The date of signing MLI agreement (on introducing changes to the convention on avoidance of double taxation) depends on provision of these authorities to acting Minister of Finance Oksana Markarova by the Cabinet of Ministers, Advisor to Minister of Finance Evgeni Kozlov informed in comments to UNN.
“Today, the Ministry of Finance developed a protocol for signing MLI agreement. However, within 5 months, ex-Minister of Finance Alexander Danyliuk was not provided with the signing authorities. Now, we are expecting these authorities for acting Oksana Markarova”, Kozlov said.
As he clarified, the agreement can be signed both distantly and at the conference. At any moment, on any day, as soon as the authorities are provided.
“The ratification of the agreement depends not on the Ministry of Finance. But I hope that everybody will understand that it is necessary, and the ratification will be completed by the end of the year”, Kozlov added.
It should be reminded that ex-Minister of Finance Alexander Danyliuk noted that Ukraine should sign MLI agreement not later than June 28, but ratify byy the end of the year. Otherwise, Ukraine can be included in the EU offshore list and fall under certain economic sanctions, imposed by EU.