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Two Ukrainian condos designed by Sergey Makhno Architects will be exhibited at the largest Canadian furniture show

On May 25-27 the largest Canadian furniture exhibition Canadian Furniture Show will be held in Toronto. This year as a part of the event two condominiums designed by the world-renowned Sergey Makhno Architects studio using only furniture from selected Ukrainian manufacturers will be exhibited.

According to Sergey Makhno Architects, condominiums will be executed in the style of “weighted eclecticism”.

“Here every object has its own character and its history. But at the same time – the space is holistic and harmonious. This is what we tried to achieve – each chair to remain in the leading role and not to “conflict” with the neighbor. The space to be cozy and inviting to stay”- said the founder of the design studio Sergey Makhno.

The Ukrainian stand will include the furniture of Ukrainian companies: Cube44 (living room and office furniture), ADK (living room and bedroom furniture), Aqua Rodos (bathroom furniture), Merx (kitchen, living room and bedroom furniture), Instyle (kitchen furniture), Stalkon (office furniture), Blest (living room and bedroom furniture), Snite (children’s furniture). Also outside the main booth furniture of  Kulik System (office furniture) and Renaissance (children’s furniture) companies will be exhibited.

Ukrainian producers will enter the Canadian market under the joint Meblica brand.

Participants of the mission were selected by Canadian experts according to the preferences of North American consumers and the potential of the companies to enter the Canadian market.

The mission of Ukrainian furniture producers to Canada is the part of the U CAN Export support program initiated by the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment support project and Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce with the assistance of the Government of Canada.

“Furniture is one of the priority sectors of Ukrainian exports to Canada. After Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement entered into force import duties for Ukrainian furniture were canceled and the export process was significantly simplified. This gives Ukrainian producers a significant competitive advantage on the Canadian market, “- CUTIS project statement goes.

According to the experts, Ukrainian participants of the Canadian Furniture Show will demonstrate the high quality of Ukrainian furniture to Canadian partners and to establish initial contacts with importers of overseas.

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.

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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.

Women-entrepreneurs from Kherson discussed barriers to entering international markets

On March 15, as a part of Export Promotion Office’s #SheExports platform a world business-cafe “Women’s Entrepreneurship: Access to International Markets” took place in Kherson.

The event was co-organized by the Kherson Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support project (CUTIS).


“In Kherson there are a lot of successful women entrepreneurs who produce, sell, and provide logistics services,” said Viktoria Ostroumova, President of the Kherson CCI, during her introductory speech.

During the business-cafe, more than 45 women entrepreneurs received information about the activities of CUTIS project and Export Promotion Office, in particular on business support programs and information resources that can be useful to exporters.

A separate session was devoted to the opportunities created by the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA). CUTIS project expert Oleksandra Brovko discussed with the participants the following topics:

  • What do they need to know about tariff quotas and their administration within the CUFTA?
  • How to confirm the origin of goods within the free trade zone?
  • Where to find regulatory requirements concerning their product?
  • What are the Canadian consumer preferences?

During the interactive part of the event, business representatives in small groups discussed barriers that prevent their entry to the international markets, services that could help to overcome these barriers, and the formats in which those services could be provided.

The women entrepreneurs presented the results of the discussion and talked through the problems they face on the way to international markets. The world cafe also facilitated new business contacts between women entrepreneurs in the Kherson region.

A series of world business cafes in the regions of Ukraine continues. The future events can be found here.

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)

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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