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EU4Business General Assembly: looking back on a decade of achievements and forward to the challenges ahead
The third meeting of the EU4Business General Assembly took place on 28 June 2019 in Brussels, and marked the 10th anniversary of the EU4Business Initiative. During this high-level event, the EU4Business Secretariat shared the results achieved during the last decade, as well as the progress made specifically in 2018. The 2019 General Assembly provided a unique opportunity for 83 participants,...
A group of international experts on post-harvest and business development will be in Ukraine from 22-26 July to advise local berry producers, in a visit organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Ukrainian Berries Association (UBA) as part of the EU-funded project ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business initiative’. The ITC experts plan to visit nine export-oriented...
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...
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...
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 DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility which is implemented by the European Investment Bank (EIB) together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), and benefits from financial support from the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative. The first...
The trainees at the Edelvika factory in Lutsk
On May 13-16 in Lutsk, a four-day training on merchandising in the textile and apparel industry took place, designed for Ukrainian export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises. The workshop was carried out in the framework of the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project funded by the European Union as part of its EU4Businsess initiative, with the technical and logistical support of the...
Developing the export potential of the Ukrainian berries sector
The International Trade Centre on 25 April hosted a discussion in Kyiv on the development and implementation of a Road Map for export growth potential in the Ukrainian berries sector. The meeting was held in the framework of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project and brought together the State scientific and methodological centre of informational and analytical support of undergraduate...
Bank Lviv joins the Women in Business programme
Women entrepreneurs in western Ukraine will benefit from Bank Lviv becoming the first bank in the country to join the EBRD Women in Business (WiB) initiative, supported by the European Union as part of the EU4Business initiative. The EBRD is providing a financial package of up to €5.3 million to Bank Lviv for on-lending to women-led businesses and trade support. The package will consist of a four...
Round table discussion on the roadmap for the Ukrainian berry sector
On 1 6 April, the International Trade Centre in partnership with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine conducted a Round Table discussion on the Road Map of Ukrainian berries sector development, as part of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project. The event was attended by the representatives of government and state institutions, as main stakeholders, and by the business support...