Maxim Stepanov: The Export Promotion Center for Small and Medium-Sized Business will start operating in April

02 April 2019, 13:00
Maxim Stepanov: The Export Promotion Center for Small and Medium-Sized Business will start operating in April

From mid-April, businessmen from the Odessa region will be able to use the services of the Export Support Center. How to find a reliable foreign partner, form product prices and calculate costs - specialists will prepare answers to these and other questions for the needs of small and medium businesses. This was announced by the chairman of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov.

"The products of our small and medium-sized enterprises can compete with well-known brands. I am sure that it is only necessary to support them and provide the help they need. When entering the external market there are many nuances - legal, financial, organizational. And that's why we created a center where you can turn for advice and clear calculations. After all, the future success of each of them is extremely important for the development of the entire region and the country as a whole, "said the initiator of the project, the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration Maxim Stepanov.

It should be noted that the center will function under the Odessa Regional State Administration. His goal is to provide comprehensive assistance to Ukrainian producers when entering the external global markets. By order, experts will be able to check the conformity of the product to the standards of the selected country of sale, consult on the required documentation and certification.

In addition, entrepreneurs will be able to obtain information on attracting investment and financing through grants, training sessions, as well as participation in international exhibitions.

Recall that entrepreneurship development is one of the key priorities of Maxim Stepanov's Strategic Action Plan "Intelligent Region". Thus, in the oblast budget-2019, 3.5 million UAH were placed on the compensation of interest on loans for small and medium-sized businesses. At the initiative of the head of the region, this program has been in operation for the second year in a row. Thanks to the participation of the company, the winners increased their own production, created an additional fifty jobs. In general, they provide work for about 1700 people in the Odessa region.