Exporter Assistance

Quick facts about Ukrainian Agriculture (PDF 36 KB)

Some basic facts about development of Ukrainian agriculture.

Foreign Buyers List

FAS/Kiev maintains a database of Ukrainian food importing companies, and sends it to FAS headquarters in Washington D.C. This information is then made available by commodity and country to U.S. firms interested in establishing direct contact with foreign firms. In order to get address information, please contact FAS/Kiev office or FAS/Washington.

PSD on-line

Foreign Agricultural Service’s Production, Supply and Distribution (PS&D) online database. This database contains current and historical official USDA data on production, supply and distribution of agricultural commodities for Ukraine, the United States and other key producing and consuming countries. Users may select from a menu of pre-defined tables categorized by commodity or commodity group or create custom queries for specific commodities, attributes and/or countries. For your convenience, the system enables you to view queried data on screen or download it as a file that you can open with your spreadsheet or database program.

Commodity Reports

The FAS/Kiev office prepares scheduled market reports for the following commodities: Grain and Feed, Sugar, Oilseeds and Products, Milk and Dairy Products, Livestock and Products and Poultry. In these reports FAS/Kiev analysts outline recent production, consumption, trade and marketing developments. Reports contain production supply and demand (PSD) tables. An interested reader will also find reports on Ukrainian processing industry (PDF 99 KB) and retail trade (PDF 145 KB) sector. A prospective exporter may also refer to Ukraine’s Exporter Guide (PDF 777 KB) before starting business. Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Reports (PDF 210 KB) will help to determine import procedures and regulations that exporter may face while doing business in Ukraine. One may find also other voluntary commodity and policy reports. To retrieve the reports from the on-line database, choose dates, commodity or report in question and click the search button. You may also subscribe for the FAS/USDA Attache reports

U.S. Trade Representative Office

USTR is part of the Executive Office of the President. Through an interagency structure, USTR coordinates trade policy, resolves disagreements, and frames issues for presidential decision. USTR also serves as vice chairman of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), is a non-voting member of the Export-Import Bank, and a member of the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. international trade, commodity, and direct investment policy, and  overseeing negotiations with other countries. The head of USTR is the U.S. Trade Representative, a Cabinet member who serves as the president’s principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues.

U.S. Trade Representative Report (PDF 68 KB)

Trade summary for Ukraine from the U.S. Trade Office. The document contains infoirmation about trade regulations and restrictions as well as a short breef on trade policy developments. An interested reader is advised to refer to Ukraine FAIRS repoort, that is prepared by the FAS/Kiev office specifically for agricultural commodities and food products.

Country Commercial Guide

This Country Commercial Guide (CCG) represents a comprehensive look at Ukraine’s commercial environment, using economic, political and market analysis. Country Commercial Guides are prepared annually by Foreign Commercial Service of U.S. Embassy in Kiev through the combined efforts of several U.S. government agencies. The CCGs were established by recommendation of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), a multi-agency task force, to consolidate various reporting documents prepared for the U.S. business community.

Supplier Credit Guarantee Program

The program is available for Ukraine and designed to make it easier for exporters to sell U.S. food products overseas by insuring short-term, open account financing.  Under the security of the SCGP, U.S. exporters become more competitive by extending longer credit terms or increasing the amount of credit available to foreign buyers without increasing financial risk.  Foreign buyers benefit because they can increase their purchasing power and profit opportunities, and gain significant cash flow management advantages.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities. The APHIS mission is an integral part of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to insure food safety. APHIS is in charge for biotechnology regulatory activities, plant protection quarantine, veterinary service, animal care and wildlife services. In recent years, the scope of APHIS’ protection function has expanded beyond pest and disease management. Because of its technical expertise and leadership in assessing and regulating the risks associated with agricultural imports, APHIS has assumed a greater role in the global agricultural arena. Now, the agency responds to other countries’ animal and plant health import requirements and negotiate science-based standards that ensure America’s agricultural exports are protected from unjustified trade restrictions.

List of Meat Products Eligible for Export to Ukraine

On this page a potential exporter of U.S. meat products will find a list of certificates that are agreed between the APHIS and Ukrainian State Department of Veterinary Medicine. The list does not include live and frozen fish, fish products and crustaceous that fall under supervision of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that are responsible for issuing the health certificate for these products.

List of Products of Animal Origin Eligible for Export to Ukraine

The list of APHIS certificates for products of animal origin is provided on this page. An interested exporter should also refer to FAIRS report prepared by FAS Kiev office before proceeding with export contract. This list includes dairy products, spray dried feeds, pet food, technical gelatin and some other products.

Travel Tips

Some useful travel information for businesspersons, planning their visits to Ukraine.