Doing Business In Ukraine

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Preparing to Export to Ukraine

Getting here and advice about your stay

FCO Travel Advice

The FCO website has travel advice to help you prepare for your visits overseas and to stay safe and secure while you are there.

For advice, please click here to visit the FCO Travel section

By air
There are a number of daily direct flights between the UK and Ukraine (Boryspil international airport in Kyiv) from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Luton (Ukraine International Airlines). The flight's duration is about 3.5 hours.

Other air destinations from European airports include Lviv, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa.

How to get to and from the airport
There are taxis from Boryspil airport into the Kyiv city centre - for an estimate of average taxi prices/costs, please visit UKTI. Taxis are unlikely to be metered so it is highly recommended to agree the price in advance. The journey may take up to 45-60 minutes.

Visas/Passports
EU residents do not require a visa to enter Ukraine for a visit of up to 90 days but should hold a valid passport.

Your stay
Some hotels in Kyiv are listed on www.kiev.info. Through UKTI bespoke chargeable services, the UKTI Ukraine team would be able to shortlist the hotels according to your requirements, manage your hotel booking and arrange for transport and an interpreter during your stay.

 

Preparing to export to Ukraine

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Before starting to export to Ukraine, we recommend that UK companies do their research. Ukraine is a promising destination for many UK products but like elsewhere there are some challenges. Doing preliminary research would help manage expectations and avoid disappointments. We believe it is important to spend time visiting the market, to develop and maintain business relationships and to keep in touch with local developments.

Our experience shows that it is better to export through a local partner. This would introduce you to the market and if satisfied, you could then consider further expansion. When choosing a partner, please note that Ukrainian legislation on distributors/agents is still far from comprehensive - for example, there is no easy and quick access to the joint registrar of Ukrainian companies to check registration or credibility of any of the companies operating in Ukraine.

 

You can commission these services under which are chargeable and operated by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to assist British-based companies wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. Under this service, the Embassy's Trade & Investment Advisers, who have wide local experience and knowledge, can identify business partners and provide the support and advice most relevant to your company's specific needs in the market. To find out more about commissioning work, please contact your local UKTI office. See www.ukti.gov.uk

 

Source - UKTI

 

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