BUCC Webinar with UK Export Finance
NEW DATE – 23 February 2021, 4 pm EET / 2 pm GMT
Webinar / Focus on the New UKEF GBP 2.5 billion Credit Facility
The BUCC’s Webinar with UK Export Finance (UKEF) for scheduling reasons has been moved to 23 February 2021 at 4 pm EET / 2 pm GMT.
Presentations will be delivered by:
- Louis Taylor – CEO of UK Export Finance, Director General in the Department for International Trade (DIT);
- Rose Trigg – UKEF’s Regional Head, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Americas;
- Vomic Shah – Head, Europe, CIS, Middle East, Asia, UK Export Finance;
- Serhiy Tsivkach – CEO of UkraineInvest;
- and other government representatives.
The Webinar will be moderated by Peter Dickinson, the Editor of the Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert Service, with Bate Toms, Chairman of the BUCC..
Please register via the link below.
As you know, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s official visit to the UK in early October 2020 took UK-Ukraine cooperation to a new and much higher level and provided a basis for bilateral trade and investment after the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. The Political, Free Trade, and Strategic Partnership Agreement (“Trade Treaty”), which was signed between Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy on 8 October 2020, is backed by a huge GBP 2.5 billion Export Credit Facility (“Trade Facility”) managed by UK Export Finance (UKEF).
The BUCC’s members should be interested in increasing their British-Ukrainian trade and investment when they learn the details about this Trade Facility and the Trade Treaty. Therefore, the BUCC is focused for 2021 on increasing British-Ukrainian trade and investment, to begin by launching a series of webinars.
The terms for the UKEF’s export credits are very advantageous for trade involving Ukraine, including to support loans for up to 10 years with three-year grace periods and preferential interest rates. The requirement for only 20% UK content is much less restrictive than for the export credits offered by most other countries.
You will please find attached a brochure with more information on UKEF’s Trade Facility.
During the Webinar, you will learn about UKEF and how it helps exporters with their trade in Ukraine, what projects they support, how you can apply for their credit support, and how projects can be financially structured. UKEF will discuss examples of projects they have successfully funded previously etc. BUCC Members will be able to pose questions during the Q&A session. To become a BUCC Member, please fill in the form:
British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce