CUTIS launches CUFTA: Opening Doors

Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) project is proud to celebrate the launch of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) with CUFTA: Opening Doors for Canadian Business in Ukraine, a series of cross-Canada networking events to help Canadian Business benefit from opportunities created by the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA).

The CUFTA: Opening Doors networking events will take place in Edmonton – September 25, Calgary – September 26 and Winnipeg – September 28, and Ottawa – October 11, Montreal – October 12 and Toronto – October 16, 2017.  Presentations will be made by the GAC Regional Trade Commissioner, the President of Canada-Ukraine Chambers of Commerce, The Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada, and senior Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) team members.

The CUFTA was signed on July 11, 2016, entered into force August 1, 2017. This represents an important milestone in the Canada–Ukraine bilateral relationship. In addition to generating commercial benefits for Canadian businesses, CUFTA will support the economic reform and development efforts of the Government of Ukraine, strengthen the Canada-Ukraine partnership for peace and prosperity, and help pave the way for long-term security, stability, and broad-based economic development in Ukraine.

“The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement is a win-win for both our countries,” said Francois-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade. “The agreement will spur innovation and strengthen our middle class. With CUFTA now in full effect, Canadian and Ukrainian businesses alike stand ready to fully benefit from the countless opportunities this agreement will generate.”

Canada and Ukraine have enjoyed close bilateral relations since Canada became the first Western nation to recognize Ukraine’s independence on December 2, 1991. The bilateral relationship is further reinforced by strong people-to-people ties between the two countries, with almost 1.3 million Canadians of Ukrainian heritage.

“The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement sends a powerful message to the rest of the world that Ukraine is open for business, and offers significant trade and investment opportunities. With CUFTA now in full effect, Canadian and Ukrainian businesses alike will fully benefit from the countless opportunities for increased trade, growth and investment.” said Zenon Potoczny, President, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC).

Join CUFTA: Opening Doors presenters, investors and entrepreneurs in your city to learn about successes and opportunities. For registration, please go to Eventbrite.com – CUFTA: Opening Doors

About CUTIS:

CUTIS is a five-year development assistance project funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada from February 2016 until February 2021. The Project is implemented by the Conference Board of Canada in coalition with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. The CUTIS Project aims to reduce poverty and increase sustainable economic growth in Ukraine through the expansion of Ukrainian exports to Canada and the attraction of Canadian investment in Ukraine. CUTIS supports Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), including SMEs owned or operated by women. CUTIS project offices are in Toronto, Ottawa, Canada and Kyiv, Ukraine.

Contact:
Marie Nazar, CUTIS Project Activity Coordinator
Tel – 416-628-5444 ext.504
Email – marie.nazar@cutisproject.org