The Forum, hosted by the Chamber in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, aims to advance the Ukrainian economy through a series of high-level discussions focused on the prospects for including Ukraine in global value chains and the further development of its market.
Participants are expected to include high-level government and business leaders from both countries. Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, is to attend the US-Ukraine Business Forum. Ukrainian delegation will be represented by Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Minister of Finance Natalia Iaresko, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Oleksii Pavlenko and others.
Minister of Agrarian Policy expresses his hope forum US-Ukraine2015 will have brilliant investment result, as the level of Ukraine-US partnership agricultural area is high. “We want Ukraine to be a more attractive place to do business because doing so will ensure the country's economic growth,” notes the Minister in his Twitter. As far as currently Ukraine is №1 exporter of sunflower oil in the world, is one of the three largest grain exporters in the world, and owns 33% of world reserves of black soil, the agricultural reforms will double the exports within 3 years. “Ukrainian agricultural sector is interested in opening new markets, including in the regions of Asia, Africa, Middle East,” declares Pavlenko.
He also stated that American companies are going to make the supply of agricultural equipment to Ukraine totaling $ 1 billion.