Exporters and Investors Council (EIC) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine was established in 2013 in order to safeguard national interests in Ukrainian export promotion and attraction of foreign investments to Ukraine.
EIC is a platform, which unites Ukrainian producers, exporters and leading business associations providing necessary support in promoting their goods and services abroad and entering new markets, as well as attracting foreign investors and companies to Ukraine effectively using diplomatic tools, resources and networks.
The Head of the Council is the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The Council’s main objectives:
Promoting Ukrainian export and investment potential;
Creating B2B networking opportunities for Ukrainian and foreign companies;
Providing informational support and advice;
Enhancing bilateral and multilateral trade cooperation;
Providing diplomatic support in trade, investment and business events, including fairs, missions and conferences;
Organizing business conferences, seminars and workshops.
In the COVID-19 realities, the Council has shifted its focus to web and online opportunities for the businesses to harmonize its task and objectives with the new reality.
The Council represents interests of the Ukrainian companies from different sectors including:
Chemical and pharmaceutical industry;
Light industry etc.
The Council creates and maintains its database of Ukrainian producers and exporters and can assist in finding partners in Ukraine.
To expand its network The Council also cooperates with:
- Ukrainian key business, industry organizations and international/bilateral business associations uniting efforts to use diverse tools in assisting national business communities;
- Foreign trade state agencies, international business and trade associations, chambers of commerce providing members with an influential global network for business and education.