Doing business in Ukraine

With a population of 46 million and with easy access to Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia, Ukraine offers a growing market for UK business.

As the largest country wholly in Europe strategically located on EU borders Ukraine offers long-term opportunities in a broad range of sectors. In addition it is a convenient start-up location for the CIS.

At the moment Ukraine is going through a difficult political transition. The Economy is in poor shape and the opportunities for British trade and investment are more limited. But, if the situation were to improve the long term potential for British companies are still very attractive.

What are the opportunities?

Ukraine offers long-term opportunities in a broad range of sectors, many of which involve co-operation with Ukrainian companies and authorities and requiring Western financial investment. Particular areas of opportunity include Infrastructure (Ports & Airports); Advanced Engineering (Airspace and Energy); Financial and Professional Services; Agriculture; Fast-moving consumer goods; Rehabilitation of heavy industry; Healthcare.

Overseas Business Risk

Read our report giving more details of overseas business risk in relation to Ukraine.

This covers:

  • Political and economic background

  • Bribery & corruption

  • Terrorism threat

  • Protective security advice

  • Intellectual property

  • Organised crime

Guide to doing business in Ukraine

UKTI are in the process of producing a guide aimed at companies experienced in overseas trade who are new to doing business with Ukraine. This guide aims to provide a route map of the way ahead, together with signposts to sources of help.

  • Introduction

  • Preparing to export

  • How to do business

  • Business etiquette, language and culture

  • What are the challenges?

  • How to invest in Ukraine

  • Contacts

  • Resources / Useful links

    In the meantime, please visit the IMA website or PWC website for the latest doing business guides.

Sector briefing

For information on your sector in Ukraine including opportunities, events and key contacts, please check out the latest sector briefings.

See all sector reports for Ukraine

Countries: Ukraine
Topics: Getting Started
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