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7 Ukrainian confectionery producers join the largest Canadian food show – SIAL

On May 2-4 Montreal will host SIAL Canada International Food Show. North America’s largest food innovation trade show presents a wide variety of products from all around the globe. Among 1,000 exhibitors from 50 different countries, there would be 7 Ukrainian confectionery producers united under CUCC-CUTIS initiative Made In Ukraine.

Our group will be comfortably located in SIAL Canada’s International Section at Booth # 2441 showcasing seven chocolate and confectionery producers:

  • Beverages Plus
  • СHOCOBOOM
  • Dnepropetrovsk Food Concentrates (Zolote Zerno)
  • Favorito
  • Hlebodar
  • Kharkov Biscuit Factory
  • LOL&POP

Made In Ukraine highlights delightful nougat, praline and caramel confections, chocolate wafers, gourmet handmade sweets and healthy snacks crafted using only natural ingredients.

Made In Ukraine is pleased to address the Canadian consumers’ growing demand for ethnic and specialty products, and invites to visit SIAL Canada International Food Show – Booth #2441 for a taste and a tête-à-tête.

Training course on exports to Canada launched in Ukraine

The educational programs of Ukrainian chambers of commerce and business schools will include a training course on exports to Canada for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The respective memorandum was signed today by the Canadian-Ukrainian Trade and Investment Support Project (CUTIS), the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and representatives of Ukrainian educational and business institutions on April 24 in Kyiv.

In particular, the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, Lviv Business School of UCU, Chernihiv, Kherson, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Vinnytsia, Kirovograd, Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn, Khmelnytskyi chambers of commerce and industry, the Council of the Young Scientists from Sumy joined the project.

The project involves training of export trainers on the basis of the participating institutions and providing them with the materials of the curriculum “How to Export to Canada” developed by the CUTIS project experts.

The curriculum will cover all aspects of exporting goods and services to Canada, in particular, the search for partners, negotiations, logistics, regulatory features, customs clearance, etc.

The program will also include sectoral modules on exporting five priority groups of goods and services – clothing, footwear, furniture, confectionery and IT services.

Pilot courses of the project to start in late 2018. The quality control and sustainability of the project will be ensured by the Canadian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce.

Entrepreneurs in Khmelnytsky and Ivano-Frankivsk discussed opportunities for entering the international markets

On March 27 and April 2 in Khmelnytsky and Ivano-Frankivsk events from the series of world business-cafes “Women Entrepreneurship: Access to Foreign Markets” initiated by the Export Promotion Office under the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade took place.

Meetings for women in business were held at the local Chambers of Commerce and Industry with the assistance of the Canadian-Ukrainian Trade and Investment Promotion Project (CUTIS).

Within the business cafe, women entrepreneurs listened to an informational lecture on the opportunities created by the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, and also had a “brainstorming” session covering the following questions:

  • What are the barriers preventing their businesses from exporting?
  • What export support services are needed to overcome these obstacles?
  • What is the best way to provide export support services?
  • Who can provide these services?

As a result of the discussion, the participants formulated practical tips that could help businesses increase their chances of entering international markets, and also exchange their observations and experiences on overcoming the existing barriers for women entrepreneurs.

Follow the announcements for the future events here.

More photos below.

Infographic: The income of Canadians (2016)

We encourage you to learn more about the income of Canadians, since it determines the purchasing power of your potential customers across the ocean.

Did you know, for example, that the richest Canadians live in Alberta? And that over 4 million Canadians have low incomes?

Find out much more in the infographics by  Statistics Canada below. Download full-size here.

Also, check out other infographics on our website:

Women entrepreneurs from Donetsk region discussed the barriers on the way to international markets

On March 12, an interactive world business-cafe “Women’s Entrepreneurship: Access to Foreign Markets” was held in Kramatorsk, organized by the Canadian-Ukrainian Trade and Investment Support Project, Export Promotion Office and the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry within the #SheExports platform.

Active representatives of the export-oriented women’s business from the Donetsk region joined the event. Within the business cafe CUTIS project expert Oleksandra Brovko presented them with useful information about the potential of the Canadian market for Ukrainian producers. Participants also learned about the She Exports platform and its benefits for business women aiming to enter international markets.

In addition, while working in small groups, participants were looking for the answers to important questions for female exporters:

  • what are the barriers to the export development of their companies;
  • what export support services are needed to overcome these obstacles;
  • which export support format is the best;
  • who can provide those services.

In the process of brainstorm and presentation of the group work results, the exporter exchanged advice, accumulated new ideas for improving the export strategies of their enterprises, shared their experience and set up new business contacts.

Similar events are planned in other regions of Ukraine, so keep an eye on the updates.

Infographic: Nutritional Information on Packaged Foods in Canada

Canadians are concerned about their health, so it is not surprising that more than half of Canadians are systematically checking the nutritional value information on the products they buy.

Check out an infographic about nutritional information on packaged foods in Canada by Statistics Canada below.

