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Training for small business about export to Canada was held in Vinnytsia

Every meeting with entrepreneurs for us is a holiday. This time we spent an extremely interesting and busy day in Vinnytsia, where a training session was held. A topic – practical aspects of export to Canada. The event was organized in cooperation with Vinnytsia Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The CUTIS project (Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project) in cooperation with chambers of commerce and industry has launched a series of trainings for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the regions.

The main goal is to present the new opportunities opened by the Free Trade Area between Canada and Ukraine (CUFTA) for SMEs. More information, as well as a calendar of events you can find on the link.

Training in Vinnytsia brought together more than 40 entrepreneurs from a wide range of sectors – agriculture, consumer products and alcoholic beverages, construction, clothing and footwear industry, industrial equipment, IT services and even weapons.

Speakers:

Dmytro Shvets, a lecturer at the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, CEO of the consulting company Start Global – a strategy for entering the global markets and a systematic analysis of the Canadian market

Yulia Pavlenko, Director of the Department of International Operations “Ukrposhta”, initiator of the E-Export School project – e-commerce tools

Yevgen Sozansky, partner of Xtheta – the opportunity of Shopify platform

Inna Konovchuk, Senior Intellectual Property Expert, Vinnytsia Chamber of Commerce and Industry – specific features of the Canadian market and tools to find partners in Canada

Maria Babiy, Head of the Department of Examination and Certification, Vinnytsia Chamber of Commerce and Industry – rules of origin and non-tariff regulation

Please find more details of the following events on the facebook page of the CUTIS project (https://www.facebook.com/CUTISproject/). Do not miss training in your city! The next city is Dnipro. Let’s meet on November 22!

Webinar “Women in Business: Business Experience in Canada” was held on 26th of September

Export Promotion Office and CUTIS project run a webinar within the She Exports platform.

Topic: Women in Business: Business Development Experience in Canada

Speaker: Victoria Umin, Senior Director, International Business Development at Ag Growth International (Canada), a leading international producer of grain handling and storage equipment. Victoria has been working in the company for more than 10 years and takes a direct part in international business development. You can find more here https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-umin-8bb51711/.

What issues were considered?

  1. What skills should be developed in the modern business in connection with global trends?
  2. What needs to change in business to be effective in the modern economy?
  3. What practical business development tips can you give?
  4. What to consider in the export plan for entering the Canadian market?
  5. Practical advice for women entrepreneurs, based on experience in Ukraine, Canada and other countries.

 You can find the video here https://bit.ly/2EHRUKe 

Contact person Alina Sevastyuk alinasevastyuk@epo.org.ua, +380674628282.

Want to learn more about exports to Canada? You can download the Step by Step Guide for free at https://cutisproject.org/success/icanexport/

The Council for International Trade discussed the results of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

As part of the meeting of the Council for International Trade, the results of the first year of implementation of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) were discussed. CUFTA opened for Ukrainian exporters duty free access to 98% of the Canadian market.

According to First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv, the free trade zone has a positive impact on the development of mutual trade. Exports of Ukrainian goods to Canada in 2017 amounted to almost 130 million USA dollars. Growth in comparison to the previous year- 36.8%.

“We are talking about the Free Trade Area as a fact, achievement, and victory. We are currently working within the framework of the triangle: Ukraine-Canada, Ukraine-EU, Canada-EU “, – said Kubiv.

According to him, the free trade zone allows not only to increase the export of Ukrainian goods to Canada, but also to contribute Canadian investments in Ukraine. In the first quarter of 2018, more than $5 million was invested by Canadian business.

Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Waschuk noted that Canada has been fruitfully working with Ukrainian authorities to strengthen trade cooperation.

“The main thing is that we see an expansion of the range of Ukrainian products exported to Canada. Within the framework of the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project, the priority sectors with the largest potential in the Canadian market were selected. Several exhibitions in Canada have already been held in which Ukrainian companies took part, in particular, furniture, footwear, clothing and confectionery products”, the ambassador said.

It is also worth noting that Canadian investors are interested in the Ukrainian IT market. The Canadian company Brookfield Asset Management is developing IT park in Lviv. IT park will start working in 2.5 years. It is planned that the object will occupy more than 10 hectares. The volume of investments – more than 160 million USA dollars.

“The realization of this project demonstrates that the Ukrainian IT sector is already mature and is ready to implement such large-scale projects,” the ambassador noted.

Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Olga Trofimtseva noted that despite skeptical expectations regarding the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement with Canada, it works, including in the agricultural and food segments.

“The trade balance of the agricultural sector is still negative. Ukraine purchases more agricultural and food products in Canada than Canada in Ukraine. But there are positive dynamics of supplies from Ukraine. The range of exporting products is expensing, in particular in such areas as oil, juices, honey, and sugar”, she said.

The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) came into force on August 1, 2017.

(Українська) Українські виробники взуття відкривають канадський ринок

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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.

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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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Also, check out other infographics on our website: