On October 30-31, the Ukraine-Canada Business Forum was held in the framework of the official visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman to Canada. Within the scope of the forum, Ukrainian food, IT and machine-building companies conducted more than thirty B2B meetings with potential Canadian partners.
«The Government creates more opportunities for the development of trade so that businesses can benefit from them. After all, then the volume of [trade] grows, the range of goods expands, new jobs and better living conditions are created in enterprises and related industries. Business forums, trade missions and visits with government officials and business are the key to the practical implementation of the new opportunities of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)», noted First Vice Prime Minister / Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv.
Stepan Kubiv and Nataliya Mykolska, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine/ Sales Representative of Ukraine, took part in the Canadian-Ukrainian Round Table on cooperation in the aerospace sector, which was held in Montreal, Novemebr 1. The Ukrainian side agreed to establish cooperation in the aviation and aerospace industry and machine-building sector, which are promising sectors of the Export Strategy of Ukraine.
«The Free Trade Agreement opened the Canadian market for 98% of Ukrainian goods. Now exporters can take full advantage of the opportunities in this market because export is an instrument to realize profit. CUFTA is of utmost importance for business - Ukraine will become a European hub for Canadian goods, and Canada will be a hub for Ukrainian goods in the North American continent», underscored Nataliya Mykolska during the Ukrainian trade mission to Canada.