Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced a breakthrough in negotiations with Russia over Kyiv’s duty-free trade deal with the European Union – a much needed ray of hope in the ongoing war.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade believes that not all Ukrainian companies are ready to switch to new working conditions once the economic part of the European Union-Ukraine association agreement comes into effect, and is looking for ways to support business.
According to Ukraine’s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, Ukraine now plans to sign FTAs with Canada, Israel, Turkey, Serbia and Vietnam.
According to The Telegraph, former UK foreign secretary Jack Straw lobbied the Ukrainian goverment - using the proposed EU FTA as a carrot - to get it to change a domestic law in favour of a UK company’s interests.
Ukraine and Israel have agreed to intensify their talks over the creation of a free trade area (FTA), Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlov Klimkin has said.
Tokyo announces the signing of a bilateral investment treaty with Kiev, which it highlights as opening Ukraine farmland and mineral resources to Japanese investors.
The signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between Ukraine and Canada will promote an increase in goods turnover between the two countries and the inflow of Canadian investment to Ukraine, Ukrainian Economic Development and Trade Minister Aivaras Abromavicius has said.
Canada’s International Trade Minister will be in Kiev to talk free trade with his counterpart as fighting intensifies between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the embattled country.
Germany would be prepared to negotiate a free-trade agreement between the European Union and Russia as a way out of the deadlocked Ukraine conflict, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
The government of Ukraine intends to launch free trade negotiations with Canada, Turkey, Israel, the Gulf States, West Africa and some other countries, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said.
Un récent rapport de l’Oakland Institute révèle que l’accord d’association conclu entre l’Union européenne et l’Ukraine encouragerait cette dernière à recourir aux OGM, jusqu’à présent interdits sur son territoire. Si c’était effectivement le cas, l’Ukraine – deuxième exportateur mondial de céréales et détentrice de 22 % des terres arables d’Europe – deviendrait un véritable eldorado pour les semenciers internationaux. Alors – vrai ou faux ?
The Council of the European Union on Monday delayed the application of a deep and comprehensive free-trade agreement (DCFTA) with Ukraine by 15 months to December 31, 2015, the press service has said.
Russia has demanded changes to a landmark political and economic pact between the EU and Ukraine in order to meet Moscow’s concerns, according to a letter seen by AFP on Friday.
The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU-Ukraine Association agreement, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), on Tuesday in Strasbourg. At the same time, the Agreement was also ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev.
Moscow is believed to be willing to accept Ukraine’s broad political and trade accord with the European Union under certain conditions, officials say.
The duty-free trade deal between Russia and Ukraine is coming to an end. Russia says fundamental changes mean that it will invoke Article 62 of the Vienna Declaration to terminate the understanding.
Russia is ready to suspend the free trade zone agreement with Ukraine after the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement comes into effect, Tatyana Golendeyeva, deputy chief of the Russian Federal Customs Service said.
Ukraine signed on Friday an historic free-trade agreement with the European Union that has been at the heart of months of violence and upheaval in the country, drawing an immediate threat of "grave consequences" from Russia.
On Friday, the European Union will sign Association Agreements with Georgia and Moldova and complete the signature process with Ukraine, each providing for a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.
On Friday, Ukraine will sign a sweeping economic and trade agreement with the European Union, a 1,200-page telephone book of a document crammed with rules on everything from turkeys to tulips, cheese to machinery.