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'Belarus is a country for successful entrepreneurship'
Belarus has adopted its SME promotion strategy to 2030, which aims to encourage the growth of small and medium-sized businesses, improve the structure of the Belarusian economy, increase its competitiveness, create new jobs and raise living standards The strategy – titled “Belarus is a country for successful entrepreneurship” for the period till 2030 – was endorsed by the Council of Ministers as...
Participants at the market analysis conference in Kyiv
Representatives of small and medium-sized businesses explored methods and tools for market analysis, marketing research and business intelligence capabilities at a conference in Kyiv on 27 September, organised by the Kyiv Business Support Centre, with the support of the EBRD and the EU4Business initiative of the European Union. The event – " Methods and Tools for Market Analysis. Intelligent...
The International Trade Centre has held the first of three seminars on increasing sales efficiency, aimed at Moldovan SMEs in the apparel sector, organised in the framework of the EU- funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The trainings have been developed following stakeholder consultations and a baseline assessment, and are organised with the Centre of...
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has continued its series of awareness raising trainings on EU export opportunities for Ukrainian berry producers and processors, with a one-day training on how to export to France. The training – ‘The Ukrainian Berries Sector gets ready for the French market: A one-day training on how to export to France’ was organised with the Ukrainian Berries Association (...
How to get the best out of a trade fair
The International Trade Centre (ITC) has started a series of awareness raising trainings for the Ukrainian berry producing and processing sector focused on export opportunities to EU markets and participation in international food exhibitions. ITC in partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) held the training “How to get the best out of a trade fair: A one-day training for...
The international Trade Centre is organising the participation of 32 agro-processing companies from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine in the SIAL International Food Exhibition in Paris on 21-25 October, within the framework of the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project. The objective is to present the companies and their products to the EU market and establish business links with EU buyers...
The EBRD has published its new strategy for Ukraine
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved a new strategy for Ukraine, which sets out the Bank’s priorities in the country for the next five years. The EBRD will pay special attention to projects that will integrate investment and policy engagement in areas such as privatisation, energy security and efficiency, the financial sector, trade and infrastructure. The EBRD...
A total of 112 enterprises received UAH 380 million in loans during the first year of the programme of the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) to support investment projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The SME Investment Support Programme is funded through a €10 million loan from the German government, provided to Ukraine through the German...
Enhancing the quality of SME statistics is a priority in Armenia
On 4 October, the OECD organised its third workshop in Yerevan on business statistics, presenting the findings of the OECD statistical report on SME sector in Armenia, providing structural business statistics, business demography statistics, as well as international comparisons of the Armenian SME sector. The workshop was held in the framework of the EU-funded project on ‘Improving Business...
Enhancing the quality of SME statistics is a priority in Ukraine
On 3 October, the OECD organised a third workshop in Kyiv on business statistics, presenting the findings of the OECD statistical report on SME sector in Ukraine, providing structural business statistics, business demography statistics, as well as international comparisons of Ukrainian SME sector. The workshop was held in the framework of the OECD project on 'Improving business statistics in...