Larive Ukraine represents the Larive Group in Ukraine. Together we support our clients with business intelligence, market entry and growth strategies, implementation, post-entry services, Public Private Partnerships, grants and finance.
The local team is led by Vladyslav Kadlubytskyy.
Ukrainian market prospect:
Amid revolution and war, Ukraine’s real GDP fell by 15.9% in 2014-15. In 2016 it grew above 2%, following a late surge in agriculture. The government of Volodymyr Groysman was appointed in April 2016. So far, it has proved more a stabilising than a reforming administration. The nationalisation of PrivatBank in December 2016 may have averted a bank crisis, but will add to public debt. Despite Ukraine’s fears, divergent national interests are likely to prevent another reset in US-Russia relations. (Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit 2017)
Since 1 January 2016 a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine is provisionally applied. DCFTA means that 72% of current Dutch exports are traded free of duty and the average import duty is only 2.9%.
Promising sectors for western companies include: Agrifood, Energy and Water.