The Government of Ukraine pledges interest to ensure the development and success of international and domestic business in Ukraine, and is open to any proposals aimed to contribute to this process, claimed Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the course of the meeting with representatives of business circles of Canada. The meeting was held in the framework of discussion of ways to deepen cooperation between the two countries and the introduction of a free trade regime, which came into force in August this year.
The Prime Minister emphasized Canada is a reliable partner of Ukraine, and two countries are historically connected with deep and strong political and economic ties. The Free Trade Agreement is a good opportunity to intensify cooperation through joint projects and investment attraction.
The Head of Ukrainian Government noted that improvement of the business and investment environment in Ukraine is one of the essential priorities for the Cabinet of Ministers, this is precisely why discussions with the business representatives became a good tradition for solving current issues and developing strategic decisions. Business Ombudsman Council, Investment Support Office have become ffective mechanisms of conducting the dialogue between government authorities and business. Thus, the results of the negotiations between the said authorities are embodied in the structural reforms and initiatives that are being implemented by the Government. Among them - the introduction of transparent VAT refunds, unshadowing of the economy, smart regulation, the formation of legislation designed to protect investors' rights and transparent privatization, etc.
«We predict a 3% growth in the economy next year. At the same time we understand that this is not enough and the Government is ready to improve this indicator. But the question pertaining to the attraction of investments arises. I am interested to ensure business be successful. It is vitally important that each investor who runs business in Ukraine be capable to say he is successful. Ukraine can become one of the most dynamic economies in the continent», Volodymyr Groysman asserted.