Ukraine plans to increase exports to Canada


In the framework of a free trade area, Ukraine plans to increase exports of finished, or partially processed products in Canada.

According to the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development, this was told by the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Natalia Mykolska during a meeting with the planning group of the Canadian-Ukrainian Trade and Investment Support project (CUTIS).

“Our goal is to increase exports of finished, or at least partially processed products. Currently, the main Ukrainian export to Canada is raw materials, not finished products,” – she said, suggesting to focus on high value-added products.

Also, at the same meeting Mykolska announced the launch of the future information portal for the promotion of exports. “There will be a section on exports to Canada on this portal,” – she added.

“Businesses need help. Not only general information on the FTA, but also specific information on entering the Canadian market. Once we have a powerful educational projects and information portal, it will be beneficial for everyone,” – summed up the trade representative.

The Ministry of Economic Development reminded that CUTIS project involves defining a list of Ukrainian goods that have a good chance for a successful export to Canada, and supporting producers by promoting these products in the country.