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Education is another crucial service CUCC provides its members and a wider array of stakeholders with. We have an experienced and knowledgeable staff in Kyiv and Toronto offices.

What makes our expertise unique? The answer is an abbreviation – CUTIS. For the last five years we have been administering an international development assistance project – Canada Ukraine trade and investment support project. The main objective of the Canada Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) Project aimed at providing SMEs in Ukraine with the wherewithal, skills and strategies required to effectively and successfully compete in the Canadian marketplace and secure Canadian investment funds for business initiatives or upgrades.

As the CUTIS program unfolded, it provided research and training to achieve the above objective, including market research, cluster analysis, web-based portal management, regulatory requirements, gender analysis, and environmental considerations. 

The CUCC has been actively pursuing similar objectives since 1992 and plans to use the programs and processes launched by the CUTIS Project to maintain generated momentum.

All of the guides and materials produced by CUTIS are available from our website. The only thing you need to access those free materials is to submit a short registration form or contact our team members directly.

If you are looking to grow your business through exporting, think about Canada. Each year, Canada imports over 500 billion dollars of goods and services, including from Ukraine. Small, medium, and large businesses all have the opportunity to export to Canada but need to understand the basics. These 10 videos provide the information and tools you need to ensure that your company can successfully enter the Canadian market.

The 2017 Canada–Ukraine free trade agreement (CUFTA) eliminated import duties on 98 per cent of goods exported from Ukraine to Canada. This video explains the reasons why doing business in Canada should appeal to both new and established Ukrainian exporters.

There are many opportunities for a Ukrainian company to export to Canada. However there are several steps that must be taken to ensure that your company is ready to export. This video can help you determine whether your firm has the capacity and resources to expand internationally.

Market research is the key to identifying the opportunities Canada offers and the challenges you may face. This video outlines the information you need to collect to gain insight into Canadian consumer preferences and to understand your competitors and the products they offer. The video offers links to data sources to help you conduct your market research.

If you are considering exporting to Canada, you will need to develop an export strategy that sets out your goals for exporting to the Canadian market and the actions you need to take. The information in this video will guide you step-by-step through that process.

The elimination of most duties on Ukrainian goods exported to Canada under the Canada–Ukraine free trade agreement (CUFTA) makes your products more competitive. This video walks you through the steps to determine whether your product can enter Canada duty-free.

To enter Canada duty-free, exported goods must be of Ukrainian origin. While rules of origin are somewhat complex, this video provides examples to help you determine whether your product meets those criteria. It also provides links to other useful resources.

Understanding Canadian regulatory requirements is an important step in the export planning process. Canada has both federal and provincial regulatory requirements to make sure that only safe, high-quality products can access the Canadian market. This video provides examples to help you understand what Canadian regulatory requirements may apply to your product.

Ukrainian exporters may want to consider obtaining voluntary certifications for their products. Certifications add value to your product because they provide a written assurance by an accredited certification body that a product, process, or service complies with certain standards. Learn more about voluntary certifications by watching this video.

Organic products are increasingly popular in Canada, which is the world’s sixth largest organic market. Many of Canada’s organic products are imported, which means Ukrainian organic exporters should consider Canada as an export destination. This video offers information and links to help you learn more about the opportunities for exporting organic products to Canada.

Finding Canadian buyers is often the most difficult challenge faced by Ukrainian exporters. This video offers examples of ways to connect with foreign buyers, including how to navigate the new virtual business model brought about by the 2020 global pandemic.