Ukraine: Consolidation of SME export potential and facilitation of access to foreign markets



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Small Business Support

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PSD disclosed:

01 Oct 2018

Project Description

In 2016, the EBRD signed an Agreement with the European Commission to provide business advice, information, training, and other support to SMEs in Ukraine under the EU4Business Programme. One of the key components of the programme is the exhibition and trade fair participation, for implementation of which EBRD has contracted the Export Promotion Office (EPO) via the Foundation for Support of Reforms in Ukraine. Following successful rollout of the Assignment and development of the country export brand, the team will scale up its assistance and provide support to a key trade event of the year, China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2018, Ukraine Exhibition for Trade & Investment. Specifically, the given extension will cover piloting the country export brand (developed under existing Assignment with EPO) via construction of Ukraine’s country stand/pavilion and its management over the duration of the CIIE 2018 exhibition, including trade/business/promotional events.

The goal of the project and the Ukrainian pavilion is to showcase development achievements of Ukraine in trade in goods and services, industrial development, investment potential and tourism, as well as to demonstrate some featured products and improve the access of the Ukrainian goods and services not only to the Chinese market but to the markets of the other 65 countries-participants. The business goal is to establish new B2B contacts for Ukrainian SMEs, to simplify networking by providing professional assistance and market access information, catalogues of contacts per industry etc. There is confirmed high level participation on the government’s side and EBRD side.  

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

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