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Great opportunities for Swedish companies in the new Ukraine

June 4-5 Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Kiev organise a Sweden-Ukraine Business Forum. Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt participates and as many as 30 Swedish companies and 270 people attend the conference. The purpose is to present business opportunities in the Ukraine and make it easier for Swedish companies to establish themselves or to grow their business in the Ukrainian market.

Ambassador Jonas Hafström, Senior Advisor to the Minister of Trade Ewa Björling, heads the Swedish business delegation. The following Ministers from the Ukraine participate: Pavlo Sheremeta, Minister for Economic Development and Trade, Yuriy Prodan, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry, Serihy Kvit, Minister of Education and Science, Vasil V. Lazoryshynets, Deputy Minister of Health, and Volodymyr Groissman, Vice Prime Minister for Regional Development.

The seminars and workshops cover Swedish energy efficiency and green & cleantech solutions for the Ukrainian market, planned reforms and international expectations on the business climate, modernisation of the industry including energy efficiency, and ICT technologies’ role in making the Ukrainian economy grow.

There are many reasons why Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in the Ukraine organise this business forum. Above all, it is to show Swedish support in the challenging period the Ukraine is currently going through. The financial support from the EU and other international organisations also opens up many business opportunities for Swedish companies. The capital inflow from these support programmes is expected to amount to 27 bln USD in the coming years.

- If the Government implements the reforms needed to modernise the economy, the potential for the future is great. The Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the EU scheduled to be signed June 27, will also facilitate trade between our countries, says Gunilla Hult, Trade Commissioner at Business Sweden in the Ukraine.

The EU has already unilaterally implemented parts of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, something that will facilitate cross-border movement of goods and services between EU countries and the Ukraine.


 

For further information, please contact:
Business Sweden’s press phone, T + 46 72 540 93 38

Business Sweden strengthens Sweden as an attractive, innovative and competitive business partner. With around 500 employees in 57 countries and in every region of Sweden, we facilitate and promote the growth of Swedish companies abroad and investment opportunities for foreign companies in Sweden. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish government and the industry. The shared ownership provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

04 June 2014