Today, December 23, the Export Promotion Office of Ukraine with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture on the platform Diia.Biznes launched a single export web portal - an online platform for exporters and companies interested in exports.
The purpose of launching the web portal is to increase the level of national exports and provide support to companies in entering new markets, as well as foreign companies interested in importing goods and services from Ukraine and forging partnerships.
"Export development, which currently accounts for almost half of the country's GDP, is a priority for the Government of Ukraine. The state makes every effort to introduce financial and information tools to support exporters to facilitate access of Ukrainian goods to foreign markets. The launch of the Single Export Web Portal will provide producers with the necessary knowledge, facilitate the search for new markets and establish business contacts for successful export activities," commented the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Ihor Petrashko.
The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine - Trade Representative of Ukraine Taras Kachka, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration Valeria Ionan, GIZ Project Director Benjamin Klinger, Director of the Export Promotion Office Tetyana Miskova, Project Manager of the Export Promotion Office Yevhen Kompanets.
Deputy Minister Taras Kachka stressed the importance of digital transformation and dissemination of knowledge about exports through digital tools.
"Every year in Ukraine the number of small and medium-sized enterprises that need knowledge and advice on how to develop their exports and promote products in new markets is growing. A Single Export Web Portal has been created to explain the inconvenient bureaucratic processes. Unique on this web platform is the consolidation of useful information, including how to position the exporter, what strategy to choose and more," said the Deputy Minister.
He added that the use of the online platform by exporters will accelerate the development of small and medium enterprises in all regions of Ukraine. The web portal will also allow manufacturers to make more use of e-commerce tools, which is relevant amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The web portal was created with the strategic and institutional support of the Government of Ukraine and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, with the financial support of the Government of Germany through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.