Cooperation between regions of Ukraine and regions of Serbia
Ukraine is actively developing contacts with Serbia at the regional level. This is facilitated, in particular, by the current bilateral documents on cooperation between the regions of the two countries. Yes, the following agreements are currently in force in this area:
Interregional cooperation is also developing in the economic sphere. This was evidenced by the signing of cooperation agreements between the regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and Serbia: between the Kyiv Oblast (regional) Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ukraine) and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Autonomous Region of Vojvodina (Republic of Serbia), between the Transcarpathian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Regional Chamber of Commerce Sombor, between the Zakarpattia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Regional Chamber of Commerce of Novi Sad, between the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyiv and the Chamber of Industry of Belgrade, between the Sumy Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and the Panchev Chamber of Commerce, between the Cherkasy Chamber of Commerce and Industry the Chamber of Industry of Ukraine and the Chamber of Commerce of Pozharevts, between the Rivne Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and the Chamber of Commerce of Leskovets.
The establishment of interregional contacts was facilitated by the holding of Ukrainian-Serbian business forums in Kyiv on October 3-4, 2017, and in Belgrade on July 3, 2018, which were opened by the President of Ukraine P. Poroshenko and the President of the Republic of Serbia A. Vucic.
More than 100 companies representing the fields of agriculture, construction, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, pharmaceutical industry, wholesale trade, food, woodworking, and chemical industries took part in the forum. The forum demonstrated the significant interest of Serbian companies in entering the Ukrainian market and establishing direct cooperation with Ukrainian companies,
At the forum of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and Vojvodina Metal Cluster (VMC) signed a memorandum on cooperation both at the international and national levels. They will identify opportunities for joint development and implementation of projects within the framework of EU-funded programs. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and the VMC will cooperate to implement joint activities aimed at establishing contacts between companies and research institutes of Serbia and Ukraine, as well as at the transfer of knowledge in the field of technology and innovation. VMC is a business association working to increase the competitiveness of the metallurgical sector in Vojvodina. It unites more than 130 members, SMEs, and business support organizations. VMC members have 300+ million euros in annual revenue (of which 82+ million euros are exports).
On November 25, 2020, the Ukrainian-Serbian online business conference "Prospects of cooperation: Ukraine-Serbia" was held. During the conference, Gennady Chyzhikov, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, Myroslav Miletich, Advisor to the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Oleksandr Alexandrovych, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Serbia, ex-acting Minister of Agriculture of Ukraine Olha Trofymtseva, representatives of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine and Serbia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Ukrainian and Serbian companies took part in the event. The investment and tourism potential of the Khmelnytskyi region were presented at the conference.
On May 30, 2022, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Serbia V. Tolkach visited the production of the company "Perutnina Ptuj Topiko d.o.o" in Bačka Topola (Vojvodina), which is owned by the Ukrainian enterprise "MHP". A vivid example of effective cooperation between Serbia and Ukraine. The company is a leader in the production of chicken meat and chicken products. This is the result of the introduction of the latest modern technologies of production and environmental protection. It is especially pleasing that quality management and the vast majority of technologies and relevant processes were introduced from Ukraine.