Launching the free trade zone with EU gave an impetus for economic growth, in the countries of Vysegrad four (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary). It happened first of all because of new opportunities, which appeared for the local business in connection with getting access to the greatest market in the world.
Today Ukraine is in the similar situation. Are Ukrainian entrepreneurs ready to use these chances? May it happen that free trade zone on the contrary would harm domestic economy, as it is often told? What things do exactly prevent domestic firms from taking advantage of new opportunities and how can the government help them in this (in particular, to use the experience of countries of Vysegrad four )? How to avoid risks, which may appear? Particularly, how to implement state policy of deregulation and creating of favorable business climate? What else is needed to be done to help domestic business to use new opportunities in the best way?
On July 1 all these questions will be discussed at the round table “Ukrainian Business before Launch of Free Trade Zone with EU: Expectations, Challenges and Needs”, which will be held by Center of social and economic research CASE Ukraine within The First International Business Forum “Ukraine 2014. Strategic View: Opportunities and Challenges” in Kharkiv. Center CASE Ukraine’s senior economist Volodymyr Dubrovskyi will present the results of survey (opinion poll of enterprises), which was recently taken in co-operation with The Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting. The event will start at 5 P.M. at conference-hall of Metallist stadium (metro station Sportivnaya, Plekhanovskaya str., 65). Free entrance for journalists.