Capital: Kiev HDI: 0.749 (81st)
Languages: Ukrainian, Russian
GDP (PPP): $333.7 Billion
Ukraine is a large country in Eastern Europe known for its Orthodox churches, Black Sea coastline and forested mountains. Its capital, Kiev, features the gold-domed St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with 11th-century mosaics and frescoes. Overlooking the Dnieper River is the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery complex, a Christian pilgrimage site housing Scythian tomb relics and catacombs containing mummified Orthodox monks. Located in southeast Europe, the country consists largely of fertile black soil steppes. Mountainous areas include the Carpathians in the southwest and the Crimean chain in the south. Ukraine is bordered by Belarus on the north, by Russia on the north and east, by the Black Sea on the south, by Moldova and Romania on the southwest, and by Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland on the west.
Ukraine Economy Profile
After Russia, the Ukrainian republic was the most important economiccomponent of the former Soviet Union
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Export.gov – EG_B0 Doing Business in Ukraine
The Ukrainian market is poised for renewed growth by 2016, guided by a motivated, reform-minded government that has dedicated itself to rooting out market inefficiencies, improving Ukraine’s business climate, and pursuing deeper economic integration into the global market.
Establishing a Presence
Business Registration Requirements – UKRAINE: COMPANY REGISTRATIONS AND LICENSINGREQUIREMENTS
In the first part of 2011, several changes for the better were adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament to improve the company registration procedure
Business Types – Company Types Ukraine
An investor may choose from different types of business in Ukraine: the limited liabilities companies, the joint stock companies (open and closed), the additional limited liability companies and the partnerships (general or limited).
Business Types – Legal forms of enterprises globally and as applied to Ukraine
Ukraine belongs to the continental law system. It is common practice to mark out two main types of Ukrainian companies: limited liability companies (TOV) and joint stock companies (AT).
Personal – Ukraine Tax Laws Tax System
A person is a tax resident in Ukraine if he has a place of residence in Ukraine. Residents receiving either income originating from the territory of Ukraine or foreign income.
Personal – Ukraine Personal Income Tax Rate | 2004-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Ukraine stands at 17 percent. Personal Income Tax Rate in Ukraine averaged 15.18 percent from 2004 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 17 percent in 2011 and a record low of 13 percent in 2005. Personal Income Tax Rate in Ukraine is reported by the Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine.
Corporate – Ukraine Corporate Tax Rate 2001-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Ukraine stands at 18 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Ukraine averaged 24.73 percent from 2001 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 30 percent in 2002 and a record low of 18 percent in 2014. Corporate Tax Rate in Ukraine is reported by the Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine.
Corporate – Ukraine – Taxes on corporate income
Detailed description of taxes on corporate income in Ukraine
VAT – Ukraine Sales Tax Rate | VAT Forecast 2016-2020
In the long-term, the Ukraine Sales Tax Rate | VAT is projected to trend around 20.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.
VAT – Ukraine V.A.T and other Taxes
The standard rate in the ukraine is 20%. 7% for medical supplies
Comprehensive Information on Ukraine Visa Requirements
Guide to Ukraine Visa Requirements
Ukraine Visa Guide from the US passport office
Getting around Ukraine on local transport
Transport tips on getting around Ukraine like a local
Telecommunications in Ukraine – Wikipedia
Telecommunications is the most modern, diverse and fast-growing sector in the economy ofUkraine.
Telecommunications in Ukraine: Cell Phones & Internet
Today one can find the same telecommunications infrastructure in the large cities of Ukraine as in other metropolitan areas of the world.
Best Ukraine Transportation on VirtualTourist
140 tips on getting to and getting around Ukraine from real travelers and locals.
Unemployment benefits in Ukraine
To be able to receive unemployment benefits one must be registered at an employment office, be able and willing to work, and have income less than the minimum wage
Ukrainian Labor and Employment Law Basics
The Labor Code of Ukraine is based on the idea that workers, as opposed to employers, are the presumed “weaker party” and are therefore in need of greater protection by the state.
Labor Market Regulation in Ukraine
This siteprovides a detailed summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules, improve job quality for workers, or make workers redundant for economic reasons in Ukraine.
Cost of Living in Ukraine
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Ukraine. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of Living in Kiev
List of prices in Kiev (Ukraine) for food, housing, transportation, going out, and more
Business Etiquette – Ukraine Etiquette
Find out how what to wear, how to act, and tip guidelines for dining.
Business Etiquette – Ukrainian Business Etiquette
Proper Ukrainian business etiquette is essential to gain new partners and clients in the Ukrainian business community. It is easy to gain the respect of and impress your Ukrainian colleagues when you are aware of what they value and collaborate in their refined sense of etiquette
Education – Ukraine :: Education System
Ukraine’s education system is known for booming career’s and future development.
Climate of the World: Ukraine
The climate of the Ukraine can be described as dry and continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters.
Climate – Ukraine Weather – AccuWeather.com
Access hourly, 10 day and 15 day forecasts
Safety – Foreign travel advice Ukraine
Latest travel advice for Ukraine from the UK government including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health
Safety – 5 Safety and Security Reminders
Ukraine is a beautiful place to visit, but just like travelling to other places, you always have to look after yourself.
Education – Ukraine Education System
Primary Education Education in the Ukraine is compulsory from age 6 to age 15.
Holidays and observances in Ukraine in 2016
Overview of holidays and many observances in Ukraine during the year 2016
Holidays in Ukraine in 2016
Comprehensive list of National and Regional Public Holidays that are celebrated in Ukraine
Demographics – Ukraine Demographics Profile
Demographic facts and statistics
Demographics of Ukraine – Wikipedia
The demographics of Ukraine include statistics on population growth, population density, ethnicity, education level, health, economic status, religious affiliations
Customs: Regulations, Export-Import
Ukraine Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
Customs clearance in Ukraine
All imported/exported goods and means of transportation (road, rail, maritime or air) crossing the customs border of Ukraine are subject to customs and border control, which is carried out by the customs authorities
WTO | Ukraine – Member information
This site provides key information on Ukraine’s participation in the WTO. Ukraine has been a member of the WTO since 16 May 2008.
Ukraine – Trade – European Commission
The EU is Ukraine’s largest trading partner, accounting for more than a third of its trade.
Housing and Rentals
Rent apartments in Kiev, Kharkov, Odessa, Yalta
Kiev Apartments for Rent
Long and short term rentals in the center of Kiev
Ukraine – Lonely Planet
Big, diverse and largely undiscovered, Ukraine is one of Europe’s last genuine travel frontiers
This site lists articles are interesting travel destinations in the ukraine
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