BUCC’s Webinar with UK Export Finance (UKEF): Focusing on the New UKEF Export Credit Support of up to GBP 2.5 billion for Ukrainian Trade and Investment
23 February 2021
4 – 5:30 pm EET / 2 – 3:30 pm GMT
This is the biggest new development for financing British related trade and investment for Ukraine since Ukraine’s independence.
Introduction by HE Vadym Prystaiko – Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom.
Louis Taylor – CEO of UK Export Finance, Director General in the Department for International Trade (DIT);
Rose Trigg – UKEF’s Regional Head, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Americas;
Peter Wickenden – First Secretary, Energy Policy and Acting Country Director for the Department of International Trade (DIT), British Embassy, Kyiv;
Serhiy Tsivkach – CEO of UkraineInvest;
Dmytro Los – Adviser to CEO on Foreign Affairs at PJSC “MHP”, Adviser to the Vice Prime Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, President of the Ukrainian Business and Trade Association (UBTA),
Jock Mendoza-Wilson – Director of International & Investor Relations, System Capital Management (SCM),
and other government representatives.
The Webinar will be moderated by Peter Dickinson, the Editor of the Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert Service, including the Q&A session, with an introduction by Bate Toms, Chairman of the BUCC.
Please register via the link below to receive your unique access link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/651…/WN_jBrq5XfSSSSYC2-AW8wcBQ
The event is free of charge. The working language is English, translation will not be provided.
During the Webinar, you will learn about UKEF and how it helps exporters with their trade and investment in Ukraine, what types of projects UKEF supports, how you can apply for UKEF credit support, and how projects can be financially structured including to support investment. UKEF will discuss examples of projects they have successfully funded previously, etc. As usual, BUCC Members will be able to pose questions during the Q&A session on a priority basis, and with special access after the event. To become a BUCC Member, please fill in the form: https://forms.gle/Xc6vyeauuhu74Fnr6
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s official visit to the UK in early October 2020 took UK-Ukraine cooperation to a new and much higher level and provided a special basis for bilateral trade and investment after the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. The British-Ukrainian Political, Free Trade, and Strategic Partnership Agreement, which was signed between Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy on 8 October 2020, is backed by an important export credit support of up to GBP 2.5 billion, managed by UK Export Finance (UKEF).
The BUCC’s members and friends should be interested in increasing their British-Ukrainian trade and investment when they learn details about this extraordinary new export credit support. The BUCC is focused for 2021 on increasing British-Ukrainian trade and investment, for which we have launched a series of webinars starting with this event.
The terms for the UKEF’s export credits are very attractive for trade and investment in Ukraine, including to support loans for up to 10 years with three-year grace periods and advantageous interest rates. The requirement for a minimum of 20% UK content is much less restrictive than for the export credits offered by most other countries.Please find the brochure: https://drive.google.com/…/1X…
British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Media partners of the event: ICBAC, British-Ukrainian Society, Strategy Council, International Chamber of Commerce, European Business Association, American Chamber of Commerce, IT Ukraine Association, Kharkiv IT Cluster.