Ukraine Exporter Guide 2010
The sudden drop in consumption experienced in 2008/09 was followed by stabilization in 2010. Agricultural and food product markets were neither falling nor growing in 2010. The Ukrainian retail and food processing sectors are surviving difficult times. Ukraine is the second largest market for US products among the former Soviet Union countries after Russia. The trading environment remains complicated and non-transparent. Potential exporters are advised to secure an experienced Ukrainian partner with established contacts who is capable of navigating the myriad obstacles facing imported agricultural products.