14 representatives of Ukrainian regional chambers of commerce and leading business schools took part in the Canadian part of the training program “How to Export to Canada” in the context of the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support project.
The participants attended two Canadian cities – Ottawa and Toronto, where they had the opportunity to meet with leading Canadian experts in such spheres as certification, phytosanitary control, law, import and export operations, taxation, logistics, customs, retail, etc.
Moreover, the participants visited Health Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Standards Council of Canada, Canada Border Services Agency, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Toronto Board of Trade and Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters.
The main idea of all meetings – Ukrainian export to Canada is promising, because Canada imports a huge amount of goods – about $ 561 billion in 2017. The Ukrainian diaspora in Canada is about 1.3 million people.
The participants got certificates of successful completion of the Canadian part of the program from Elena Dinu, Project Manager, The Conference Board of Canada.
“Over the past two weeks, we had a unique opportunity to meet and communicate with highly skilled professionals, colleagues, representatives of Canadian government agencies and other organizations; get new, very valuable knowledge and experience. We believe that together we will promote the output of high-quality Ukrainian products on the Canadian market and increase the export potential of our country”, the participants of the training program noted.
After completion of the program in Ukraine and Canada, the participants, with the assistance of the CUTIS project, will launch pilot training for small and medium-sized businesses in their regions.