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From Policies to Action: OECD workshop on monitoring implementation of SME development strategy in Ukraine
On 20 February, the OECD organised the first workshop on monitoring the implementation of Ukraine’s SME strategy in the framework of the EU4Business project 'From Policies to Action'. The workshop focused on good practice tools to monitor and report progress in the implementation of SME strategies and action plans, including key performance indicators to better assess the impact of implemented...
Ukraine’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area treaty with the EU opens new opportunities for SMEs
• EU4Business-EBRD Credit Line launched in Ukraine: individual borrowers can receive loans of up to €3 million in UAH equivalent • Thousands of Ukrainian SMEs to benefit from funds worth up to €60 million • Credit line to support production upgrades, export potential Thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine stand to benefit from new financing opportunities offered by the...
The Ukrainian stand at BIOFACH 2019
From 13-16 February 2019, Ukrainian exporters working in the berry sector took part in Biofach 2019 – a leading organic trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, attended by over 15,000 visitors and 1,200 exhibitors – making over 200 business contacts with export potential. They took part with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA), as part of the...
The Ukrainian delegation at Fruit Logistica 2019
Seven Ukrainian berry producers took part in the international FRUIT LOGISTICA 2019 exhibition in Germany from 6-8 February, with the support of the International Trade Centre (ITC), in the framework of the 'Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade' project, funded by EU as part of the EU4Business initiative. FRUIT LOGISTICA is one of the largest European fresh market exhibitions with 3,200 exhibitors...
Meeting with Chilean berry producers
Representatives from four Ukrainian berry producers have returned from a week-long study tour to Chile organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) together with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) as part of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project, funded by the European Union . The main objective of the study tour, from 14-19 January, was to strengthen export competitiveness and...
There were more than 50 events across Ukraine
More than 50 events took place across 16 cities in Ukraine, during events organised by 15 partners as part of 'European SME Week' between September and December 2018. Events saw about 10,000 contacts with SMEs, with 200,000 people impacted by the broader information campaign. During the campaign, a wide range of events took place in the framework of the EU4Business initiative, in which Ukrainian...
The ITC training in Kyiv included a Skype video link with an expert in Germany
On December 20 2018, in Kyiv, the International Trade Centre in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association facilitated a one-day training on how to export fresh and frozen berries to Germany for Ukrainian export-oriented berry companies. The event took place under the framework of the European Union-funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. More...
Participants in the STAREP workshop in Vienna
A two-day workshop in Vienna on November 28-29 has brought together participants from three regional programmes – STAREP, EU-REPARIS, and PULSAR – which support enhanced financial reporting practices in the private and public sectors in the EU-Eastern Partnership countries and the Western Balkans. STAREP is an EU4Business programme on Strengthening Auditing and Reporting in the Eastern...
EU Commissioner Hahn at the Business Forum with the EU4Business Secretariat’s team
The European Union has issued a strong message of support for economic growth and jobs in its Eastern Partner countries, during two high-level Eastern Partnership (EaP) events held in Vienna on 6 and 7 December. “ It’s our aim to export stability, prosperity and consequently resilience in the area of the economy, society but also policy,” Commissioner for EU Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement,...
On 14 December 2018, the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) and Lviv Bank signed a partnership agreement on a joint funding support programme for small and medium enterprises (SME), as well as loan agreements for Ukrainian SMEs in the amount of € 3 million, part of which will be provided in the national currency under the EU4Business initiative. "The German-Ukrainian Fund is pleased to expand the number...