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CUTIS project to hold a services export promotion workshop

Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) project, executed by the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) and the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC), in collaboration with Trade Facilitation Office of Canada (TFO Canada), and the Global Links Network (GLN) will hold 2-day a services export promotion workshop.

The main goal is to support the development of an enabling services export environment in Ukraine, as well as enhance the understanding and export readiness of Ukrainian services providers, particularly with the view to improving services export success to Canada.

The event is organized for Government officials from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) and the Export Promotion Office (EPO), responsible for trade policy development and export promotion, trainers from various Chambers of Commerce in the regions, and selected representatives from service sector associations and companies.

Keynote speakers:

  • Wenguo Cai, Director, International Programs, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Michelle Hustler, Senior Associate, Global Links Network Inc
  • Oleksandra Brovko, Senior Trade and Investment Policy Expert, CUTIS

During the event, participants will overview the issues related to trade in services, as well as best practices and guidance in the development of an enabling services-related trading environment that will allow service providers to thrive. The workshop concludes a range of roundtable discussions to allow the exchange of ideas, challenges and potential solutions to improve Ukraine’s services export competitiveness.

During the workshop, the following issues will be discussed:

  • What has led to success in the IT sector in Ukraine?
  • How can this success be translated into other services sectors?
  • What reforms are required to strengthen the competitiveness of Ukraine’s services sectors?
  • How should government agencies and business associations promote trade in services?
  • What work has been done to measure Ukraine’s brand perception in major markets (such as in foreign ICT-related industries), and are strategies to be developed to enhance this?
  • What foreign partnerships does Ukraine have in place to encourage bilateral trade in services relationships?
  • How can Ukraine’s services dialogue be improved in the future?

As a result, participants will get a better understanding of the needs, opportunities, and challenges related to exporting services to Canada. 

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 project funded by the Canadian Government through the Global Affairs Canada and implemented by the Conference Board of Canada in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

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

Hi-tech innovations at Ukraine House Toronto: wireless charging systems, robot and AI

The respectable international ranking of Global Innovation Index has included Ukraine in the top 50 countries in the IT field in 2017 putting it ahead of such popular IT outsourcing countries as India, Philippines and Brazil.

Innovation corner at Ukraine House Toronto proved that it’s not empty words. Ukrainian business with the support of the Export Promotion Office, the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) and the CUTIS project, presented the latest innovation of Ukrainian high-tech. Each of the seven companies had something to surprise guests of the event.

  • Technovator wireless charging systems capable of charging up to one hundred smartphones at a time
  • The Infocom robot transmits the image of the environment
  • The ISSP integrated solutions protect computer systems from hacking
  • SolarGaps smart blinds do not only protect against the heat but also can transfer solar energy to the network, bringing passive earnings to the owner
  • Educational technologies EdPro transform students’ learning into an exciting game
  • Already popular in the USA Jelvix software developer presented a wide variety of their products
  • The unique technology of artificial intelligence from Intela, which can help people determine their strong skills and choose the field of activity according to their talents

Ukrainian companies had a chance to present their products to Canadian businesses to set connections with potential partners and buyers.

Despite the fierce competition from countries such as India and China, Ukrainian ICT companies have great chances to succeed in establishing partnerships with Canadian companies.

We hope to hear good news regarding successful cooperation between Ukrainian high-tech companies and Canadian business soon.

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 project funded by the Canadian Government through the Global affairs Canada and implemented by the Conference Board of Canada in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce.

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

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.