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Business in Ukraine, Kiev

Syllabus of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Ukraine. Kiev

  1. Introduction to Ukraine (Eastern Europe)
  2. Economy of Ukraine
  3. Doing Business in Kiev
  4. Ukrainian Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
    1. EU relations with Ukraine
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ukraine
  6. Access to the Ukrainian Market
  7. Business Plan for Ukraine

The objectives of the Subject “Doing Business in Ukraine” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Ukrainian Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Ukrainian market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of Ukraine with the country of the student
  4. To know the Ukraine Free Trade Agreements
  5. To develop a business plan for the Ukrainian Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Ukrainebelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Course: Business in Eastern Europe

Online Students, Master in International Business and Foreign Trade

Ukraine, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Doctorates and Masters in International Business adapted to the Ukrainian Students

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  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in Ukraine”: 1 ECTS
  2. Duration: one week

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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Ukraine

Transport Corridors related to Ukraine
  1. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
  2. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  3. Access to the
    1. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
    2. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor
    3. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor
    4. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
    5. Pan-European Corridor II

Ukrainian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Ukraine and the Orthodox Economic Area
  2. European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement
  3. Free trade agreements of Ukraine with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, the Kyrgyz Republic, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  4. Georgia-Moldova-Ukraine-Azerbaijan Free Trade Agreement
  5. Free trade agreements of Ukraine under negotiation: Canada, Singapore
  6. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)
  7. Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  8. Central European Initiative (CEI)
  9. Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)
  10. The European Union and Ukraine
    1. Black Sea Synergy (EU)
    2. Ukraine-EU Association Agreement
    3. European Neighbourhood Policy
    4. EU Eastern Partnership

Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    2. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement)
    3. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    4. Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    5. Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention
  3. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC)
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention)
  4. International Rail Transport Committee (CIT)
  5. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  6. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
  7. Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)


  1. Ukrainian Capital: Kiev
  2. Official Language: Ukrainian (Russian is widely used)
  3. Area of Ukraine: 603,550 square kilometres
  4. Ukrainian Population: 42.5 million people
  5. Type of Government of Ukraine: Semi‑presidential Republic
  6. Borders of Ukraine: Belarus, Russia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova
  7. Ukraine is a Slavic country
  8. Ukrainian Independence: 1992 (Soviet Union)
  9. Ukraine has the second largest army in Europe

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors (Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Italy)

International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia) Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan...

Main religion in Ukraine: Orthodoxy (Christianity), despite the fact that most Ukrainians declare themselves atheists

  1. Greek-Catholic Church of Ukraine

Ukraine belongs to the Orthodox Economic Area

Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia TRACECA: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

Economy of Ukraine.

  1. Ukraine is a middle-income economy (World Bank)
  2. Ukraine is an Emerging market
  3. Economic recession in 2008-09
  4. The annexation of the Crimean peninsula by Russia in 2014 and the war in Donbass in 2014 seriously damaged the Ukrainian economy. Since then, the foreign trade between Russia and Ukraine has virtually disappeared
  5. Ukrainian GDP (nominal): 90,524 million dollars
    1. Agriculture: 10%
    2. Industry: 32%
    3. Services: 58%
  6. GDP per capita of Ukraine: 2,000 dollars

Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor (Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Italy)

  1. Ukrainian Currency: Grivna
  2. Ukraine is famous for its aircraft (Antonov), transport vehicles (KPA trucks), space and missile aircraft
  3. In Ukraine, there are twelve car manufacturers: ZAZ, LuAZ, Bogdan, KrAZ, Eurocar, Electron, LAZ. ZAZ (Factory of Cars of Zaporizhia) is the main car-maker of Ukraine
  4. Ukraine also produces coal, electrical energy, machines, chemical products, food products (sugar)
  5. About 80% of the Russian gas enters into the European markets through the Russia-controlled gas pipelines
  6. Ukraine is considered a country with high corruption
  7. Ukraine is developing an important tourism sector
  8. The Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev controls the Ukrainian Bank Energo

China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran Turkey. Road Transportation Course

Ukrainian Foreign Trade.

  1. Main Ukrainian Exports: ferrous and non-ferrous metals, fuels and petroleum products, chemical products, machinery and transportation equipment, food products
  2. Main Ukrainian exports are destined to the European Union (40%) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  3. Main Ukrainian Imports: natural gas, machinery and equipment, chemical products
  4. Russia is its main gas and oil supplier

North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium)

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

International Economic Relations of Ukraine

  1. United Nations (UN)
  2. World Bank (WB)
  3. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  5. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  6. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Pan-European Corridor II (Russia-Belarus-Poland-Germany), master

Ukraine is an observer country of the:

  1. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
  2. Association of Caribbean States (AEC)
  3. Latin American Integration Association (ALADI)

Examples of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in Ukraine:

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Master

Eurasian Economic Union: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Russia

Alexander Lebedev. Russian Oligarch, Philanthropist, and Businessman, Orthodoxy (Master, Russia)

Black Sea Synergy, Master

Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM): Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine

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