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  • 14 Sep 2022 10:34 AM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)


    Join us for the panel discussion
    "Sanctions. Examples. Solutions #12. Сounter-measures update".

    Date: 23 September, 2022

    Time: 12:00-13:00 (Moscow time)
    Panel discussion with Q&A session
    Language: English

     

    Preregistration is required.

    Main topic: sanctions and counter-measures update

    /  Status on Russian draft laws (external administration, etc.)

    /  Practical implications on banking payments – official and unofficial rules

     Lightening of currency control measures by the Russian Central Bank, new types of operations allowed
    /  Settlements with foreign partners

    /  Q&A

    Speaker: Natalia Dobrova

    Special topic: Practical divestiture experiences

    /  Dormant status

     MBO with Russian managers

    /  Minority shareholder with SCHNEIDER GROUP for MBO

    /  Call and put option agreements with Russian managers

    /  Q&A

    Speaker: Alexander Titov

    Special topic: Changes of the Personal Data Law

    /  Changes of the Personal Data Law

     How to handle them and what are the practical approaches?

    /  Current penalties for breaches and what’s new should be expected?

    /  Q&A

    Speaker: Denis Bushnev

     

    Kind regards,
    SCHNEIDER GROUP

  • 08 Sep 2022 9:36 AM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

    Did you know that on average, companies that export have 120% greater sales than non-exporters, are 13% more productive and experience double the rate of growth?

    Ontario’s “First Steps in Exporting” program helps companies that are new to exporting familiarize themselves with key steps in growing your international sales in the U.S. and beyond.

    In this three-part series, trade experts from the Government of Ontario and professional service providers will guide you through everything you need to know to get started in global markets:

    Module 1 Export Readiness, Market Research and Market Entry Strategy Thursday, September 22 from 10:00am – 11:30am

    Module 2 Trade Finance, Freight Logistics and Digital Asset Protection Thursday, September 29 from 10:00am – 11:30am

    Module 3 International Distribution, Trade Events and eCommerce Thursday, October 6 from 10:00am – 11:30am

    Each module is 90 minutes in length, one module per week for three weeks, and designed with new exporters in mind to help you expand your business.


    Register here

  • 01 Sep 2022 9:37 AM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)


    Hatch commends the governments of Canada and Germany for their leadership in accelerating the global clean energy transition with announcements for the battery metals and hydrogen markets.

    August 26, 2022

    Joe Lombard, Hatch’s Global Managing Director of Metals, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at this week’s Canada-Germany Business Summit Hatch.com 

    Joe Lombard, Hatch’s Global Managing Director of Metals, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at this week’s Canada-Germany Business Summit.


    This week, the governments of Canada and Germany came together to discuss two key areas of cooperation as we move towards a net-zero future, announcing partnerships to advance the countries’ battery metals and hydrogen markets. 

    These announcements position both countries as leaders in these markets. As an active participant in both the battery metals and hydrogen sectors, and as an organization focused on building practical solutions to combat climate change—with presence and projects throughout both Canada and Europe and around the globe— Hatch looks forward to continuing to partner with governments and organizations throughout these two countries and beyond to provide innovative and sustainable solutions. 

    Supporting a hydrogen supply chain

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a new partnership between Canada and Germany to establish a transatlantic hydrogen supply chain. 

    Hatch congratulates both governments for their leadership in accelerating efforts to deploy hydrogen in the green energy transition. Hatch believes that to achieve our global goal of a low carbon future, hydrogen will play an important role. A future with hydrogen will allow for largely separate energy systems— electricity and natural gas—to become an integrated and complementary energy network.

    EverWind Fuels LLC has engaged Hatch to support the engineering design of the initial phases of their storage terminal, located in Point Tupper. The project will develop the site to be a regional green hydrogen hub for Eastern Canada by using wind power to create hydrogen and ammonia, which will then be exported using the site’s significant existing infrastructure, including a deep-water port capable of accommodating some of the largest vessels in the world. Ahead of the announcements from the Canadian and German governments, EverWind and Uniper also announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for Uniper to purchase green ammonia from EverWind. That ammonia would be shipped to Germany, where it can be used as fuel to replace natural gas or converted back into hydrogen.

    Both governments noted the opportunity for development in the Atlantic region of Canada, with Chancellor Scholz stating, "In the long run, the real potential lies in green hydrogen from the wind-rich, thinly populated Atlantic provinces.” Hatch fully agrees and we look forward to working with EverWind and other clients to bring this vision to life.

    Partnering for battery materials

    Also announced this week during Chancellor Scholz’s visit to Canada was the signing of a cooperation agreement between Canada and German carmakers Volkswagen and Mercedez-Benz for Canada to provide battery materials such as lithium, nickel, and cobalt. This agreement will help both companies with their electric-vehicle expansion strategies. Both companies will work with partners to convert Canada’s minerals into batteries at factories in both Europe and North America.

    Hatch is at the forefront of the battery market, providing full-service solutions along the entire value chain from business advisory to mining and processing battery-grade chemicals, to battery cell manufacturing and application, and, finally, to battery recycling. With our extensive metallurgical and implementation expertise, as well as technology offerings, we're partnering with our clients across Europe and around the globe improve their business case, helping them make more informed decisions. 

    “We are thrilled about the announcements this week that will position Canada and Germany as leaders in hydrogen and battery materials. We see the tremendous opportunities for both countries and Hatch as we lead the world in our net-zero goals and are proud to be working on these ground-breaking projects,” shared Joe Lombard, Global Managing Director, Metals, Hatch. 

    Hatch possesses world-class engineering capabilities across the full hydrogen and battery materials landscapes. Our engineering experience gives first-of-a-kind projects their best chance at success. We work with technology manufacturers and research partners to constantly pursue state-of-the-art solutions in both industries as we work towards a future shaped by a sustainable global society.

    To learn more about Hatch’s full-service solutions across the battery value chain, visit  Battery market solutions.

    Learn more about how we’re building practical solutions to the combat climate change by visiting Climate Change and Sustainability.

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    For more information, or if you are looking to connect with one of our technical experts to discuss our net-zero initiatives, please contact: 

    Lindsay Janca
    Global Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +1 905 403 4199
    Email: media@hatch.com

    About Hatch

    We are entrepreneurs with a technical soul. Whatever our clients envision, our teams can design and build. With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we know your business and understand that your challenges are changing rapidly. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve. 

    Find out more on www.hatch.com.

  • 23 Aug 2022 1:22 PM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

    The Harbour Air ePlane team is excited to announce that the first direct all-electric point to point test flight has been completed. The historic De Havilland Beaver has been completely retrofitted in 2019 to operate using 100% electricity flew 45 miles in 24 minutes.  The aircraft left their terminal on the Fraser River adjacent to YVR and landed in Pat Bay adjacent to YYJ.  This is a major milestone in the advancement of all-electric commercial flights.

    Take-off was at 0812 with ample reserve power upon landing at 0836.

    “I am excited to report that this historic flight on the ePlane went exactly as planned” said Kory Paul, Harbour Air’s Vice President of Flight Operations and one of the company’s test Pilots. “Our team as well as the team at magniX and Transport Canada are always closely monitoring the aircraft’s performance and today’s flight further proved the safety and reliability of what we have built”.

    The ePlane will stay in Victoria to support Harbour Air’s partnership with the BC Aviation Museum, who is hosting an Open House on Saturday August 20th from 10am until 4pm, before returning back to Harbour Air’s Aerospace Maintenance Facility at YVR.

    For further information on this project, please follow Harbour Air’s Going Electric page at Harbour Air ePlane Updates

    More information available at: https://harbourair.com

  • 12 Aug 2022 10:30 AM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)


    PDAC has announced deadline dates for presentation application - this is your chance to take part and present at the World’s Premier Mineral Exploration & Mining Convention in 2023! 

    APPLY HERE >>

    CECC would be happy to engage with you if you are applying from Eurasia! Please email us at toronto@canadaeurasia.com to get assistance with your applications, business program organization or exhibiting on the ground at PDAC.

  • 18 Jul 2022 3:33 PM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

    Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 30 June, a solemn ceremony was held in Tashkent to launch the TradeUZ.com project, the first National e-commerce platform in Central Asia.

    The project was implemented by the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (MTIE) and the Korea Institute of Technology Development (KIAT).

    The electronic platform will allow small and medium-sized exporting companies from Uzbekistan to easily find trusted and successful foreign partners online to organize the export of their products. And behind this - the expansion of the geography of deliveries, the growth of exports and the development of the country's economy as a whole.

    Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade B. Rakhimov noted that the successful launch of the TradeUZ platform is ultimately designed to make a significant contribution to strengthening Uzbekistan's position as a country that sets high dynamics for the development of e-commerce in Central Asia. Gratitude was expressed to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, the Korea Institute of Technology Development for their assistance in the implementation of such an important project.

    To date, TradeUZ.com has information on about 3,000 Uzbek exporters, 10,000 foreign buyers, and more than 30,000 goods.

    This project is called the next step towards deepening cooperation between our countries. It will serve to increase the volume of exports of competitive Uzbek products with high added value, and hence the development of the country's economy, - B. Rakhimov emphasized, - and expressed hope that the parties will continue to work in an effort to unlock the untapped potential in the field of digital technologies.


