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On 5-7 February, nine Ukrainian berry companies – Artberry, Melcherry, BigBlue, Valley-Agro, Blue Berry, Family Garden, StarBerries, iBerry, U-Berry – participated in Fruit Logistica, one of the world's largest exhibitions for the fresh food business that brought together more than 72,000 visitors this year. The companies’ participation in this trade fair was made possible thanks to the support...
Seven Armenian companies participated in the leading international trade fair for organic products, BioFach 2020 in Nuremberg on 12 - 15 February, thanks to support of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and its partners. The participating companies are beneficiaries of Ready to Trade project , which is funded by the European Union, as part of the EU4Business initiative and aims to connect SMEs...
The Eastern Partnership (EaP) Trade Helpdesk, a new EU4Business project implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, was launched in late 2019. The 5 year long initiative aims to increase economic ties between the EU and the EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine). The project will:...
“EU4Business: Connecting Companies” is the name of an ambitious new action funded under the EU4Business initiative of the European Union and managed by EUROCHAMBRES . The main aim is to promote trade between the EU Member States & the 6 Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova & Ukraine. The “EU4Business: Connecting Companies” project is expected...
The International Trade Centre is continuing a series of advanced workshops on increasing sales efficiency for Moldovan SMEs in the apparel sector, organized in the framework of the EU- funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The workshops are followed by individual coaching sessions for company’s managers. The fifth workshop in the series takes place in...
Belarus: EIB supports energy efficiency and small businesses
EUR 90m loan to support investment in biomass-based heat generators, upgrade of district heating systems and thermal renovation of multi-apartment buildings EUR 85m to Belarusbank and EUR 20m to Belagroprombank to co-finance projects of SMEs in Belarus that are expected to sustain 3 700 full-time jobs and support some 200 SMEs Today, the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed three loans...
The International Trade Centre is holding a series of advanced workshops on increasing sales efficiency for Moldovan SMEs in the apparel sector, organised in the framework of the EU- funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The workshops are followed by individual coaching sessions for company’s managers. The first workshop in the series took place on...
On December 5, 2019 in the framework of the Eastern Partnership. Ready to Trade. EU4Business Initiative, project funded by the European Union, a round table discussion on “Value Chain Analysis. Textile and Sewing sector of the Republic of Belarus” was held in Minsk, Belarus. The event was organized by the International Trade Center (ITC) in cooperation with the Belarusian Fund for Financial...
Small businesses in Ukraine will benefit from new financing opportunities of up to €120 million (equivalent) in local currency under a financing programme organised by the EU , the EBRD and its partner banks. New local currency facilities will provide the equivalent of almost €70 million, and grant funding of under the EU4Business initiative. Three local banks have already signed up to the...
In October-December 2019, on the initiative of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, the European SME Week will take place in Ukraine for the second time. A series of events will be held in 16 cities across Ukraine where small and medium-sized enterprises will learn how to enter international markets, find financial resources, strengthen entrepreneurial skills and how to improve...