Asters, ACC, and Herbert Smith Freehills held a joint Knowledge Webinar "CBAM & Ukrainian Exports: Legal Issues and Exemptions"
Organized by: Asters, ACC, and Herbert Smith Freehills

On 14 May 2024, Asters, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and Herbert Smith Freehills held a webinar on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) tax for Ukrainian exporters of cement, iron and steel, aluminium, fertilizers, electricity and hydrogen, and some derivate goods.

The speakers addressed the following topics:

  • Global Head of ESG and Climate Change Practice Silke Goldberg and Consultant Eric White at Herbert Smith Freehills presented an overview of the EU ETS, CBAM, possible CBAM exemptions, different scenarios for negotiation of CBAM clauses.
  • Pavlo Masiukov, GIZ, Support for the Establishment of an ETS in Ukraine Commission Manager, covered overview of potential scenarios for UA ETS launch.
  • Andrii Kitura, PhD, Development Director in Dixi Group, Head of Green Transition Office in the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, made a presentation on the development of the Government's position on CBAM, including on available options and current difficulties.
  • Olha Yevstihnieieva, Decarbonisation Expert at Recovery and Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, Advocacy Manager of Green Deal EU Reforms & Green Transition in Ukraine, spoke about the obtaining a derogation for the electricity sector according to CBAM Regulation in Ukraine. Olha also presented the Policy Report on the assessment of ways to temporarily exclude the electricity sector of Ukraine from CBAM payments. Report
  • Asters' Partner Yaroslav Petrov moderated the event and Counsel Marta Halabala presented an overview of practical preparatory steps for Ukrainian exporters related to CBAM introduction. Presentation
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