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Entrepreneurs from Dnipro learned about new export opportunities to Canada

A training session “How to export to Canada” was held on November 22 in Dnipro. The event was organized by the Dnipropetrovsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the CUTIS project.

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

The main goal is to tell the business about the prospects of export to Canada and the new opportunities opened by the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine (CUFTA). More information, as well as calendar of events you can find on the link.

The training in the Dnipro has brought together about 40 entrepreneurs from such industries agriculture, production of plastic goods and food, furniture, chemical industry, industrial equipment, IT services, clothing and footwear industry.

During the program, the following issues were discussed: development of the export strategy, searching for partners in the Canadian market, tariff and non-tariff regulation of export supplies to Canada, logistics, development of marketing strategy, use of e-commerce tools etc.

In training took part:

Zoya Pavlenko, environmental expert, CUTIS project

Victoria Mikhailova, chief specialist of the Department of international operations in “Ukrposhta”

Kateryna Vitkovska, expert of Etsy marketplace

Svetlana Cherevko, specialist of Export promotion center of Dnipropetrovsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Oleksandra Rachok, specialist of Export promotion center of Dnipropetrovsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The participants of the training also had the opportunity to ask questions to a businessman from Canada Anatoliy Nikula.

To get more information about trainings please follow Facebook page of the CUTIS project (https://www.facebook.com/CUTISproject/). Do not miss the training in your city! The following events will be in Chernihiv (Nov. 28, https://www.facebook.com/events/193467934873221/) and Lutsk (Nov. 30, https://www.facebook.com/events/195173091418321/).

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!

The CUTIS project started a range of free training sessions for SMEs in regions

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

The main goal is to tell about the prospects of export to Canada and the new opportunities opened for Ukrainian business by the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine (CUFTA).

It is planned to hold 13 meetings. The first meeting was on November 6-7 in Ivano-Frankivsk.

The training in Vinnitsa will be held on November 15, (https://www.facebook.com/events/320342872100745/), in Dnipro – November 22 (https://www.facebook.com/events/246357566045966/), in Chernihiv – November 28 (https://www.facebook.com/events/193467934873221/).  

We invite you to visit free training in your city:

November 30 – Lutsk https://www.facebook.com/events/195173091418321/

December 6 – Kherson https://www.facebook.com/events/971366396405070/

December 11 – Kyiv

December 13 – Khmelnitsky

January 17 – Sumy

January 23-24 – Kharkiv

February 6 – Kropivnitsky

February 21 – Odessa

February 27 – Mariupol

The experts of the CUTIS project, the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, the Export Promotion Office, as well as representatives of business will take part in the training.

During the program, the following issues were discussed: development of the export strategy, searching for partners in the Canadian market, tariff and non-tariff regulation of export supplies to Canada, logistics, development of marketing strategy, use of e-commerce tools, government procurement etc

Please find more details on the facebook page of the CUTIS project (https://www.facebook.com/CUTISproject/). Do not miss the training in your city!

Additional opportunities from the CUTIS project for Ukrainian SMEs to enter Canadian market

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project (CUTIS) provides additional opportunities for companies that are interested in the Canadian market.

CUTIS project can reimburse 50% of costs for:

  • resource- and energy efficiency audit for enterprises – helps to detect technical gaps, which wash out money, and plan activities for their elimination;
  • ISO 14001 «Environmental management systems» certification audit;
  • certification audit for receiving Canadian organic certificate (COR);
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification audit (applied for articles of wood origin);
  • OEKO-TEX certification audit (applied in light industry);
  • Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification audit (applied in light industry);
  • development of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy for the enterprise.

Why is this important?

Identifying the losses of resources and energy may lead to a reduction of the final goods costs. This may help to be competitive not only in Canadian, but also in other markets.

The ecological marking, confirmed by a certificate, may help business to find new buyers of products. For example, almost 86% of Canadians are ready to pay more for environmentally friendly products.

