Policy brief on institutional support for Ukrainian SMEs trading with Germany

July 3, 2019

Entering the German market is harder for Ukrainian SMEs as opposed to the large established exporter firms, but also in comparison to SMEs that trade with other countries. This suggests that they face disproportionately high barriers and, subsequently, need additional institutional support. Exporting can be greatly facilitated by direct foreign investments and outsourcing of supply chains from the EU to Ukraine. After the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, it is especially promising to attract EU producers to invest in Ukrainian firms and to engage in direct trade with Ukrainian companies.

Read the full brief prepared by the Foreign Trade Research Center Trade + at the Kyiv School of Economics with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Text of the policy brief