Belgium<br> - Bulgaria<br> - Canada<br> - Chile<br> - Colombia<br> - Croatia<br> - Cyprus<br> - Czech Rep.<br> - Denmark</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Estonia<br> - Finland<br> - France</font></p> </td> <td width="156" valign="top" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Germany</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Greece<br> - Hungary</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Iceland<br> - Indonesia<br> - Ireland<br> - Israel<br> - Italy<br> - Japan</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Kuwait<br> - Latvia<br> - Liechtenstein<br> - Lithuania<br> - Luxembourg<br> - Malaysia</font></p> </td> <td width="156" valign="top" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Malta<br> - Mexico<br> - Monaco<br> - Netherlands<br> - New Zealand<br> - Norway</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Oman<br> - Philippines<br> - Poland<br> - Portugal<br> - Qatar<br> - Romania<br> - Saudi Arabia<br> - Singapore<br> - Slovakia</font></p> </td> <td width="156" valign="top" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">- Slovenia<br> - South Korea<br> - Spain</font></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><font>- Sweden<br> - Switzerland<br> - Thailand<br> - Turkey<br> - UAE<br> - UK<br> - USA<br> - Vatican<br> - Vietn</font>am</font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="156" valign="top" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="650"> <p><strong><font color="#F76E00" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Who is affected?</font></strong></p> <p><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Nationals of countries included in the list who visit Kazakhstan for short-term purposes (business, tourist or private).</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, sans-serif">Best regards,</font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif">INTERMARK IMMIGRATION TEAM</font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif">Tel.: +7 495 502 95 53</font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font> <font face="Arial, sans-serif">e-mail:</font></font> <a href="mailto:immigrations@intermarkrelocation.ru"><font color="#3D3A49" face="Arial, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#6C7532" face="Arial, sans-serif">immigrations@intermarkrelocation.ru</font></strong></font></a></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8069277 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/8069277 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 02 Oct 2019 13:18:40 GMT Atyrau HUB announced the "Energy Challenge" competition with $10,000 prize fund <p><span style=""><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><a href="http://atyrauhub.kz/en/index.php" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/News/IMG_3248.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="166" height="90"></a>"</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style=""><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif">Atyrau Hub announced "Energy Challenge" competition based on the accelerator principles to solve a number of current local problems in energy sphere.</font></span><br></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style=""><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Atyrau Energy Challenge is a marathon of programmers, developers, webmasters, stimulating the emergence and development of new ideas that contribute to the facilitation of operational processes in the oil and gas industry.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><strong><span>Participants</span></strong></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Participants are allowed to participate in the "Atyrau Energy Challenge" both personally and as a team.</font></p> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Individual over 16 years of age<br></font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Experience more than 6 months in the oil and gas industry</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Willingness to work in a team formed by the Organizer</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Team not more than 4 people</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Possible team roles: backend developer, frontend developer, fullstack developer, UI / UX designer, data analyst, product Manager, and business analyst</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Mandatory availability of competencies in backend-and frontend-development to create software product</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">The team can be supplemented by the Organizer with the necessary competencies for request</font></li> </ul><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">The application deadline is till November 1, 2019. To learn more about the competition and accelerator program visit the official</font> <a href="http://atyrauhub.kz/en/index.php" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF"><strong>Marathon page &gt;&gt;</strong></font></a></font> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><br></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7914062 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7914062 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 01 Oct 2019 18:37:36 GMT Canada Adopts New Export Controls and Brokering Requirements <p><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/McCarthy.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="145" height="53"></a></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#191F21" face="foundry_context_regularRg, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Ground-breaking changes are now in force impacting Canadian export controls and certain activities abroad regarding export controlled goods and technology.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#191F21" face="foundry_context_regularRg, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Earlier this month Canada became a State Party to the United Nations&nbsp;<em><font face="inherit">Arms Trade Treaty&nbsp;</font></em>(<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">ATT</font></strong>), a treaty establishing standards for international trade in a broad range of conventional arms that currently counts more than 100 State Parties. To meet its ATT obligations Canada amended the&nbsp;<em><font face="inherit">Export and Import Permits Act</font></em>&nbsp;(<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">EIPA</font></strong>) and adopted a package of brokering regulations, namely, the Brokering Control List, Brokering Permit Regulations, Regulations Specifying Activities that Do Not Constitute Brokering, General Brokering Permit No 1, and General Export Permit No 47 (<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">ATT Package</font></strong>). This ATT Package came into force on September 1, 2019. Please see our previous publication on the brokering controls and new standards for export and brokering permits&nbsp;<a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-prepares-implement-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements"><font color="#FF5029" face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">here</font></a>.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#191F21" face="foundry_context_regularRg, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">The newly-established legislative scheme imposes controls over brokering activities. This is a significant development for Canadian industry as this is the first time such controls have been introduced in Canada. Therefore, anyone involved in international trade in defence goods or technology should review the ATT Package thoroughly, and assess the implications for their business activities.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank" style=""><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">- How Did We Get Here?</font></a></strong></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank"><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">-&nbsp;Extraterritorial Application</font></a></strong></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank"><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">-&nbsp;<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Definition of Brokering</font></strong></font></a></strong></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank"><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">-&nbsp;<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Items That Fall Under the Brokering Controls</font></strong></font></a></strong></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank"><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">-&nbsp;<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">The New Substantial Risk Test</font></strong></font></a></strong></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank"><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">-&nbsp;<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Assessing Substantial Risk</font></strong></font></a></strong></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank"><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">-&nbsp;<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Mitigating Factors</font></strong></font></a></strong></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank"><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">-&nbsp;<strong><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Export to the United States</font></strong></font></a></strong></p> <p align="justify"><strong><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/blogs/terms-trade/canada-adopts-new-export-controls-and-brokering-requirements?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=canada%20adopts%20new%20export%20controls%20and%20brokering%20requirements" target="_blank" style=""><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"><font color="#0000FF">-&nbsp;<strong style=""><font face="foundry_context_boldbold, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif" style="">Implementation</font></strong></font></font></a></strong></p> <p>________</p> <p>(c) by&nbsp; <font face="inherit" color="#191F21"><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/people/john-boscariol"><font face="inherit">John</font>&nbsp;<font face="inherit">W. Boscariol</font></a>,&nbsp;<font face="inherit" color="#191F21"><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/people/carmen-francis"><font face="inherit">Carmen</font>&nbsp;<font face="inherit">Francis</font></a>,&nbsp;<font face="inherit" color="#191F21"><a href="https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/people/oksana-migitko"><font face="inherit">Oksana</font>&nbsp;<font face="inherit">Migitko</font></a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;</font></font></font>McCarthy Tetrault</p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7913005 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7913005 Vera Dedyulya Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:35:41 GMT EBRD and SECO help improve water services in Tajikistan <p align="justify"><a href="https://www.azernews.az/news.php?news_id=155947&amp;cat=region" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/Screen%20Shot%202019-09-09%20at%209.58.12%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="155" height="87"></a><br></p> <p align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" face="Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Over 180,000 citizens of Khujand, the second-largest city in Tajikistan, will have regular access to safe drinking water and improved wastewater services thanks to a joint investment of $8.85 million by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO),&nbsp;</font></span><a href="https://en.trend.az/"><font color="#0275A5" face="inherit">Trend&nbsp;</font></a><span><font color="#000000" face="Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">reports with reference to EBRD.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Through their contributions, the two institutions have financed a wastewater treatment plant that was launched on September 13 at a ceremony attended by Mayor of Khujand Maruf Muhammadzoda and representatives of SECO and the EBRD. Specialised equipment for wastewater treatment management was handed over to the Khujand Water Company.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">The rehabilitation program at the Khujand wastewater treatment plant began in late 2018 and addressed the key issues of modernisation and rehabilitation. It also included the replacement of sewerage collectors and pipes, the rehabilitation of the water supply network, the installation of specialised meters and other essential improvements.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">The newly rehabilitated plant will help the Khujand Water Company significantly improve the quality of water discharged to the Syr-Darya River, which will have a positive impact on the local and regional environment.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">The investment was supported by grants from the EBRD and SECO, collectively worth $1.4 million.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Since 2004, Switzerland has committed over $90 million to water, wastewater and solid waste projects across Tajikistan. Over this period, more than half a million people gained access to affordable and safe drinking water in the rural and urban areas of the country.</font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7909359 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7909359 Vera Dedyulya Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:31:47 GMT Uzbekistan introduces special visa for foreign investors <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="221" height="105"></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif">A special visa for foreign investors - the Investment visa - is being introduced in&nbsp;Uzbekistan, a Podrobno.uz correspondent reports.</font></span><br></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">This is stipulated by a presidential decree (No UP-5833, dated 19 September 2019), which made an amendment to the list of new additional (non-electronic) types of entry visas for certain groups of foreigners, who visit&nbsp;Uzbekistan.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">In line with the approved amendment, the Investment visa will be added to the list of the existing Vatandosh, Student visa, Academic visa, Medical visa and Pilgrim visa.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">The investment visa will be issued for foreigners and entities without citizenship, who have invested in the Uzbek economy no less than 8,500 times the basic calculation value [The basic calculation value is equal to 223,000 soms or about 23 dollars]. This visa will be issue for the period of three years.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">____</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">(c)&nbsp;</font></span></font><strong><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><a href="https://podrobno.uz/cat/economic/v-uzbekistane-dlya-inostrannykh-investorov-vveli/" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Podrobno.uz</font></a></span></font></strong><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif">&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7905863 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7905863 Vera Dedyulya Fri, 27 Sep 2019 16:26:18 GMT Uzbekistan says three upstream gas deals close to signing <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="177" height="84"><br></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif">Uzbekistan plans to sign at least three deals with large foreign energy companies this year and five more next year as it aims to boost its natural gas output, chief executive of state energy firm Uzbekneftegaz said on Friday.</font></span><br></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">The list of potential partners in exploration and development agreements includes BP (</font></span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001bLB8XFWdjNQ9mpTUiYpms3BS9fSDC-H1m7E7EhfrMkBaTjU0LpqVHaNQ5eASB-35JJOeaKwsroYzKU6BbocNmnAlnW4YGDBYf8z1pgCvEmsW87O_50DgJzS6jQ2Z94RzKChSjnuqZMTeVUQ2PebXMmTb9PYUr0xttHID6S-ZVyiD_RGxj5mJ9IS7V1CnzLAt&amp;c=zJeQmDYof0jboreazC-yNSP6rghSvo3Izk5hsxo1nZGAQzK-z8OO3g==&amp;ch=gdBKbD_JEfyb-w4u3VyZzyM6v0e76VEnom7gzRqmB4vO24J0TmyDaw==" title="This external link will open in a new window"><u><font color="#800080"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">BP.L</font></span></font></u></a><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">), Total (</font></span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001bLB8XFWdjNQ9mpTUiYpms3BS9fSDC-H1m7E7EhfrMkBaTjU0LpqVHaNQ5eASB-35hsB7V-rJGCye-_Qc7yxikjB4K7jv-6GJjpKu3oR2-gujmLA3YixoTuHuRLS_-gjmpdl57EVoPtHrFA_xpwn62EukmJ20INZBOCU3rlK1WhhqzLAzVjRfjQ3DYY00nTXwMJ6F9kmy_1I=&amp;c=zJeQmDYof0jboreazC-yNSP6rghSvo3Izk5hsxo1nZGAQzK-z8OO3g==&amp;ch=gdBKbD_JEfyb-w4u3VyZzyM6v0e76VEnom7gzRqmB4vO24J0TmyDaw==" title="This external link will open in a new window"><u><font color="#800080"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">TOTF.PA</font></span></font></u></a><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">), Azerbaijan's SOCAR, Russia's Rosneft (</font></span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001bLB8XFWdjNQ9mpTUiYpms3BS9fSDC-H1m7E7EhfrMkBaTjU0LpqVHaNQ5eASB-35sHvv2-mJmwl3xanSui9xImjVncJry6M0SKXF96uR5iM6n0qE0GMT0Fso4Z7tCLqBR4IsO6reOe1JGJ5bjFBzhoUK6_i_dT3fqi8oCSzi8kqjTrBhDxQOvllKODKBQ-MwkvD4ti7sAvU=&amp;c=zJeQmDYof0jboreazC-yNSP6rghSvo3Izk5hsxo1nZGAQzK-z8OO3g==&amp;ch=gdBKbD_JEfyb-w4u3VyZzyM6v0e76VEnom7gzRqmB4vO24J0TmyDaw==" title="This external link will open in a new window"><u><font color="#800080"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">ROSN.MM</font></span></font></u></a><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">) and Novatek (</font></span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001bLB8XFWdjNQ9mpTUiYpms3BS9fSDC-H1m7E7EhfrMkBaTjU0LpqVHaNQ5eASB-35tlNEjLSd3rG_g-jLmdk1zgQBAOdo8IAOFJLfMlkGY52hcS7Q8HNBxgftiAjMz9IW5ARu9z6XNp4_UjrxDGX-05Y-F-edqfFiniBzmO59xURI6tU5fq9OQU8lhVtM_xVF0MqT3bAhzmo=&amp;c=zJeQmDYof0jboreazC-yNSP6rghSvo3Izk5hsxo1nZGAQzK-z8OO3g==&amp;ch=gdBKbD_JEfyb-w4u3VyZzyM6v0e76VEnom7gzRqmB4vO24J0TmyDaw==" title="This external link will open in a new window"><u><font color="#800080"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">NVTK.MM</font></span></font></u></a><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">), Bakhodir Sidikov said on the sidelines of an energy conference in Tashkent.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Potential investors are seeking guarantees that they would be able to export whatever they produce, Sidikov said, but Tashkent is instead offering them guaranteed offtake at prices "at which the project makes economic sense."</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">We have some projects where if you use the international price you can get 60% IRR (internal rate of return)," he said. "Nobody expects 60% IRR."</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Asked what profitability levels he considered acceptable, Sidikov said: "Between 11 and 15-16%."</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Next year, Sidikov said, Tashkent plans to sign five more agreements.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Uzbekistan started actively working on attracting foreign investment after President Shavkat Mirziyoyev took over in late 2016 following the death of his predecessor Islam Karimov.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Among the challenges faced by the resource-rich nation of 32 million in its quest to bring in investors was the fact that all of its geological data was only available on paper and in the Russian language, Sidikov said. Tashkent is now working with Schlumberger to build a digital geological database.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Sidikov said Uzbekneftegaz, which produces 42 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas - out of Uzbekistan's total output of 63 bcm, aimed to add 4-5 bcm to the figure next year to ensure it can fully meet domestic demand.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">_____</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001bLB8XFWdjNQ9mpTUiYpms3BS9fSDC-H1m7E7EhfrMkBaTjU0LpqVHaNQ5eASB-35Xt4q5G_xMUnBqH0lNhVyrE0756edUlAO9nt_4QERHjeao7RAw2PDTyQTQ-gAUSHAJ6cET3wd3R8JS5-U9LVvvDfWaAzG2hdr2lONWC64CMqERdNloY-GM_f9aBC6an1B2KKslXX5YzilkI_AC9QdAVC5YNvD7te7C97o-CkLp-SIUq3ny6kyYz-lWXHDjI8S_aHJc1tRDGgvamckIzVafDROSChMswogf6TDodagYv7c6zTzkt7j5w&amp;c=zJeQmDYof0jboreazC-yNSP6rghSvo3Izk5hsxo1nZGAQzK-z8OO3g&amp;ch=gdBKbD_JEfyb-w4u3VyZzyM6v0e76VEnom7gzRqmB4vO24J0TmyDaw" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">Reuters</font></a></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif"><br></font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7905859 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7905859 Vera Dedyulya Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:55:30 GMT IFC talks modernization of Uzbek TPP <p><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif"><a href="https://en.trend.az/business/energy/3111875.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/Screen%20Shot%202019-09-09%20at%209.58.12%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="155" height="87"></a><br></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Together with the World Bank, International Financial Corporation (IFC) is currently in discussions with the government of Uzbekistan to act as a lead transaction advisor for the tendering of a public-private partnership for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a new combined-cycle gas turbine near the existing Syrdarya thermal power plant, IFC Country Officer for Uzbekistan Zafar Khashimov told&nbsp;</font></span><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001vlTZ3mEodw-ApS-0P2neLzwyYZkilPeq3D1MDwfIWEU-yzZVVUbolJ5AMichWVaVgDQCYuzzIPyETcofK-GqX7XfBmi5Mm-a05SHeqIMJBgjU_TtW67gQafjKVKWVuENdpB7FVNqRt_QDaDKxTtkW29I1VOwIH4EihP10yK5fZ0=&amp;c=M-Yw97mE8mXgIFPEiH-7YrLRoP935m384aE289DjRPeO044B4ZP5hA==&amp;ch=OFsuQErOhan4LFEQbbshMi7IlbPRGrKSIrfzHwICwOuyKI5hkhiB3g==" title="This external link will open in a new window"><u><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif"><span><font>Trend&nbsp;</font></span></font></u></a><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">in an interview.</font></span><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">"The project will help increase efficiency for gas-fired electricity generation and support a reliable power supply in the country," he added.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Considering Uzbekistan's investment attractiveness to foreign capital, Khashimov noted that during the past two years, the government has made significant progress in advancing difficult economic reforms.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">"In addition to liberalizing the foreign exchange regime, officials have improved the business and investment climate, reduced the state's presence in the economy, and adopted important legal reforms. The changes have definitely made the country more attractive to foreign investors," he stated.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">IFC Country Officer for Uzbekistan added that many big challenges lie ahead and there are critical areas where the government needs to continue the work.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">The work includes reducing the state's role in the economy, further developing infrastructure, boosting technology-enabled services, continuing to improve the investment climate, and implementing reforms of the banking, financial and energy sectors and land and agriculture reforms.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">"These are all steps in the right direction, which we support. Together with the World Bank, we will continue encouraging the country's reform agenda with financial and technical assistance. We firmly believe that Uzbekistan has the potential to become an upper-middle income country by 2030, which is the government's goal," he underlined.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Recently Trend reported that IFC may take part in modernization of Syrdarya TPP.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">IFC-a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group-is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. The Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity in every country.</font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7871243 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7871243 Vera Dedyulya Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:52:22 GMT Uzbekistan further simplifies its privatization procedures <p><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/alerts/2019/august/30/uzbekistan-further-simplifies-its-privatization-procedures" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/dentons.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="164" height="43"></a></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed Resolution No. PP-4381 dated July 1, 2019 (the "Resolution"), which is aimed, inter alia, at further simplifying privatization procedures. The Resolution recognizes that public assets are often valued at exorbitant prices because of the lack of unified practices on their evaluation, which leads to delays in privatization and necessitates step-by-stop lowering of prices.</font></span><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">In this regard, the Resolution provides for the simplification of privatization procedures by allowing the following:</font></span></font></p> <ul> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">Public assets may be sold at a price below the nominal value if public bidding leads to the reduction of the price below such a value;</font></span></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">State-owned stakes in certain companies (the list of such companies is expected to be approved by the government) may be sold in the absence of pre-emptive rights of other shareholders through public bidding. The opening price shall be determined according to the net asset value as of January 1, 2019, based on the company's audited balance sheet;</font></span></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">Investors may pay for the state-owned shares in national currency (i.e. Uzbekistani som) from their accounts at the clearing houses of commodity exchanges and from Loro accounts opened at Uzbekistani banks;</font></span></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">Underwriters may operate without providing an auditor's report;</font></span></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">Professional securities market participants may operate without providing a certificate of their education.</font></span></font> </div> </li> </ul> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Moreover, the Resolution authorizes the Agency for Public Assets Management and state-owned enterprises to contract organizations (both domestic and foreign) as investment consultants without the need for the latter to obtain the license for carrying out the activities in the securities market until January 1, 2020. The foreign organization may operate in such capacity without establishing a local company.</font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7871239 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7871239 Vera Dedyulya Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:43:39 GMT EBRD offers new financing opportunities for Uzbek exporters and importers <p><a href="https://www.ebrd.com/news/2019/ebrd-offers-new-financing-opportunities-for-uzbek-exporters-and-importers-.html" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/ebrd_logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="159" height="84"></a><br></p> <ul> <li><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><strong><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">Uzbekistan's Asaka bank joins EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme</font></span></strong></font></li> <li><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif" color="#000000"><strong><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">US$ 20 million</font></span></strong><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">&nbsp;<strong>limit will help bank expand its trade finance product range &nbsp;</strong></font></span></font></li> </ul> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">The EBRD is providing a boost to domestic importers and exporters in Uzbekistan&nbsp;</font><font color="#000000">by opening a limit of up to US$ 20 million under the EBRD's Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) to Asaka bank.</font></font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">With 22 branches across Uzbekistan Asaka bank will be well-placed to provide financial resources to domestic companies willing to expand their trade operations.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">The trade finance facility will help Asaka bank support import and export transactions, further develop its correspondent banking services and strengthen its trade finance product range.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">The TFP promotes international trade to, from, and within the Bank's countries of operations, including Uzbekistan. Through the Programme, the EBRD provides guarantees to international confirming banks, taking the political and commercial payment risk of international trade transactions undertaken by banks in these countries.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">This is EBRD's latest partner bank to join the programme in Uzbekistan. Trade Facilitation Programme will provide access to finance for exporters and importers, including SMEs, strengthen local capacity in compliance and advance trade finance skills. &nbsp;The focus will be to support private sector transactions and facilitate trade for the "green" technologies, materials and services.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Following the reengagement with Uzbekistan in 2017, the EBRD TFP team has delivered 2 regional conferences and 6 training workshops, which were attended by approximately 500 domestic banking professionals. During 2019-2020 the EBRD will be working with the government to improve legislation and regulation in support of enhanced business environment for international trade finance products, including factoring and financial technologies.&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">To date, the EBRD has invested €1.3 billion through 70 projects in the economy of Uzbekistan. Support of small businesses is particularly important as the country moves to reform its economy and strengthen its private sector.