19th February 2015

Minister of Industry and Commerce Jan Mládek went to Ukraine

On 16th and 17th February the Minister of Industry and Commerce Jan Mládek went to Ukraine on a business trip. Before the the trip Ministe Jan Mládek stated that his goal there would be to look for the opportunities on how to engage Czech firms in the process of reconstruction of Ukrainian economy. Once there Minister Mládek met with Ukrainian ministers of economic development and business, of infrastructure and of energy. Jan Mládek also spoke with PM aide for the stabilization of export Valeriy Piatnicky , deputy of Ukrainian Parliament Oksana Prodan and President of Ukrainian Confederation of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Anatoliy Kynach. Among the key discussed topic were energy and energy security in terms of transit of oil, start of the Free Trade Zone with the EU that is scheduled to 1st January 2016. As for the proclaimed goal of this bussines trip the Czech Minister discussed it with his Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure. They discussed the involvement of Czech companies in infrastructure projects and possible Ukrainian governmental guarantees accompanied with insurance of project from Czech Export Bank or EGAP.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic