How To (#5 May 2018)

Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine — Have the Rules of the Game Been Simplified?

by Taras Lytovchenko, Arthur Kozak

Following the strategy of the Government to improve the “doing business” climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Elimination of Barriers to Attracting Foreign Investments of 23 May 2017 (hereinafter — the Law), which came into force on 27 Septem ber 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits, facilitating it essentially on the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions on the other.


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