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Ukrainian IT industry employs 100,000 people

Ukrainian IT industry employs 100,000 people

The Ukrainian IT industry now employs 99,940 people — up from 89,300 last year — according to the latest report of DOU.UA, an authoritative industry resource. The figure includes programmers, QA specialists, project managers and other IT-related professionals. Almost half of these professionals live in Kyiv (Kiev). Others are inhabitants of such other major Ukrainian cities as Kharkiv (Kharkov), Lviv (Lvov), ... Read More
 
2017 Should Be the Year Ukraine’s Economy Takes Off

2017 Should Be the Year Ukraine’s Economy Takes Off

Three years after the Revolution of Dignity, the Ukrainian economy has stabilized and is ready for growth. Will the growth be fast or slow? Dangers lie ahead, but opportunities prevail. Success is easily taken for granted, so it is worth recalling what Ukraine has accomplished in the past three years. An unsustainable budget deficit of ... Read More
 
Happy Holidays and New Year! Joyeuses fêtes et bonne année!

Happy Holidays and New Year! Joyeuses fêtes et bonne année!

Dear Members and Friends! On behalf of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, I would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a healthy as well as prosperous New Year! We are looking forward to supporting you and your colleagues in 2017 and are excited about the opportunities that will arise through ... Read More
 
Why I’m Optimistic about Ukraine’s Reforms in 2017

Why I’m Optimistic about Ukraine’s Reforms in 2017

Following decades of neglect, there is real progress in Ukraine’s healthcare sector. Thanks to the efforts of reformers in the Ministry of Health, pressure from civil society, and the support of international donors, the sector is seeing reduced corruption and clear prospects for reform. The healthcare sector had been a magnet for large-scale corruption for ... Read More
 
Ukraine to finish ratifying free trade zone agreement with Canada

Ukraine to finish ratifying free trade zone agreement with Canada

The Ukraine-Canada treaty will enter into power 30 days after ratification in Ottawa The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko filed a draft bill on ratifying the agreement on Ukraine-Canada free trade zone, the UNIAN agency reports. The bill war referred as urgent for approving at the Verkhovna Rada. The mentioned treaty provides Ukrainian businesses a customs-free access ... Read More
 
President submitted draft Law on ratification of FTA between Ukraine and Canada for consideration by Verkhovna Rada

President submitted draft Law on ratification of FTA between Ukraine and Canada for consideration by Verkhovna Rada

Under article 93 of the Constitution of Ukraine and article 9 of the Law of Ukraine on the International Treaties of Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko submitted the draft Law on the Ratification of the Free Trade Area Agreement between Ukraine and Canada for consideration by the Parliament as an immediate one. The Law ratifies the ... Read More
 
Bilak plans to bolster Ukraine business

Bilak plans to bolster Ukraine business

Changing perceptions about Ukraine with local and foreign investors will be among the key goals for Daniel Bilak, the newly appointed chief investment advisor to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and director of the Ukraine Investment Promotion Office. It’s a year-long assignment for Bilak, a prominent lawyer from Canada who stepped into his role on Nov. ... Read More
 
Taxes, inspections remain biggest problems of Ukrainian business

Taxes, inspections remain biggest problems of Ukrainian business

The number of complaints filed to the Business Ombudsman Council in Ukraine has increased. Among those complaining, most are dissatisfied with the work of State Fiscal Service, law enforcement authorities and local municipalities. Most of the complaints come from small or medium-sized manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, agribusiness, real estate and telecommunications market players, as well as ... Read More
 
International Trade Minister Introduces Legislation in Parliament to Implement CUFTA

International Trade Minister Introduces Legislation in Parliament to Implement CUFTA

November 3, 2016 – OTTAWA, ON – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today introduced legislation in the House of Commons to implement CUFTA. The legislation will be subject to all required stages of the legislative process. Canada is committed to the timely ratification of CUFTA so Canadians and Ukrainians ... Read More
 
Ukrainian IT Industry: How to transform Ukraine’s brain drain into brain gain

Ukrainian IT Industry: How to transform Ukraine’s brain drain into brain gain

Returning IT entrepreneurs can help Ukraine to upgrade from breadbasket to brainbasket In February 1992 my former employer, Digital Equipment of Canada, moved me to Kyiv to develop its IT business from scratch. At the time, DEC was the No. 2 global IT company. Prior to my arrival, the transfer of sophisticated technology was prohibited ... Read More