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Ukrainian berry producers eye sweet opportunities in foreign markets
Ukrainian berry producing companies increase exports with the help of the International Trade Centre (ITC) Ready to Trade project. ‘ Since we joined Ready to Trade out client base grew significantly. We used to export only to the neighbor countries like Poland and Moldova, now we sell our berries to Hong Kong and UAE’ , shares Karina Stanchevska, CFO of the Melitopol Cherry Group. With 600...
Official presentation of Road Map for Ukrainian berries sector development 2019-2024
On 4 June in Kyiv, the International Trade Centre (ITC) presented the Road Map for development of the Ukrainian berries sector (2019-2024) during events at the largest international agricultural exhibition in Ukraine and Eastern Europe – AGRO 2019. The presentation was carried out in the framework of ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union as part of its...
13-day expert mission to Georgian hazelnut, dried fruit and tea companies
From 18-30 May international consultants from the International Trade Centre carried out an expert mission in the Western Part of Georgia, visiting 16 project beneficiary companies from the hazelnut, dried fruit and tea sectors. The visits were organised in the framework of the Ready to Trade project, funded by the European Union under its EU4Business initiative. The intensive 13-day expert...
Georgian ICT Companies Connect with Estonian and Latvian Counterparts in the B2B Exchange Event
Georgian ICT companies had an opportunity to meet leading counterparts from Estonia and Latvia at an International ICT B2B Exchange event in Tbilisi on 5 June, supported by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the EU4Business initiative. The event was organised jointly by Georgia’s Innovations and Technology Agency (GITA), Enterprise Georgia, the ‘SME Development and...
The Road Map of Ukrainian berries sector development: official presentation
On 5 June 2019, the International Trade Centre (ITC) within the framework of the European Union funded project “Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU for business initiative” will present the Road Map of Ukrainian berries sector development during the events of the largest agricultural exhibition in Ukraine and Eastern Europe – AGRO 2019, to be held in Kyiv, Ukraine. This presentation will...
Project to Enhance Financial Inclusion and Accountability in Georgia, supported by the European Union and the World Bank
The European Union pledges €4.5 million through the Georgia Financial Inclusion and Accountability project, which will be implemented by the World Bank. On 24th May the European Union (EU) and the World Bank launched the Georgia Financial Inclusion and Accountability (FIA) project, at an event held at Tbilisi Marriott Hotel. The project is designed to support ambitious second-generation reforms...
The winners of the hackathon
With the support of the EU-SMEDA project, the second ‘Innovative ideas for tourism development in Armenia’ hackathon was held on 18-19 May 2019 in Vanadzor, organised by the Vanadzor Technology Centre (VTC), the Enterprise Incubator Foundation and Lori region’s administration in cooperation with the Tourism Committee of the Republic of Armenia. The hackathon aimed at promoting the tourism...
The OECD held in Baku the SBA Public-Private Reconciliation meeting on 16 May 2019.
The OECD held in Baku the SBA Public-Private Reconciliation meeting on 16 May 2019. The SBA public-private meeting allowed the OECD to share initial findings of the SBA assessment concerning Azerbaijan and discuss the main information gaps. It also offered a platform to discuss initial policy recommendations, encouraging government representatives from line ministries and government agencies, as...
The DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility provides loans for SMEs
Five hundred and ninety loans have been issued for a total amount of €92 million in Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine under the European Investment Bank’s DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility, which benefits from financial support from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative. The first newsletter on the impact of the Guarantee Facility until December 2018 said 64% of...
E-commerce training for textile and clothing SMEs in Belarus
Twenty-two textile and clothing SMEs from across Belarus took part in a week-long training on digital trade and exports held in Brest from May 13-17. The training was organised by the International Trade Centre, with the support of the Belarusian Fund for Financial Support to Entrepreneurs, within the framework of the ‘Eastern Partnership - Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union as...