AmCham Ukraine President Andy Hunder and Vice President Tetyana Prokopchuk get the message on Ukraine across at the 2022 AmChams in Europe Conference in Washington, D.C. Leaders from 30 AmChams across Europe that are a part of the AmCham family took part in the briefings and top-level meetings with U.S. stakeholders and policymakers, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of State, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Capitol Hill, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Andy Hunder and Tetyana Prokopchuk together with leaders from 30 AmChams across Europe took part in the U.S. Chamber meetings, together with Suzanne Clark, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber, as well as meetings with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
AmCham Ukraine Special Event “Viable Business in Ukraine: From War to Recovery”
The event was organized by AmCham Ukraine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and brought together representatives of the international business and diplomatic community, U.S. government officials, IFIs, Ukraine's partners, and friends. In focus – Ukraine’s rebuilding and post-war economic transformation, humanitarian support from businesses, and opportunities for U.S. and international businesses to help lead this vital effort globally.
Interview by AmCham Ukraine President Andy Hunder for the Voice of America from Washington, D.C.
"There is no future for American business in Russia. Now we are talking about the rebuilding of Ukraine and the role that businesses and especially American businesses, will play. The most painful thing now is the expectation that GDP will fall to 45%. Thus, the Ukrainian ports must be unblocked and demined to support the Ukrainian economy. We call on international society to do business with Ukrainians. Ukraine will win. It will be attractive and profitable for international and US businesses to invest in the new, independent, united Ukraine after the victory," – Andy Hunder.
During the meeting with Diane Farrell, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, AmCham EU and the AmChams in Europe network (ACE) signed the EMPOWER HER declaration. The EMPOWER HER initiative aims to promote the role of women in international business and trade.
Meeting with Dilawar Syed, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs – Bureau Of Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department of Commerce
AmCham Ukraine President Andy Hunder and Vice President Tetyana Prokopchuk met with Dilawar Syed to to discuss how U.S. private sector can support reconstruction in Ukraine. Its leadership will be critical to helping rebuild Ukraine.
Meeting with the U.S. Department of Commerce Team
Andy Hunder and Tetyana Prokopchuk met with David De Falco, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia, U.S. Department of Commerce. In focus – priorities from the private sector on rebuilding and Doing Business with Ukrainians initiative. We are grateful for all the support, particularly for the Temporary Suspension of 232 Tariffs on Ukraine Steel.