International Trade Research Center


In 2019, KSE in cooperation with GIZ launched the Trade+, International Trade Research Center that is primarily focused on the issues of fostering Ukrainian exports, identifying promising markets and goods and deepening cooperation with strategic partners, developing recommendations for evidence-based trade and economic policy.

During 2019-2021, the Trade + Center implemented about 15 projects related to international trade, European integration, as well as broader economic issues.

Key research expertise:

  • • Bilateral trade and trade under the WTO
  • • EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Free Trade Area (DCFTA)
  • • Trade policy and implementation of Ukraine’s Export Strategy
  • • Tariff and non-tariff barriers, application of trade defense measures
  • • Global economic developments and foreign trade
  • • Macroeconomic policy and trade
  • • Innovation and productivity growth for export promotion, etc.


Major projects

In 2019-2021, Trade + successfully implemented the following projects: