industry today which demonstrates certain growth is agriculture. I have
insisted and still highlight that we have two points of growth in the Ukrainian
economy. The first one is agriculture. The second is energy. Our task is to
spare no effort to ensure Ukraine could regain prestige on the global food
market", - said the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk on
Tuesday, August 19, at the beginning of the meeting with representatives of the
largest agricultural producers of Ukraine, which took place in Cherkasy region in the frames of a roundtable "The
principal aspects of the Government's comprehensive package of changes to the
tax system (the Concept of reforming the tax system of Ukraine)”.
According to the Head of
the Government, to perform this task we possess all the opportunities:
"Someone has oil, others have gas. We own the soil and have an opportunity
to feed Ukraine and to feed considerable amount of countries which have to pay
in currency to Ukraine for the agricultural products we sell".
At this stage, the
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, Ukraine triggered the process of tax
reforming called to ensure further development of the industry.
He reminded that the
Concept of the Government offers reducing the number of taxes to nine. But the
debate over reform of the tax system in agriculture is still ongoing.
borrowers suggest us to transfer to the common system of taxation in
agriculture. We realize that we can apply that, if we introduce subsidies and
grants envisaged in the European Union. As it will be difficult to
compete," said the Head of Government.
He stressed that the ongoing roundtable on
the Concept of reforming the tax system of Ukraine will afford to hear all
views and outline further joint actions. He also called on the farmers to
engage constructively in the discussion.