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">_________</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Georgia, serif, WaWebKitSavedSpanIndex_11" color="#000000">(c)&nbsp;</font><span style="">The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development</span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7871234 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7871234 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 03 Sep 2019 19:15:47 GMT Uzbekistan lifts remaining foreign currency controls <p align="justify"><a href="https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/08/article/uzbekistan-lifts-foreign-currency-controls/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/AT_logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="145" height="71"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify"><span><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Uzbekistan lifted remaining currency controls on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 allowing citizens to purchase foreign cash for the first time as the Central Asian country seeks to attract foreign investment.</font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">The country of 32 million people has looked to diversify its economy since the death of its longtime leader Islam Karimov in 2016.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Central bank chairman Mamarizo Nurmuratov said at a press conference that the bank would be allowing the national som currency’s value to be determined “independently in the market,” state media reported.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">“Now the Central Bank will not set prices for the sale and purchase of foreign currency,” Nurmuratov said during the press conference on state television.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">In a press release the bank said it would “use market mechanisms to mitigate the effects of external shocks and ensure the balance of key macroeconomic indicators.”</font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;"><font>The bank said that commercial banks would begin selling foreign currency in cash form, rather than transferring it onto specialized cards that were introduced in 2017.&nbsp;</font><span>The central bank had previously retained some controls on the som despite allowing a sudden 50 percent drop in the currency in 2017 which brought it closer to its black-market value.</span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;"><font>Before 2017 Uzbekistan’s currency was subject to strict capital controls, leading to a wide gap between its official exchange rate and the black-market rate.&nbsp;</font><span>Exporting firms were forced to sell their foreign currencies at the artificially high official rate, discouraging foreign investment.<font>&nbsp;</font></span><span>After aligning the official rate with the black-market rate, the central bank used “half-market measures” to control the currency in the transition to a free float, economic analyst Navruz Melibayev said.</span></font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">“This system was perhaps similar to China’s [control of] the yuan currency. Now we have a full free float like Russia or Kazakhstan,” Melibayev told AFP by telephone.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Last week President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hailed a surge in investments in the economy, which he said constituted over 38 percent of Gross Domestic Product, in the first half of this year.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">The International Monetary Fund has welcomed economic reforms in Uzbekistan but warned last year that import and export data showed signs of an overheating economy.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">The country was unattractive for investors under Karimov, who took a conservative approach to external debt and favored a strongly protectionist economic model that led to stagnation.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 26px;" align="justify"><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;">Uzbekistan depends on commodities such as gold and cotton for economic growth but has looked to diversify since Karimov’s death in 2016.</font></p><font face="Tahoma" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;"><br></font> <p><font face="Tahoma"><span><strong><font color="#007CD7" style="font-size: 12px;">By&nbsp;<span><font>AT CONTRIBUTOR</font></span></font></strong></span><span><strong><font color="#007CD7" style="font-size: 12px;">,&nbsp;TASHKENT</font></strong></span></font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Tahoma">August 20, 2019</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7862196 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7862196 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 28 Aug 2019 20:15:01 GMT Special investment contracts in Russia – new rules, new opportunities <p align="justify"><a href="https://schneider-group.com/en/news/concluding-special-investment-contracts-has-become-more-profitable/#1566225227572-86c74905-e913" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/schneider-group.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="210" height="58"></a></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">A package of draft laws which improve the rules on Special investment contracts (hereinafter – “SPIC”) has been adopted. The amendments governing the rules for concluding SPIC came into force on August 13, 2019, and changes in the tax sphere start from September 2, 2019.</font></p> <h3 style="line-height: 30px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">What is SPIC and who needs them?</font></h3> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The SPIC mechanism enables the investor to conclude an agreement with the government on the development or introduction of new technologies for the development of industrial production in Russia. At the same time, the government commits itself to maintaining the stability of the fiscal and regulatory framework and to granting tax benefits to the investor. Such an agreement also allows the investor to participate in public tenders without meeting localization requirements right away. This mechanism was introduced in Russia in 2015 and, according to the Industrial Development Fund, 33 contracts in diverse industrial fields with a total value of 434 billion roubles have been concluded since then (about 6 billion euros in various industries).</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The new rules introduce significant changes to the current mechanism (SPIC 1.1).</font></p> <h3 style="line-height: 30px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Who can apply for a SPIC and what preferences will an investor get?</font></h3> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">According to the new version of the law, SPIC conclusion will be held through an open or closed tender, and not in a simple application procedure. The subject of SPIC should be the development and implementation of modern technologies for mass production of goods competitive in the world market, and the Government of the Russian Federation will approve the list of such technologies.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">In addition to receiving tax benefits at the federal and regional levels (e.g., setting the profit tax rate at the federal level to 0% and reducing the tax rate at the regional level) SPIC businesses can count on government support as a part of the implementation project. Investors are immediately granted “Made in Russia” status for products manufactured as a result of SPIC implementation and are also granted a delay in meeting localization requirements.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The adopted package of draft laws improves conditions for investors in many ways. The changes relate in particular to the following:</font></p> <ul> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">The term of contracts has been extended to 15 years if the amount of investments is up to 50 billion roubles; and up to 20 years if the amount of investments exceeds 50 billion roubles</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">SPIC can be concluded by investors with any capital investment (the minimum requirement for the amount of investment is cancelled)</font></font> </div> </li> </ul> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">The validity period of preferential profit tax rates is not limited; they will be applied for the entire duration of SPIC and for all project income</font></font> </div> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><br></font> </div> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">There are two alternative conditions for applying tax incentives to investors:</font></font> </div> <ol> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">zero income tax rate will be applied only if the revenue from the SPIC subject is at least 90% of all income;</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">in case of failure to fulfil the criterion “90-10”, there is the possibility of separate income (expenses) accounting within SPIC framework.</font></font> </div> </li> </ol> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">It should be noted that the application of profit tax benefits is not limited in time but possible until the reporting period in which the SPIC ceases to be effective. However, the benefits are related to the level of government expenditure: government investments in the project are stopped if they exceed 50% of the investor’s investment in SPIC.</font></p> <h3 style="line-height: 30px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">What does this mean for business?</font></h3> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font color="#000000">SPIC attracts investors and is one way to participate in government procurement without meeting localization requirements. The adoption of these amendments should have a positive impact on the Russian industrial sector and create more favourable conditions for foreign investors. SCHNEIDER GROUP is ready to offer you services supporting SPIC conclusions, and also provide related tax and legal advice.</font></span><br></font></p> <p><font color="#000000"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">(</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">c) the Schneider Group</font>&nbsp;</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7854021 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7854021 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:00:00 GMT Dentons advises on the first built-to-suit deal in the Russian office market <p align="justify" style=""><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en" target="_blank" style="font-size: 14px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;"><font><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Dentons_Logo_Purple_Print%20(2)%20(2).jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="207" height="40" align="left" style="margin: 0px 8px 3px 0px;"></font></font></a><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000"><span style="">August 22, 2019, Moscow – Raiffeisenbank has signed an agreement with the Etalon Group on the construction of an office center at Nagatino i-Land business park. Legal support for the transaction on behalf of Raiffeisenbank was provided by a team from the global law firm Dentons led by Partner Florian Schneider and Counsel Olga Popel. The transaction involves the construction of a 16-story office building with a total area of 34,000 m2 and is structured as a built-to-suit deal. Florian Schneider, Partner in Dentons’ Real Estate practice, talks about the deal’s outcome: “This was one of the many major real estate projects our practice has handled over the past year, one that encompassed numerous stages: from legal due diligence on the land plot where the construction will take place and making recommendations on the deal structuring and use of security instruments, to drafting the transaction documents. Thanks to the Dentons team’s concerted efforts, not only were we able to do a quality job on a major project for the client, we also managed to get the transaction signed within a short time frame.”</span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">Link to the original article:</font> <a href="https://www.dentons.com/en/whats-different-about-dentons/connecting-you-to-talented-lawyers-around-the-globe/news/2019/august/dentons-advises-raiffeisenbank" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://www.dentons.com/en/whats-different-about-dentons/connecting-you-to-talented-lawyers-around-the-globe/news/2019/august/dentons-advises-raiffeisenbank</font></a></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7855696 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7855696 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:00 GMT Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan announced the list of planned inspections at entities hiring foreigners <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://www.ey.com/kz/en/home" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/EY-logo-li.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="126" height="126"></a>&nbsp;</font><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;"><em><strong>By Ernst &amp; Young Kazakhstan</strong></em></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">During a meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (“RK”) on 15 July 2019, the President instructed the Government to resolve the issue of Kazakhstan and foreign employees' remuneration.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">In this regard, the Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the population of the RK reported on planned inspections at entities which have foreigners among their staff. Moreover, the Government of the RK is developing an action plan to prevent violations of labor and migration legislation at entities hiring foreigners.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Among other plan components, we would like to highlight the following initiatives:</font></p> <ul> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">By 15 August 2019 – to analyze the working conditions and wages of employees of foreign companies who are citizens of the RK and to introduce relevant proposals.</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">By 1 September 2019 – to organize inspections at entities hiring foreigners to ensure the foreigners are hired legitimately and labor and migration legislation is complied with.</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">By 1 October 2019 – to strengthen the work of the commission setting quotas for hiring foreigners, taking into account the situation on the domestic labor market.</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">By 1 December 2019 – to tighten the issuance of work permits for foreigner employees of the third and fourth categories by introducing changes to the rules.</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">By 1 December 2019 – to amend the Order on the approval of risk assessment criteria and checklists for compliance with labor legislation of the RK by including enterprises hiring over 30 foreigners among the subjective criteria when forming a preventive control list.</font></font> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">On a semi-annual basis – to take measures to avoid discrepancies in remuneration and work conditions between foreign and local employees.</font></font> </div> </li> </ul> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">In addition to the above action plan, the draft Law on the introduction of amendments and additions to certain legislative acts of the RK on labor issues has been completed and is currently being considered by the Parliament of the RK.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Hiring foreigners in the RK involves fulfilling many legislative requirements, both at the foreign specialist work permit application stage, and during the period of his/her work in the RK (visa issues, registration with the migration authorities, etc.). Further, creating unequal working conditions for Kazakhstan and foreign employees and paying the unequal salaries is not allowed.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Non-compliance with the legislation leads to risks not only for the company and the foreign specialist, but also for his/her family, as well as executives of that company.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">In light of this news, companies hiring foreign employees are highly recommended to make sure that all necessary documentation is executed in accordance with the requirements of the law and that the required minimum share of local personnel is met not only at the time the work permit application is submitted, but also during the entire period of its validity. It is also recommended to review the current remuneration system and reconcile the job responsibilities, qualifications and KPIs of local and foreign employees to ensure fairness in payment and working conditions.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">EY professionals, having wide experience in the above issues, will be happy to assist in identifying the risk areas and drawing up an action plan.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Among others, EY Kazakhstan can provide professional support in the following issues:</font></p> <ul> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Expatriate remuneration surveys;</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Pay system design, grading;</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Workforce acquisition strategy;</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Immigration audit (health check) to evaluate the approaches applied within the company with respect to immigration documents/procedures aiming at reducing the risk of disputes and possible fines/sanctions arising from current practice;</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Review of employment documents and employment records for their compliance with labor legislation of the RK (HR audit);</font></li> <li><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Legal advice and support with labor legislation of the RK.</font></li> </ul> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">For further information please contact:</font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Dinara Tanasheva</font></strong></font><font><br></font><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Partner, Tax &amp; Law Services Leader for Kazakhstan and Central Asia</font></font><font><br></font><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Tel.: +7 727 258 5960</font></font><font><br></font><font><a href="mailto:Dinara.S.Tanasheva@kz.ey.com" style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Dinara.S.Tanasheva@kz.ey.com</font></a><span style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/maria-aronikova" style="font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Maria Aronikova</font></a></font></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7848618 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7848618 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:41:17 GMT Uzbekistan to issue subsidies to silk-producing enterprises <p align="justify"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="223" height="106"></p> <p align="justify"><span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Silk-manufacturing enterprises of&nbsp;Uzbekistan&nbsp;will receive subsidies from the state until August 1, 2022, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Justice of&nbsp;Uzbekistan.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">Subsidies will be issued to compensate up to 50 percent of the cost of transporting 8 types of products by air and rail to the&nbsp;United&nbsp;States, the European Union and Turkey at the expense of the State budget, in accordance with the presidential decree "On additional measures for the development of deep processing in the silk industry".</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">Moreover, the cost of grains of the silkworm and other material and technical resources necessary for the production of cocoons, which are delivered by the enterprises of "Uzpaksanoat", will not be considered a turnover of the sale of goods.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">Silk enterprises are given preferential prices for the purchase of transport, the supply of fertilizers and seeds.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">Since the beginning of 2020, 50 percent of the fines imposed for illegal cutting of plantings have been sent to plant new mulberry seedlings on the territory of the violation.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Tax privileges established by legislation for legal entities with an export share of more than 15 percent from the sale of goods also apply to products made from raw silk and silk wool until January 1, 2021.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><br></font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">by Trend News Agency</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span><font face="Georgia, serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 14px;">www.en.trend.az</font></span></font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7820149 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7820149 Vera Dedyulya Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:00:00 GMT Geographical Indications to be Introduced in Russia: What Does this Mean for Local and Foreign Businesses? <p align="justify"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></font></font></a></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><br></font></font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><u><br></u></font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><u>Author:</u></font></p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font><font><font><font>Ekaterina Fourmanova</font></font></font></font></font></font> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;"><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Associate, Trade Mark &amp; Design Attorney</font></font><font><font><br></font></font><font><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Gowling WLG (International) Inc.</font></font></font></font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000">E-mail:</font> <a href="mailto:ekaterina.fourmanova@gowlingwlg.com"><font color="#0000FF">ekaterina.fourmanova@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><u><span>Verifier</span>:</u></font></p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font><font><font><font><font color="#000000">Igor Motsnyi</font></font></font></font></font></font></font> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important; margin-bottom: 0px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;"><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Partner, Trade Mark Attorney</font></font></font><font><font><br></font></font><font><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Motsnyi Legal Services</font></font></font></font></font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000">E-mail:</font> <a href="mailto:motsnyi@motsnyi.com"><font color="#0000FF"><font color="#0000FF">motsnyi@motsnyi.com</font></font></a></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">On 27 July 2018, the Russian State Duma passed the first reading of the draft Bill ‘On Amendments to Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation’, which concerns geographical indications.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The Bill will introduce geographical indications as an independent form of intellectual property which will co-exist with appellations of origin, which are currently protected under Russian law.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Among the most famous Russian names registered as appellations of origin are <span style="background-color: white;"><font>KHOKHLOMA painting, GZHEL porcelain, ZHOSTOVO painting, ESSENTUKI mineral water, RUSSIAN VODKA and ABRAU-DURSO sparkling wine.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Such famous foreign names as ASTI and PROSECCO for Italian wines, TEQUILA for a Mexican national alcoholic spirit, HABANOS for Cuban cigars, PROSCUITTO DI PARMA for Italian dry-cured ham, GRANA PADANO, PARMIGIANO REGGIANO, GORGONZOLA for Italian cheeses and others are already protected as appellations of origin in Russia.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">While appellations of origin are used by consumers as a way of ensuring the high quality and special features of a product, appellations of origin are still not widely used in practice. Currently, only about 170 appellations of origin are registered in Russia, 35 of which are owned by foreign manufacturers. In contrast, more than 3000 geographical indications and appellations of origin are protected in the European Union, underscoring the significant untapped opportunity for domestic and foreign applicants that have yet to explore these forms of protection in Russia.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Case law has revealed a number of problems in the law on appellations of origin, which has kept it from realising its full potential in Russia. Under the current law, an appellation of origin incorporating the name of a geographical place in a foreign country can be granted only if such name is protected in that foreign country as an appellation of origin as opposed to other means of protection. <em>Rospatent</em> (the Russian <font>Federal Service for Intellectual Property)</font> has continuously refused foreign applicants seeking protection for their geographical indications on these grounds in Russia.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">According to the proposed definition, a geographical indication is a designation that identifies a product as originating from the territory of a geographical object, where the certain quality, reputation and other characteristics of the product are substantially determined by their geographical origin. At least one stage of the product manufacturing process must fall within the said geographical object.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">This definition highlights an important difference between geographical indications and appellations of origin, since, as regards the latter, the complete manufacturing process, as well as the raw materials, must be localised within and originate from the geographical area concerned.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Protection of a new geographical indication – or a registered one – may be obtained by one or several individuals or legal entities by way of filing an application with <em>Rospatent</em>. Notably, the draft Bill also proposes that a geographical indication may be registered by a group of producers (e.g., an association) organised and acting according to the legislation of the country of origin.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The application shall include information describing the connection between the essential features of the product – namely the quality, reputation and other characteristics – with the place of the product’s origin or manufacture, along with documents confirming the same. Unlike with appellations of origin, there will be no strict requirement to describe the unique qualities of the goods or provide evidence that all the goods produced under a certain geographical indication will be characterised by a single unique set of features.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">State registration of a geographical indication can be granted to a designation, allowing identification of the product as originating from the geographical area located in a foreign country, provided that this designation enjoys protection as a geographical indication, or another form of exclusive IP right in the country of origin. Protection may be granted only to the right holder whose right is secured in the country of origin. Should the right holder lose its right in the country of origin, the geographical indication protection will terminate in Russia.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">According to the Bill, earlier registered appellations of origin cannot be granted parallel protection as geographical indications for the same type of goods. At the same time, existing registered appellations of origin and those newly filed may be converted into geographical indications in relation to the same type of goods, assuming all the respective requirements be met.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The exclusive right for a geographical indication will be valid for ten years after the application filing date and may be renewed for an unlimited number of subsequent ten-year periods, provided that the right holder maintains the possibility of manufacturing the product with the same characteristics and level of quality.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The right holder will be entitled to use the geographical indication in relation to the product it is registered for by all means provided by the law, as well as prohibit third parties from using the geographical indication – even as a translation from another language or with a disclaimer ‘sort’, ‘type’ or ‘imitation’, as well as other confusingly similar designations likely to mislead consumers.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Right holders will be entitled to use the warning sign ‘registered appellation of origin of goods’ or ‘registered geographical indication’, as well as respective symbols – by analogy with the ® symbol used for registered trade marks – in order to show the status of their rights.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Just like with the appellation of origin, the disposal of exclusive rights in a geographical indication, such as the transfer of rights to a third party or granting a licence, will be prohibited.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The Bill on GIs is a welcome innovation. It aims to fulfil Russia's World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations under Articles 22 and 23 of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, which requires protection of geographical indications and is in line with the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Introducing geographical indications as a separate form of intellectual property is likely to promote regional Russian brands and raise awareness among consumers, attract investment, support rural settlements, generate employment and contribute to the development of tourism.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Foreign producers will enjoy enhanced protection of their products in Russia by securing the rights to a more accessible means of intellectual property protection offered by a geographical indication.</font></p> <p align="start" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">The new legislation is aimed at preventing products from being misleading in terms of their place of origin on the market and combating the import and sale of counterfeit products in Russia.</p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;"><font><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">On July 26 the Bill has passed all readings and became the Law № 230-FZ becoming effective as of July 26, 2020.