Organic certification may help to successfully enter the Canadian organic goods market. Canadian organic market is the fifth largest in the world, it is estimated at nearly 5.4 billion CAD.

The ISO 14001, FSC, OEKO-TEX®, and GOTS certificates will be benefits for green public procurement and corporate sustainability supply chains.

Taking into consideration that Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) may face financial challenges obtaining environmental certification, the CUTIS project proposes to reimburse 50% of certification costs. Do not miss your chance!

If you are interested in new opportunities, please contact environmental expert of the CUTIS project Zoya Pavlenko. Tel.:+38 (097) 167-21-07, e-mail: zpavlenko@cutisproject.org.

Study Tour in Geneva: Ukrainian delegation visited the World Trade Organization and the World Investment Forum

The Ukrainian delegation visited a number of international trade and financial organizations during the Study Tour on Services Trade and Investment Negotiations in Geneva organized by the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project (CUTIS). The delegation included officials from Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and National Commission for State Regulation in the Area of Financial Services Markets.

The main goal of the tour is to gain new knowledge in such important for Ukraine areas as services trading and foreign investments attracting. Besides, Ukrainian officials got the chance to exchange experience with colleagues from other countries.

The tour program was quite intensive. The Ukrainian delegation had the opportunity to visit the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Bank Office, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the permanent missions of the EU, the USA, Canada, and Ukraine.

Marie Isabelle Pellan, WTO Counsellor in the Trade in services and Investment Division delivered a training session on “Energy-related and environmental services.” Services in the energy sector are of fundamental importance to economic and social development.

The Ukrainian delegation also attended the Investment Promotion Conference and visited the session “Talking Business: Eastern Europe and Central Asia” at the World Investment Forum in Geneva.

Besides, Ukrainian officials participated in the interactive breakfast organized by the World Economic Forum and ICTSD International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. Ukrainian delegates exchanged views on sustainable investment policies issues with colleagues from Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, Botswana, and Brazil.

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) Project is a 5-year (2016-2021) Canadian development assistance initiative designed to lower poverty in Ukraine through increasing exports from Ukraine to Canada and investment from Canada to Ukraine.

The CUTIS project implements U CAN EXPORT Export Support Program in five priority sectors: clothing, footwear, furniture, confectionery, and IT services.

CUTIS celebrates the first anniversary of the CUFTA and kicks off the CUTIS Investment Roadshow

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) project with the support of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Crossways MK Consulting Inc. have organized the first ever Investment Roadshow. The main objective of CUTIS Investment Roadshow is to develop Canada-Ukraine investment collaboration.

Investment Roadshow is part of the celebration of the first anniversary of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), which came into force on August 1, 2017.

CUTIS project celebrated the first anniversary of the CUFTA on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Design Exchange, Toronto.

Key notes were delivered by Stephan Kubiv, First Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and Zenon Potoczny, President, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

“The success of the CUFTA is measured not only by striking new trade deals but also by ensuring that our agreements actually deliver, and we are on the right track. Most recently, Brookfield Asset Management announced their support of the Lviv Innovation District IT park, which will include office buildings, campuses and labs, kindergartens, shopping malls and the Ukrainian Catholic University. This $160 million dollar, 10-ha IT park is the biggest infrastructure project of the Lviv IT industry and was initiated by a group of Lviv based international IT companies, such as N-iX, SoftServe and Global Logic and the Lviv IT Cluster.” said Zenon Potoczny, president, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

On Tuesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, October 24th Toronto’s Bay Street players met Ukraine. 20 leading Ukrainian companies presented investment projects in four major sectors: Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Information & Communications Technology.

The event informed investors about large lucrative projects, shared insights of CEO’s and Ukrainian Deputy Ministers, and provided opportunities to interact with decision makers on both sides of the commercial and geopolitical coin.

