Early his year Ukrainian tech driver Sigma Software Group, with the support of the USAID Competitive Ukraine Programme holds the online session that was part of the Ukrainian Trade Mission to the UK, which aimed to strengthen business connections and to find new opportunities between the two countries.
The UK has always been one of Ukraine’s biggest partners. In 2019 trade between the UK and Ukraine was worth 1.5 billion UK pounds.
Key highlights by the speaker within the event:
Taras Krykun, the Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK: “One of the key points of the agreement is cooperation in the tech sector. Both countries agreed to liberalise establishment and trade in IT services. The deal eases market access for Ukrainian companies when entering the UK market (and vice versa), and it secures the fair treatment of these suppliers like their own. The agreement should help to build awareness and trust between tech businesses in the UK and Ukraine.”
Kerry Hallard, the CEO of Global Sourcing Association and the chairwoman of the Global Technology & Business Services Council- GT&BSC: “There’s a feeling that we should become very protectionist and nationalistic in our employment approaches since unemployment has already reached an all-time high. But the reality of that situation is we don’t have anywhere near enough skilled workers to do the work that we need to do in the digital transformation space.”
Thanks to all participants for join efforts in pushing the Ukrainian tech ecosystem forward!
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