</font></font></font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000">Article can also be found at:&nbsp;</font><a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/ECTA%20Bulletin%20June%202019_Fourmanova.pdf" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">ECTA Bulletin June 2019</font></a></font></font></font></font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><strong><em>Source: European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA)</em></strong></font> <a href="https://ecta.org/cgi?lg=en&amp;pag=4243&amp;tab=87&amp;rec=25&amp;frm=0" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">https://ecta.org/cgi?lg=en&amp;pag=4243&amp;tab=87&amp;rec=25&amp;frm=0</font></a></font></font></font></p> <p style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><br></font></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7815793 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7815793 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 01 Aug 2019 17:00:00 GMT Lawyers from Dentons' Russian real estate and construction practice hold seminars – Reform of shared construction. Case studies. <div class="blogPostBody gadgetBlogEditableArea"> <p align="justify"><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 14px;"><font><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Dentons_Logo_Purple_Print%20(2)%20(2).jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="207" height="40" align="left" style="margin: 0px 8px 3px 0px;"></font></font></a><span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000">Moscow, July 2019 – On 19 and 21 June 2019, lawyers from Dentons' Russian real estate and construction practice held case-study based seminars about reforms to the law governing shared construction (dolevoye stroitelstvo). The reforms pave the way for the transition to bank project financing using escrow accounts, the framework that is soon to wholly replace developers' raising funds direct from individual investors. Around 150 people from major Russian and international banks and developers took part in the seminars.</font></span></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000">The lawyers from Dentons and the attendees modeled possible scenarios under the new rules and discussed how the law would work in practice. They also explored specific cases from the point of view of the various parties involved in shared construction – banks, developers and investors. The attendees swapped their experiences and shared perspectives on possible problems, as well as their views as to how they could be addressed.</font></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000">Taking part for Dentons were, from the real estate and construction practice, <strong>Sergey Trakhtenberg</strong>, <strong>Tatiana Petrykina</strong>, <strong>Olga Elliott</strong>, <strong>Ivan Kurochkin</strong> and <strong>Anastasiya Sebyakina</strong> and, from the banking and finance practice, <strong>Anna Nekhodtseva</strong>.</font></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000"><strong style="">Sergey Trakhtenberg</strong>, partner and head of Dentons' Russian real estate and construction practice: "The law in the area of shared construction is changing all the time. Business doesn't always manage to keep up with the changes, which can quite often be fundamental. This has implications for decisions already taken relating to projects acquired and for plans for new projects. At these events, our aim, as usual, was to put theory to one side as far as we could and discuss the practical aspects of how the law would work, using particular cases as examples. By doing this, we ended up with an interesting, interactive discussion between the lawyers from Dentons and the professional audience – banks and developers – in which everyone could put questions of interest to them and exchange their views".</font></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" align="justify"><strong><font color="#000000">About Dentons</font></strong></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000">Dentons is the world's largest law firm* providing a full range of legal services. Dentons is highly ranked in the Acritas Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index, has won the BTI Client Service 30 Award and is highly rated by business and legal publications for its innovation, including the creation of Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons provides legal services for Russian and foreign companies, banks and other financial institutions, direct investment funds, state enterprises and non-commercial organizations.</font>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dentons.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.dentons.com</font></a></p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000">* The American Lawyer 2018 – Global 100 law firms by number of lawyers.</font></p> </div> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7808811 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7808811 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:52:25 GMT CERBA business delegation travels to Zabaikalye <p><span><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#1C1E21" face="system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, .SFNSText-Regular, sans-serif"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/News/photos/2324f1ae-028b-40f1-85bf-d4587f9a8e84.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0"><br></font></span></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#1C1E21" face="system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, .SFNSText-Regular, sans-serif">CERBA Canadian business mission to Zabaikalye, led by Tom Nevakshonoff, a former member of Legislature and Cabinet Minister of Manitoba Government; met with Acting First Deputy Chairman of the Government of Zabaykalye, Marat Mirhaidarov and the ministry of Investment Development of Zabaikalsky Krai, to discuss the cooperation opportunities in Chita on July 30, 2019.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#1C1E21" face="system-ui, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, .SFNSText-Regular, sans-serif">The meeting was followed by the Roundtable and Canadian companies' presentations at the Pushkin Library. Among<span><font face="inherit">&nbsp;the Canadian delegation were:<br> <span><font face="inherit"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="inherit">▪️</font></span></font></span>CERBA Manitoba Board Chair, Mr. Tom Nevakshonoff;&nbsp;<br> <span><font face="inherit"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="inherit">▪️</font></span></font></span>CERBA Moscow Regional Director, Mr. Alex Grichine;&nbsp;<br> <span><font face="inherit"><span><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="inherit">▪️</font></span></font></span>Bühler Industries Chief Operation Officer - Mr.Grant Adolph;&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> <p><font face="inherit">The mission is also supported by the Canadian Embassy in the Russian Federation.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7804085 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7804085 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:16:17 GMT Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan Announced Bids for Purchase of Medical Equipment, Components, Spare Parts and Consumables <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="181" height="86"></p> <p align="justify"><span style=""><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif">Both foreign firms and organizations, as well as domestic producers (suppliers), including small businesses that have fulfilled the conditions for participation in them, as well as those who have experience in supplying the corresponding volumes of products purchased on a tender basis can take part in the next tenders.</font></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.bidsinfo.com/adminexe/documents/-83178~20190706-14974674.htm" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF"><font color="#0000FF">purchase of medical equipment, components, spare parts and consumables</font><font color="#0000FF">;</font></font></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bidsinfo.com/adminexe/documents/-83178~20190706-14974418.htm" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">purchase of cochlear implants;</font></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.bidsinfo.com/adminexe/documents/-83178~20190706-14974280.htm" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#0000FF">purchase of contraceptives.</font></a></li> </ul> <p>For more information on each tender, application deadlines and turms - click on the link.</p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7773526 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7773526 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:44:02 GMT EU, GIZ announce tender for supply of solar stations to Uzbekistan <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="160" height="76"></p> <p align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Within a joint project&nbsp;to&nbsp;promote sustainable management&nbsp;of&nbsp;water resources in rural areas&nbsp;of&nbsp;Uzbekistan,&nbsp;EU&nbsp;and the German Society&nbsp;for&nbsp;International Cooperation (GIZ- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)&nbsp;announce&nbsp;Prosoft&nbsp;Tender&nbsp;No. 91129581&nbsp;for&nbsp;the supply and installation&nbsp;of&nbsp;solarphotovoltaic&nbsp;stations&nbsp;in the regions&nbsp;of&nbsp;Uzbekistan: Surkhandarya, Kashkadarya and Fergana on three lots:</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Lot No 1 -- 22 kW photovoltaic station, autonomy 14 hours, output voltage 380V (three-phase) in the Fergana region.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Lot No 2 -- 22 kW photovoltaic station, autonomy 14 hours, output voltage 380V (three-phase) in Kashkadarya region.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Lot No 3 -- 18 kW photovoltaic station, autonomy 14 hours, output voltage 380V (three phase) in the Surkhandarya region.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><br></font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong><u>Bids are accepted until July 15,2019.</u></strong></font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">All interested companies in&nbsp;Uzbekistan&nbsp;are invited&nbsp;to&nbsp;participate in the&nbsp;tender.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Terms&nbsp;of&nbsp;payment (by bank transfer only): 15 percent advance payment, 85 percent after delivery and commissioning.&nbsp;To&nbsp;register in the upcoming&nbsp;tender, participants must send confirmation in the form&nbsp;of&nbsp;an interest letter&nbsp;to&nbsp;the e-mail:</font></span><span><font color="#214352" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;<a><u><font color="#800080">oleg.gasanov@giz.de</font></u></a>&nbsp;</font></span><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">and</font></span><span><font color="#214352" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;<a><u><font color="#800080">rustam.tashkariev@giz.de</font></u></a></font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Times New Roman, serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><span><font face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Alterntatively, they can send a confirmation letter (with the full name&nbsp;of&nbsp;the company / organization, a short summary is welcome, postal code, address in&nbsp;Uzbekistan, e-mail, phone number / cell. Number) at the address: 100029 Tashkent,&nbsp;Uzbekistan, Mirabad district, st. Chimkentskaya 7 A., Purchasing Department.</font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7773428 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7773428 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:35:22 GMT Uzbekistan prepares new investment law <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="169" height="80">&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif">Investors ask to cancel privileges so that everyone has equal conditions, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of&nbsp;Uzbekistan&nbsp;Sardor Umurzakov said, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry.</font></span><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">"Improvement of the tax system, equal distribution of the tax burden for all is very important for attracting foreign&nbsp;investment," the minister stressed.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">He drew attention to the fact that if earlier investors were counting on benefits, now they are waiting for their cancellation.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 16px;" face="Times New Roman, serif"><span><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif" color="#000000">The minister noted that new&nbsp;investment&nbsp;law&nbsp;is currently being prepared in&nbsp;Uzbekistan. In his words, all currently existing legislation, decisions, decrees and orders related to investments will be revised to be reflected in the new&nbsp;law.</font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7773406 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7773406 Vera Dedyulya Fri, 05 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT Canadian and Russian businessmen discussed Corporate Social Responsibility practices in the context of Sustainable Development at the CRBC Conference in Moscow, Russia <p align="center"><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/CSR_Conference_01.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="574" height="359"><br></font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000">On June 20, 2019,</font> <font color="#000000"><strong>Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA), the Russia Canada Business Council (RCBC) and the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)</strong></font><font color="#000000">, held an RCBC conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, linked to the</font> <font color="#000000"><strong>15<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Russia Canada Business Council (RCBC)</strong></font><font color="#000000">. The event was titled</font> <font color="#000000"><strong>"The impact of the concept of Sustainable Development on business strategy and CSR business practices"</strong></font><font color="#000000">, and took place at the RSPP premises in Moscow, Russia.&nbsp;</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The objective of the event was to provide a platform for the representatives of Russian and Canadian companies to <font>discuss the effective practices of Russian and Canadian businesses in the field of CSR and Sustainable Development, and to demonstrate the impact of these programs on companies’ bottom lines, including reduction or prevention of risks, meeting investors’ expectations, attracting highly qualified specialists, and generally maintaining a balance between the interests of the company and its stakeholders and the needs of the community under the general concept of Sustainable Development.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000">The Plenary session featured speeches by</font> <strong><font color="#000000">Alexander Shokhin</font></strong><font color="#000000">, the President of RSPP, <strong>Nathan Hunt,</strong> the Chairman of the CERBA Moscow Board, <strong>Andrey Varichev</strong>, General Director of MC Metalloinvest and Executive Director of Russia Canada Business Council (RCBC), <strong>Mr. Alisher Usmanov</strong>, RCBC Co-Chair from the Russian side, (conveyed by Mr. Varichev), <strong>Stéphane Jobin</strong>, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of Canada in the Russian Federation, and <strong>Valery Timashov</strong>, Head of the Department of the North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Speakers emphasized the importance and relevance of the event agenda, and similarities between the economies of Canada and Russia that make possible a successful exchange of experience and identification of the most effective CSR practices that business can use to solve their immediate problems.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Welcome speeches were followed by on official <strong>RCBC Award Ceremony</strong>. On the occasion of the 15<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the Russia Canada Business Council&nbsp; (RCBC), the following Russian and Canadian representatives received awards for their outstanding contribution to the development of business relations between Canada and Russia: &nbsp;<strong>Alexander Shokhin</strong>, President, RSPP, <strong>Elena Feoktistova</strong>, Deputy Chairman of the RSPP Committee on CSR and demographic policy, &nbsp;<strong>Stanislav Borodyuk</strong>, Vice-President and Head of the Moscow Representative Office, Kinross Gold Corporation, <strong>Alexander Ivlev</strong>, CIS Managing Partner, &nbsp;Ernst &amp; Young, and <strong>Neil Withers</strong>, Chairman, CFA Association Russia.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">One of the brightest projects presented at the conference was <strong>"Kupol" Foundation</strong>, founded by <strong>Kinross Gold Corporation</strong> with the objective to make a contribution of to the socio-economic development of Chukotka and to assist in improving the quality of life of the local population. The fund has been working with the indigenous population of Chukotka since 2009 by supporting folk crafts, small and medium-sized businesses, financing education and health care. Over the past 10 years, "Kupol" Foundation has made a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of Chukotka by carrying out 162 projects in various fields such as healthcare, education, entrepreneurship and traditions of indigenous people. Acknowledging the <strong>10th Anniversary of "Kupol" Foundation</strong>, and recognizing its outstanding contribution to the development of the indigenous communities of the Russian North, Siberia and Far East regions, the Russia Canada Business Council (RCBC) presented the certificate of honor to <strong>Lyudmila Danilova</strong>, Executive Director of the "Kupol" Foundation.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The plenary session was followed by the two Keynote Presentations. <strong>Neil Withers</strong>, Chairman of CFA Association Russia, has delivered the presentation "Shareholders and investors are still your main stakeholders”, where he looked at the Corporate Social Responsibility from the professional investors’ points of view, and shared practical suggestions from a global survey that included Russia. <strong>Alexander Ivlev</strong>, CIS Managing Partner and Deputy Regional Accounts Leader for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe &amp; Central Asia, Ernst &amp; Young made a speech on the topic "Will companies that society needs be the only ones to survive?", highlighting the main recent trends that influenced the transformation of the modern business.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The event included two panel discussions. The first discussion was devoted to <strong>corporate business practices in the field of environmental protection in the context of Sustainable Development concept</strong>. The panel was moderated by <strong>Dr. Evgeny Shvarts</strong>, Director for Conservation Policy of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia. In the modern world, the environmental problem is very acute, and business cannot ignore it. Top experts from Canadian companies -&nbsp; <strong>Kinross Gold Corporation, BRP, Wood PLC Russian companies as En+ Group, Rosatom, SIBUR, Segezha Group</strong>, spoke about cases on forest restoration, careful use of resources, separate waste collection, as well as innovative projects for the development of environmentally friendly packaging, new types of metals, and generally about the “Green production” concept. All participants agreed that, besides a positive effect on the state of the environment, the environment protection practices can also positively affect the profitability of the business - saving resources practices, for instance, can significantly reduce manufacturing and other costs. As <strong>Leslie Quinton (BRP)</strong> summarized it, “despite the fact that at first environmental projects may require certain costs, in the long term they pay off in full.”</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The second panel discussion on the topic <strong>"CSR Practices in Relations with Stakeholders”</strong> was moderated by <strong>Elena Feoktistova</strong>, Managing Director of the Department on Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship of RSPP, Deputy Chairman of the RSPP Committee on CSR and demographic policy. The discussion focused on the issue of the company’s successful interaction with its various stakeholders, which is one of the key principles of corporate social responsibility, as well as a way to maintain a balance of interests, and a risk management factor. The panel featured representatives of <strong>Hatch, ERM, Buhler/Rostselmash, EuroChem Group, MC Metalloinvest, AFK Sistema, Severstal, Norilsk Nickel, and "Kupol" Foundation</strong>. During the discussion, panel participants agreed that correct management of community relations, community development and early planning could bring a lot of benefits to the company in the long term, and also acknowledged the importance of the supply chain management.</font></p> <p align="center"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/CSR_Conference_02.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="738" height="190" style="max-width: none;"><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Summing up the results of the conference, Nathan Hunt and Elena Feoktistova expressed satisfaction that the issues on the agenda of the conference aroused keen interest of the expert community, and were the base for an interesting and fruitful discussion, equally beneficial for both parties. They also emphasized a very important conclusion made on the basis of the participants' speeches – a well-implemented CSR policy can not only significantly improve the company's image, but also significantly strengthen its position in the market. In words of Nathan Hunt, "… CSR is not only about what is "good", it is also a financial benefit for a company that practices this approach." Elena Feoktistova acknowledged that the conference featured “a serious and productive conversation, it is good that it was possible to combine the experience of RSPP, our best industrialists, and Canadian companies that have a great tradition of CSR”.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The conference was attended by more than 120 representatives of the major Russian and Canadian businesses, and demonstrated that Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the areas with great potential for the facilitation of the Russia Canada business dialog.&nbsp; In a more general sense conference demonstrated that both sides are interested and willing to support the promotion of such a dialog. CERBA consider this event to be a big success and an important step toward further improvement of the business dialog and cooperation between Canada and Russia.</font></p> <div align="justify"> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" style="font-size: 15px;">CERBA also would like to express its sincere gratitude to the event sponsors: <strong>Kinross Gold Corporation, Metalloinvest and Orion Heritage.</strong></font></font> </div> <p align="center"><a href="http://kinross.com/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Kinross_logo%20dec%202016.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="175" height="54"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.metalloinvest.com/en/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/MTI_Logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="252" height="48"></a>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Orion_logo.PNG" alt="" title="" border="0" width="193" height="47"></p> <p align="center"><br></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="1000" style="border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; border-color: initial; border-collapse: collapse;" height="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); border-width: 1px;"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Alexander Shokhin</font><font>, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/0/9/099ef6d81bd69c3956f55225564290d4.docx" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">Welcoming words</font></font></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Alexander Ivlev</font><font>, Ernst &amp; Young</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/7/0/702b86608ea168e4a1295b7dfd995393.pdf" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">Выживут только те компании, которые нужны обществу</font></font></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Neil Withers</font><font>, CFA Association Russia</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/0/2/024334044d443eb7cd605896704036de.pptx" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">Global ESG Integration Study. 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border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/d/d/ddd212cfc5c1d6e9ed7230296add4284.pdf" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">10 лет Фонду социального развития «Купол»</font></font></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Yulia Mazanova</font><font>, MC Metalloinvest</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/8/f/8fa556857a9e35332a7fdf632aa246ee.pptx" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">Практика по взаимодействию с заинтересованными сторонами в контексте устойчивого развития и стратегии бизнеса</font></font></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Maxim Remchukov</font><font>, SIBUR</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/4/f/4fc0c43843f9776c7125466459b9f3bf.pptx" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">Корпоративные практики в сфере окружающей среды в контексте ЦУР-2030 в Компании СИБУР</font></font></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Vladimir Torin</font><font>,</font> <font>EuroChem Group</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/5/6/567536380d1712ecebc781ff84aed430.ppt" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">Устойчивое развитие городов присутствия – политика КСО компании ЕвроХим</font></font></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Leslie Quinton</font><font>, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/3/c/3cbcad03aba331d22fbcab8c1fccfae6.pptx" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">Best practices in CSR: BRP’s initiatives worldwide</font></font></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Sergey Bourtsev</font><font>,</font> <font>ERM Eurasia</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/5/3/53bbe05d4507e119cb844aed4ef01275.pdf" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC">ERM и Устойчивое развитие. ERM and Sustainable Development</font></font></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="226" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font>Robert Machowski</font><font>, Hatch Russia and CIS</font></font></p> </td> <td width="437" valign="middle" style="border-style: solid; border-width: 1px; border-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><a href="http://media.rspp.ru/document/1/7/e/7e42e82f7d405c8c3b1447a3063d255b.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="#000000"><font color="#2787CC" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">CSR Conference. Relations with Stakeholders</font></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7765685 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7765685 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 02 Jul 2019 06:00:00 GMT Canada Day Reception by the Canadian Embassy in Russia <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">On July 1 in Moscow, Russia, representatives of the diplomatic community as well as Canadian and Russian government, business, political, sport, and culture circles enjoyed a reception on the occasion of the Canada Day celebration. The event was organized by the Embassy of Canada in the Russian Federation, in the Hall of Fame of the Hockey Museum. It brought together more than 100 guests – contacts of the Embassy involved in various sectors of interest to Canada. The event started with the welcoming speech of Stéphane Jobin, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of Canada in the Russian Federation, who highlighted the fact that the people-to-people connections between citizens of our countries provide a solid background for a frank dialogue between the governments about critical issues like a rules based international order, regional security, respect for human rights, and the future of our Arctic regions. He also explained the choice of the venue – the Hockey Museum – as a symbolic highlight of an important and longstanding cultural aspect shared by Canadians and Russians - the passion for hockey. From the Russian side, Vladislav Tretiak, President of Society of Friends of Canada, President of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia, Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, and Viacheslav Fetisov, Soviet and Russian Hockey Player, Member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, greeted the guests and presented to Mr. Jobin an autographed commemorative photo of the Canadian and Russian Hockey Legends.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The event was held in a ceremonial atmosphere, Canadian and Russian national anthems were played.</font></p> <p align="justify" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">The event highlighted the diversity of interests that Canadians have in Russia and the longstanding people-to-people connections.</font></p> <p align="center"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/canada_day_2019_01.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="375" height="250">&nbsp;&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/canada_day_2019_02.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="375" height="250" style="font-family: Georgia, serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;<img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/canada_day_2019_03.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="375" height="250" style="font-family: Georgia, serif;"><br></font></p> <p align="center"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/canada_day_2019_04.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="502" height="116"><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7767546 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7767546 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 26 Jun 2019 13:33:59 GMT Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to visit Canada <p><span><font color="#000000" face="Hind, sans-serif"><a href="https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2019/06/25/ukrainian-president-volodymyr-zelenskyy-visit-canada" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/News/Screen%20Shot%202019-06-26%20at%209.36.51%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="380" height="89"></a><br></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" face="Hind, sans-serif">The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, will visit Canada from July 1 to 3, 2019. The two leaders will meet in Toronto on July 2, 2019, during the Ukraine Reform Conference.