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The DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility provides loans for SMEs
Five hundred and ninety loans have been issued for a total amount of €92 million in Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine under the European Investment Bank’s DCFTA Initiative East Guarantee Facility, which benefits from financial support from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative. The first newsletter on the impact of the Guarantee Facility until December 2018 said 64% of...
E-commerce training for textile and clothing SMEs in Belarus
Twenty-two textile and clothing SMEs from across Belarus took part in a week-long training on digital trade and exports held in Brest from May 13-17. The training was organised by the International Trade Centre, with the support of the Belarusian Fund for Financial Support to Entrepreneurs, within the framework of the ‘Eastern Partnership - Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union as...
Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus
The UNDP and the Ministry of Economy of Belarus have launched a competition for business ideas as part of the EU4Business project ‘ Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus ’, funded by the European Union. The project is implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy, and runs for 36 months, from February 1, 2019...
New fruit drying technologies for stronger export growth
On 20-21 May, Armenian entrepreneurs are learning about new technologies and trends in fruit drying at a two-day workshop in Yerevan. The training is organised by the International Trade Centre ‘Ready to Trade’ project, funded by the European Union, under the EU4Business initiative. The training aims to introduce Armenian dried fruit producers to advanced methods for fruit treatment before and...
The trainees at the Edelvika factory in Lutsk
On May 13-16 in Lutsk, a four-day training on merchandising in the textile and apparel industry took place, designed for Ukrainian export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises. The workshop was carried out in the framework of the ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade’ project funded by the European Union as part of its EU4Businsess initiative, with the technical and logistical support of the...
Empowering Georgian hazelnut companies to trade more and better
On 18-24 May, a consultant from the International Trade Centre is visiting Georgian hazelnut and dried fruit producers in Tbilisi and Zugdidi to determine and finalise individual strategies for companies to work with buyers from the European Union. A practical training is included as part of the visit. The visit and the training are organised by the International Trade Centre ‘Ready to Trade’...
Tbilisi Art Fair (TAF)
Tbilisi Art Fair (TAF) this year will provide an opportunity to promote contemporary product design in Georgia as one of the directions of industrial design. An exhibition of the Georgian product design will open at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA Tbilisi) and will run through 19th of May. The exhibition is oganised under the Design Georgia brand with support from Enterprise Georgia, an agency...
Developing the export potential of the Ukrainian berries sector
The International Trade Centre on 25 April hosted a discussion in Kyiv on the development and implementation of a Road Map for export growth potential in the Ukrainian berries sector. The meeting was held in the framework of the EU4Business Ready to Trade project and brought together the State scientific and methodological centre of informational and analytical support of undergraduate...
Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus
The EU4Business project on ‘Support for local economic development in the Republic of Belarus’, funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP, is seeking four experts in local economic development methodologies. These vacancies provide methodological support for local economic development. The deadline for applications is 15 May. Applicants can find a detailed description of the vacancies...
Bank Lviv joins the Women in Business programme
Women entrepreneurs in western Ukraine will benefit from Bank Lviv becoming the first bank in the country to join the EBRD Women in Business (WiB) initiative, supported by the European Union as part of the EU4Business initiative. The EBRD is providing a financial package of up to €5.3 million to Bank Lviv for on-lending to women-led businesses and trade support. The package will consist of a four...