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Legal Alert: The First Criteria on Compatibility of State Aid Adopted in Ukraine

On January 11, 2018, the Criteria on Compatibility of State Aid for Professional Training (Criteria) were brought into effect by the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (CMU). The Criteria were adopted pursuant to Article 6(2) of the Law of Ukraine “On State Aid to Undertakings” (Law) to ensure the procedure for the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) assessing the compatibility of particular categories of state aid.

Although the Law lists eight categories of state aid which may be found compatible (and for which compatibility criteria should be adopted), state aid for professional training turned out to be the first for which the respective criteria were adopted in Ukraine. What is interesting, the Criteria predated the anticipated General criteria on Compatibility of State Aid as their adoption is still pending.

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