</font></span><br></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Hind, sans-serif">During the meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau will reiterate Canada’s unwavering support for the people of Ukraine and its sovereignty and territorial integrity. The two leaders will discuss Ukraine’s reform efforts on its path to Euro-Atlantic integration, the security situation in the region, and how to further deepen Canada-Ukraine commercial relations.</font></p> <h2 style="line-height: 19px;"><font color="#000000" face="Hind, sans-serif" style="font-size: 18px;">Quote</font></h2> <blockquote> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Hind, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" face="Hind, sans-serif">“Canada and Ukraine share a deep and historic friendship built on shared values and strong people-to-people bonds. I look forward to my meeting with President Zelenskyy, where I will reaffirm Canada’s commitment to the Ukrainian people, and discuss ways to deepen our economic partnership and create good, middle class jobs in both of our countries.”</font></font></p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p><font color="#000000" face="Hind, sans-serif"><font color="#000000" face="Hind, sans-serif">— Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada</font></font></p> </blockquote> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7667064 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7667064 Vera Dedyulya Fri, 21 Jun 2019 15:16:34 GMT Ukraine: News on cancellation of mandatory foreign currency conversion <p><a href="https://schneider-group.com/en/news/news-on-cancellation-of-mandatory-foreign-currency-conversion/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/schneider-group.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="187" height="51"></a><br></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial" color="#000000">On June 18, 2019 the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) announced cancellation of mandatory conversion of foreign currency proceeds into UAH starting from June 20, 2019. This restrictive measure was last introduced in 2012 to stabilize the Ukrainian currency. In the past, the rate of mandatory conversion varied from 50% to 100%.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial" color="#000000">The last time it was changed it was reduced to 30% in March 2019 as a part of liberalization of foreign currency control rules. Cancellation of this measure was arguably one of the most expected by the international business community in Ukraine. This step will improve the business climate in Ukraine and increase its attractiveness among international investors.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial" color="#000000">_____________________</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial" color="#000000">Information from the Schneider Group, June 18, 2019</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial"><span><font><font color="#000000">If you would like more information on the liberalization of currency rules in Ukraine, please feel free to contact</font> <a href="https://schneider-group.com/en/news/news-on-cancellation-of-mandatory-foreign-currency-conversion/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">the Schneider Group</font></a></font></span><br></font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7592204 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7592204 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 28 May 2019 19:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG professionals ranked in Best Lawyers in Russia 2020 <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="245" height="50" align="left" style="margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px;"></a>In the 2020 edition of the <em>Best Lawyers in Russia</em>, five Gowling WLG professionals from the Moscow office earned a total of 10 listings across multiple areas of law – a testament to the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) strength and expertise in Russia and the CIS.</font></font></p> <p align="left"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">The following Gowling WLG professionals have been recognized:</font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Information Technology</font></strong></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Alexander Christophoroff</font></a> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Intellectual Property</font></strong></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/maria-aronikova" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;" color="#0000FF">Maria Aronikova</font></a> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/david-aylen" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">David Aylen</font></a><font color="#401C42"><br></font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Alexander Christophoroff</font></a><font color="#401C42"><br></font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/marina-drel/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Marina Drel</font></a><font color="#401C42"><br></font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/vladislav-ugryumov/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Vladislav Ugryumov</font></a></font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Life Sciences</font></strong></p><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/vladislav-ugryumov/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;">Vladislav Ugryumov</font></a> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Litigation</font></strong></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Alexander Christophoroff</font></a><font><br></font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/marina-drel/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">Marina Drel</font></a></font></font></p> <p align="left" style="margin-bottom: 0px !important;"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Telecommunications</font></strong></p> <p align="left" style="margin-top: 0px !important;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/alexander-christophoroff/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#0000FF" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><font color="#0000FF">Alexander Christophoroff</font></font></font></a> <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">(Lawyer of the Year, 2020)</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000" style="font-size: 16px;">Considered one of the world’s most authoritative guides to legal talent, the <em>Best Lawyers</em> series is published annually and ranks individual lawyers and firms across a wide range of jurisdictions and practice areas.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font color="#000000">Gowling WLG is one of the world's most respected and trusted law firms when it comes to protecting and enforcing IP rights. Through the firm’s Moscow office, the experienced team of IP practitioners has worked seamlessly with a global clientele for over two decades to deliver strategic advice in all aspects of IP law throughout Russia and the CIS.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/services/russia/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF"><font color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></font></a></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7493676 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7493676 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 28 May 2019 13:38:36 GMT 10 agreements worth $150 million signed at Uzbekistan-U.S.-Canada business forum <p align="justify"><a href="http://www.aucconline.com" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="194" height="92"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ten agreements for $150 million were signed at the Uzbekistan-U.S.-Canada business forum, in Navoi on May 17, including 5 in investment and trade and 5 in education, health care, and twin city relations, the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan reported.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">The Navoi region administration has signed a $100 million agreement with Calatrava Grace on the construction of the single composite block factory and affordable housing. Cooperation has been established with Canada’s Advanced Bio-Oil Technologies in the creation of the cluster for growing biofuel crops. The investments in the project are estimated up to $24 million.</font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7473047 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7473047 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 28 May 2019 13:30:17 GMT Uzbekneftegaz to be split as Uzbekistan woos foreign cash <p align="justify"><a href="http://tashkenttimes.uz/economy/3923-uzbekneftegaz-to-be-split-as-uzbekistan-woos-foreign-cash-bloomberg" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/News/Tashkent%20Times.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="280" height="46"></a>&nbsp;<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><span><font color="#000000">Uzbekistan plans to split up its state&nbsp;</font></span><span style=""><font>energy company amid efforts to boost efficiency, improve t</font></span><span style="">ransparency, and attract foreign capital.</span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The overhaul comes as Central Asia’s most populous nation -- and one of the top three natural-gas producers in the former Soviet Union -- opens up after decades of isolation. The government has stepped up efforts to bring in more outside investment as it targets a 17% increase in gas production by 2025.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Uzbekneftegaz will be split into three separate companies by the end of this year, Chairman Bakhodirjon Sidikov said in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent. One will produce gas and oil and run refineries, one will operate pipelines, and the third will oversee gas distribution, he said.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">By dividing up Uzbekneftegaz -- the country’s largest employer -- the government is seeking to prevent potential conflicts of interest as it courts foreign investors following the death of longtime leader Islam Karimov in 2016. His successor, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has won praise from the International Monetary Fund for a wave of reforms that included liberalizing foreign exchange and improving the quality and availability of economic data.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>FDI Boost</strong></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Amid the changes at Uzbekneftegaz, the government is considering selling part of its 100% stake, according to 40-year-old Sidikov. It also plans to introduce public-private partnerships in the gas distribution system and is seeking more than $30 billion of foreign direct investment for projects across the company in the next six years, he said.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Uzbekneftegaz attracted $1.2 billion of FDI in the first four months of 2019, more than double an initial target of $550 million.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">“We used to have a lot of issues with attracting foreign investment because all information was considered confidential,” Sidikov said. “Now we have instructions from our president, and Uzbekneftegaz will be an open company.”</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">That openness extends to its foray into international debt markets. Uzbekneftegaz is talking with Credit Suisse Group AG and others to raise $1 billion in a debut eurobond sale around the middle of next year, according to Sidikov. The Uzbek government, aiming to set a benchmark for corporate issuers, also sold $1 billion of eurobonds in February.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong>Production Target</strong></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Uzbekneftegaz plans to pump 43 billion cubic meters of gas this year. The country as a whole expects to increase production to 63.6 billion cubic meters, from 60 billion in 2018, and is targeting 70 billion by 2025.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Foreign producers&nbsp;Lukoil PJSC,&nbsp;Gazprom PJSC&nbsp;and China National Petroleum Corp. are already producing gas in Uzbekistan. Mirziyoyev has now given “clear instructions” to Uzbekneftegaz to invite more major energy companies such as BP Plc and&nbsp;Total SA&nbsp;to explore and develop the country’s gas reserves, Sidikov said.</font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7472897 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7472897 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 28 May 2019 13:19:00 GMT Shavkat Mirziyoyev signs the Using Renewable Energy Bill into Law <p align="justify"><span style=""><a href="http://tashkenttimes.uz/national/3924-shavkat-mirziyoyev-signs-the-using-renewable-energy-bill-into-law" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/News/Tashkent%20Times.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="302" height="50"></a><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">President Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed the Using Renewable Energy Bill into Law.&nbsp;According to the document, producers of renewable energy and renewable energy units within their authority are entitled to:</font></span></p> <ul> <li> <div align="justify"> <span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">participate in the preparing and implementation of state and other programs in the field of the use of renewable energy;</font></span> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">enjoy tax, customs and other benefits and waivers in the use of renewable energy;</font></span> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">create local grids (electric, thermal and (or) gas);</font></span> </div> </li> <li> <div align="justify"> <span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">enter into contracts with legal entities and individuals for the sale of electricity, thermal energy and (or) biogas, produced from renewable energy sources supplied through a local (electric, thermal and (or) gas) grids.</font></span> </div> </li> </ul> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">“Tax and customs waivers can be provided to businesses and individuals when importing renewable energy units, the use of which significantly increases the efficiency of using renewable energy sources,” the document said.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Renewable energy producers will be exempt from property tax for renewable energy units and land tax on the areas occupied by these facilities (with a nominal capacity of 0.1 MW or more) for a period of ten years from the date of commissioning.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The law states that the tariffs for electricity generated from renewable energy sources will be set following bids.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7472799 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7472799 Vera Dedyulya Thu, 16 May 2019 13:00:00 GMT Dentons’ Real Estate practice holds a series of seminars on current leasing issues <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000"><font><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Dentons_Logo_Purple_Print%20(2)%20(2).jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="207" height="40" align="left" style="margin: 0px 8px 3px 0px;">Moscow, May 2019</font> <font>–</font> <font>from February to April</font> <font>2019, lawyers from Dentons’ Russia Real Estate practice held a series of nine seminars on current leasing issues. These events were attended by more than 600 representatives from top Russian and international companies in the fields of real estate and construction, the hotel and restaurant business, retail and FMCG, financial institutions, professional brokerage services and others.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000"><font>The seminars were held in a panel format and included discussions of</font> <font>current cases and controversies, answers to client questions and sharing of practical experience among business representatives, in-house lawyers, brokers and Dentons professionals. The seminars delved into the following topics: execution of a premises lease agreement; lease payment structuring; securing the performance of obligations; limitation of the parties’ liability; works in leased premises; and termination of leases. For each of the topics, special attention was given to tax and litigation issues, which were covered by lawyers from Dentons’ Commercial Litigation and Tax practices.</font> <font>The discussions were based on Dentons lawyers’ considerable hands-on experience with lease transaction support and leasing litigation, along with the experience of participating companies.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000"><strong><font>Sergey Trakhtenberg</font></strong><font>, partner and head of Dentons’ Russia Real Estate practice: “</font><em><font>Our team went to considerable lengths to make this series of events as useful and interesting as possible for our clients. We are delighted by the huge turnout for the seminars and the numerous attendees taking direct part in the discussions. This was a classic win-win situation in which all involved, both Dentons' lawyers and our clients, had an opportunity to share valuable expertise on the latest issues affecting the leasing market. The audience engagement, minimum of theories and utmost emphasis on practical experience by all attendees made this series of seminars a notable happening in the Russian legal market</font></em><em><font>.”</font></em></font></p> <p align="justify"><strong><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000">About Dentons</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><font color="#000000">Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on&nbsp;the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.</font> &nbsp;<a href="http://www.dentons.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.dentons.com</font></a></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000"><em><font>*</font></em> <em><font>2018 The American Lawyer – Global 100 law firm ranking by number of lawyers.</font></em></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7501772 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7501772 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 06 May 2019 08:00:00 GMT Job Market Overview and Salary Survey 2019 by Antal Russia <p><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="https://antalrussia.com/" target="_blank"><img width="235" height="103" title="" align="left" style="margin: 0px 8px 0px 0px; width: 108px;" alt="" src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/antal_logo.png" border="0"></a><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Dear CERBA Members and Partners,</font></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font color="#000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">On behalf of CERBA long-standing Member – Antal Russia, we would like to invite you to <span><font>take a comprehensive survey of salary levels for specialists, managers and leaders in companies across Russia.</font></span></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font color="#000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font>The</font> objective of the survey is to help to analyze the Russian job market and&nbsp;to find&nbsp;out about salaries changes&nbsp;in 2019.</font></span></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;"><font><span><font color="#000000">Please use the following link to take a survey:</font></span></font> <font color="#0563C1"><a href="https://ru.surveymonkey.com/r/ss2019wEN" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000FF">https://ru.surveymonkey.com/r/ss2019wEN</font></u></a><font><span><span><font color="#000">&nbsp;The survey is anonymous and takes about 12 minutes to complete. It is free to participate and you will be emailed the results free of charge. Hurry up! The survey will close soon.</font></span></span></font></font></font></p> <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font><font color="#0563C1"><font><span><font color="#000"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please&nbsp;</font><a href="mailto:survey@antalrussia.com"><u><font color="#0000FF" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">contact Antal Russia</font></u></a><font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 16px;">.<font>&nbsp;</font></font></font></font></font></span></font></font></font></font></p> <p style="text-align: justify; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: normal;"><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 16px;">Thank you very much in advance!</font></span></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7324640 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7324640 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:31:56 GMT Belarus, Canada discuss security, trade, investment matters <p align="justify"><a href="https://eng.belta.by/politics/view/belarus-canada-discuss-security-trade-investment-matters-120248-2019/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/Belta%20logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="257" height="69"></a><br></p> <div align="justify"> <span><font style="font-size: 12px;">MINSK, 12 April (BelTA) – Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko paid an official visit to Canada on 8-12 April to attend bilateral ministerial consultations, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.</font></span> </div> <p align="justify"><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 12px;"><span><font color="#171717">Canada was represented at the talks by Assistant Deputy Minister Mark Gwozdecky. The parties talked over the state and prospects of the Belarusian-Canadian relations, bilateral cooperation within international organizations, the situation in the Eastern-European region and also Belarus' relations with leading partners.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#171717" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 12px;">The issues of international security, the situation in the European region, the Belarusian-Canadian relations were considered at the meetings with Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of the House of Commons of Canada Michael Levitt and Chairperson of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Raynell Andreychuk. At the conference on integration in the Eurasian region Oleg Kravchenko laid out Belarus' initiatives to establish cooperation and further alignment between the regional integration associations – the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union. The participants of the conference also talked over Belarus' participation in the EAEU with the focus on benefits and advantages for Canada and other western countries regarding the development of cooperation with Belarus.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#171717" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 12px;">Belarus-Canada cooperation in trade, economic and investment sectors was discussed at the talks with CERBA Chairperson Gilles Breton and the management of the Canadian companies interested in cooperation with Belarus.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#171717" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 12px;">Cooperation prospects with the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History were discussed at the meeting with representatives of the Canadian War Museum.&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 12px;"><br></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7283091 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7283091 Vera Dedyulya Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:00:00 GMT Bellerage Alinga Merger <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><img width="530" height="89" title="" align="left" style="width: 274px;" alt="" src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Bellerage_Alinga_logo.jpg" border="0">In March 2019 Bellerage was joined by the Financial Outsourcing and Legal Compliance practices of Alinga Consulting.<br> <br> The joint company - Bellerage Alinga - has more than 100 employees in Moscow and St. Petersburg and serves more than 300 clients from different industries.<br> <br> “The merger allows us to strengthen our position as price-quality leader in financial outsourcing, as well as significantly expands the opportunities for further growth,” commented Alexander Bykov (Managing Partner Bellerage).</font></p> <p align="center"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;"><img width="528" height="356" title="" style="width: 518px;" alt="" src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Bellerage_Alinga_Merger.jpg" border="0"><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Chet Bowling (Managing Partner Alinga) added that “Bellerage Alinga should now be rated #7 in the RA Expert Rating, allowing us to challenge the bigger players in the market.”<br> <br> Bellerage Alinga provides a wide range of services in the following areas: Financial Outsourcing, Tax Consulting &amp; Audit, Legal Support, and Business Process Automation.<br> <br> "This Consulting Business Model, unique to the 2nd tier marketplace, allows us to be perceived by our clients as complimentary to the Big 4. Providing complex business support solutions is our greatest strength, and the merger with Alinga Consulting is yet another step towards our leadership in this area," notes Bellerage Partner Jonathan Tubb (15 years Senior Partner at E&amp;Y and Deloitte CIS).</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7279415 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7279415 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 09 Apr 2019 17:16:23 GMT Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announces snap presidential elections in Kazakhstan <p align="justify"><img src="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/Flag_of_Kazakhstan.svg/255px-Flag_of_Kazakhstan.svg.png" alt="Image result for kazakhstan flag" width="178" height="89" data-iml="1554830185207"></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Scada, sans-serif">NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Addressing the nation of Kazakhstan, Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced snap election of the President of Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports.&nbsp;</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font color="#000000" face="Scada, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">"Dear compatriots, I am addressing each of you! In accordance with the country's Constitution, I made a decision to hold snap election of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan&nbsp;<strong>on June 9, 2019</strong>," said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.</font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font color="#000000" face="Scada, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">The Head of State pointed out that on this matter, he had consulted with the Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev, the speakers of both houses of the Parliament, the Prime Minister of the country, conferred with the Constitutional Council upon his decision, and met with leaders of parliamentary parties. "The decision on the early elections is crucial and necessary," he said. &nbsp;</font></span><br></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Scada, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><span style="text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br></span></font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Scada, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><span style="text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">as per KazInform</span></font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Scada, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><span style="text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">International news agency</span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7273628 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7273628 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:00:00 GMT Dentons ranked first in fifteen practice areas in Russia | by Kommersant <p style="line-height: 22px;" align="justify"><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Dentons_Logo_Purple_Print%20(2)%20(2).jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="179" height="35" align="left" style="margin: 0px 7px 3px 0px;"></a></p> <p style="line-height: 22px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><em>Moscow, 3 April</em> – According to <em style="">Kommersant</em> annual law firm rankings,&nbsp;Dentons was ranked among the best Top 5 law firms in Russia in <strong style="">23 practices</strong>:</font></p> <ul> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Antimonopoly law: Disputes (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Antimonopoly law: Consulting (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Commercial: International Trade and Customs (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Commercial: Company Establishment and Foreign Business Development in Russia (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Compliance (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Corporate: M&amp;A (Foreign Assets) (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>International Arbitration (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Litigation: Employment Disputes (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>PPP (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>TMT: Consulting (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Transportation and Logistics: Disputes (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Transportation and Logistics: Automotive (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Private Wealth (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Retail&nbsp; and FMCG: Disputes (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>FMCG: Consulting (1<sup>st</sup> place)</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Commercial: Commercial Contracts</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Energy and Natural Resources: Consulting in Energy Sector</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Energy and Natural Resources: Disputes in Coal Industry</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Family Law: Disputes</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Intellectual Property</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Litigation: Corporate Disputes</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Litigation: Property Disputes</strong></font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Tax:</strong> <strong>Dispute Resolution</strong></font></li> </ul> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>3 Dentons partners</strong> were ranked as <strong>leading lawyers</strong> in their practice areas:</font></p> <ul> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Richard Cowie</strong> – Corporate/M&amp;A</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Victor Naumov</strong> – TMT</font></li> <li><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><strong>Karina Chichkanova</strong> – PPP</font></li> </ul> <p style="line-height: 22px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><em>Kommersant</em> bases its rankings on the complexity, uniqueness and value of projects handled by the law firms operating in the Russian market.