The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council was established in October 1995 to advance U.S. companies' trade and investment interests in Ukraine's significant emerging market, advocate for measures to improve conditions for bilateral trade and investment, and generally promote strong, friendly bilateral ties. To fulfill this mission, the Council seeks to:
Assure that the U.S. business viewpoint is known and given highest consideration in the formulation of U.S. Government policies towards Ukraine;
Assure that the U.S. business perspective, including the U.S. business community's desire to contribute constructively to Ukraine's vigorous market development, is understood within the Ukrainian public and private sectors;
Make U.S. business views known to the Government and private sector of Ukraine with respect to policies and legal, regulatory and other matters which bear significantly upon the willingness or ability of U.S. companies to trade with or invest in Ukraine;
Facilitate direct contacts between its members and senior Ukrainian Government and business leaders which foster the elimination of impediments to trade or investment or which otherwise can materially assist the realization of investment or trade opportunities.
In support of its mission, the Council works closely with the full range of other organizations interested in supporting a growing commercial relationship between the United States and Ukraine.
The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council is incorporated in the District of Columbia as a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association.
Council policies are established by the Board of Directors, on which each Regular Member has a seat. The Board of Directors meets at least annually.
Between meetings of the Board of Directors, its powers are exercised by its elected Executive Committee. Officers of the corporation are the President and Secretary/Treasurer. The President serves as the Council's Chief Executive Officer.