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Presentation of the manual “I CAN EXPORT ORGANIC. Market Overview and Organic Goods Regulation in Canada»

The Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project (CUTIS) and Organic Standard with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine have developed the manual “I CAN EXPORT ORGANIC. Market Overview and Organic Goods Regulation in Canada “.

The official presentation of the manual was held with the participation of Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Vaschuk.

Why is it important?

The growth of Ukrainian export to Canada during the first year of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine shows that many businesses already have used its benefits. Organic goods are highly demanded in Canada.

Amount of the Canadian organic market is nearly $ 5.4 billion CAD, 5th in the world.

It has steadily increased over the last decade, fluttering the average figures of the food industry. So far, so many Canadians have been interested in the organic sector: 2/3 of the population in the country are buying organic products weekly. Moreover, the majority of these goods are organic food and beverages.

At the same time, Canadian regulations and certification of organic products are very close to the US regulations. This means that for the Ukrainian producers Canada can become a window to the organic market of the entire North American continent.

NB! The CUTIS project selects organic products among other priority sectors, providing both advisory and financial support to Ukrainian organic producers.

What issues were discussed?

  • The main trends of the Canadian organic market;
  • Correlation between market opportunities, sanitary/phytosanitary regulation and logistic aspects for finding business opportunities for Ukrainian organic producers;
  • The possibility of co-financing the certification of Ukrainian organic producers by Canadian organic standards.

You can find more information here

Program (in Ukrainian)

Час Тема Спікер
15:40 –16:00 Реєстрація учасників
16:00 –16:20 Вітальні слова Роман Ващук, Надзвичайний і Повноважний Посол Канади в Україні

Валентина Заєць, начальник відділу технологій виробництва харчових продуктів Департаменту продовольства Міністерства Аграрної політики та продовольства України

16:20 – 16:45 Тренди ринку органічних товарів у Канаді Зоя Павленко, експерт з охорони навколишнього середовища, проект CUTIS
16:45 – 17:00 Експорт української органічної продукції в Канаду: на що звернути увагу? Марія Махновець, консультант з питань експорту органічної продукції
17:00 – 17:15 Органічне виробництво в Україні та сертифікація органічних товарів для експорту до Канади Сергій Галашевський, директор сертифікаційної компанії «Органік Стандарт»
17:15 – 17:30  

Досвід продажів до Канади

Сергій Осипенко, засновник науково-виробничого підприємства «Текмаш», президент Асоціації органічного землеробства (м.Херсон)
17:30 –18:00 Сесія питань і відповідей. Неформальне спілкування учасників.

Contacts: Zoya Pavlenko, environmental expert of the CUTIS project. Ph: 097-167-21-07. Email:

Export support program U CAN Export

Updated! Deadline extended until July, 23, 2017.

We are glad to announce a call for Ukrainian small and medium businesses to enter the Canada-Ukraine export support program U CAN Export in the priority sectors:

  1. IT Services
  2. clothing
  3. shoes
  4. furniture
  5. chocolate and confectionery

Priorities were identified as a result of a thorough analysis of the Canadian and Ukrainian markets – more at:

Export Support Program will be implemented by CUTIS project in partnership with the Ministry of economic development and trade Export Promotion Office. It is designed for three years and has several levels:

  • comprehensive – for a limited number of small and medium businesses, most promising and ready for export;
  • educational/consultational – for other companies in priority sectors, interested in entering the Canadian market;
  • іnformational – for a wide range of companies interested in the Canadian market;

Сomprehensive level will include the following activities:

  • Co-financing participating in specialized exhibitions and other marketing activities in Canada and the US
  • Individual consulting and support from experienced industry consultants from Canada and Ukraine on accessing and promoting your goods/services on the Canadian market
  • Organization of business meetings with potential customers in Canada
  • Organizing trade missions to Canada and co-financing businesses’ participation in those
  • Access to educational programs and materials

To enter the selection companies must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be registered in Ukraine, and not be in a state of bankruptcy or liquidation
  2. Be a manufacturer of clothing, shoes, furniture, chocolate and confectionery or provider of IT services
  3. To have up to 500 officially registered workers
  4. Have experience in exporting/supplying products to retailers (no minimum volume limits) OR domestic sales of over 5 million hryvnias a year
  5. The share of Ukraine ultimate beneficial owners of the enterprise must be more than 50%
  6. Be prepared to co-finance the costs of participation in exhibitions, trade missions and other marketing activities in Canada or the US
  7. Fluent in English to communicate with customers, partners, consultants in Canada or the US

Women-owned or managed enterprises are encouraged to participate. Applications of such companies will be prioritized as CUTIS project aims to achieve gender balance among owners and managers participating in the export support program.

Companies that meet the above criteria and wish to enter the U CAN Export export support program must complete an application form at: Applications will be accepted until July 23rd.

We will continue to cooperate with all the proactive companies that are willing to work systematically on accessing the Canadian market. To reach us e-mail: