Dnipro Development Agency

Turkish Ukrainian Businessmen Association

Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey

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In November 2016, Dnipro City Council unveiled the new Dnipro Development Agency (DDA) as part of efforts to boost the city’s business climate and facilitate investment.
The concept behind the DDA was to help make the city more open and accessible to the outside world, in order to attract new investment and help create more work places.
Our two key focuses are facilitating investment and developing the city brand. Our business support activities seek to refine existing development initiatives and bring them into line with international UNIDO standards. We aim to create business plans that meet the expectations of investors and other financing institutions. The end goal is to create an interactive business platform featuring investment opportunities proposed by both the private business sector and by municipal structures.
Our second key objective is to develop the Dnipro brand. During the Soviet era, Dnipro was a closed city. As a result, it remains off the radar for many foreign businesses. We want to change perceptions. It is no coincidence that the DDA slogan is, “Let’s Open Dnipro to the World!” Tourism can play an important role here – both as a way of promoting a more open and accessible Dnipro brand, and as an important industry that will support the city economy.
We offer to potential investors a full service package including everything from initial contacts to support on issues such as land allocation and communications. We also aim to minimize unnecessary bureaucracy.
The investment attraction targets does the DDA is to attract USD five billion in investment and create 100,000 work places over the next 10 years. Current DDA projects, primarily in the infrastructure sector, envisage around USD 1.8 billion in investment. We anticipate that these projects will help spur further investment in the private business sector and in the residential and retail construction industries.

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The idea of founding International Turkish Ukrainian Businessmen Association (TUID) was born in March 2004. Thanks to diligence of few Turkish businessmen and moral support of our Embassy at the beginning of September in accordance with Ukrainian law system we were registered as a non profitable organization.
TUID accepts individual/corporate members. We pay special attention to the fact that our candidates provide active business activity in Ukraine. We ask copies of company registration document, passport-visa and tax ID code as complimentary documents. On the other hand, only one member from each individual company can be a member of TUID. Thus, the number of our members corresponds to the number of companies registered in TUID.
Main principle of TUID is to coordinate both side businessmen in order to increase the volume of trade. Our first priority is to respect legislation and concentrate on doing business in a fair environment.
Target audience: construction, telecommunications, textile, banking to retail trade and purchasing raw materials.

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Upon its establishment in 1986, the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK) was assigned with the following tasks: to organise and manage the foreign economic relations of the Turkish private sector, in particular with respect to foreign trade, international investments, services, contracting and logistics; to analyse investment opportunities at home and abroad; to help boost the country’s exports, and to coordinate similar business development activities.

In 2014, DEİK was restructured, and with law No: 6552 of 11 September 2014 assigned the task of “conducting the foreign economic relations of the Turkish private sector”, to become “business diplomacy” organisation comprising Business Councils, Founding Institutions and individual members that represent Turkey’s business community and its leading entrepreneurs, contributing to the functioning of the institution on a ‘voluntary basis’.