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U.S. ENCOURAGES UKRAINE ON MARKET ECONOMY. U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst said on 30 June that the United States will support Ukraine's efforts to become a market economy, Unian reported. Herbst said that the country should still take a number of important steps in order to become a market economy and efficiently enter world markets. Ukraine has achieved significant changes in the macroeconomic sphere, but the lack of changes on the microeconomic level is "disturbing," Herbst added. The main problem of Ukraine's economy, according to Herbst, is insufficient transparency in the privatization process and flaws in laws regulating business activity. Herbst praised Ukraine's efforts to join the World Trade Organization but said that the issue of copyright protection still concerns the United States. AM