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A tender has been announced for t he concept and design of the national stand of Ukraine at international exhibitions . The tender is part of the project ‘Consolidating the Export Potential of SMEs and Facilitating Access to Foreign Markets’, being implemented by Ukraine’s Export Promotion Office and commissioned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development under the EU4Business...
Grants for participation in large-scale brokerage events for Horizon 2020
Researchers from the Eastern Partnership region, including from industry and SMEs, have the opportunity to apply for EU grants for participation in large-scale brokerage events and similar activities related to the EU’s Horizon2020 programme for research and innovation. The aim of the grant scheme is to extend scientific networks between EU Member States/non-EaP Associated Countries and EaP...
BRDO School project
The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) in Ukraine has launched its BRDO School project offering training courses on various areas of state regulation. The first course starts on 20 February. The BRDO is funded by the European Union within the framework of the FORBIZ project and the EU4Business Initiative, with the aim of simplifying the process of doing business and providing effective...
Inspection Portal Web Service
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The results of business inspections will be available online from now, as part of an online inspection platform created by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) in Ukraine, supported by the EU4Business initiative. The results of 128 inspections, conducted during January 2018 have been uploaded onto the Integrated Computerized System of State Monitoring (Control) . The first government...
Interest Rate Compensation Programme for SMEs
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv now have the opportunity to access investment loans at just 7.5% – half of the nominal rate of 15% – thanks to the Interest Rate Compensation Programme for SMEs, an EU4Business initiative implemented by the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF), with funding from the EU and Germany through the German Development Bank KfW. In the...
Export education platform
The Export Promotion Office at the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade has launched an educational online platform implemented in the framework of its Export Revolution Ukraine training course for basic level exporters. From now on, all the materials of the course are on one page: webinars videos, accompanying materials, case studies, texts and materials for self-preparation. The...
Inspection Portal Web Service
The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) in Ukraine has launched an Inspection Portal Web Service ( www.ias.brdo.com.ua ) – a pilot module for an online service and risk-management tool that will transform Ukraine’s business inspection system and interactions between state inspections and businesses, increase transparency for Ukrainian entrepreneurs and investors, and provide oversight...
Raiffeisen Bank Aval, one of Ukraine’s largest financial institutions
Loans to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ukraine and to selected larger companies, as well as for renewable energy projects, will become available to a greater number of domestic firms following the signing of a Risk Sharing Facility (RSF) under the EU4Business initiative, between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Raiffeisen Bank Aval in Kyiv on 22...
The agreement will bring down SME interest rates in Ternopil
On January 18, the German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) and the Ternopil Regional State Administration (Ternopil RSA) signed a memorandum on cooperation in the area of financing and development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Ternopil region. Part of the EU4Business SME Finance Facility in Ukraine, the agreement allows joint implementation of a programme of interest rate subsidy for...
The decision was approved on 22 December 2017
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided Raiffeisen Bank Aval (Kyiv) with €12 million in guarantees for the support of lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Guarantees are provided under the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) Initiative East - Guarantee Facility, a programme that is part of the EU4Business initiative. The decision was approved on 22...