</font></p> <p><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">About Dentons</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000" style="">Dentons is the world's largest law firm*, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on&nbsp;the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.</font> &nbsp;<a href="http://www.dentons.com/" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF" style="">www.dentons.com</font></a></font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 11px;">* The American Lawyer 2018 – Global 100 law firm ranking by number of lawyers.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7260253 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7260253 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:00:00 GMT Alexei Zakharko elected Russia Managing Partner at Dentons <p style="margin: 0px 7px 3px 0px;" align="justify"><a href="https://www.dentons.com/en" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Dentons_Logo_Purple_Print%20(2)%20(2).jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="179" height="35" align="left" style="margin: 0px 7px 3px 0px;"></a></p> <p style="line-height: 22px;" align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000"><font><em>Moscow,&nbsp;</em></font><em>January 2019</em> – Alexei Zakharko has been elected Russia Managing Partner at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm.&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000"><strong>Alexei Zakharko</strong> commented: “I am honored to be elected to this role. As managing partner, I will focus on further strengthening Dentons’ leading position in Russia in order to meet our clients’ growing needs for top quality legal services and innovation.”</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Alexei Zakharko has extensive experience in acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, corporate finance and leveraged acquisitions. He also has considerable experience in private equity transactions, port/terminal transactions and bank equity deals. <font>He</font> <font>is ranked as one of the leading lawyers in Corporate/M&amp;A in Russia <em>by&nbsp;Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500</em>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<em>Best Lawyers Guide</em>.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Alexei Zakharko graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2003 and received a law degree from Cornell University in 2005. He joined Dentons’ Moscow office as a trainee in 2002 and worked in the London office from 2007 to 2008. He was appointed partner in 2011 and head of the Energy and Natural Resources practice in 2017.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000"><font>Alexei Zakharko takes over leadership from Florian Schneider, who</font> was the Russia Managing Partner from 2012 until 2018. Under Schneider’s leadership, Dentons strengthened its Corporate/M&amp;A, Private Equity, Life Sciences, Capital Markets, Energy, White Collar Crime and Competition practices. In 2014 and 2018, Dentons was named “Law Firm of the Year in Russia” at the Chambers Europe Awards. Florian Schneider will continue working as a partner in the Real Estate and Corporate/M&amp;A practices.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000"><strong>Tomasz Dabrowski</strong>, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Europe, commented: “Dentons has a powerhouse team in Russia and I am confident that under Alexei’s competent leadership, we will maintain and grow our position as the top international law firm in Russia and CIS.”</font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000"><strong>Florian Schneider</strong>, Dentons Partner, added: “Alexei’s knowledge of the Russian legal environment, strong leadership skills and commitment to clients will ensure his success in this new position.”</font></p> <p style="line-height: 22px;" align="justify"></p> <p><strong><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">About Dentons</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><font color="#000000">Dentons is the world's largest law firm*, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on&nbsp;the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.</font> &nbsp;<a href="http://www.dentons.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.dentons.com</font></a></font></p> <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 11px;">* The American Lawyer 2018 – Global 100 law firm ranking by number of lawyers.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7260322 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7260322 Alexander Belyasov Thu, 28 Mar 2019 18:29:57 GMT "Kazakh Invest" National company plans to attract up to 100 new investors to Kazakhstan in 2019 <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Logos/Kazakh-Invest-logo-1024x586.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="164" height="94"></p> <p align="justify"><em><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="PT Sans, sans-serif">NUR-SULTAN</font></em><span><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="PT Sans, sans-serif">, March 26, 2019 - With the support of the “Kazakh Invest" National Company" JSC, 27 investment projects with participation of foreign capital worth US$ 3.1 billion were implemented in Kazakhstan in 2018. As a result of it about 6 000 jobs have been created.</font></span><span><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="PT Sans, sans-serif">&nbsp;</font></span><br></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="PT Sans, sans-serif">Currently, there are 157 projects with the participation of foreign investors from 26 countries totaling about US$ 40 billion in the monitoring system of the “Kazakh Invest". Implementation of these projects may create about 45 000 jobs.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="PT Sans, sans-serif">Within the regions, the largest number of projects falls on the Almaty region - 27 projects worth US$ 4.1 billion. The top five also includes Karaganda region - 15 projects worth US$ 2.1 billion; Nur-Sultan city - 12 projects worth US$ 4.1 billion; Kostanay region - 12 projects worth US$ 2.2 billion and Aktobe region - 10 projects worth US$ 1 billion.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="PT Sans, sans-serif">There is also a separate list of investors underway, negotiations with them have begun on 180 projects. In 2019, it is planned to ensure the commissioning of 27 projects and attract up to 100 new investors.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000" face="PT Sans, sans-serif">by MFA Kazakhstan</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7249728 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7249728 Vera Dedyulya Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:35:26 GMT Uzbekistan Central Bank looks to increase gold reserves to 430 tonnes in 5 years <p align="justify"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Flag_of_Uzbekistan.svg.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="184" height="92">&nbsp;</p> <p align="justify"><span style=""><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;" color="#000000">According to international media reports, Uzbekistan expects to increase its gold reserves to 430 tonnes between 2020 and 2024 as the country looks to develop its domestic gold deposits. The reports said that purchase could start this year as the central bank plans to buy 81.37 tonnes of gold.</font></span></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, verdana, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The increase in gold reserves is part of the plan announced by the State Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources in its draft concept of the development of the geological industry of Uzbekistan for 2020-2024.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, verdana, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">According to the development plan, the country will spend $230 million in exploration and development of new gold deposits. According to production numbers from 2017, Uzbekistan is the world’s ninth-largest gold producer and has the eighth-largest gold reserves.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, verdana, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">The government’s geology department has identified 97 gold and silver deposits.<br></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, verdana, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 14px;">The government’s long-term plan would be a significant increase in its gold reserves. In its latest report, as of Jan. 1, the Central Bank of Uzbekistan said that is current gold reserves are valued at $14.64 billion.</font><br></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, verdana, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">Uzbekistan’s plan comes after central banks bought gold at the fastest pace since in 50 years, according to the 2018 data from the World Gold Council. According to the WGC, last year central banks bought 651.5 tonnes of gold.<br></font></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;" align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, verdana, sans-serif" style="font-size: 14px;">If Uzbekistan meets its five-year target, the central bank’s reserves would be the twelfth largest in the world, just behind the European Central Bank’s official reserves of 504 tonnes.</font></p> <p><a href="https://www.kitco.com/reporters/NeilsChristensen/"><font color="#373737" face="Arial, verdana, sans-serif"><strong><font color="#003871" style="font-size: 18px;">By&nbsp;Neils Christensen</font></strong></font></a></p> <p style="line-height: 24px;"><font color="#000000">For&nbsp;<span><strong><a href="http://www.kitco.com/"><font color="#003871">Kitco News</font></a></strong></span></font></p><br> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7243995 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7243995 Vera Dedyulya Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:47:20 GMT Kazakhstan's leader resigns <p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="-apple-system, system-ui, BlinkMacSystemFont, Segoe UI, Roboto, Helvetica Neue, Fira Sans, Ubuntu, Oxygen, Oxygen Sans, Cantarell, Droid Sans, Apple Color Emoji, Segoe UI Emoji, Segoe UI Emoji, Segoe UI Symbol, Lucida Grande, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif">Kazakhstani President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has announced his resignation affective from March 20, 2019. &nbsp;</font></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><font style="font-size: 14px;" face="-apple-system, system-ui, BlinkMacSystemFont, Segoe UI, Roboto, Helvetica Neue, Fira Sans, Ubuntu, Oxygen, Oxygen Sans, Cantarell, Droid Sans, Apple Color Emoji, Segoe UI Emoji, Segoe UI Emoji, Segoe UI Symbol, Lucida Grande, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"><span>The speaker of the upper house of parliament, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, would take over as acting president until presidential elections can be held.</span><br></font></span></p> <p>https://eurasianet.org/kazakhstans-leader-resigns-after-almost-30-years-in-power<br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7234437 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7234437 Vera Dedyulya Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:00:00 GMT Yulia Yarnykh promoted to counsel in Gowling WLG’s Moscow office <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 15px;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="250" height="51" align="left" style="margin: 0px 6px 0px 0px;"></a><font color="#000000">Gowling WLG is pleased to announce that</font></font> <font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/yulia-yarnykh/#panel-button1" target="_blank" style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">Yulia Yarnykh</font></a><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">, a member of the firm’s Moscow office, has been promoted to counsel. She previously served as an associate.</font></font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">“In Russia, the counsel designation is accorded to those experienced lawyers who have inspired respect from their clients and have demonstrated strong leadership qualities and dedication to the firm,” said</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/david-aylen/#panel-button1" target="_blank" style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">David Aylen</font></a><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">, managing partner of Gowling WLG Russia/CIS. “On behalf of the firm, I congratulate Yulia on this well-deserved career milestone.”</font></font></p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Yarnykh.YuliaPRINT.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="133" height="167" align="right"> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yulia Yarnykh focuses her practice on a broad range of IP and corporate matters, including the enforcement of IP rights, trademark protection and IP transactions. She is also proficient in compliance and regulatory matters in media, e-commerce, personal data protection, competition and advertising.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">In 2018, Yulia was named a “Rising Star” by Managing Intellectual Property, one of the world’s premier IP publications.</font></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Through the strength of our Moscow office, Gowling WLG delivers a wide range of intellectual property law services across Russia. Our award-winning trademark, copyright and patent professionals work with European, Canadian and global companies to manage and defend their IP rights.</font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">ABOUT GOWLING WLG’S GLOBAL IP PRACTICE:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, copyright, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG has been winning IP cases for clients around the world for over 125 years, and offers exceptional representation in a dynamic and competitive market.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/services/intellectual-property/global/" target="_blank" style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF"><font>L</font><font>earn more</font></font></a></font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">ABOUT GOWLING WLG RUSSIA/CIS:</font></strong></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 15px;">Gowling</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">WLG</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">Russia/CIS</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">is</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">a</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in the region</font><font style="font-size: 15px;">. Through the strength of our Moscow office, the firm has worked with a global clientele for about three decades to deliver strategic advice in all aspects of IP law throughout Russia and the CIS.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">We are a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading innovators and brand owners on the Fortune Global 500 list. Clients appreciate the superior quality of our services, strategic and practical approach, and responsiveness.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/global-reach/russia/" target="_blank" style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></a></font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Contact:</font></strong></p> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">Madina Assylbekova</font><br> <font color="#000000">Director of Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font><br> <font color="#000000">+7&nbsp;495 775 4863</font><br> <a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7180284 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7180284 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:19:29 GMT Uzbekistan lifts ban on "confidential" state data on minerals <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="217" height="103"></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Uzbekistan has annulled the confidentiality of information concerning the country's mineral reserves, their annual production and sales, as well as foreign and internal debts, Uzbek justice ministry said Monday.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">A government decree that lifts restrictions on the publication of the information on the dynamics of gold, silver and other non-ferrous and rare earth metals mining has been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, according to the country's justice ministry.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Under the decree, Uzbekistan will start publication of information on the country's mineral reserves, mining and sales volumes and the distribution of funds derived from the sales.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Annual volumes of gold-currency reserves and their composition as of Jan. 1, 2017 will be published officially, the ministry said.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Two main state-owned gold producers in the country, Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (Almalyk MMC) and Navoi Mining and Metallurgy Combinat (NMMC), as well as the country's Fund for Reconstruction and Development will make publicly available their annual financial reports as of 2013.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Almalyk MMC and NMMC produce some 20 percent and 70 percent of the total precious metals in the country respectively.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">According to expert estimates, Uzbekistan produces more than 100 tons of gold annually.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">"Total amount of debt (internal and external) guaranteed by the state, their sources, currencies, interest rates, and terms of repayment, as well as information on borrowing and repayment of debts" will also be published, according to the new degree of the Uzbek government.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">The Central Asian country, rich in resources, has been taking a series of steps to reform its economy, including liberalization of the foreign exchange market, reduction of tax burdens and improving investment climate for foreign investors since Shavkat Mirziyoyev came to power following the presidential elections in 2016.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;"><br></font></span></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;" align="justify"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><font face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;"><strong><span><font>CONTACT INFORMATION:</font></span></strong><img width="144" height="129" align="right" alt="aucc logo" src="https://files.constantcontact.com/2f3fd920101/dd95bfc4-7a5f-4a0b-a7be-062c105fbf46.jpg"><span><font><br> The American-Uzbekistan&nbsp;<br> Chamber of Commerce&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> 1030 15th Street, N.W.,&nbsp;<br> Suite 555W&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> Washington, DC 20005&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> phone: 202.509.3744&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <a><u><font color="#800080">info@aucconline.com</font></u></a><br> <a href="http://www.aucconline.com/" title="This external link will open in a new window"><u><font color="#800080">www.aucconline.com</font></u></a>&nbsp;</font></span></font></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7150100 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7150100 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:15:32 GMT Uzbekistan simplifies bankruptcy procedure <p><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="204" height="97"></p> <p align="justify"><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;"><span><font>Uzbekistan approved a number of measures to drastically simplify the bankruptcy procedure, Trend reports via a new decree of the head of state.</font></span><br></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Now, judicial managers are appointed from among persons who have a fourth category judicial certificate and are members of the Uzbekistan Association of Judicial Managers when carrying out a simplified bankruptcy procedure instituted by the state tax services.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">The activities of judicial managers can also be carried out by lawyers who have licenses with a specialization in civil and economic legal proceedings and who have received a certificate of judicial manager.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Appointment of judicial managers is carried out by a court on the recommendation of the creditor, an authorized state body for bankruptcies or the Association and its territorial divisions taking into account the rating assessment of the judicial managers.</font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7150098 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7150098 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 06 Feb 2019 16:09:31 GMT Uzbekistan improves position in OECD credit risks classification <p><span><font color="#000000" face="Arial, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Toronto/Screen%20Shot%202019-02-06%20at%2011.11.44%20AM.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="212" height="101"></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><span><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;"><span><font>Uzbekistan improved its position and moved to the fifth group in the updated classification of OECD country credit risks, Trend reports via Uzbek media.</font></span><br></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) classification of country credit risks was updated on February 1.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Uzbek Ministry of Finance states that Uzbekistan moved from the sixth to the fifth group in the new classification.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Moreover, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Serbia, Vietnam and others are also in the fifth group.</font></span></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span><font color="#000000" face="Georgia" style="font-size: 14px;">Countries are classified into seven risk categories, where countries with the highest level of risk are represented in the seventh category, and countries with the lowest level of risk are in the first category.</font></span></font></p> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="508" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="243" valign="top"></td> <td width="508" valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="border-collapse: collapse;"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="100%" valign="top"></td> </tr> <tr> <td></td> </tr> </tbody> </table><br> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7150092 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7150092 Vera Dedyulya Mon, 04 Feb 2019 06:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG welcomes Russian trademark attorney Maria Aronikova to its partnership <p align="full"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="250" height="51" align="left" style="margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px;"></a>A certified court expert and member of the Сhamber of Patent Attorneys, Aronikova has extensive experience in litigation, trademark rights and copyright protection, unfair competition and domain disputes.</font></p> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Aronikova represents international and Russian companies before the Chamber of Patent Disputes of the Russian Patent and Trademark Office (Rospatent) and assists clients with the registration of trademarks with Rospatent and the World Intellectual Property Organization. She also co-ordinates trademark prosecution work for clients in the CIS countries and further abroad.</font></p> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/maria-aronikova.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="186" height="186" align="right"></font></p> <p align="left"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 15px;">Recognized by <em>WTR 1000</em> and <em>IP Stars</em> as a leading Russian trademark expert, Maria joined</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">Gowling WLG’s</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">Moscow office</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">in</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">2011. She now heads the office’s brand protection and anti-counterfeiting practice.</font></font></p> <p align="left"><font color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="font-size: 15px;">"Becoming a partner of one of the world’s leading international law firms — and home to one of Russia’s most respected intellectual property practices — comes with tremendous responsibility,” said Aronikova. “I am grateful for the support of my colleagues on our trademarks and anti-counterfeiting</font> <font style="font-size: 15px;">teams, as well as the mentorship of my senior colleagues. This appointment would not have been possible without their help and guidance.”</font></font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">ABOUT GOWLING WLG:</font></strong></p> <p><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Gowling WLG is a global law firm with over 1,400 legal professionals and a range of dedicated support teams across 18 cities in Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The firm provides world-class legal expertise and multi-jurisdictional support in key global sectors. It is also home to one of the world's premier full-service intellectual property practices.</font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">ABOUT GOWLING WLG RUSSIA/CIS</font></strong></p> <p align="left"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">For nearly three decades, Gowling</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">WLG</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">has been</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">a</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in Russia and the CIS region</font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">. Through the strength of our Moscow office, the firm continues to deliver strategic advice and tailored solutions in all aspects of IP law to a global clientele.<br> <br> We are a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading innovators and brand owners on the Fortune Global 500 list. Clients appreciate the superior quality of our services, strategic and practical approach, and responsiveness.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/global-reach/russia/" target="_blank"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></a></font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Contact:</font></strong></p> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 15px;"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">Madina Assylbekova</font><br> <font color="#000000">Director of Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font><br> <font color="#000000">+7&nbsp;495 775 4863</font><br> <a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></font></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7144754 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7144754 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 30 Jan 2019 06:00:00 GMT Gowling WLG named Russia’s IP Firm of the Year at 2019 Global IP Awards <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 15px;"><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/Gowlings%20WLG_logo.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="250" height="51" align="left" style="margin: 0px 5px 0px 0px;"></a><font color="#000000">Gowling WLG was named "Firm of the Year" in three categories at the inaugural Global IP Awards ceremony, held last night in London.</font></font></p> <p align="left"><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">The firm took home the top honour in the "Russia – IP Firm of the Year" category and was also named Canadian "Firm of the Year" in both the patents and trademarks categories.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Partners Monique Couture, Gordon Harris and Scott Jolliffe were on hand to accept the awards.</font></p> <p><font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">“<em>We are honoured to receive this award and especially so because it is the very first occasion for it to be conferred”</em> said</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/people/david-aylen/#panel-button1" target="_blank" style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">David Aylen</font></a><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">, the managing partner of Gowling WLG in Russia and the CIS<em>. “Our Moscow office is a great place to work and I am very proud of our exceptionally talented team</em>!”</font></font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Hosted by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) and the World Trademark Review (WTR), the awards identify the world's leading intellectual property law firms based on IAM’s and WTR’s reporting and analysis of notable IP achievements over the past year.</font></p> <p><font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">Both</font> <a href="https://www.iam-media.com/directories/patent1000/rankings/international" target="_blank" style=""><em style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">IAM</font></em></a> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">and</font> <a href="https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/directories/wtr1000/rankings/international" target="_blank" style=""><em style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">WTR</font></em></a> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">have long recognized Gowling WLG's IP Group as one of the world's leading international IP practices, with considerable strength in both trademarks and patents.</font></font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">ABOUT GOWLING WLG’S GLOBAL IP PRACTICE:</font></strong></p> <p align="left"><font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">With unmatched expertise in patents, trademarks, brands and designs, copyright, advertising, IP litigation and more, Gowling WLG has been winning IP cases for clients around the world for over 125 years, and offers exceptional representation in a dynamic and competitive market.