News digest

  • Logistics will accelerate significantly
  • The Nikolaev ports will compete with Odessa
  • Private individuals do not always cease their activities under the supervision of the tax authorities
  • The trend of rapid consumption is passing
  • Investment in furniture of excellent quality

Everything that happened last week in Ukraine and the world and that is relevant and interesting for the furniture maker, read in our digest:

1. The operator of the container terminal at the Quarantine Pier of the Odesa Seaport has started the operation of a new front for processing railway cars. The new front of rolling stock processing is designed for simultaneous reception of 26 platforms. After its commissioning, the capacity of the railway tracks operated by KTO has increased to 152 cars per day, which means that logistics for importers and exporters using their sea ​​freight will be significantly accelerated.

2. This week in Mykolaiv the technical task on the creation of the master plan of the seaport transport hub which includes two seaports with big prospects – “Nikolaev” and “Olvia”, and also terminals which de jure are not a part of the territory will be presented. or waters, but process large volumes of cargo. It is planned that Nikolaev will later become the serious competitor of Odesa on volumes of sea transportations of freights.

3. Even if the status of a natural person-entrepreneur is indicated in the Unified Register as terminated, this does not mean that the taxpayer has already been deregistered. Moreover, if the entrepreneur ceases to operate as a sole proprietor, it may cause an unscheduled documentary inspection by the State Tax Service in accordance with subparagraph 78.1.7 of the Tax Code of Ukraine. The same norm provides for conducting an unscheduled documentary inspection in case of termination of the legal entity. The State Tax Service has developed a number of criteria that determine the conditions under which taxpayers do not need to inspect a particularly private individual who initiated the termination of its activities as a natural person-entrepreneur.

 4. In September, Copenhagen hosted the 3 Days of Design, an annual Danish design festival.

What trends have been noted? After the pandemic, designers call for less attention to be paid to the so-called “fashion furniture”, to invest in durable classics and focus on a new generation of responsible consumers. The Danish manufacturer of sofas “Eilersen” not only feels the increased demand for its rather expensive products but also notes the growing number of young buyers. “Usually our target group is people aged 35+, but during the pandemic, more and more young people bought our sofas. This is largely due to the fact that they could not spend their money on other things, such as expensive parties. But it also shows a change in the thinking of all age groups, emphasizing that the trend of rapid consumption is passing, – says co-owner Niels Eilers. – We recently launched the Do Not Hurry campaign to emphasize the importance of this change in attitudes towards consumption. We want to encourage people to think, slow down and stop eating silly things that don’t really bring joy. ” 

5. Subject designer Arne Jacobsen, who once created the world-famous chairs and armchairs The Swan, The Egg and Series 7, notes the growing demand for high-quality classics. “If the chair was comfortable and beautiful after more than 50 years, why not keep it that way for decades to come? And it’s not just about investing in furniture of excellent quality, but also in search of greater comfort.

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