Chinese Commercial Association commenced its work in Ukraine
Monday, September 7, 2015 a solemn opening ceremony of Chinese Commercial Association (CCA) took place in President Hotel in Kyiv. On the invitation of the Chairman of the Association Mr. Zhou Weijian and Embassy of China in Ukraine as well the event was attended by Co-chairman of the Ukrainian-Chinese Business Council, Chairman of AUCC Mr.Robert Brovdi.
In general, the ceremony was held at the highest representative level, with the participation of Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of RegionalDevelopment, Construction and Housing of Ukraine Mr. Hennadiy Zubko, Ex-president of Ukraine Mr.Viktor Yushchenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China in Ukraine Mr. Zhang Xiyun, President of Ukrainian CCI Mr.Gennadiy Chyzhykov, members of parliament of Ukraine, diplomats, representatives of business communities, public sector and media.
Welcoming the participants, Vice-prime minister of Ukraine Mr. Hennadiy Zubko said that traditionally China is one of the largest and most reliable trade partners of our country and the newly formed Chinese Commercial Association can become a "single window" for Ukrainian business, which has interests in the Chinese market. According to him, Ukraine is ready to cooperate actively with China and is also open for Chinese investors and implementation of common investment projects. Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine noticed that the third meeting of the Commission on Co-operation between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the People's Republic of China is planned to be conducted till the end of the year: "We will have an excellent opportunity to exchange views with Chinese colleagues in relation to the prospects of bilateral co-operation in trade and economy spheres. "
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China in Ukraine Zhang Xiyun, in his speech said: "The Chinese Commercial Association is a platform and mechanism for effective business. Association will help Chinese companies to promote their products on the Ukrainian market. Ukraine has a great potential of trade development and strengthening of export to such countries-partners as China. The Chinese government, from its side, highly estimates the potential of Ukrainian companies. Special event of the ceremony was the strategic co-operation agreement between Ukraine and the Chinese Commercial Association signed by the heads Mr. Gennadiy Chyzhykov and Mr. Zhou Weijian. The Agreement covers the provision of business structures with the operational business information, establishment of new contacts, activation of business participation of both sides in various exhibitions. It was also determined the spheres which are needed the promotion of bilateral co-operation - aircraft building, agriculture, metallurgy and high technology, logistics, tourism, energy, transport.
After the official part of the event, the participants had the opportunity to communicate and exchange opinions in a free format. Head of the Ukrainian part of Ukrainian-Chinese Business Council (UCBC) Mr.Robert Brovdi conducted short meetings with the Chairman of Chinese Commercial Association (CCA) Mr. Zhou Weijian (who is also the head of representative office of Lenovo in Ukraine) and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China in Ukraine Mr. Zhang Xiyun. Within this meeting it was agreed to continue and promote contacts in the area of Ukrainian-Chinese business co-operation at the level of UCBC, Chinese Associations and Embassy of PRC in Ukraine.
Chinese Commercial Association (CCA) was founded in May, 2015. The founders are five companies which representing the primary segments of the Chinese business in Ukraine: “Lenovo Ukraine” LLC, “Huawei Ukraine”, “CCEC-Ukraine" LLC, "Eco-Vtor” and “Sany Heavy Machinery - UKRAINE" LLC. Now the association has 15 members-companies.
CCA is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit association of Chinese and Ukrainian companies with the Chinese capital as well as other structures that are interested in mutual co-operation and achieving the association’s goals.