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/services/intellectual-property/global/" target="_blank" style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></a></font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">ABOUT GOWLING WLG RUSSIA/CIS:</font></strong></p> <p align="left"><font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">Gowling</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">WLG</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">Russia/CIS</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">is</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">a</font> <font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">recognized leader in the protection of intellectual property rights in the region</font><font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 15px;">. Through the strength of our Moscow office, the firm has worked with a global clientele for about three decades to deliver strategic advice in all aspects of IP law throughout Russia and the CIS.<br> We are a trusted adviser to many of the world’s leading innovators and brand owners on the Fortune Global 500 list. Clients appreciate the superior quality of our services, strategic and practical approach, and responsiveness.</font> <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/global-reach/russia/" target="_blank" style=""><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#0000FF">Learn more</font></a></font></p> <p align="left"><strong><font style="font-size: 15px;" color="#000000">Contact:</font></strong></p><font style="font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">Madina Assylbekova</font><br> <font color="#000000">Director of Business Development RUSSIA/CIS</font><br> <font color="#000000">Tel: +7&nbsp;495 775 4863</font><br> <font color="#000000">Email:</font> <a href="mailto:madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com" style=""><font style="" color="#0000FF">madina.assylbekova@gowlingwlg.com</font></a></font> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7136724 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/7136724 Alexander Belyasov Mon, 07 Jan 2019 22:21:10 GMT Toronto |PARTNER EVENT: Day of Rescue Amphibious <p>CERBA partner, Interconn Development group, invites all interested parties to attend ATASD (<a href="http://www.atasd.ca" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.atasd.ca</font></a>) - SHERP (<a href="http://www.sherp.ca" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.sherp.ca</font></a>) combined event: "Day of Rescue Amphibious: Vehicles Joint Demonstration and Trials" <strong>on Friday, February 8,</strong> from 11 am to 4 pm in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. This event will be arranged at the Stockey Centre/Georgian Bay area in the downtown of Parry Sound with active support and assistance from municipal and provincial Ontario governments.</p> <p>Two SHERP ATVs (<a href="http://www.sherp.ca" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.sherp.ca</font></a>), ATASD ACV(<a href="http://www.atasd.ca" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.atasd.ca</font></a>), hovercrafts from “Air Rider Hovercraft” (<a href="http://www.airriderhovercraft.com" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.airriderhovercraft.com</font></a>), rescue airboats from USA manufacturer “1000 Islands Airboats” (<a href="http://www.1000islandairboats.com" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">www.1000islandairboats.com</font></a>) will be shown in action - riding over water-ice-snow-ground.</p> <p><strong>Learn more about the event:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Documents/Toronto/ATASD_SHERP_trials_rev1.pdf" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">ATASD_SHERP_trials.pdf</font></a></p> <p>Contact information could be found <a href="https://cerbanet.org/event-3201845?CalendarViewType=0&amp;SelectedDate=1%2F7%2F2019" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">here &gt;&gt;</font></a></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6988094 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6988094 Vera Dedyulya Wed, 03 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Intermark Club – a community for expats in Russia <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><a href="https://intermarkrelocation.ru/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/intermark_logo.png" alt="" title="" border="0" width="197" height="53" align="left"></a><font color="#000000">CERBA&nbsp;Corporate Member,&nbsp;<span style="">Intermark Relocation is happy to inform you that now they are&nbsp;starting Intermark Club - the new community for foreigners in Russia,&nbsp;making <font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">life of a foreigner fun and exciting, and&nbsp;</font>the adaptation smooth and safe.</span></font></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Intermark Club is a platform that provides you with best events information – concerts, plays, festivals, tours and meetings; English-friendly venues that offer discounts and privileges; schedules of movie showings in their original language; and shares lifehacks on life in Russia from expats and Intermark experts.</font></p> <p align="justify"><span><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;"><span><span><font color="#000000">Learn more about&nbsp;</font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font color="#000000">Intermark Club at the following link:</font>&nbsp;<a href="http://intermarkclub.ru/" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">http://intermarkclub.ru/</font></a></font></span></span></font></span></p> <p align="justify"><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Joining&nbsp;<font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">the community and becoming an Intermark Club Member is free-of-charge.</font></font></p> <p align="justify"><font><span style=""><font style=""><span style=""><span style=""><font style=""><em style=""><font style=""><em style=""><font style=""><em style=""><font style=""><em style=""><font style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-size: 15px;" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">Please feel free to share information about&nbsp;your favorite places with&nbsp;<span style=""><span style=""><span style="">Intermark Club to&nbsp;make the fullest digest of all the fun in Russia!</span></span></span></font></em></font></em></font></em></font></em></font></span></span></font></span></font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6705019 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6705019 Alexander Belyasov Wed, 26 Sep 2018 04:00:00 GMT GOWLING WLG PROFESSIONALS ACHIEVE 58 RANKINGS IN CHAMBERS CANADA 2019 <p><font color="#3A3A3A" face="GWLGBW-Lt, arial, sans-serif">In an impressive showing, 54 Gowling WLG professionals earned 58 rankings across 34 categories in the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/canada/20" target="_blank"><font color="#401C42" face="inherit">2019 edition of&nbsp;<font face="GWLGBW-LtIt, arial, sans-serif">Chambers Canada</font></font></a>. In addition, Gowling WLG was recognized as a leading law firm in 31 practice areas.</font></p> <p><font color="#3A3A3A" face="GWLGBW-Lt, arial, sans-serif">This year, Gowling WLG was shortlisted for the Life Sciences "Firm of the Year" award. This honour recognizes notable achievements over the past 12 months in life sciences law, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.</font></p> <p><font color="#3A3A3A" face="GWLGBW-Lt, arial, sans-serif">For more than two decades,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.chambersandpartners.com/" target="_blank"><font color="#401C42" face="inherit">Chambers and Partners</font></a>&nbsp;have been identifying the top lawyers and firms across 185 jurisdictions around the world. The rankings in&nbsp;<font face="GWLGBW-LtIt, arial, sans-serif">Chambers Canada</font>&nbsp;are based on an extensive peer and client interview process in which a number of qualities are assessed – from technical ability and client service to diligence and professional conduct.</font></p> <p><font face="GWLGBW-Lt, arial, sans-serif"><font color="#3A3A3A">Please use the following link to find the practice areas in which Gowling WLG was recognized as a leading law firm:&nbsp;</font><a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/news/awards-recognition/2018/chambers-canada-2019/?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=vuture%2F" target="_blank" style=""><font color="#0000FF">https://gowlingwlg.com/en/news/awards-recognition/2018/chambers-canada-2019/?utm_source=vuture&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=vuture/</font></a></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6695132 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6695132 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:10:37 GMT Citigroup continues to invest in Kazakhstan, drive market share, revenue growth <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Citigroup, one of the first international banks to enter the Kazakh market, is marking its 25th anniversary in the country. It feels current conditions in Kazakhstan provide ample opportunities for large multinational corporations.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Kazakhstan is an important market for us. Over the years, we have succeeded in establishing our subsidiary as a key player in the country’s banking industry, developed deep relationships with the government and the largest local corporates and grew our capital base to over $400 million, so that we have become the leading foreign investor in the country outside of the commodities sector. Since early 2000, we have helped Kazakhstan’s issuers raise more than $30 billion in financing,” Citi Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) James Cowles said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The Citigroup franchise has established itself as the most reliable corporate bank in the country and become the mainstay for the vast majority of international corporations operating in Kazakhstan. As of April, Citibank Kazakhstan ranks first in payment volumes, seventh among Kazakh banks in capital (142.03 billion tenge (US$414 million)) and 11th by assets with a 30.1 billion tenge (US$87 million) increase since the beginning of the year.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Citigroup has branches in Almaty and the capital and representative offices in Aktau and Atyrau. “We continue to build on our strategy of sustainable, targeted investments to drive increased market share and revenue growth. We are focused on being the best for our clients. We focus on innovation and are using technology to enhance our capabilities, improve the experiences of our clients and to lower our costs,” said Cowles.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The bank serves multinational companies, emerging market champions, the public sector, institutional investors and an ultrahigh network of EMEA households. “We recently opened a new office in Saudi Arabia, where their Vision 2030 plan is especially ambitious and exciting. I expect significant growth in the banking sector in the Middle East and Africa in the coming years. We also see growth potential in Western Europe and it’s another area of focus in our EMEA priorities,” he added.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Last year was a strong one in investment banking. Citigroup significantly improved its wallet share in mergers and acquisitions (M&amp;A) and equity capital markets (ECM). “We ended the year ranked second in EMEA in investment banking revenues, our highest ranking ever. In ECM, we topped the volume tables and ended the year as number one in overall ECM and IPOs (initial public offerings). We have a differentiated strategy, have refined our client base and are extremely focused on delivering for that set of clients,” he said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan plays a pivotal role in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as one of the key BRI pillars – the Eurasian land bridge – is being developed almost entirely in Kazakhstan.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The country has become host of the largest dry port in the world, located in Khorgos, which will help bridge the railway systems of China and Kazakhstan and the rest of Eurasia and Europe, leading to a significant reduction in the shipment cycle for international trade,” said Cowles.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The country’s location is critical for Chinese goods leaving for many countries, including those in the European Union and North America.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Kazakhstan is benefitting from significant Chinese investments and there are around 50 projects that the government has announced it is supporting as part of its renewed and strengthened cooperation with China. Kazakhstan has become one of the few countries that has supported the BRI with its own Nurly Zhol programme, where the government co-invests in important projects in industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, industrial production and others,” he added.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The government has made significant progress in creating a favourable climate for foreign direct investment (FDI), he noted.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“According to official estimates, the volume of FDI has reached nearly $300 billion since the early 1990s, making Kazakhstan the leading country by FDI per capita among the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries. Kazakhstan is tightly integrated into regional trade and the global economy and is well positioned to benefit from BRI,” he said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Citigroup is also pleased to be part of the Foreign Investor Council (FIC) under the President of Kazakhstan, which provides a platform for exchanging views and networking with investors.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The FIC composition – over 30 companies representing major multinationals and key foreign players operating in the country – is another testament to the fact that Kazakhstan has become host to many of the largest corporates in the world,” he said.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Cowles also spoke about his expectations in banking sector development.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Our experience in emerging economies is that the wallet for financial services tends to expand by 1.5 times-twice the rate of economic growth. As Kazakhstan continues to rebound from the crisis and to open up to foreign investment, that bodes well for the banking sector. As the wallet for financial services grows, I would expect the banking sector to become more competitive. At Citi, we see an opportunity to partner with local banks to help them expand their product offerings, for example,” he said.</font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6385206 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6385206 Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:06:17 GMT Kazakhstan launches AIFC, seeks to become regional financial hub <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan’s ambitious project to establish a financial services centre in Astana is now real, as the country launched July 5 the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The new financial centre, in a new part of Astana where the city hosted EXPO 2017, is set to offer financial services, including in financial technologies, Islamic finance, green finance, capital market and asset management.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The centre has a management council, a financial services regulator, AIFC exchange, an independent financial court involving nine judges from the U.K. and the U.S., and an arbitration centre, among other bodies.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakh officials expect the centre to attract $40 billion of investments by 2025.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The AIFC is the brainchild of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev who voiced the idea to set up the centre in 2015 with benefits offered to companies, an independent court and English common law principles incorporated in the work of the centre.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The AIFC is a new chapter of independent Kazakhstan. Its launch is an important step in the steady and sustainable development of Kazakhstan,” Nazarbayev told a grandiose ceremony July 5 also attended by Abu Dhabi Crown Sheikh Prince Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, Islamic Development Bank Chair Bandar Hajjar and JP Morgan Chase International Chair Jacob Frenkel.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan recognised the need for long-term, sustainable institutions, he said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“We thoroughly studied the global experience in establishment, development and work of financial centres across the world including in Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong and other countries. The Kazakh model of the AIFC incorporated best practices of these structures,” said Nazarbayev.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Astana should become the main financial hub of the region and in the long-term perspective should be among leading Asian financial centres,” said the Kazakh President.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">The centre enjoys a special legal regime envisioned by constitutional law and offers incentives to companies, including exemption from corporate income tax and personal income tax for 50 years, a visa-free regime for citizens of 48 countries and a simplified employment regime.</p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Fifty companies have registered at the AIFC so far.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">English common law principles will regulate the work of the centre and, according to Andrew Oldland, senior partner at British law service firm Michelmores, English law is characterised by flexibility and convenience encouraging countries to rely on it in the finance sector.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The AIFC stock exchange will list Kazakh national companies, part of the country’s Samruk Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund, and Islamic bonds Sukuk scheduled to go for initial public offering later this year.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Boston Consulting Group Chair Hans Paul Bürkner said the IPO and the country’s large-scale privatisation programme will serve “another major accelerator for development of Kazakhstan and position Kazakhstan as a regional financial centre” as well as provide a major boost to develop capital markets.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Bürkner also emphasised green finance and financial technology as growth engines for the centre. “Boston Consulting Group had the privilege to be working with you and team on the idea of the AIFC and it has become a real milestone in the development of Kazakhstan and Astana and stock financial markets here,” he said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde conveyed her congratulations and said the AIFC is a “great opportunity and platform for Kazakhstan and region to develop deeper financial market and attract investment.”</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Transparent, reliable and favourable normative base for the market, modern infrastructure and strong human capital will boost the potential of the AIFC in reaching the scale of a regional hub, an example of innovation use, high quality services, effective management and reasonable methods of dispute settlement,” said Pulitzer Prize winning author Daniel Yergin hosting the ceremony as he read her letter.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Francis Maude, former U.K. cabinet minister and member of the AIFC consultative council, said Kazakhstan is a growing market with untapped potential.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The country occupies a really important strategic position. The potential for the financial centre is huge and this is a growing market. The centre of gravity of the world’s economy is moving east over time and Eurasia is key part of that,” said Maude.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Investors are also interested in continuing reforms in Kazakhstan, he added. “This is a young country. Moving from a command economy to a genuine market economy takes time. As the government acknowledges, there is a need for more structural reforms in economy. You need this country to be where it is easy to set up business, grow business and create jobs,” said Maude.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;"><br></font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6385203 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6385203 Fri, 25 May 2018 13:30:00 GMT Alinga Consulting Held a Free Seminar <a href="http://www.acg.ru//english/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/ACG_Logo_News.jpg" width="158" height="117" border="0" align="left" alt=""></a> <p align="justify">On May 23, 2018, Alinga Consulting held a free seminar. The seminar reviewed the latest changes in the tax and currency legislation, as well as the implementation of the program to develop federal standards for 2017 - 2019 and how to prepare for the transition to new standards. Alinga's legal team talked about future changes in the rules of using corporate transport. A large number of listeners expressed a desire to participate in future seminars. The seminar organizers received considerable positive feedback. The presentations may be reviewed on Alinga’s website. <font color="#0000FF"><a href="http://www.acg.ru/alinga_seminar_5-2018"><font>http://www.acg.ru/alinga_seminar_</font></a><a href="http://www.acg.ru/alinga_seminar_5-2018"><font>5-2018</font></a></font></p> <p align="center"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/20180523_110500_003_012.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="464" height="261" style="text-align: -webkit-center;"><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6261244 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6261244 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 22 May 2018 18:38:20 GMT Kazakhstan develops smart oil transportation programme Astana Times, 10 May 2018 <p style="line-height: 18px;">ASTANA – Kazakhstan has developed SmartTran, a unique digital technology to transport oil through main pipelines. Inventors TransOil technical policy department director Berik Sayakhov and Satbayev University Modeling in Power Engineering research and production laboratory head Uzak Zhappasbayev described the programme in an interview with kapital.kz.<br></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Solving energy efficiency problems is one of the most significant tasks for the oil and gas sector in Kazakhstan, in particular, pipeline transport,” they told the news outlet.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">SmartTran automates energy saving modes for oil transportation planning and management systems, improves workers’ productivity and ensures the pipelines’ competitiveness. The programme processes real-time data received from dispatch control to operate as well as manage transportation technology in the main pipelines. It also dramatically increases pipeline operation and efficient reliability.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The research was completed in several stages. After a database was created and modelled, the system was optimised and then integrated with SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) and ASCEM (Automated System for Commercial Electricity Metering). The technology included digitising the entire transportation system production procedure. The five-year process, from 2012-2017, was completed with a 128 million tenge (US$388,224) investment.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">SmartTran has been incorporated into the KazTransOil (KTO) oil mix control system. It determines the pumping modes’ energy saving, economic and technological efficiency during transportation along the company’s pipeline routes.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The programme also uses real-time operational data (process equipment operation modes, oil pumping volumes and parameters, etc.) from SCADA. In turn, it determines the optimum operating conditions for pumping units and heating furnaces for energy-saving transportation through the KTO pipeline routes. Incorporating SmartTran at the company’s facilities is a complex and lengthy process requiring an entire production system performance assessment.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“In addition to KazTransOil, the consumers of the technology can be the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, the Kazakhstan-China Oil Pipeline, the North-Western Pipeline Company Munai Tas, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V. and Turgai Petroleum. In general, this technology, with some modifications, can be used for pumping oil mixtures in oil companies’ pipelines in the field,” said the inventors.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Unlike control systems used in Canada, Russia, the U.S. and other countries, the technology transports high-viscosity, high-hardening (paraffin) oil mixtures in areas with several oil pumping stations and heating points while ensuring the safety of the main pipeline.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The distinctive feature is the way the programme can simulate and optimise hot pumping, as more than 15 million tonnes of Kazakh oil mixtures are transported in this way. Oil mixtures are hardened in heating furnaces and the energy efficiency is determined by the furnace and pumping units’ optimum condition, taking into account primary pipeline thermal regime safety conditions.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“For instance, hot pumping modelling and optimisation at the main Uzen-Atyrau-Samara pipeline sections will lead to significant energy savings in the pump units and heating furnace,” said the developers.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">According to the laws of hydraulics, the specific electricity consumption utilised to pump oil proportionally increases oil turnover to 1.75. The figure indicates the need to reduce oil transportation costs by determining the energy saving modes of the equipment (pumping units, heating furnace, etc.). SmartTran can simulate and optimise the pumping volume, technological equipment operation and oil and oil mixtures transportation via the KTO pipelines.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The pipeline transportation energy saving is largely related to energy costs for oil transportation and heating. Almost 70 percent of the consumed electricity is expended for the pumping units’ operation and in the case of oil transportation through the hot oil pipeline, costs are increased by 85 percent due to the oil heating furnace operation,” said the developers.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">In an environment where oil prices are unstable and oil production is increasing, finding a decent way to face energy challenges has become essential. SmartTrans will lead to an increase in labour productivity, progress in technological modes to transport oil and petroleum mixtures and efficiently plan and manage KTO’s main oil pipelines.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“In 2018, all oil pipeline routes of the KazTransOil’s main pipelines will be optimised for pumping oil and oil mixtures in energy-saving modes. Based on their results, we can talk about the specific economic effect from the introduction of technology at the company’s facilities,” said Sayakhov and Zhappasbayev.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6252892 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6252892 Tue, 08 May 2018 15:40:27 GMT KAZAKHSTAN-CANADA <p align="center">On May 1, Ambassador Konstantin Zhigalov hosted a farewell reception at Fairmont Chateau Laurier Ottawa upon completion of his tenure as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Canada, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. He thanked the Canadian Government, Parliament, private sector and all friends of the Embassy, as well as the diplomatic corps, for excellent cooperation over the last 6 years that he had spent in Ottawa.<br></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Since his appointment in January 2012, Ambassador Zhigalov has visited all Canadian provinces and territories multiple times and has been closely involved in the development of the Kazakhstan Canada Parliamentary Cooperation Group and the Kazakhstan Canada Business Council.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Regular exchange of parliamentary and business delegations contributed to expanding channels of communication between the two countries and led to signing a number of bilateral agreements, including the Inter-Governmental Agreement on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. On the international stage, Canada has supported Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization in 2015 and, as one of the top-10 investors in Kazakhstan’s economy, continues dialogue on a number of issues, including Kazakhstan’s efforts within the OECD.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Senate Liberal Leader Joseph A. Day, in his capacity of the Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Cooperation Group, thanked Ambassador Zhigalov for his strong commitment to strengthening Canada-Kazakhstan partnership and saluted significant milestones achieved during his tenure.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">On April 27, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed Ambassador Zhigalov as Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Spain. On the same day, former Deputy Foreign Minister Akylbek Kamaldinov has been appointed to be Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Canada.</p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6143282 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6143282 Tue, 08 May 2018 15:38:49 GMT Kazakhstan’s exports exceeded $48.3 billion in 2017 Astana Times, 5 May 2018 <p style="line-height: 18px;">Kazakhstan’s foreign trade turnover increased by 25 percent to $69.5 billion last year. The country’s exports increased by 30 percent and reached $48.3 billion; imports grew by 15.5 percent to $29.3 billion, Minister for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kassymbek reported at a May 2 government meeting.&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Over four years from 2013 to 2017, the share of manufacturing exports in Kazakhstan’s total exports increased from 23 to 32 percent.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“This year we are observing a positive export trend. According to relevant data, in the first two months of this year, exports exceeded $8.8 billion, which is 27.4 percent – $1.9 billion – higher than in the same period last year,” Kassymbek said.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">In the meantime, the country provides financial and service support to boost export volumes.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“In 2010-2017, exporters were provided with financial and insurance support worth more than 112.6 billion tenge (US$340.6 million). The government also ensured export trade financing worth 14.7 billion tenge (US$44.4 million) and pre-export financing at 5 billion tenge (US$15.1 million). More than 40 exporters receive financial support every year. As part of the service support for exporters in 2010 to 2017, 1,800 manufacturers were able to conclude export contracts for more than $2 billion, including $197 million in 2017. Expenses were compensated to 204 exporters for 1.6 billion tenge (US$4.84 million). Every year more than 400 exporters receive service support in the country,” the minister said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">To increase the share of non-primary sector exports, the government is working with the ministries, the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Kazakh Invest, the Kazakh Export insurance company and local executive agencies to modernise existing enterprises and introduce new export-oriented industries. The market shows a steady trend since 2015 with the introduction of seven-eight new products to foreign markets.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“In 2017, eight new products were brought to foreign markets: Niva and Peugeot cars, solar panels, gas boilers, cartridges, rails, POS-terminals and dry mare’s milk,” Kassymbek pointed out.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 18px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Digital Railway strategy to increase speed, convenience, savings</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana Times, 4 May 2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakh national rail company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) President Kanat Alpysbayev reported on the implementation of the country’s Digital Railways strategy during the May 2 government meeting on export, consumer and transport digitisation policies.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Transport makes up 8 percent of Kazakhstan’s gross domestic product and has been increasing by at least 4.5 percent each year. Kazakhstan’s population of 18 million owns 5.3 million automobiles, suggesting 29 out of 100 people in the country possess a vehicle, compared to 14 out of 100 in the rest of the Commonwealth of Independent States and 48 out of 100 in Europe. In 2017, 2.5 million traffic violations were registered in Kazakhstan.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The 2018-2022 Digital Railway strategy sketches the implementation of 21 projects, two of which are being implemented under the Digital Kazakhstan state programme. The Digital Railway project aims to reduce traffic violations up to 85 percent, increase the average speed of travel around the city, improve passenger transport safety and reduce the environmental footprint of KTZ’s transport options.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">An eight-component process has been laid out to meet these goals. The first component is the further application of modern information systems in KTZ’s critical operating segments – cargo transportation, passenger transportation, railway infrastructure and transport logistics.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Other components involve controlling cost optimisation, launching digital road diagnostics and implementing Traffic Management and Digital Services Centres at 17 railway stations. Internet ticketing options and another 17,000 ticket terminals are to be available in the near future, and waiting list and train rating programmes have already been launched. E-ticket sales currently make up 64 percent of all sales; by 2020, it is hoped that they will make 90 percent.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“It is planned to realise a 24/7 system of centralised management of customer appeals for prompt feedback to customers through timely response to complaints and suggestions,” added Alpysbayev.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Likewise, a single electronic exchange platform is being created for multimodal transport, particularly transit container movements with the account of more than 1,700 customers-participants. Automated processes are underway at Khorgos-Eastern Gate on the border with China that can potentially reduce traffic checkpoint time from 10 minutes to 30 seconds, and diminish registration costs from $2,395 to $239.50 per every registration, which in turn cuts the risk of corruption offences.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Information systems are also being introduced in freight rail transport to increase the efficiency of the organisation of transportation processes, ensure the timely delivery and safety of goods and simplify procedures for crossing the borders of other railway administrations.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The company completed a service for the online tracking of goods, including a system of electronic lock devices that ensures the safety of cargo and a prompt response to any unauthorised attempt to access cargo. An automated system of contractual and commercial work was presented during the report. An e-freight paperless workflow system for air cargo is going to be implemented this year, and the project costs are estimated to be around 5.4 billion tenge (US$16.2 million). “We have implemented 100 percent paperless transportation of goods, as well as integration with the Astana-1 information system,” said Alpysbayev.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">According to preliminary estimates, the total economic effect from the implementation of the strategy will be 110 billion tenge (US $331.3 million) by 2025.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The overall long-term effects of the programme are hoped to be a 20 percent reduction in travel time, availability of information up to 70 percent, an 8 to 10 percent reduction in traffic accidents and a drop of harmful emissions by 24 percent. The positive economic impact of all of this is expected to be 380 billion tenge (US $1.14 billion).</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Successful implementation of Digital Kazakhstan projects will ensure the advancement of the country’s logistics environment,” Alpysbayev emphasised.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 18px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Business forum France-Kazakhstan held in Astana</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 16px;">Timesca.com, 27.04.2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">A round table of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France–Kazakhstan entitled "France– Kazakhstan: 10 years of strategic partnership" was held on April 26 in Astana with the participation of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Representatives of business structures of the two countries took part in the forum.</font></p> <p>In his welcoming address to the forum participants, PM Sagintayev noted that France is one of the main trade partners of Kazakhstan in Europe, over a ten-year period of strategic partnership, cooperation has been established in many areas of development, and the Kazakh government supports French companies operating in Kazakhstan.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Speaking about institutional reforms in Kazakhstan, Sagintayev emphasized that the goal of a consistent course for the Third Modernization of the country, initiated by the Kazakh President, is the creation of a new model of economic growth. The state policy is based on technological modernization, strengthening of the quality of human capital and the development of innovations. A large-scale national project on digitalization has been launched.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The Prime Minister also noted that Kazakhstan is continuing its steady course to increase global competitiveness, improving the investment climate and opening the country and market to friends and partners, and expressed confidence that the French business community will be able to take an active part in this rich and diverse economic agenda.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">During the round table, issues of technological modernization, digitization, development of innovations, formation of a new economy in Kazakhstan, and participation of French business in these processes were discussed. The entrepreneurs of the two countries considered promising areas for the implementation of joint projects in the fields of agriculture, mining and manufacturing, civil aviation, transport and trade, tourism, standardization, and education.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">According to official statistics, trade between Kazakhstan and France for 2017 amounted to $3.3 billion, which is 38.5% higher than in 2016 ($2.5 billion). Exports from Kazakhstan last year amounted to $2.8 billion, which is 59.7% higher than in 2016 ($1.8 billion).</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The gross inflow of direct foreign investments to Kazakhstan for 2005-2017 was $264.4 billion, of which $14.1 billion was from France. As of 1 April 2018, 220 legal entities, branches and representative offices with French participation were registered in Kazakhstan. Citizens of France can freely enter Kazakhstan without a visa, and the capitals of the two countries are connected by direct flights.</font></p> <p><a href="https://www.timesca.com/index.php/news/19668-business-forum-france-kazakhstan-held-in-astana"><font style="font-size: 16px;">https://www.timesca.com/index.php/news/19668-business-forum-france-kazakhstan-held-in-astana</font></a></p> <p style="line-height: 18px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakh, Chinese ministries of finance to sign co-op memorandum</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 16px;">en.trend.az, 1.05.2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Minister of Finance of Kazakhstan Bakhyt Sultanov and China's Finance Minister Liu Kun agreed to conclude an inter-agency memorandum of understanding and cooperation in the near future, during the meeting, organized within the framework of Sultanov's working visit to Beijing, the press service of the Ministry of Finance of Kazakhstan said in a message.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakh minister stressed that the two countries expand investment cooperation, attract loans for the integration of the Chinese "One Belt One Road Initiative" and Kazakhstan’s Nurly Zhol program.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The parties also discussed the current economic situation of the two countries, the expansion of cooperation, as well as the activities of financial markets and their services, including the Astana International Finance Centre. During the visit to Beijing, Sultanov also held talks with the Chairman of the Securities Regulatory Commission of China, the Chief Customs Officer of China and Vice President of Exim Bank of China.</font></p> <p><a href="https://en.trend.az/business/economy/2896311.html"><font style="font-size: 16px;">https://en.trend.az/business/economy/2896311.html</font></a></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6143279 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6143279 Fri, 04 May 2018 17:00:00 GMT Alinga Consulting Invites You to a Seminar <a href="http://www.acg.ru//english/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/ACG_Logo_News.jpg" width="158" height="117" border="0" align="left" alt=""></a> <p align="justify"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">Alinga Consulting invites you to participate in a free seminar on May 23, 2018. The seminar will include the latest changes in the tax and currency legislation. Alinga Consulting experts will inform you about the progress on the program of the development of federal standards for 2017 - 2019 and will tell how to prepare for the transition to new standards. Lawyers of our company will discuss about future changes in the rules of using corporate transport. A complete description is available on Alinga’s website at <a href="http://www.acg.ru/seminar_may_2018_eng" target="_blank"><font color="#0000FF">http://www.acg.ru/seminar_may_2018_eng</font></a>. Registration is open, but seating is limited.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6146132 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6146132 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 01 May 2018 14:56:27 GMT World thought leaders to gather for new Astana Economic Forum <p align="center"><font face="Georgia">ASTANA – The former President of France and the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and other international thought leaders will gather in Astana May 17-19 for the 11th Astana Economic Forum (AEF). The name of the forum is being changed this year to the Global Challenges Summit (GCS) 2018, says a press release by AEF organisers</font>.<br></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Former Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, Chairman of the International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission Hans Timmer, Chief Economist for the Europe and Central Asian region of the World Bank and former French President Francois Hollande are among those who will participate. Other participants will include leaders in the worlds of business, science and art who will look at current global risks and opportunities.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The technological revolution of recent years has created world-changing megatrends affecting countries, businesses and the world’s population. Economic growth and resource resilience, digitisation and urbanisation, longevity and financial revolution, global security and cultural shift will be among the summit’s topics.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The summit will include more than 200 speakers from more than 27 countries to debate the world’s most important challenges and discuss solutions to create a safer and more sustainable planet. Participants will also include Michio Kaku, physicist, co-founder of the string field theory and populariser of science, Jim O’Neill, former Goldman Sachs chief economist known for coining the BRIC acronym, Parag Khanna, international relations expert and visionary strategist of urban development, Mikheil Janelidze, Georgia’s Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Toomas Ilves, Estonia’s former president, Krzysztof Zanussi, film director and winner of the Golden Lion, the highest prize of the Venice Film Festival and others.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan’s senior executive officials and heads of state-owned companies and development agencies will participate in the discussion on the country’s strategies for adapting to the rapidly changing world and its role in developing the Central Asia region.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">GCS 2018 follows Astana’sEXPO 2017 with its subject of Future Energy, which provided the backdrop for Kazakhstan to announce its large-scale Third Modernisation aimed at pushing the country into the top 30 of the world’s strongest economies by means of breakthroughs in innovative development, institutional reforms and extensive international integration.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">The Astana Economic Forum will be held at the EXPO Congress Centre and Hilton Astana.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 18px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">We need more livestock, says Kazakh agriculture vice minister</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana Times, 26 April 2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">ASTANA – Kazakhstan needs to increase its livestock population, according to First Vice Minister of Agriculture Arman Yevniyev. The ministry expects the new cattle farming development programme will raise the population from seven million to 15 million heads.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">First Vice Minister of Agriculture Arman Yevniyev. Photo credit: Agriculture Ministry press service</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">He noted cattle farming is a “most optimal element” for agricultural production due to its relatively low cost and high quality, and the 10-year programme seeks to capitalise on these advantages.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Possessing vast grasslands and ranking fifth in the world with more than 180 million hectares of pastures, livestock has been a key component of Kazakh agriculture as well as a source of income and employment for the rural population which accounts for roughly half of the nation’s total population.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">The new development programme addresses acute issues in the field, said Yevniyev.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“We see a big potential for livestock development. The country has all the resources to develop the sector,” he added. “The infrastructure is there, but we need to increase the livestock.”</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The programme is meant to create a “new class of farmers” by growing the number of farms from 20,000 to 100,000 and raising rural employment from 100,000 to 500,000. With poverty in rural areas (4.9 percent) almost four times higher than in urban areas (1.3 percent), additional employment opportunities are of paramount importance.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Export revenues are forecast to reach $2.4 billion, he added.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Large meat industry companies, including Australian Cedar Group, Chinese Rifa Holding, Citic Group and Inalca Eurasia, will be investing in the programme. Developing cattle farming comes with certain challenges, however, including the search for money and land.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">“The first challenge for farmers that are thinking about starting their business is where to get money.</p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">There is no money [easily available]. The programme addresses this issue,” said Yevniyev.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">KazAgro, the leading Kazakh leasing company with a more than 70-percent share, will provide 15-year loans to farmers at a subsidised 4-percent interest rate. The funds can be used to purchase stock for further breeding and agriculture machinery and equipment or construct livestock housing.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Approximately 50 billion tenge (US$152.2 million) will be allocated to support farmers this year, said KazAgro Board Chair Nurlybek Malelov.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“There was no such thing before. The second question is where to get land. The programme has an answer to this question as well. Comprehensive work is being done. All the recent changes provide a mechanism to confiscate pastures and give them to those who need this,” he noted.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Pastures will be given without competition.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“We were reviewing the regions and some farms were found to be possessing hundreds or more than a million hectares and it is clear there is no livestock. This will be equal to irrational use of lands and will be subject to confiscation,” said Yevniyev.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">More specialists are needed, he added, as “lack of competency and knowledge” is hampering development.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“With the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, we run the Bastau Business (Start Business) programme funded by the national budget, where anyone willing to take up the business can learn how to work with livestock and other specifics,” he added.</font></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6127860 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6127860 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:27:22 GMT Asian Development Bank forecasts 3.2 percent Kazakh GDP growth <p>Astana Times, 17 April 2018</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">ASTANA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts growth of Kazakhstan’s gross domestic product (GDP) at 3.2 percent in 2018 and 3.5 percent in 2019. It is expected that inflation will slow to 6.8 percent this year and will be 6.2 percent in 2019, provided exchange rate stability remains.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">The report specifies that following a strong pickup in growth last year, the country is projected to slow to 3.2 percent this year but bounce back to 3.5 percent in 2019 as investment quickens, according to the ADB’s Asian Development Outlook 2018 (ADO) report.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">A more stable exchange rate almost halved inflation in Kazakhstan, taking into account that average inflation in the region was 9.2 percent in 2017 and 10.6 percent in 2016. At that, inflation accelerated in the other seven economies of the Central Asian region, particularly in Uzbekistan, notice the report. Inflation in the region is projected to settle at 8.5 percent in 2018 and 7.9 percent in 2019.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Average growth in the region rose to 4.3 percent from 2.7 percent a year earlier as the recession ended in Azerbaijan and expansion accelerated in six other economies, particularly in Kazakhstan.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Growth slowed only in Uzbekistan, where sharp currency devaluation to unify the exchange rate and other economic reforms forfeited some expansion last year for future growth.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Growth in the Central Asian region is forecast to slow to 4.0 percent in 2018, picking up somewhat to 4.2 percent in 2019, according to the report.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">GDP growth in Kazakhstan in 2018 was 3.3 percent, according to the previous forecast of the ADB, published in mid-December. (The Kazakh government statistics put the growth last year at 3.8 percent.) The Asian Development Outlook is the main annual publication of the ADB.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The ADB was established in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. The bank seeks to reduce poverty in the Asia-Pacific region through inclusive economic and environmentally sustainable growth, as well as regional integration. The bank’s headquarters is in Manila, Philippines. The bank’s shareholders are 67 countries, 48 of which are in the Asia-Pacific region.</font></p> <p><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana to host World Mining Congress in June</font></strong></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana Times, 21 April 2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry for Investment and Development will organise the 25th World Mining Congress, a large-scale event dedicated to mining and metal sector, June 19-21 in Astana. More than 2,000 delegates from 50 countries and 220 companies will participate.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">First held in 1958 in Poland, the World Mining Congress takes place every two-three years and unites industry experts and scientists from 49 member countries.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The programme will include multiple sessions related to the mining and metal sector, ranging from exploration and production to enrichment, from risk assessment to the attraction of foreign investment.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Simultaneously, there will be an exhibition of equipment and technologies applied in the mining industry and excursions to Kazakh scientific institutions and industrial enterprises.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Such a large-scale event of global significance is held for the first time in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Our country was not chosen randomly to host the anniversary congress. Kazakhstan is rich in mineral resources: there are 99 elements of the periodic table [in our soil], 5,000 deposits and 60 elements are used in production,” said Mazhilis Deputy (lower house of Parliament) Albert Rau.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The organisers expect the congress to positively impact industry development in Kazakhstan and anticipate an increase in exploration and extraction projects, expansion of subsoil users’ base.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The event will also help attract financial institutions and investors to the Kazakh mining and mineral industry given the investor protection provided within special legal regime of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). The opportunities and nuances within M&amp;A (mergers and acquisitions) in Kazakhstan’s mining sector will be disclosed.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Within the framework of the congress, there will be Mines &amp; Money international investment conference, a leading event for the attraction of capital and investment into mining projects, where investors and subsoil users negotiate, discuss investment opportunities and the market, and share knowledge. More than 2,000 delegates from 50 countries, 368 presenters, 58 associations, 62 universities and 220 companies are expected to attend the event.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The speakers will include Global Mining &amp; Metals Advisory Leader at EY Paul Mitchell, CEO of the Eurasian Resource Group (ERG) Benedikt Sobotka, Global Head of Primary Markets at London Stock Exchange Robert Barnes.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Prime Ministers of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki and Australia Malcolm Turnbull are expected to attend as well.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 18px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana to build waste recycling plant using French technology</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana Times, 20 April 2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">ASTANA – Astana plans to build a garbage recycling plant using French technology by September 2019 that will use wet and dry fractions technology to process up to 75 percent of the city’s waste. The technology was presented at the recent EXPO 2017.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The construction of the plant worth 3.4 billion tenge (US$10.3 million) will begin in August and finish in September 2019. The technology will recycle 180,000 tonnes of organic wastes, or 50 percent of waste from the total amount,” Astana Akim (Mayor) Asset Issekeshev said at a meeting on Astana development with the participation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The mayor also said that last year the company, which is going to construct the plant, spent more than 1 billion tenge (US$3 million) to purchase 30 garbage trucks and 2,000 containers. Two shops to process plastic and paper has been already launched.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“As of today, 5.2 billion tenge (US$15.8 million) have been allocated for the modernisation of this sector this year. For the first time in the history of the country, the system of separate collection of waste using wet and dry fractions technology will be used in the city. For this reason, 25 garbage trucks and more than 6,000 containers will be installed in all yards until September 2019. The depth of recycling of waste will reach 30 percent. At that, great importance will be paid to explanatory work with the population,” Issekeshev said.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">The plant will be part of the unified system of collection, processing and disposal.</font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6116899 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6116899 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:11:29 GMT Kazakh economy ministry projects real GDP of 3.8 percent in 2018 Astana Times, 5 April 2018 <p style="line-height: 18px;">ASTANA – The Kazakh Ministry of National Economy projects the nation’s real GDP will reach 3.8 percent this year, which is 0.7 percent higher than the previous projected indicator voiced in August 2017. The ministry also projects per capita GDP will rise to $9,200, Economy Minister Timur Suleimenov told an April 3 government meeting.Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov.<br></p> <p style="line-height: 14px;">“Nominal GDP in 2017 is estimated at 52.4 trillion tenge (US$163.49 billion). Real growth made 4 percent. Economic growth in January-February of this year also reached 4 percent,” said Suleimenov.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Taking into account the refined database for 2017, the nominal GDP is expected to reach 57.2 trillion tenge (US$178.46 billion) this year. This is 1.3 trillion tenge (US$4 billion) higher than what was approved in August (last year). Real GDP growth is estimated at 3.8 percent. GDP per capita will grow to $9,200,” he reported.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">The projected oil price for 2018 is up from $45 to $55 per barrel, he added.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The Kazakh Ministry of Energy anticipates the nation’s oil production to reach 87 million tonnes. Last year, the oil-rich nation produced a record high 86.2 million tonnes of oil, which allowed it to mark a 4 percent economic growth.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The revenues in 2018 are estimated at 5.7 trillion tenge (US$17.78 billion), which is 190 billion tenge (US$592.8 million) higher than what the previously approved plan envisioned. The payments into the National Fund will grow 546 billion tenge (US$1.7 billion) and make 2.6 trillion tenge (US$8.11 billion) in total,” said Suleimenov.</font></p> <p><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Boeing supplies first 737 MAX aircraft to SCAT</font></strong></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana Times, 3 April 2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 14px;">ASTANA – Boeing delivered the first 737 MAX 8 to SCAT, one of six such aircraft the airline is acquiring under its fleet and route network expansion plan. With the new planes, the airline will be able to achieve double-digit improvement in its fuel efficiency and environmental performance. In addition, SCAT will be the first airline in the Central Asian region to operate the MAX series aircraft.</p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Photo credit: tengrinews.kz</font></p> <p style="line-height: 14px;">“Last year, SCAT celebrated its 20th anniversary, and for us the fact that we enter adulthood with the purchase of the latest aircraft models is very important. We are sure that the acquisition of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 will not only raise the level of service in the company, but will also give a new impetus to the development of the aviation industry of Kazakhstan,” said SCAT Airline President Vladimir Denisov, Tengrinews reports.