  • 18 Jul 2022 3:28 PM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)


    • €17.8 million investment to upgrade irrigation system in the Osh region
    • Support for climate-resilient, sustainable agriculture 
    • New employment opportunities and economic inclusion

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the Kyrgyz Republic’s efforts to upgrade the irrigation system in the Fergana Valley – the country’s main agricultural area – and make it more climate resilient.

    A €17.8 million investment will finance construction work and upgrades to the system used to transport water to irrigated fields in the Osh region of the Kyrgyz Republic. The funds will facilitate essential upgrades to water intakes, main canals and the distribution network. They will also help reduce water losses, electricity consumption and CO2 emissions.

    The improved irrigation system will promote sustainable and climate-resilient crop farming and facilitate the creation of jobs in the southern part of the country, where most of the mainly rural population is employed in agriculture.

    The project is part of the EBRD’s Green Economy Transition (GET) approach, under which the Bank plans to scale up its climate and environmental finance to more than 50 per cent of EBRD annual investment by 2025. The GET approach is important in the Kyrgyz Republic, one of Central Asian countries particularly affected by hazards related to climate change.

    Minister of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic Almaz Baketayev said: “I would like to thank the EBRD for supporting the development of this water supply system. The support will facilitate delivery of vital water resources to irrigation sites, specifically in the Aravan district”.

    Ayten Rustamova, EBRD Regional Head for the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, said: “By financing this project we are promoting more efficient water use, contemporary cultivation practices and sustainable farming. The project will improve food security in Central Asia and enable the creation of new job opportunities in the country’s most populous area.”

    As part of the project, the EBRD will also help the SWRA develop training programmes for farmers, supporting the economic inclusion of women.

    To date, the EBRD has invested €855 million through 208 projects in the Kyrgyz Republic, with the majority of investments supporting private entrepreneurship. More than €60 million has been invested in 24 water projects across the country to date.

    Source: https://www.ebrd.com/news/2022/ebrd-finances-upgrade-to-irrigation-system-in-kyrgyz-republic.html

  • 06 Jul 2022 11:17 AM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

       


    Authors John W. BoscariolMartha HarrisonLjiljana Stanic

    As we move into the sixth month of Russia’s illegal invasion and assault on Ukraine, Canada has imposed further sanctions against Russia and Belarus targeting the arms and defence sector. On June 23, 2022, the proposed amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) addressed in our May 2, 2022 client alert came into effect, providing the federal government with a new power to seek forfeiture of sanctioned persons’ assets. On June 27, 2022, the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (“Russia Regulations”) and Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations (“Belarus Regulations”) were further amended to prohibit the export of certain advanced technologies and goods that could be used in the production and manufacturing of weapons by Russia or Belarus. In addition, six senior officials and 46 defence entities were newly listed on Schedule 1 to the Russia Regulations, and 13 senior defence officials and two military entities were newly listed on the Schedule 1 to the Belarus Regulations.

    The Belarus Regulations were also updated to add bans on sourcing and supplying luxury goods as well as supplying goods that could be used for the manufacture of weapons. These prohibitions are the same as those imposed under May 18, 2022 amendments to the Russia Regulations.

    Read More

  • 29 Jun 2022 4:04 PM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

    CVMR, a group of companies specializing in refining rare-earth metals is building one of its facilities in Amarillo. The facility is expected to be approximately 500,000 square feet on 540 acres off US Highway 60. The City of Amarillo and Potter County recently agreed to a number of tax abatements and location incentive agreements before inking the one-of-a-kind deal.

    Company founder Kamran Khozan has more, “This is going to be the first critical mineral refinery ever built in the United States. Right now, we don’t have any such refineries in the United States. We are at the mercy of foreign countries to supply us with refined metals.”

    The deal struck between CVMR and the local governments, which is the largest project ever brought to the Amarillo area, will provide CVMR with $20 million for the creation of jobs over 10 years and a 100% tax abatement for 10 years. The project is expected to cost $1.5 billion, and is expected to hire 1,000 workers and generate over $100 million a year in payroll.

  • 08 Jun 2022 11:21 AM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

    On the eve of the 34th meeting of the Foreign Investors Council under the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held separate meetings with James Johnson, Executive Vice President of Chevron Corporation, Neil Chapman, Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Honorary Consuls of Kazakhstan in Canada – Tim Gitzel, President and CEO of Cameco and Don Streu, President and CEO of Condor Petroleum.

    In a conversation with Tim Gitzel and Don Streu, the implementation of joint investment projects in Kazakhstan was discussed. In particular, Cameco’s President told the Head of State about the activities and further plans of the uranium company in our country. Condor Petroleum’s CEO informed about the plans on construction of modular LNG plants in Kazakhstan. The prospects for the development of Kazakh-Canadian cooperation within the Kazakhstan-Canada Business Council were also touched upon at this meeting.

    Read the full article here >>

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