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Infographic: How Canadians spent their money in 2016

$ 62 183 – this is how much one Canadian household spent on average in 2016. A significant fraction of these expenses is imported goods. According to statistics, Canada imports $ 12,000 per citizen each year.

Therefore, Ukrainian producers have potential to become part of the Canadian consumer basket.

Statistics Canada recently released a new infographic about household spendings.

Analyze and find your niche.

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Focus: Export of Ukrainian bees to Canada

Exporting bees from Ukraine to Canada is one of the promising directions for expanding cooperation between the two countries within the framework of the Free Trade Agreement. Bee populations in Canada are currently on the verge of extinction due to environmental problems, so Ukrainian bee packages can become extremely popular among Canadian beekeepers.

When will Ukrainian bees get overseas? Lets briefly review the latest news on this topic.

In early February 2018, representatives of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection (SSUFSCP), which is involved in harmonization of the veterinary control certificates at the interstate level, met the representatives of beekeeper associations of Ukraine and Canada. The Canadian side was represented by George Scott, president of Niagara Beeway, one of the leading associations of beekeepers in Niagara.

A Canadian representative emphasized that after getting familiarized with bee breeding conditions in Ukraine and national state control over beekeeping, he was impressed by the high level of industry development.

Scott said he would recommend the Canadian Food Control Agency to speed up the process of harmonizing import permits for Ukrainian live bees to Canada.

Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Washchuk also commented on the visit of Canadian beekeepers to Ukraine on Twitter.

In an interview to 2+2 channel, the Ambassador stated that Ukraine is a country with very developed beekeeping.

Video (in Ukrainian)

According to Tetyana Vasylkivska, chairman of the Brotherhood of Beekeepers of Ukraine, Carpathian bees are the ones likely to be exported to Canada.

“The Carpathian bee is very peaceful, it survives winter well, it brings a lot of honey and can collect nectar from any plants,” she said. The expert added that Canadians will share their bee-keeping technologies with Ukrainian counterparts.

Despite the successful consultation between Ukrainian and Canadian parties, the process of veterinary certificate harmonization is extremely long. Below is a quotation from the review article of representatives of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection Borys Kobal and Olena Kuryati concerning the export of agro products from Ukraine to Canada:

Іn line with the current Canadian official procedure, the Ukrainian party has to provide comprehensive information (questionnaire responses) regarding the legal framework, the competent authority network, the existing state control system and procedures, statistics in Ukraine, etc. Once the Canadian party has processed the information provided, the SSUFSCP and the concerned exporters undergo an audit by the Canadian regulatory authority.

Only upon the receipt of positive audit findings and approval of the veterinary certificate form for a specific product category, the SSUFSCP will be given permission to export the appropriate type of product.

“What Surprises Ukrainian Food Exporters to Canada Should Be Prepared for?”, European Pravda

The article also notes that in April 2017, an additional request was sent to assess Ukraine’s status for the export of bee packages to Canada. Also, with the support of the CUTIS project, in November 2017 the delegation of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection visited Canada and established important contacts with local regulators. The process of regulatory convergence between Ukraine and Canada continues. We hope in the near future delivery of Ukrainian bees to Canada will become a reality.

Women-entrepreneurs in Lutsk discussed the trade barriers for entering international markets

On February 12, an interactive world business-cafe “Women’s Entrepreneurship: Access to Foreign Markets” was held in Lutsk, organized by the Canadian-Ukrainian Trade and Investment Support Project, Export Promotion Office and the Volyn Chamber of Commerce and Industry within the #SheExports platform.

Active representatives of the export-oriented women’s business from the Volyn region joined the event. Within the business cafe CUTIS project expert Oleksandra Brovko presented them with useful information about the potential of the Canadian market for Ukrainian producers. Participants also learned about the She Exports platform and its benefits for business women aiming to enter international markets.

In addition, while working in small groups, participants were looking for the answers to important questions for female exporters:

  • what are the barriers to the export development of their companies;
  • what export support services are needed to overcome these obstacles;
  • which export support format is the best;
  • who can provide those services.

In the process of brainstorm and presentation of the group work results, the exporter exchanged advice, accumulated new ideas for improving the export strategies of their enterprises, shared their experience and set up new business contacts.

Similar events are planned in other regions of Ukraine, so keep an eye on the updates.

Video: Ambassador of Canada Roman Waschuk about the first free trade results

The entry into force of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement facilitated trade between the two countries.

This was stated by Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk in an interview to the Hromadske Television.

“Canadians are trying to launch some new products on the Ukrainian market, and the same applies to Ukrainian exporters,” the diplomat said.

According to the ambassador, the Canadian government actively cooperates with Ukrainian exporters in such areas as furniture, clothing and confectionery production.

“We expect further positive dynamics of Ukraine’s and Canada’s free trade in 2018,” said the Ambassador of Canada.

Video (in Ukrainian)