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Today is a new milestone in our long-term partnership with SCAT airline. We are proud of our contribution to its growth and look forward to the 737 MAX allowing the airline to reach new heights,” said Vice President of Sales in the Middle East, Turkey, Russia, the Central Asia region and Africa Marty Bentrott.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">SCAT has been flying Boeing planes for a long time now, and the purchase of the next generation 737 was the result of this long-term cooperation. The company announced its order of six 737 MAX 8 aircraft at the Dubai Air Show in 2017. The agreement, worth $674 million according to Boeing catalogue prices, includes the right to purchase five additional 737 MAX 8s.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">Photo credit: tengrinews.kz</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">During the official visit of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the US in January 2018, the airline confirmed the purchase order.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The 737 MAX family of planes will help SCAT by reducing passenger costs and increasing flight ranges. The aircraft will allow SCAT open new directions in the narrow-body segment of the market and provide passengers with competitive prices for flights. The 737 MAX airplanes are equipped with the latest CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Wing tips, Boeing Sky Interiors, increased displays in the cockpit, and other improvements that aim at ensuring efficiency, dependability and maximum passenger comfort. The 737 MAX is the fastest-selling aircraft in the history of Boeing, having received more than 4,300 orders from 95 customers worldwide.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">As of today, SCAT operates 44 domestic and 25 international routes. With the MAX aircraft, the company is ready to significantly expand its route network and reach new cities and countries.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><strong>SCAT Airlines receives IOSA security certificate</strong> Astana Times, 6 April 2018</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">ASTANA – SCAT Airlines has become a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the company’s press service announced March 24.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The association represents the interests of the air transport industry in such areas as flight safety, flight operations, tariff policy, maintenance, aviation security and the development of international standards in conjunction with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Safety is the number one priority for IATA. The main safety management tool is the IATA Operational Safety Audit programme (IOSA). The IOSA was introduced in a number of countries, including Kazakhstan, as a state safety requirement,” reads the report.</font></p> <p><font style="font-size: 16px;">To date, two airlines operating in Kazakhstan have confirmed the IOSA, including SCAT Airlines.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Two years ago, the company passed an audit in which more than 1,000 elements of operational activity were examined according to international standards. Thus, the company was awarded the IOSA security certificate. On this basis, the airline is able to fly to Europe,” IATA representative Jordan Karamalakov said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">He noted the availability of this certificate opens wide prospects for the airline. According to him, another air carrier holding the IOSA certificate in Kazakhstan is Air Astana.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“From now on, the airline has great prospects in the field of cooperation with other carriers on a global scale, for example, in signing agreements on the exchange of passengers. This will raise the reputation of the airline. Now, 92 percent of passengers in Kazakhstan will fly by airline flights that have an IOSA security certificate. This is an achievement of Kazakhstan in the field of civil aviation,” he noted.</font></p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6053296 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/6053296 Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:44:54 GMT PrimeGlobal retains 4th position with 18% growth <p align="justify"><font color="#000000"><a href="http://www.acg.ru//english/" target="_blank"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/ACG_Logo_News.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" align="left" width="159" height="118"></a>Alinga Consulting, a member of PrimeGlobal,</font> are proud to announce that PrimeGlobal has been ranked as one of the top 5 associations globally, following the International Accounting Bulletin 2017 World Survey results published last month. The IAB Survey celebrates excellence in the accounting industry worldwide, and once again confirms PrimeGlobal as one of the top international associations, with member firms’ revenues of USD2.5B.</p> <p align="justify">This year, PrimeGlobal has retained its 4th position and achieved an impressive 18% growth in the member firm fee income. With this year’s growth following a year of 19% growth in 2016, the organization continues to prosper and grow in all of its’ 4 geographical regions. The 907 PrimeGlobal firm offices worldwide cover greater geography than any other accounting association, while the year-on-year growth in member firm fee income shows better growth than that of any other top 3 associations or networks worldwide.</p> <p align="justify">Please <a href="http://files.constantcontact.com/3f6ba9b9001/e73eee3a-cd0a-404e-8a25-a8f25f9d6e35.pdf"><font color="#0000FF">click</font></a> here to view the full press release.</p> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/5989360 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/5989360 Alexander Belyasov Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:31:02 GMT GOWLING WLG RUSSIA EARN TOP HONOURS AT THIS YEAR’S MIP EMEA AWARDS <p align="left"><strong><em>(London, March 8) - International law firm, Gowling WLG, walked away with two awards at this year's Managing Intellectual Property EMEA Awards.&nbsp;</em></strong><br></p> <p>The firm was successful in two categories, including Russian IP team was named <strong>(Contentious) Firm of the Year, whilst</strong> its UK IP team won <strong>Firm of the Year for IP Transactions &amp; Advisor</strong>.</p> <p>MIP, one of the most notable IP publications worldwide, selects its winners based on a comprehensive firm submission, as well as feedback from peers and independent research.</p> <p>&nbsp;“We are thrilled to receive this award tonight”, says David Aylen, Managing Partner of GWLG in Russia. “We feel that our Russian IP strength is unparalleled because we always go that extra mile for our IP clients whom we hold dear and tonight’s award is a true testament to that.”&nbsp;</p> <p>In 2016, Gowling WLG Russia/CIS office was awarded Russia IP Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property.</p> <p>Gowling WLG's global IP team has seen many recent successes, including <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/news/awards-recognition/2018/wipr-recognises-gowling-wlg-s-global-ip-leaders?viewmode=0">16 of its experts being recognised in the WIPR Leaders guide</a> and a firm listing in the <a href="https://gowlingwlg.com/en/news/awards-recognition/2018/wtr-1000-2018">World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 annual guide</a>.</p> <p>The team is also nominated in various categories at this year's MIP Americas Awards, which takes place in New York on 15 March.</p> <p align="center"><img src="https://cerbanet.org/resources/Pictures/Moscow/IMG_4273.jpg" alt="" title="" border="0" width="542" height="407"><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/5930367 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/5930367 Alexander Belyasov Tue, 27 Feb 2018 02:24:55 GMT The UBJ. am: Your morning business news Poll: 27% of Ukrainians plan to work in EU; Venture capital triples for startups; Ukraine’s future: a ‘European China’ for electric car production? <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><strong>The lure of work, tourism and study in the EU is growing fast among Ukrainians,</strong> according to a public opinion survey conducted in December by the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology. From February to December the percent of Ukrainians who plan to work in the EU jumped from 17% to 27%; to visit friends and relatives, from 8% to 21%; to study in the EU, from 7% to 12%; and to open a new business in the EU, from 4% to 10%. Eastern Ukrainians registered marked attitude changes in the survey, "Opinions and Views of Residents of Ukraine Regarding the Visa-Free Regime with the European Union." Among easterners, the belief that Ukrainian entrepreneurs now have better access to the EU market jumped from 25% one year ago, to 38% in December. The belief that visa-free travel attracts discount airlines was supported by 39%, up from 25% at the start of 2017.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Ukraine could become a "European China" for producing electric cars and batteries for the EU</strong>, Oleg Boyarin, board chairman of Eurocar, tells <a href="http://liga.net/">Liga.net</a>. Boyarin, whose company makes Skoda cars in Uzhgorod, said he works with the Infrastructure Ministry to work out an electric car strategy for Ukraine. With government support, Ukraine could develop an export-oriented car industry in partnership with American, Chinese or European brands.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Ukraine’s industrial output surged 3.6% yoy in January,</strong> the State Statistics Service reports. Manufacturing accelerated by 9.7%. The manufacturing jump was due to machinery – up 22.1%; metallurgy – up 8% ; chemicals – up 6%; and food – up 3%. Growth was the strongest in Lviv – up 18%; Mykolayiv – up 16.5%; and Chernivtsi – up 16%.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Mobile operator Kyivstar intends to launch this year its first 4G networks</strong> <strong>in</strong>: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Uzhgorod, Vinnytsia, Khmelnitsky, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil and Lviv. There also will be 4G connections near border crossings in Volyn and Lviv regions and in resort towns in Odesa and Zaporozhye. 4G tariffs will be unrolled in late summer and will be “10, 15, 20 UAH more expensive than existing ones," Peter Chernyshov, Kyivstar president, tells reporters. According to the company, Kyivstar’s 3G network now reaches 9,800 settlements, or 80% of the population.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Kyivstar, Vodafone Ukraine and lifecell are authorized to bid in the March 6 auction</strong> of six lots of 4G communications licenses, the National Commission for State Regulation of Communications and Informatization reports. <a href="http://zn.ua/">ZN.ua</a> reports that Ukraine’s “4G lag” will be eliminated by the end of this year. An earlier 4G auction was held Jan. 31.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Renovating its rolling stock, Ukraine Railways added 907 ‘open top’ wagons</strong> in the first two months of this year. These cars are used for transporting bulk goods such as coal, scrap, steel, wood and other cargo that can be tipped, dumped or shoveled.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Ukraine’s highway construction boom has prompted Poland’s Mirbud S.A</strong>. construction company to open a subsidiary in Kyiv. Mirbud President and majority shareholder Jerzy Mirgos says on his company’s website: “We see here a great potential for our activities in the field of engineering and road construction.”<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Betting on a driving upswing, Poland’s UNIMOT S.A. plans to open 100 gas stations</strong> across Ukraine under the Switzerland’s Avia brand. By 2020, UNIMOT intends to open the Ukraine network and an equal number of Avia stations in Poland.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>German furniture company Polipol plans to build an upholstered furniture factory in Lviv region</strong>, according to Oleg Synyutko, head of regional administration. Herbert Vitver, a Polipol representative, tells Ukrinform that by 2021, the company will employ 1,000 people with an average salary of 500 to 600 euros.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Ukraine exported 357 new goods to the EU last year, and the number of exporting companies grew 5%,</strong> to 14,136, Natalia Mikolskaya, Ukraine’s chief trade representative reports. The fastest growing items were: artificial fabrics, apricots, cherries, milk, condensed cream, fructose, projectors and electric kettles.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Polish egg producers worry that egg exports to EU by Ukraine’s</strong> Avangard and Ovostar will have "serious consequences" for Polish producers. “A significant deterioration in the profitability of egg exports from Poland should be expected," warns Poland’s National Chamber of Poultry and Fodder Producers. Avangard is shifting from the Middle East to target the EU. In October, Ovostar Union’s Yasensvit plant started exporting Class A eggs to the EU. Today, Ukraine accounts for one half of the EU’s egg imports, up from 4% in 2014.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Ukraine will mount a large exhibition stand at the first China International Import Expo, Nov. 5-10 in Shanghai</strong>, Stepan Kubiv, Minister of Economic Development and Trade, tells Ukrinform. Kubiv says: "China is a multi-billion-dollar consumer market, where Ukraine can supply many products, ranging from food to industrial goods, clothing, various equipment and services." Although China has a large trade surplus with Ukraine, Ukraine exports to China, largely food, increased by 11.3% last year.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>The State Property Fund will auction 25% of PJSC Sumyoblenergo</strong> shares on the PFTS stock exchange on March 30, according to Vedomosti. The initial value of the block of shares is $4 million.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>About one third of Ukrainian workers, or 5 million people, are paid in cash</strong>, without being enrolled in health and retirement plans, the State Labor Service reports. Offering a lower estimate, Andriy Revi, Social Policy Minister, says the number of ‘shadow’ workers is 3.7 million.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Venture capital investments in Ukraine start-ups tripled last year to $300 million</strong>, Andrey Kolodyuk, board head of the Ukraine Venture Capital Association, tells <a href="http://liga.net/">liga.net</a>. This year will be even higher, predicts Kolodyuk, managing partner of AVentures Capital. On Monday, AVentures announced that it is investing in CoreValue, a fast-growing IT-outsourcing company. With 350 employees and R&amp;D offices in seven regions, CoreValue specializes in pharmatech, fintech and healthcare.<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>President Poroshenko is preparing to sign a bill regulating limited liability companies</strong>, the most common form of business in Ukraine. Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy tweeted after submitting the bill to the President: “I am convinced that this law will improve the business climate and attract foreign investment in the Ukrainian economy.”<br> &nbsp;<br> <strong>Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan wants to double traffic in and out of Boryspil to 20 million passengers by 2020.</strong> At the same time, he tells reporters, he wants to promote Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv as regional air hubs.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br></p> https://www.cerbanet.org/News/5879197 https://www.cerbanet.org/News/5879197 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:19:56 GMT Kazakh economy grows 4 percent in 2017 on increases in manufacturing, non-extraction industries <p align="center">Astana Times, 16 February 2018<br></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The Ministry of National Economy leadership outlined Kazakhstan’s economic results for 2017 and shared its plans for the current year at a Feb. 12 press conference, reported the ministry press service.</font></p> <p align="center"><font style="font-size: 16px;">National Economy First Vice Minister Ruslan Dalenov (С)</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4 percent in 2017, said National Economy First Vice Minister Ruslan Dalenov. The outcome was determined by the following factors: two-thirds of the growth was provided by non-extractive industries, almost all sub-industries showed growth (31&nbsp;</font>against 22 in 2016), manufacturing hit a five-year maximum (5.1 percent), the “desired” industries showed a significant increase (e.g., pharmaceuticals grew 41.8 percent) and non-primary exports and deeply processed goods also grew.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“The contribution to the country’s economic growth in 2017 was also made by the implementation of the Nurly Zher programme, due to which 11.2 million square metres of housing were commissioned, 4,000 kilometres of roads were reconstructed within the Nurly Zhol programme and 120 projects were implemented as part of the Industrialisation Map. The Export Strategy provided support to 400 exporters and 192,000 business entities were supported within the Business Roadmap 2020,” he noted.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The ministry’s tasks for 2018 include ensuring the country’s macroeconomic stability, improving intergovernmental fiscal relations, strengthening the tax policy, expanding the tools and approaches of public-private partnership and effectively managing the country’s debt.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“To date, 1,145,994 SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are operating in the country, manufacturing products worth 14.44 trillion tenge ($44.5 billion) and employing 3,118,448 people,” said ministry representatives.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">In the past year, the ministry developed systemic measures aimed at deregulating businesses, including reducing the administrative pressure and significantly improving conditions for doing business. A full-scale audit of governmental bodies’ control and supervisory functions was carried out to reduce and optimise them. “To date, 114 spheres of control and 18 spheres of supervision have been revised, with 25 control and three supervision spheres proposed for exclusion due to duplication and lack of efficiency. In addition, 17,654 requirements for SME inspection were proposed for exclusion,” said the ministry.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">A new concept of state control and supervision has also been proposed by introducing preventive control to replace selective inspections. The main tasks of preventive control will be identifying the reasons and conditions for unlawful conduct, explaining the legal consequences of offenses and reinforcing law-abiding behaviour.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">In order to ease the burden on businesses of presenting various papers, information requirements are to be reduced 30 percent. Certain new legislative amendments have also been elaborated to improve the business climate. “Our long-term objective is to let the private sector take the leading role and increase the share of the SMEs in the GDP to 50 percent by 2050,” said the ministry.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan’s external trade showed good results in all categories in 2017, noted Ministry of National Economy Vice Minister Baurzhan Bekeshev. “We observed a significant increase of 25.1 percent in foreign trade turnover compared to 2016. In monetary terms, the 2017 indicator amounted to $69.5 billion (in 2016, the indicator reached $55.5 billion),” he said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">He added Kazakhstan’s foreign trade structure changed significantly in 2017, with an increase in non-primary products and some new export items. Export volume increased 31.6 percent to $43.1 billion compared to $32.7 billion in 2016. The share of non-raw materials increased 22.1 percent. Kazakhstan exported more than $14 billion in non-primary products, which represented 32.7 percent of the total export volume. Export growth was seen in timber, paper and paper products, busses and medicine.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Bekeshev also dwelled on the digitisation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) economies that are Kazakhstan’s main trade partners. The key aspects have been determined to implement the union’s 2025 digital agenda, which primarily affect the speedy launch of initiatives and project approach to executing the EAEU digital agenda.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">Using the EAEU platform allows expanding access to the markets of third countries through trade agreements, he said. “For example, exports to Vietnam, with whom we concluded a free trade agreement in 2015, rose to $274.2 million in 2017, which is 25 times higher than in 2015 (before the conclusion of the free trade agreement). To date, we have also completed negotiations on a free trade agreement with Iran and on trade and economic cooperation with China. This will help increase the volume of trade with these countries in the future,” he said.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">In 2018, the ministry plans to enhance the access of Kazakh goods to wider markets. “We are actively negotiating free trade with Israel, Serbia and India. In addition, this year we will continue working on the implementation of the provisions of the treaty with the EAEU and improving the regulatory framework, as well as removing obstacles in mutual trade in order to create favourable conditions for doing business,” he added.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Vice Minister Aibatyr Zhumagulov spoke about the ministry’s work on developing local self-government (LSG). According to the LSG development law adopted in 2017, LSG budget and municipal property have been introduced since Jan. 1 in rural districts with a population of more than 2,000 people. The rule will be introduced throughout the country starting Jan. 1, 2020. Rural district budgets have already received seven types of tax revenues and five types of non-tax revenues. “The main peculiarity of LSG budgets is the obligatory participation of citizens in LSG budget and municipal property management,” he said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 18px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakh Investment Ministry to focus on manufacturing, exports and labour productivity</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana Times, 16 February 2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The Ministry for Investment and Development will concentrate this year on manufacturing, focusing on export-oriented sectors and labour productivity under the Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development programme, said Minister Zhenis Kassymbek during a Feb. 13 weekly government meeting.</font></p> <p align="center"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Minister Zhenis Kassymbek (Photo credit: primeminister.kz)</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“To meet the tasks given by President Nursultan Nazarbayev during the Feb. 9 extended government meeting, we will start working on the industrial projects to back export-oriented sectors and increase labour productivity. This year, we plan to introduce 150 projects worth one trillion tenge (US$3.06 billion) and create 15,000 jobs,” he said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;">The next stage of industrial expansion involves transitioning to a new level of technological development with key elements of Industry 4.0. Last year, basic industries were re-equipped in an attempt to create an ecosystem to introduce digital technology under the Digital Kazakhstan state programme. “Some support measures will be partially revised for a more targeted stimulation of digitisation in terms of determining the types of costs when reimbursing enterprises, providing grants, etc,” he added.</p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kassymbek said the ministry will also concentrate on the third five-year industrialisation plan focused on the digital-era industry to fulfil the tasks set by the President in the state-of-the-nation address “New opportunities for development under the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“In general, the implementation of scheduled activities will increase the value of processed exports by 10.3 percent (compared to the level of 2017), boost labour productivity of the manufacturing industry by 6 percent and attract investment worth one trillion tenge (US$3.06 billion) in fixed assets of the manufacturing industry,” he said.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Within the Nurly Zhol programme, the ministry will strengthen control over the efficient and transparent use of funds allocated for road construction and repair. Mechanisms will be revised to continue executing the Nurly Zher programme. “We have begun work to improve the national standards in architecture, urban planning and construction,” he added.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">This year, commercial banks will grant real estate developers 125 billion tenge (US$382.5 million) in subsidised loans and 105 billion tenge (US$ 321.3 million) in mortgages. The banking sector revival will increase the annual loan volume to 350 billion tenge (US$1.07 billion) and investors’ share of the House Construction Savings Bank to the economically active population up to 12 percent. “Planned measures are supposed to increase housing construction volume 6-8 percent, or 11.2 million square metres of housing,” said Kassymbek.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 18px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Oilfield service companies seek state support to increase competition in industry</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana Times, 16 February 2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The Union of Kazakhstan Oilfield Service Companies wants to increase the involvement of domestic businesses and state support for the $45 billion in projects underway by Tengizchevroil, Karachaganak Operating Company and North Caspian Operating Company, according to a Feb. 13 press briefing.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Proper use of resources is an essential task for all parties. In this regard, the Union of Oilfield Service Companies Union traditionally acts as an important dialogue platform for protecting the interests of Kazakh companies. Domestic enterprises face a number of challenges including low margins of service-based businesses, closed tender procedures, certain preferences proposed by foreign companies and other things. They believe that the effective measures will be taken to resolve all existing disputes,” said union presidium chairperson Rashid Zhaksylykov, adding the three operators account for 75 percent of all the domestic oilfield service purchases.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">He noted the companies need state support, as they currently must compete in unequal conditions with foreign enterprises that are exempt from import duties and have access to finance.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“Our oilfield service market is profitable for foreign companies. More than 20 out of the 100 largest contracting companies operate in Kazakhstan. Domestic companies have been able to improve their competences due to competition in the local market. At least 1,000 companies with a total number of more than 170,000 employees work in the oilfield service industry. Turnover of oilfield services&nbsp;</font>averages $7 billion per year in the subsoil use sector. The share of the three large operators accounts for 77 percent of the oilfield services. There are 66 oilfield service companies in the list of top 500 largest companies in Kazakhstan with a total tax payment of 280 billion tenge (US$868 million) by the end of 2016,” he said.</p> <p align="center"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Kazakhstan Oilfield Service Companies Union Presidium chairperson Rashid Zhaksylykov.</font></p> <p align="center"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Photo credit: Abctv.kz.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Foreign investments enable local companies to improve their competencies as part of the joint ventures and consortia. “One of the conditions proposed by the government is that the subsoil user provides the transfer of knowledge, technology and experience. The increase of local content share through the participation of Kazakh companies in major oil and gas contracts is an important part of bilateral cooperation,” said Zhaksylykov.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">Russia remains an important market for Kazakhstan’s oilfield services. Domestic companies participate in the projects in Moscow, Sakhalin, Yamal and other oil and gas regions, providing construction, engineering and drilling services. They also operate in Georgia, Iran, Iraq and Jordan.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The active phase of the future expansion project at Tengiz field will start this year. Tengizchevroil has obligations that the share of local content should be at least 50 percent. The company purchased goods and services from Kazakh suppliers for $494 million in the first quarter of 2017.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 19px;"><strong><font style="font-size: 16px;">Precision agriculture technology, digitisation introduced to boost productivity</font></strong> <font style="font-size: 16px;">Astana Times, 16 February 2018</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">The Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture has presented plans to focus this year on introducing precision technology and intensive irrigation, livestock development and renewing agricultural machinery. The four key areas are expected to increase labour productivity in the agro-industrial sector. To increase technical equipment, 5.5 billion tenge (US$17 million) will be allocated to subsidise the agricultural leasing interest rate and raise the investment subsidy by 20 billion tenge (US$62 million) by reducing inefficient subsidies.</font></p> <p style="line-height: 13px;"><font style="font-size: 16px;">“We plan to introduce electronic field mapping, accurate weather data and wireless sensors, space monitoring and other solutions to validate precision agricultural practices. We will develop an&nbsp;</font>economic model for