The Washington, D.C. based U.S.–Kazakhstan Business Association (USKZBA), (, and the U.S.–Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), (, in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service, are organizing Certified Trade Missions (CTMs) to Kazakhstan and Ukraine to lead U.S. companies interested in making business connections in these promising markets. 

With a combined GDP of $230 billion, Kazakhstan and Ukraine offer unprecedented market opportunities in energy, infrastructure, and agriculture sectors. With a growing middle class, Kazakhstan has developed into the leading market in Central Asia and is positioning itself as a transit route between Europe and China. In Ukraine, strengthening domestic demand led by solid private consumption and sustained investment activity present new opportunities for U.S. companies.

Why join the Certified Trade Missions?
       – explore new business opportunities;
       – learn from experts on the ground about opportunities and challenges to doing business in this region;
       – meet with pre‐screened distributors, customers and business partners;
       – meet with government officials about upcoming infrastructure, energy, and agribusiness projects;
       – network with local government representatives, business people and U.S. companies on the ground at official receptions and luncheons/dinners.

Trade Missions Dates:
      October 24‐26 – Kazakhstan (Almaty and Astana)
      October 27‐28 – Travel
      October 29‐30 – Ukraine (Kyiv)

Trade Missions Costs:​

For more details please see the PDF Documents:


Companies may choose to participate in either or both countries. The participation fee for each portion of the trade mission is payable to USKZBA for Kazakhstan portion and USUBC for Ukraine portion. You can participate in one or both market stops. Expenses for lodging, meals, incidentals and international and domestic (air) travel are the responsibility of each participant.

Register Now!

To indicate your interest in joining a Certified Trade Mission to Ukraine, October 29-30, 2018, write immediately to Michael Datsenko,

To indicate your interest in joining a Certified Trade Mission to Kazakhstan, October 25-26, 2018, write immediately to Sarah (Frese) Nickel,

Questions? Contact the U.S. Commercial Service:
Lola Gulomova:;  Boris Chumak:

Expand Your Business in Two of the Region’s Most Promising Markets!


The U.S.‐Kazakhstan Business Association (USKZBA) is an independent, non‐profit organization that promotes U.S. economic and commercial cooperation with Kazakhstan. Since 1999, USKZBA has engaged industry leaders and policymakers from the United States and Kazakhstan to foster a positive business and investment climate in Kazakhstan, one which enables companies to be productive and the country to grow and prosper.

The U.S.‐Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is a private, non‐profit trade association representing the interests of the U.S. businesses active in Ukraine and Ukraine businesses in international markets. With over 200 members, USUBC has been promoting Ukraine as a place to do business, encouraging international companies to operate and invest in Ukraine, and working on reforms to make Ukraine a better and easier place to do business since 1995.