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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...
Amber Capital EU-Armenia SME Fund to promote the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia through equity investments The EBRD, with the support of the European Union, provides commitments of up to €16 million million The fund will provide financing to strengthen the competitiveness of Armenian SMEs The European Union (EU) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and...
New tool to help boost agricultural lending in Azerbaijan AzALES allows better risk assessment and faster processing of loan applications Innovation to support agricultural producers with access to finance Banks in Azerbaijan are expected to increase their capacity to lend to local farmers and agricultural firms thanks to a new, innovative tool to evaluate loans in the sector. The Azerbaijan...
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...
EU4Business prepares Moldovan fashion business to trade online
Nine Moldovan companies took part in a four-day training on e-commerce on June 10-13 in Chisinau, organised by the International Trade Centre (ITC) as part of the EU4Business ‘Ready to Trade’ project, in partnership with the ‘ZIPhouse’ Centre of Excellence and Acceleration in Design and Technologies. The purpose of the training was to provide apparel producers with strategic knowledge on how to...
24 June, 2019, Tbilisi – 6,000 SMEs in Georgia’s regions have been consulted and trained on DCFTA related issues via DCFTA Information Centre services offered by the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). Local entrepreneurs are now better equipped to compete on domestic market and take advantage of the opportunities provided by the free trade area with the EU. Results of the DCFTA...
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...