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Doing business in Ukraine

Explore the key issues for doing business abroad, from setting up a business to understanding local etiquette. Find business guides, support networks and help on importing and exporting. A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Ukraine.

Update on sanctions

For the latest guidance check EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis page on the European Union website.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Ukraine
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.


Ukraine company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Ukraine
Report from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Conducting Business in Ukraine
A business guide from Baker & McKenzie which helps companies understand the economic, legal and regulatory structures of Ukraine. Published in March 2020.

Ukraine: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published in 2016 by legal firm Lex Mundi, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Ukraine.


On our Exporting to Ukraine page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Law and regulation

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Forums and support networks

British – Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce 
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Ukraine.

Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Independent organisation promoting national economic development and supporting relations between Ukrainian and foreign business partners in economy, science and trade.

Articles and books in the Library collection

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post or email through our document supply service.

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