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Ukraine is awaiting IKEA – the first store will be opened soon. This event is perceived as a sign to the other investors. The country becomes prepared and this, they say, is the recognition of the Ukrainian reforms.

But have you ever wondered: who makes such cute trinkets, practical furniture for IKEA? And whether the presence of the store is the sign of entering the country by the company? Maybe there are other options.

The answer came the other day – in 2020, IKEA will double the volume of furniture purchased from Belarusian manufacturers: from 100 million euros to 200 million euros per year. Why would not Ukraine work out the possibility of mass orders from IKEA for Ukrainian manufacturers?

Ihar Tyshkevich, the expert of the “International and domestic policy” programme of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future