News Tag: міжнародна торгівля
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:

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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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)

Video: Petro Poroshenko sums up the first results of CUFTA

Trade between Ukraine and Canada increased by 60% last year when the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement entered into force.

During the visit of Canada’s general-governor Julie Payette to Kyiv, president Poroshenko summed up the first results of the free trade between the two countries.

“Free trade is what Canadian and Ukrainian businesses need”, – he emphasized.

Сanada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement was signed on July 11, 2016, during the first visit of the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau to Kyiv.

On March 14, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved the bill on ratification of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement. 272 MPs supported the decision. It was signed by the President Poroshenko on April 3.

Ukraine officially notified Canada of completing all the ratification procedures at the end of April. Canada sent a note on the completion of all procedures related to the ratification of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement at the end of June. The agreement entered force on August, 1.

Analysis: Ceramic tiles market in Ukraine

Ceramic tiles are one of the top-10 priority products that, according to the analysis of the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project, has a potential to increase the export of small and medium-sized Ukrainian business to Canada.

Check out a detailed analysis of the ceramic tiles market in Ukraine, its main challenges, and possible solutions.

The publication was prepared by Better Regulation Delivery Office .

Download (Ukrainian only)

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A world business-cafe for women held in Zaporizhia

On December, 20 as a part of Export Promotion Office’s SheExports platform with the support of the CUTIS project a world business cafe “Women’s Entrepreneurship: Access to Foreign Markets” took place in Zaporizhia.

The “World Business Cafe” format includes the establishment of new business contacts, the exchange of experience between business owners and women in managerial positions, and the discussion of internationalizing the business.

In an interactive format, women entrepreneurs sought answers to questions:

  • What barriers hinder the development of export business for women-owned businesses?
  • What kind of support is needed by business to overcome such barriers?
  • What is the best way/format to provide the necessary business support?

After working in groups, the teams presented their work and formulated the final recipes for success that would be useful to the participants in developing their business.

The prospects of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement were also presented to the women entrepreneurs as a part of the world cafe.

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

Ukrainian officials discussed Canadian standardization with industrial producers

On Friday, December 15, during a business breakfast, representatives of Ukrainian regulatory authorities discussed with the business the results of a study visit to Canada, which took place in late November 2017 within the CUTIS project.

The delegation of Ukrainian government officials from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade’s (MEDT) Technical Regulations Department, National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine, Ukrainian Research and Training Center of Standardization, Certification and Quality, Ukrmetrteststandard and State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection visited Canada where they got a chance to discuss the process of bringing the regulatory standards of the two countries closer as a part of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement.

As a part of the business breakfast, officials shared with industrial businesses and business associations their experience of communicating with their Canadian counterparts and information on the main Canadian standards. Participants of the event also discussed the agreements reached during the visit.

The resulting feedbacks will be used in future communication with the Canadian regulatory authorities so that the exports of the industrial goods within the free trade agreement is smooth and easy.

Women entrepreneurs from Kharkiv discussed the problems of export business

On November, 30 as a part of Export Promotion Office’s SheExports platform with the support of the CUTIS project a world business cafe “Women’s Entrepreneurship: Access to Foreign Markets” took place in Kharkiv.

In an interactive format, women entrepreneurs sought answers to questions:

  • What barriers hinder the development of export business for women-owned businesses?
  • What kind of support is needed by business to overcome such barriers?
  • What is the best way/format to provide the necessary business support?

After working in groups, the teams presented their work and formulated the final recipes for success that would be useful to the participants in developing their business.

The prospects of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement were also presented to the women entrepreneurs as a part of the world cafe.

Materials and presentations:

  1. Presentation of the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support project;
  2. Presentation “Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement – Prospects for Women’s Entrepreneurship”;
  3. Presentation “Export Promotion Office helps businesses to become successful on the overseas markets”;
  4. Download a practical guide on exporting to Canada I CAN Export here;
  5. “Public Procurement Canada: Where to Get Started” guide can be downloaded here.

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

Canada-Ukraine business forum as a part of Ukrainian trade mission gathered 100+ business people

On October 30, as a part of the Ukrainian Trade Mission to Canada Ukrainian-Canadian business forum with the participation of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman was held in Toronto.

Representatives of the Ukrainian and Canadian business community, as well as Ukrainian government officials, joined the event. In particular, in addition to the head of the Ukrainian government, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv and Deputy Minister, Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska joined the event.

The business forum has gathered more than 100 representatives of Canadian business, interested in establishing trade relations with Ukraine, as well as its investment potential.

“Openness and support of dialogue with the political will to protect and make a successful honest business is my personal investment as the Head of Government,” the Prime Minister of Ukraine emphasized during his speech.

Ukraine PM Groysman's remarks in Toronto

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During the forum, representatives of Ukrainian business got an opportunity to establish contacts with potential Canadian partners. In addition, a separate series of B2B-meetings for Ukrainian companies was organized.

The trade mission and business forum were co-organized by the Export Promotion Office, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project.

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CUFTA: Opening Doors concluded with events in Ottawa, Montreal & Toronto

On October, 11, 12 and 16 three last networking events of the CUTIS project’s CUFTA: Opening Doors tour happened in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.

All three events covered the benefits of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade agreement (CUFTA) to Canadian business, its role in enhancing the role of women in Canada-Ukraine trade as well as Canadian business success stories in Ukraine and investment opportunities in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko joined the event in Ottawa and delivered his remarks about the prospects of the CUFTA.

“Opportunities of the free trade in Ukraine are real and Canadian firms are already enjoying the benefits”, – he emphasized.

The events in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto were joined by distinguished quests: Diane Frances, world renown journalist and author, Wayne Gudbranson, CEO, Branham Group, Roman Masley, Managing Director at SHI Capital, Daniel Zaharychuk, Trade Commissioner, Eastern Europe & Eurasia, Government of Canada, Dr. Paul Melekhov, Vice-President, Eastern Europe, Pharmascience Inc., Oleh Khavroniuk, First Secretary for Economic Issues, Embassy of Ukraine in Canada and many others. All the meetings were moderated and supported by the CUTIS project experts and managers.

See photos from all three events below.

We hope meetings during the last month have inspired the Canadian business to look at Ukraine and analyze the potential benefits of the free trade. Our team continues to seek Canadian partners and investors who are ready to work with Ukrainian business.