On June 8: #PRODialogue in Zhytomyr. Roundtable “Regulatory jungles: is forest a commodity or a resource?”


Ukraine annually loses hundreds of hectares of forest, but still do not have the approved strategy of the forest policy development. Forests and their rational use are not controlled and the regulatory environment of this sector has many gaps.

The ways to preserve Ukrainian forests and achieve the balance of state and business interests will be discussed at the roundtable “Regulatory jungles: is forest a commodity or a resource?” in Zhytomyr on June 8, 2017.

The event will be attended by:

  • Ihor Hundych, the Head of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration
  • Joshua Badakh, EU4Business / FORBIZ
  • Andriy Kurinskyi, the Head of Zhytomyr Regional Forestry and Hunting Administration
  • Oleksiy Shatylo, the Director of the Economic Development, Trade and International Cooperation Department of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration
  • Volodymyr Halytsky, the State Regulatory Service in Zhytomyr region
  • Michael Zutter, the Environment Agency of Austria
  • Vadym Shemonayev, the Public Union of plywood manufacturers
  • Ruslan Kyrylyuk, the Department of Agricultural Development of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration
  • Andriy Zablotskyi, the Head of the BRDO Agriculture sector

The independent analytical center BRDO (Better Regulation Delivery Office) studied the problems of the forest sector regulation and presents the results in the Green Paper, which will be discussed at the Roundtable. The event devoted to this topic was also held in Kyiv in April. Details – at www.regulation.gov.ua.

The event’s program is available here.

Time and venue: Zhytomyr, Reikartz hotel (Zamkovaya Square, 5/8), 10:00 – 12:00.

Accreditation of media representativestill 18.00 on June 7, 2017 by calling 099 256 59 56.

Join the dialogue! Discussion results will be used as the basis to develop particular legislative changes in the market.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade together with the State Regulatory Service with the assistance of the BRDO initiated the regulatory reform. The EU is supporting this process in the framework of the EU4Business/FORBIZ initiative.

The Public Dialogue between the government and businesses is aimed at improving the state regulation and the business climate in the country.