ULIE and council of exporters under foreign affairs ministry will work together to boost Ukrainian export

02.11.2015

ULIE and council of exporters under foreign affairs ministry will work together to boost Ukrainian export

Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs supported the proposal of the Council of Exporters and Investors chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the coordination of efforts aimed at promoting export opportunities for Ukrainian producers.

Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs supported the proposal of the Council of Exporters and Investors chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the coordination of efforts aimed at promoting export opportunities for Ukrainian producers. This topic was discussed during a bilateral meeting of the heads of organizations in Kyiv.

As noted by the Council's Executive Secretary, Ambassador on Special Assignment Oleksandr Danyleiko, increasing exports of Ukrainian products is critically important for economic growth in the country, and therefore the government, community and business sector need to redouble their efforts to help domestic business in the best possible way.

He offered the ULIE - as a powerful union of industrialists and entrepreneurs with a proven track record in promoting national exports, cooperation on a wide range of issues. This includes informing businesses about requests and contests announced by foreign partners, the terms of doing business abroad, assistance in contract conclusion, etc. The Council's representatives are also interested in carrying out joint activities within the framework of Export Assistance Centre which is operated by the ULIE.

"We have a lot of information from our embassies on the business activity of foreign partners but are not sure if all this information is available to Ukrainian businessmen. We need a practical orientation regarding branches and concrete actions. We hope for your support in this matter," said Oleksandr Danyleiko.

 "The export policy is crucial today, because the domestic market is at a "freezing" stage due to weakening of purchasing power of the population. We have to work in both directions, as negative trends are seen everywhere: exports declined 35%, domestic industrial output is down by 18%," according to the ULIE President Mr. Kinakh.

In his words, export promotion implies that a number of domestic issues are to be addressed: adoption of state industrial development programs, support for SMEs, comprehensive modernization of the fiscal policy and creation of a favorable business and investment climate. In addition, the government has to focus on compliance with the product quality requirements and technical regulations of the EU, the possibility of re-orientation of export markets from eastern regions to western ones, or towards the third countries' markets, etc. These proposals, set out in the anti-crisis program of joint actions of government and business, which is constantly updated, have been sent to the country's leadership and key state ministries, including the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The ULIE President informed that in early December a signing of a memorandum is planned in the Belgian capital on cooperation between the Union and BUSINESSEUROPE, the most powerful European business association, which includes national business associations from 40 European countries.

"After that it is possible to work closer directly with those sectoral national associations that are most interesting for Ukrainian producer," Anatoliy Kinakh said.

Vice President of the ULIE, Chair of the Center for Export Support at the ULIE Denys Krasnikov said that the outcome of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum and the forum entitled "Ukraine-Canada: A Look into the Future," included a number of proposals of a number of foreign business associations that are ready to launch sectoral cooperation with Ukraine. Currently, there are more than 150 proposals from Canada alone.

In order to better coordinate a joint work, the Exporters Council's Executive Secretary, Oleksandr Danyleiko, suggested that the ULIE should work out a Concept of the organization, and invited Anatoliy Kinakh to join the Council.

The Council of Exporters and Investors at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is a permanent platform which includes more than 60 representatives of branch unions and associations, leading Ukrainian enterprises and companies that actually represent a full range of export-oriented industries of Ukraine (primarily metalworking, engineering, chemical, agriculture, and services). It includes the leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, and the companies involved in implementing a number of large-scale investment projects in the territory of Ukraine.

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