News Tag: exports to Canada
11 agri-food producers represented Ukraine at SIAL Canada

On April 30th – May 2nd Toronto hosted the only Canadian national tradeshow offering up a complete range of food products, food-related equipment, and technologies – SIAL Canada. Enercare Centre gathered under one roof more than 1,000 exhibitors from 50 countries. Among this variety of tastes, there were showcased 11 Ukrainian producers united under the brand Made In Ukraine.

That was the second confectionery mission of Ukrainian food companies in Canada arranged by the CUTIS project. And this time, thousands of buyers met not only the new names but previously known products as well.

‘This year, Made In Ukraine was outstanding! Made In Ukraine expanded from confectionery and chocolate to include bulk, traditional and organic products. The Ukrainian merchandise received excellent reviews from North American (Canadian and USA) buyers and retailers, offering very competitive prices, top quality brands and attractive packaging,’ – Canadian expert Bertrand Walle said.

Ukrainian products were presented in two categories:

Chocolate, Confectionery, Cookies, Wafers and Crackers:

Honey, Organic Berries, Cereals & Edible Oils:

The mission for Ukrainian companies wasn’t limited by only showcasing in the SIAL show. The participants got useful tips on how to sell their products during the info sessions and visited a number of local grocery stores during retail familiarization tour.

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 Support Program in five priority sectors: clothing, footwear, furniture, confectionery, and IT services.

SheChampion: women entrepreneurs from Chernigiv discussed the barriers on the way to international markets

The CUTIS project in cooperation with regional chambers of commerce and industry launched a series of #SheChampion seminars. The main goal is to discuss barriers women entrepreneurs face in business and international trade, as well as share experience in entering foreign markets.

During the meeting, Vira Porovska, a gender expert of the CUTIS project presented a gender-based analysis of export barriers for small and medium-sized women businesses in 5 industries (apparel, footwear, confectionary, furniture, and IT services).

Larysa Tsygan, Vice-president of the Chernihiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented the useful information about the potential of the Canadian market for Ukrainian producers and overviewed the new opportunities opened by the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine (CUFTA).

Thanks to Oksana Trukhan, owner of TM Ursula Jewelry, participants learned about the Etsy platform and its benefits for business women aiming to enter international markets.

Tetiana Lesun, the manager of Ukrposhta described new postal products for improving the export strategies of Ukrainian enterprises.

And the last but not the list. During the masterclass in sales business women exchanged advice, accumulated new ideas for improving their enterprises, shared their experience and set up new business contacts.

Similar events are planned in other regions of Ukraine. Next seminar will be in Vinnytsia on May 30. So keep an eye on the updates.

Ukrainian IT companies are ready to conquer the Canadian market

From April 1 to April 5, 12 leading Ukrainian IT companies visit Canada as a part of the ICT business mission. The five-day event includes a series of B2B meetings with Canadian business, seminars and panel discussions. The main goal is to help Ukrainian business to learn more about the Canadian IT sector as well as discuss possible cooperation with Canadian partners.

The following IT companies took part in the mission:

  • Active Audit Agency (cybersecurity services)
  • Taurus Quadra (development & customization)
  • Solution Mentors (development & Oracle database services)
  • Perfectial (SAAS apps & blockchain apps)
  • MindK (web development)
  • MAPGEOSYSTEM (digitalization & 2D-3D modelling)
  • La Soft (web & mobile apps development)
  • ISSP (manager security)
  • Inoxoft (UI/UX design & software development)
  • Edsson (software development outsourcing)
  • Davintoo Ukraina (hosting & implementation of collaborator)
  • Conterra (data continuity & recovery)

In Toronto, Ukrainian delegation visited MaRS Discovery District, Canada’s largest tech, and IT innovation hub. In the period of 2011 to 2014, the startup companies emerging from MaRS had raised over $750 million in capital investments.

The third day of the ICT mission to Canada, Ukrainian IT companies spent in Hamilton, a powerful industrial center. The Ukrainian delegation had the opportunity to visit CoMotion on King (one of the largest coworking networks in Southern Ontario).

The Ukrainian delegation also visited the DMZ accelerator – Ryerson University’s innovative business incubator for early-stage technology startups.

‘Thanks to the support and mentoring of the CUTIS project, we met Canadian companies and e-learning specialists. I am confident that these meetings will grow into a successful international eLearning partnership,’ Miroslav Botsula, Co-founder and CEO of Davintoo Ukraina said.

The ICT mission to Canada is the part of U CAN Export program provided by the CUTIS project.

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 Support Program in five priority sectors: clothing, footwear, furniture, confectionery, and IT services.