Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman had a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker on Wednesday. The parties discussed directions and measures to deepen bilateral cooperation.
"For us the most important task is building a strong economy of our state. Therefore, strategic collaboration between Ukraine and the United States of America is crucial", said Volodymyr Groysman at the meeting.
The Prime Minister underlined that creating of favourable business environment was included into top priorities of the Government’s activities.
In early October, there will be presented an Investment Support Office under supervision of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Government also concentrates its efforts on the reform of the Ukrainian customs. On 19 September the U.S. delegation submitted their recommendations regarding the reform of the customs service and soon their practical implementation will commence. In this context, the Prime Minister thanked Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. Administration for their support in the process of reforms.
Progress has also been made in the issue of VAT refund, told Volodymyr Groysman. The Government elaborated relevant changes to launch transformations in the system of tax administration.
Volodymyr Groysman and Penny Pritzker agreed to continue close bipartite collaboration to ensure implementation of the roadmap of the Ukrainian-American cooperation.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker noted significant progress in implementing reforms in Ukraine. Moreover, she commended the efforts of the Government, which made it possible to prolong cooperation with the International Monetary Fund.