In Ukraine the outsourcing of accounting and legal services has not gained widespread popularity among the agribusinesses. This is evidenced by the findings of UCAB Metrics 2018 survey, conducted by the Association «Ukrainian Agribusiness Club».
More than half of the surveyed agribusinesses (63%) don’t involve external legal services. Two thirds of respondents have in the state own lawyers and solve legal issues on their own. Of those 37% of enterprises that involve foreign lawyers, 22% answered that they use them «seasonally». More than half of the agrarian enterprises that involve the external legal services indicated that they are doing it irregularly from time to time. An absolute majority (84%) of agricultural enterprises have their own accountants and only 16% use external accounting services.
The results of the survey of agricultural producers indicate that the spread of the global trend of outsourcing so-called back-office functions among Ukrainian agricultural enterprises has not become widespread.