Possibilities and limitations for Norwegian businesses under the EFTA-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
- Oslo, Norway
On the 16th of April, 2015 NUCC organized the conference: “Possibilities and limitations for Norwegian businesses under the EFTA-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement” were among the speakers and above 100 people from more than 70 Norwegian and Ukrainian companies and institutions attended the event.
The event was organized by NUCC and Arzinger in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ukraine and Wikborg Rein.
Arzinger is a NUCC-member and law firm based in Ukraine, while Wikborg Rein is a Norwegian-based law firm. Partner in Wikborg Rein, Ketil E. Bøe is also a board member of NUCC.
The event was moderated by Sigmund Ekhougen, NUCC Managing Director
Overview of the current trade between Ukraine and Norway and future priority sectors – Arnfinn Nordbø, Project Manager NUCC
Economic cooperation with Ukraine – tools and measures. Update on the NO-UA Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Business and Economic Cooperation – Jan Farberg, Director General Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries
Opportunities for businesses under the EFTA-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement – Lana Sinichkina, Partner Arzinger Law Firm
The EU-Ukraine rapprochement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement: Possible implications and possibilities for Norwegian businesses – Ketil E. Bøe, Partner Wikborg Rein
How can the Norwegian government stimulate more Norwegian-Ukrainian business? – Sigbjørn Litland, First Secretary, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv
NUCC events are good meeting points for business networking with top management from leading Norwegian companies
Active discussions during coffee break are as important as speeches
Introduction to the bilateral Norwegian-Ukrainian Agricultural agreement – Eivind Skjulestad, Senior Advisor Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Norway
How to increase agricultural trade between NO-UA? – Dmytro Shulmeister, Director of Food Department, Ministry of Agrarian Policy, Ukraine
What are the most attractive investment areas in Ukraine today? – Denis Gutenko, Director of Foreign Economic Activity Department, Ministry of Economic Development
Perspectives from a Norwegian agricultural importer – Roar Bjørkeli, Supply Chain Manager Norgesmøllene AS
Political outlook, Investment potential and Business climate in Ukraine – George Logush, President Kyiv School of Economics
Q/A and panel discussion: How to capitalize on the FTA? How to increase Norwegian-Ukrainian trade? – Dag Kjetil Øyna (Director Trade and Industrial Policy at Federation of Norwegian Food and Drink Industry), Frank Bakke-Jensen (Member of Parliament [Conservative/Høyre], Standing Committee on Business and Industry), Sigbjørn Litland, Dmytro Shulmeister, Eivind Skjulestad, Denis Gutenko, Roar Bjørkeli, Ketil E. Bøe.
Moderated by: George Logush
Question from the floor