Meeting with Mr. John Didiuk, Representative of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution

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  • Date
    27/10/2015





On October 27, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine held a meeting with John Didiuk, Esq., Director, International Project Finance, at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Washington, DC. 

The meeting was moderated by Mr. Andy Hunder, Chamber President. 

During this meeting Mr. Didiuk presented an overview of the work of OPIC and its financing and insurance programs, his organization’s current investment portfolio in Ukraine of $179 million and the opportunities for OPIC to help support greater amounts of foreign investment for Ukraine. Please click here to view OPIC factsheet (in Ukrainian). 

John Didiuk told on opportunities to support greater amounts of foreign investment for Ukraine and shared certain criteria the project should meet to be eligible for OPIC support: 

  1. There must be a U.S. nexus in the project. This means that some amount of investment must come from a U.S. citizen, green card holder, or publicly listed company.
  2. OPIC does not provide grants or technical projects assistance, only finances and political risk insurance.
  3. OPIC only works with projects that are under private sector control. The government role may be only partial.
  4. Additionally, OPIC supports only the projects that comply with environmental protection, human rights, and have positive feedback from the U.S.

All interested Chambers Members are welcome to view the Presentation (in English) and apply for OPIC financing if a project meets all OPIC criteria.

 

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To learn more, please contact Ulyana Shtybel, Chamber Policy Officer (Banking & Financial Services, HR Issues).

 

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