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  1. General information
  2. Doing business
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  4. FAQ

 

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

1.1  Staff members

Ellen Berends-Vergunst (Counsellor)
Bas Wels (Second Secretary)
Victoria Tarasenko (Senior Commercial Officer)


1.2  Contact information

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands                         
Economic section
Kontraktova Ploshcha 7                                                               
01901 Kiev, Ukraine
Tel:  +38 044 4908 200
Fax: +38 044 4908 209/267
E-mail: kie@minbuza.nl

Dutch companies which have a specific interest in doing business in the Lviv-region or in Moldova, please contact the Netherlands Consulates in Lviv or Chisinau.


1.3 What the economic department can do for you

The rapid growth of the Ukrainian and Moldovan economies offers good possibilities for Dutch entrepreneurs. There are chances for large, medium and small companies. The Embassy assists Dutch companies doing business on the Ukrainian and Moldovan markets by, for example:

• providing information on doing business,
• facilitating contacts with local companies, financial institutions and governmental organisations,
• providing contact details of potential business partners, and,
• assisting the organisation of trade missions and promotional activities, such as trade fairs.

Our services are primarily aimed at Dutch companies new to doing business in Ukraine and Moldova. However, we can also be of assistance to Ukrainian or Moldovan companies looking for Dutch trade partners or those who seek information on doing business in The Netherlands. For information on investing in The Netherlands, click here. For information on exporting to the European Union (provided by the European Commission) click here

 
2.  DOING BUSINESS

Doing business in Ukraine and Moldova is not always easy. Both countries are in the midst of a process of political and economic transition. This may pose problems for companies entering its market for the first time. We therefore advise you to prepare thoroughly, if you are seriously interested in exploring these markets. Both the Netherlands Agency for International Business and Cooperation (EVD) and the Netherlands Embassy in Kiev are ready to assist you in this field.

It is our experience that entrepreneurs in particular face problems in the field of customs, taxation and legislation. For that reason, the Netherlands Agency for International Business and Cooperation (EVD) provides extensive information on doing business in Ukraine and Moldova, including information on problems in the field of taxes, customs and legislation. This information can be found on on the website of the EVD. If necessary, you can also make an appointment with Thera van Summeren (tel. +31 070 778 8921).

More detailed information on Ukrainian regulations, in particular in the field of customs and taxes, can be found on:

• customs, see the website of the Ukrainian State Customs Service
• taxation, see the website of the State Tax Administration;
• legislation, click here and here.

It is also advised to take a look at the websites of the European Business Association and the American Chamber of Commerce. For general information on Ukraine, you can visit the website of the Ukrainian Embassy in The Hague.

General information on doing business in Moldova can be found on the website of the Moldovan Investment Agency.

If your interest leads to a visit to Ukraine or Moldova, an appointment can be made with Bas Wels or Victoria Tarasenko from the Economic Department of this Embassy. They can facilitate contacts with local (Dutch) business partners and authorities and provide general information on specific branches. This service is free of charge. In case you need more specialized support, contact details of consultants, legal advisors etc. can be provided. 

For an extensive overview of websites that are related to business in Ukraine see the links provided below.

 
3. LINKS

3.1 Information on doing business in Ukraine

EVD - Netherlands Agency for International Business and Cooperation see the country page
European Business Association
American Chamber of Commerce
Market Access Database (Customs Tariffs)
Exporters and importers of Ukraine
Enterprises of Ukraine
Ukrainian Chambers of Commerce

Trade Fairs and Exhibitions in Ukraine:
http://www.expoua.com
http://www.primus.kiev.ua
http://www.msi-fairs.com
http://www.expo-database.com/messedatenbank/messen


3.2 Ukrainian state authorities

Governmental Portal
Ministry of Economy of Ukraine
Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Ministry of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine
Ministry of Environmental Protection
Ministry of Industrial Policy

Anti-Monopoly Committee
State Property Fund
State Tax Administration
National Bank of Ukraine

State Customs Service
State Statistics Committee
State Committee for Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy

 

3.3  Information on Moldova

Welcome to Moldova
Moldova Export Promotion Office

Moldovan Investment Agency

IMF Moldova Office


3.4  Information on the Netherlands

Ministry of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
Dutch Central Bank
Dutch Tax Service

Foreign Investments in The Netherlands
Dutch Centre for Trade Promotion

Statistical information on The Netherlands
Analyses of Dutch economy

Fenedex
VNO-NCW
MKB Nederland


3.5  International organizations

Ukrainian Center for Economic and Political Studies
International Center for Policy Studies

Institute of Reforms
Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting

World Bank
Europen Bank for Regional Development
International Finance Corporation
International Monetary Fund

4. FAQ

Certification of Goods and Services

Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Company Registration and Liquidation

Currency Regulations

Most Commonly Used Business Structures

Practical Guidelines of Doing Business in Ukraine

Production-Outsourcing Transactions in Ukraine

Reducing the Workforce 

Taxation in Ukraine 

The Basics of Ukrainian Import-Export Contracts

The New Land Code

Ukrainian Labour Laws and Hiring Procedures

 

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