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The president of the Ukrainian Publishers and Booksellers Association, the head chairman of the expert committee of Ukrainian National Council of culture and spirituality at the Presidents Office

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Highly respected Viktor Andriyovich! Ukrainian Association of book publishers and distributors addresses you with a question that needs your immediate personal intervention, because, as the experience shows, this problem can totally overcome your Decree About some measures for development of book publishing business in Ukraine (March 21, 2006) and lead to a serious crisis in one of the branches of publishing business book trade, which is in very critical condition already.

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Book trade in Ukraine: the next few years

The Fund for Central and East European Book Projects (CEEBP) in Amsterdam and the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) in Kyiv have in the past three years made an effort to improve the infrastructure of the book trade in the Ukraine. Now that this project is coming to its final stage it is worthwhile to publicly sum up the achievements and, more importantly, to present a roadmap for the years ahead.

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Book market research in Ukraine

Research was initiated and supported by the International Renaissance Foundation, the Fund for Central and East European Book Project (Amsterdam) and the MATRA program of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The research is conducted by GfK Ukraine.

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Results of the second wave of consumers study-Book market research in Ukraine

Ukrainian book industry information resource UABOOKS.INFO

UABOOKS.INFO web resource for Ukrainian publishers and book distributors, source of information and knowledge for all participants of Ukrainian book market.
UABooks.info web portal helps to find required up-to-date information on the book industry, helps Ukrainian publishers and booksellers to improve their business by giving them a convenient access to the information on needed facilities and materials, resources of national and foreign manufacturers and business service providers.
The UABooks.info team invites all publishers and book distributors for collaboration.
Internet-resource of Ukrainian book industry http://www.uabooks.info/ is created by Ukrainian Association of Publishers and Booksellers and by the Business Technologies Development Center.
If you have any questions or need more information we will be glad to communicate with you.
The project is supported by the Matra Programme of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Renaissance Foundation and Fund for Central and East European Book Projects (Amsterdam).

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How the Ukrainian State has regulated its book market


As the Ukrainian Book Portal http://www.uabooks.info/ has reminded, "Publishing business is a very profitable business". The only thing that is needed is active development of the industry through the dialogue between its parties. To encourage this the Internet conference on the subject of Whether the State is Capable of Regulating the Book Market in Ukraine? was held under the auspices of business web portal http://www.vlasnasprava.info/ and the Information agency "Interfax-Ukraine".
Oleksandr Afonin, the President of the Ukrainian Association of book publishers and distributors, announced that the Ukrainian State can possibly regulate anything. But is it worth it? Maybe an effective cooperation is a better choice?...

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IFC Increases Support for Agribusiness in Response to High Food Prices
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is responding to the global rise in food prices with more support for agribusiness and a market-driven, private sector-led strategy to increase the food supply in developing countries.
Doing Business 2009: Ukraine fails to improve in global ranking, as other CIS countries push ahead
Ukraines overall standing on the ease of doing business has not improved this year although several reforms were implemented, finds Doing Business 2009 - the sixth publication in an annual series of reports published by the World Bank and IFC.
New information-analytical Internet portal "Leasing in Ukraine"
July 18, 2008 a new information-analytical Internet portal "Leasing in Ukraine": www.leasinginukraine.com was released. This website has been established to support the development of the sustainable leasing industry in Ukraine and is meant to function as communication tool for all stakeholders in the leasing market.

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