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The International Trade Centre (ITC) has continued its series of awareness raising trainings on EU export opportunities for Ukrainian berry producers and processors, with a one-day training on how to export to France. The training – ‘The Ukrainian Berries Sector gets ready for the French market: A one-day training on how to export to France’ was organised with the Ukrainian Berries Association (...
How to get the best out of a trade fair
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has started a series of awareness raising trainings for the Ukrainian berry producing and processing sector focused on export opportunities to EU markets and participation in international food exhibitions. ITC in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) held the training “How to get the best out of a trade fair: A one-day training for...
The international Trade Centre is organising the participation of 32 agro-processing companies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine in the SIAL International Food Exhibition in Paris on 21-25 October, within the framework of the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project. The objective is to present the companies and their products to the EU market and establish business links with EU buyers...
The EBRD has published its new strategy for Ukraine
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a new strategy for Ukraine, which sets out the Bank’s priorities in the country for the next five years. The EBRD will pay special attention to projects that will integrate investment and policy engagement in areas such as privatisation, energy security and efficiency, the financial sector, trade and infrastructure. The EBRD...
A total of 112 enterprises received UAH 380 million in loans during the first year of the programme of the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) to support investment projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The SME Investment Support Programme is funded through a €10 million loan from the German government, provided to Ukraine through the German...
Enhancing the quality of SME statistics is a priority in Ukraine
On 3 October, the OECD organised a third workshop in Kyiv on business statistics, presenting the findings of the OECD statistical report on SME sector in Ukraine, providing structural business statistics, business demography statistics, as well as international comparisons of Ukrainian SME sector. The workshop was held in the framework of the OECD project on 'Improving business statistics in...
Round table on Milk Market Regulation
Development of the Ukrainian milk market is being held back by defective regulation, a round table organised by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) has heard. Ukraine ranks 9 th in the world in terms of milk production, representing more than a third of gross livestock production. In 2017, the country produced 10.3 million tons of milk, 2.5 times less than production volumes in France (...
OTP Leasing has been a well-established market player in Ukraine for a decade
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a local currency loan of up to UAH 324 million (€10 million equivalent) to OTP Leasing (OTPL) in Ukraine for long-term leases to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the country. SMEs will also benefit from grant funding of up to €1 million available under the European Union’s EU4Business initiative, which helps...
The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) has provided financing in Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) equivalent to €10 million to the Lviv-based PJSC Kredobank. This includes a UAH 250 million (€8.2 million) investment in local bonds issued by the bank, making it the largest non-government bond investment in Ukraine in 2018. With a strong presence in Western Ukraine, Kredobank stands out as a top...
A training workshop for Ukrainian berry exporters took place in Poland last month, organised by the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative . On July 17-18, the International Trade Centre together with the Ukrainian Berries Association conducted a workshop on certification under the HACCP System (ISO 22 000) in Mragowo, Poland. The project...