Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych have agreed to launch negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty
Turkey is interested in expanding economic cooperation with Ukraine and introducing the visa-free regime between the two countries, Turkish Minister of Industry and Commerce Nihat Ergun has said at the Black Sea Economic Forum in Yalta, an UKRINFORM correspondent reported.
This was aired by the Uklrainian President during a joint press conference with President Shimon Peres of Israel in Kiev. The two have already signed a bilateral investment treaty.
Turkey wants to create a free trade area with Ukraine, Turkish Ambassador Ahmet Bulent Meric told the Den newspaper.
The European Union will delay signing free-trade and accession accords with Ukraine because of growing skepticism about the former Soviet state’s commitment to economic and political restructuring.
The first round of talks will be held in February 2010.
Canada’s farmers and farm machinery makers are among the expected beneficiaries from the launch of talks toward a free trade agreement (FTA) with Ukraine.
The deal with EFTA is likely to be signed by the end of this year. The free trade agreement with the EU could be concluded in 2010.
Ukraine and Libya are interested in boosting bilateral goods turnover, Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Secretary of the General People’s Committee of Libya al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmudi said at a meeting of the Ukraine-Libya Cooperation Commission in Kyiv on Monday.
Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to develop large-scale overseas agricultural projects to secure food supplies, revealing that Riyadh is in discussions with Ukraine, Pakistan, Sudan, Turkey and Egypt.
As a result, the European Union will now begin negotiations for a comprehensive free trade agreement with Ukraine
Ukraine plans to start free trade talks with Israel in the first quarter of 2008, President Victor Yushchenko said during his meeting with Israel’s business leaders on Thursday, according to the President`s press-office.
Ukraine and Singapore have begun negotiations for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
The European Union (EU) will start free trade area (FTA) negotiations with Ukraine hopefully in early 2007, said the European Commission on Wednesday.
Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yushchenko has called for the creation of a free trade zone between his country and Hungary. Simultaneously, the country is working to establish a free trade zone with the EU and sign an associated membership agreement as early as in 2007.
A study reports on feasibility and implications of a free trade area between the European Union and Ukraine, which will be discussed following the country’s accession to WTO. An FTA agreement is foreseen by the current Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Ukraine and will become part of the European Neighbourhood Policy framework.
Ukraine expects to win market-economy status from the European Union in December and plans to start negotiating a free-trade regime with the bloc early next year, Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov said.
Pakistan has asked the United States to sign the proposed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) by dropping its demand that in case of an arbitration only the Washington based International Centre for Settlement of Disputes (ICSID) should be approached for a decision.
Overview of Bilateral Negotiations 2004 involving Trade Agreements: State of Play 27 July