Norway-Ukraine trade basics course

  • 16.03.2021 - 25.03.2021
  • 15:00 - 17:00

NB! Registration is now closed.

We together with our member First Chair Legal would like to invite representatives of business to participate in our digital course on trade basics between Norway and Ukraine.

This program is an introductory course for those ready to trade internationally and would like to learn more about the starting process or have some specific questions about the trade operations. The course consists of four meetings that will take place over two weeks. Those who will manage to complete all four parts of the course will get a private consultation on their particular business idea or business case.  We invite leading experts on international trade that you can direct your questions to and expand your network with competent representatives of relevant institutions.

The course consists of 4 meetings and will have the following program:

Date and time (GMT+1) Topic Focus of the session Speakers


Trade relations between Ukraine and Norway: possibilities and perspectives. Free Trade Agreement, PEM Convention, cumulation between NO, UA and EU.
  • The opportunities provided by the free trade zone
  • Rules of origin
  • Cumulation in relations between Norway, Ukraine, and the EU
  • Alternative rules of the origin of goods and their influence on the international trade between Norway and Ukraine
Oleg Kyryievsky, Iryna Pavlenko – First Chair Legal


Customs formalities: both the Norwegian and the Ukrainian side.
  • The customs formalities and specifics of the goods’ clearance while importing to Ukraine
  • Tariff and non-tariff regulation (certification, approval of capacities)
  • Features of obtaining a EUR.1 certificate
  • Customs value
  • Classification of goods etc.
Oleg Kyryievsky, First Chair Legal

Geir Granholt, Norwegian Customs


Good Corporate Governance in trade: AEO, NCTS and approved exporter.
  • AEO and the simplifications, which are provided by this status. UA and NO experience
  • Simplifications, which are provided by NCTS Convention. The pilot project in Ukraine. The experience of Norway
  • Status of an approved exporter: requirements, specifics, and profits


Trade defense: anti-dumping, anti-subsidy investigations and safeguards.
  • The world’s trends in trade defense
  • Anti-dumping investigations
  • Anti-subsidy investigations
  • Safeguards
Marius Bordalba, of-counsel at First Chair Legal

Language of the event: English.
Meeting platform: Zoom.

The information partner of the event – Export Promotion Office of Ukraine.

Let us know if you have any questions via and we look forward to seeing you online!



Among speakers

Oleg Kyryievskyi
Managing partner, Attorney At Law at First Chair Legal

Oleg Kyryievskyi - attorney, managing partner at First Chair Legal, co-head at the European Business Association's Customs Committee. International trade and dispute resolution lawyer with more than 10 years of experience. He consults and represents the clients' interests in cases concerning trade defense, white-collar defense, tax and customs disputes.

Iryna Pavlenko
Attorney At Law at First Chair Legal

Iryna Pavlenko - international trade and dispute resolution lawyer, attorney at First Chair Legal, Deputy Chairman of the Board at the Ukrainian Bar Association in L’viv Region. Iryna consults and represents the clients' interests in cases concerning trade defense, white-collar defense, tax and customs disputes.

Marius Bordalba
Of-counsel at First Chair Legal, international trade consultant

Marius Bordalba - international trade consultant with more than 14 years of experience, of counsel at First Chair Legal. He was recognized as a Global Leader 2020 by 'Who's Who Leader' in the area of Trade & Customs. Marius participated as a permanent advisor in USAID Competitive Economy Program. His expertise covers WTO and EU law, particularly issues regarding rules of origin, classification of goods, trade policy and legislation, customs, negotiations of bilateral agreements, general regulatory matters and competition.

Geir Granholt
Chief Customs Inspector, Norwegian Customs