The selected 20 Ukrainian companies have been reviewed and examined by Crossways MK Consulting Inc. Toronto, Canada and SP Advisors, Kyiv, Ukraine.  Estimated total value of selected projects is USD 1.5 billion dollars.

“We pride ourselves on showcasing the right companies to the right people and creating an immersive setting that will drive stronger investor engagement,” said Markiyan Markevych, president, Crossways MK Consulting Inc. “An important component of the Investment Roadshow is to market Ukraine’s potential, and encourage opportunities for economic growth for both partners.”

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) Project is a 5-year (2016-2021) Canadian development assistance initiative designed to lower poverty in Ukraine through increasing exports from Ukraine to Canada and investment from Canada to Ukraine.

The CUTIS project implements U CAN EXPORT Export Support Program in five priority sectors: clothing, footwear, furniture, confectionery, and IT services.

The Canadian-Ukrainian Investment Roadshow started in Toronto as a part of the anniversary celebration of the Free Trade Agreement

A gala opening ceremony of the first investment roadshow was held in Toronto as part of the anniversary celebration of the Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA).

The event was attended by more than 150 participants from business and public sector from both countries who appreciated the results of cooperation, as well as expressed interest in strengthening of the Canadian-Ukrainian partnership.

The representative of the Canadian government, Karim Morcos, spoke with a welcoming speech. Stepan Kubiv, First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine told about the dynamics of reforms and prospects of economic development in Ukraine.

“The success of the CUFTA is measured not only by striking new trade deals but also by ensuring that our agreements actually deliver, and we are on the right track”, said Zenon Potoczny, president, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

CUTIS Investment Roadshow is a new platform for developing cooperation between Canada and Ukraine in attracting investment.

During the next two days, 20 leading Ukrainian companies will present investment projects in four major sectors: Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Information & Communications Technology.

The event will inform investors about large lucrative projects, share insights of CEO’s and Ukrainian Deputy Ministers, and provide opportunities to interact with decision makers on both sides of the commercial and geopolitical coin.

The selected 20 Ukrainian companies have been reviewed and examined by Crossways MK Consulting Inc. Toronto, Canada and SP Advisors, Kyiv, Ukraine.  Estimated total value of selected projects is USD 1.5 billion dollars.

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) Project is a 5-year (2016-2021) Canadian development assistance initiative designed to lower poverty in Ukraine through increasing exports from Ukraine to Canada and investment from Canada to Ukraine.

The CUTIS project implements U CAN EXPORT Export Support Program in five priority sectors: clothing, footwear, furniture, confectionery, and IT services.

CUTIS Project is looking for a new Ukrainian Project Coordinator

CUTIS Project is looking for a new Ukrainian Project Coordinator

The Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce is seeking to fill the following position in CUTIS Project team in Ukraine:

Ukrainian Project Coordinator

This position will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine and will report Directly to the Ukrainian Project Manager in Kyiv.

The selected candidate will be a self-motivated, independent, resourceful and results-oriented individual who has demonstrated an ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Main Responsibilities

  • Perform data mining activities for information needed to achieve Project goals and targets
  • Organize seminars, business forums, B2B meetings and trade fairs for project participants in Canada and Ukraine including venues, logistics, accommodations and travel
  • Assist project participants to identify and benefit from opportunities in the Canadian market
  • Assist in the development of website information portals
  • Assist the Project Manager to monitor, evaluate and track the progress of assigned project activities
  • Assume Project Manager’s responsibilities in his or her absence.

Job Qualifications 

The successful applicant will have a Business or Finance degree or comparable experience in a related field. In addition, the successful individual will have a minimum of four years of work experience in project management as well as strategic planning and data mining.  Excellent written and oral communications skills in both Ukrainian and English.

Please submit CV along with a covering letter no later than October 15, 2018, either electronically to info@cucc.ca or by mail to:

CANADA-UKRAINE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

145 EVANS AVENUE   SUITE 211

TORONTO, ONTARIO

M8Z 5X8

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/

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