Possibilities and limitations for Norwegian businesses under the EFTA­Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

Possibilities and limitations for Norwegian businesses under the EFTA­Ukraine Free Trade Agreement                                       

Location:         Wikborg Rein, Oslo

Date:           16. April 2015, 12:00 – 18:00

The meeting is chaired by NUCC’s Managing Director Sigmund Ekhougen.


11:30 – 12:00


12:00 – 12:15

Overview of the current trade between Ukraine and Norway and future priority sectors

Arnfinn Nordbø, Project Manager NUCC

12:15 – 12:35

The bilateral NO-UA Trade Commission

Jan Farberg, Director General Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fisheries

12:35 – 13:20

Opportunities for businesses under the EFTA-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

Lana Sinichkina, Partner Arzinger

13:20 – 13:40

 The EU-Ukraine rapprochement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement:
Possible implications and possibilities for Norwegian businesses

Ketil E. Bøe, Partner Wikborg Rein

13:40 – 14:00

How can the Norwegian government stimulate more Norwegian-Ukrainian business?

Sigbjørn Litland, First Secretary Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kiev

14:00 – 14:15

COFFEE BREAK, fruits and cakes

14:15 – 14:35

Introduction to the bilateral Norwegian-Ukrainian Agricultural agreement

Eivind Skjulestad, Senior Advisor Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Norway

14:35– 14:55

How to increase agricultural trade between NO-UA?

Ievgen Krekotun, Deputy Director of International Cooperation, Ministry of Agrarian Policy, Ukraine

14:55 – 15:15

Perspectives from a Norwegian agricultural importer

Roar Bjørkeli, Supply Chain Manager Norgesmøllene AS

15:15 – 15:35

Political outlook, Investment potential and Business climate in Ukraine

George Logush, President Kyiv School of Economics

15:35– 16:00


How to capitalize on the FTA? How to increase Norwegian-Ukrainian trade?

Sigbjørn Litland, Ievgen Krekotun, Eivind Skjulestad, Roar Bjørkeli, Ketil E. Bøe

Moderated by: George Logush

16:00 – 18:00



Please register at www.nucc.no or by sending an email to andrii@nucc.no

For any additional questions, please contact NUCC Project Manager Arnfinn Nordbø: nordbo@nucc.no / tel. +4740861467