Ukraine has made firm progress towards creating the political and economic institutions of a liberal market economy. In 2000, the country began to exhibit semblances of its long-awaited potential, recording impressive economic growth, as well as further reducing inflation to virtually normal levels and likewise creating numerous employment positions for its citizens. The formation of a new government in spring 2001 has further consolidated Ukraine's inexorable drive towards regional economic integration, reinforcing investor confidence in the country. The current government continues to pursue liberal economic policies and remains reform oriented. Ukraine now offers great potential for international investment, and has become an exciting business opportunity for companies wishing to take advantage of the country's wealth of natural resources and prospering technology industries, in addition to its highly qualified human resources. This second edition provides an authoritative appraisal of the new economic and investment climate, an update on market potential in the key business sectors, and "best practice" advice on all aspects of investing in or trading with Ukraine. Topics covered include: background to the market; the foreign investment climate; the financial sector; market potential; getting established; the taxation and legal environment; business development: operating an enterprise; and regional and sector profiles. The book is published in association with the ICC and the Black Sea Trade & Development Bank and with contributions from Ernst & Young, BC Toms & Co, Baker & McKenzie, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the British Embassy in Ukraine and Munk, Andersen & Feilberg.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.