Fish exports to Europe: years-old history of a Zaporizhian fish and seafood producer

Consumption of fish in the world is growing every year. Last year, fish exports have increased by almost 26%, reaching 10.6 thousand tons ($34.3 million). As before, the key trade partners of Ukrainian companies in the EU are the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, Italy, Germany and France. Read more


DroneUA founder: we grew up from making hardware to a “smart” service for businesses

For high-tech businesses, Europe is interesting not just as a sales market. According to DroneUA founder, the EU became a platform for joint research and development. This is not just a mere statement; his company launched ambitious projects jointly with the Europeans. Read more

When we started, there were three photos in Google and Soviet-era books – Eko Ulitka farm owner Dmytro Butenko about European prospects of Ukrainian snail business

The Ukraine-EU Association Agreement came into force, and that made it much easier to establish cooperation in the education, culture, business and many other sectors. More and more products “Made in UA” make their way to European markets, and Ukrainian specialists come home with degrees from leading European universities. The opportunities offered by open borders erase boundaries and open new space for personal, commercial and social achievements. As part of the information campaign “European Integration: the Power of Opportunities”*, The Point will tell the stories of people who experienced that firsthand. Read more

30 years of Uzhgorod seamstresses’ European experience. About the way from cheap cherry polka dot dresses to Hugo Boss and Dolce & Gabbana

Under the rubric “Reforms in the Regions” we continue publishing the information about Transcarpathian exporters to the EU. The heroine of this article is Myroslava Kalamuniak, the Director of the Uzhgorod Clothing Factory PrJSC. The company headed by her has been operating in the European coordinate system for 30 years now! Recently the factory sends 400-450 thousand pieces of clothing to Europe annually. Read more

How Transcarpathian Handmade Artists Conquer Europe and What Obstacles they Face

Today, Ukrainian handmade market is rather large; this can notice everyone, who uses social networks. No doubt that some of your online acquaintances sell handmade fashion jewelry, sew bags, are engaged in decoupage, making dolls, knitting hats and scarves or baking gingerbreads – to put it shortly, they occupy themselves with handiwork when not in the office or instead of formal employment. For some craftsmen it is a hobby, and for the others – a profitable business. And the number of those who managed to turn their hobby into an own, small but successful, business is constantly increasing every year. Moreover, often Ukrainian handmade artists have customers from around the world. What makes Ukrainian hand-made products attractive for foreigners and how to master the “promotion” of own products on the European handmade market has been explored by “Pro Zahid”. Read more