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Matchmaking platform aims to keep the EU-Ukraine supply chain running

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The matchmaking Supply Chain Resilience Platform is the new tool aiming to keep the supply chains between the EU and Ukraine running smoothly. Launched by Enterprise Europe Network, the EU Cluster Collaboration Platform and the EU Commission, the platform will function as a virtual meeting point, allowing companies to tackle bottlenecks and discover the most efficient partnerships and contacts to transport their products.

“Following the disintegration of international trade arrangements and a severe global pandemic, the war in Ukraine disrupted the established international supply chains even further. For this reason, the Enterprise Europe Network has set up the Supply Chain Resilience platform – a tool for identifying supply chain disruptions and a partner search to assist companies that have lost their import/export markets, among other things, in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus”, explained Enterprise Europe Network.

Targeted and time-efficient contacts

European and Ukrainian companies can enter the platform and set up a profile. By browsing the platform, they can find companies and people suitable to their transport needs and make “targeted and time-efficient contacts with all actors in industry, academia and government”.

Additionally, “network advisers can help European companies to retain, re-structure or replace existing supply chains from markets now cut from international trade. The platform’s goal is to supply European companies with the raw materials and/or (semi)-finished goods they need to keep production going”, said Enterprise Europe Network.

Key targets

By entering the Supply Chain Resilience Platform, companies can publish offers for raw materials, parts, components and/or (semi-)finished goods or services. They can promote requests from European companies and match international suppliers with buyers of goods and services. Finally, they can establish cross-border contacts between businesses, industries, support organisations, academia, critical stakeholders and key decision-makers.

The industry fields primarily promoted in the platform are agri-food, construction, digital, electronics, energy-intensive industries, health, mobility and automotive, raw materials, renewable energy and textile.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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