Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Ukraine, Russia & CIS

Ukraine vows to implement DCFTA on 1 January 2016 – regardless of Russia

Trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström held high-level meetings on Friday 13 November in Kyiv in view of preparations for Ukraine’s implementation of its ‘deep and comprehensive’ free trade agreement with the EU. Ukraine’s track record on trade policy has been mixed since the postponement of the deal’s implementation last year to …

Ukraine, Russia & CIS

EU Parliament report on Ukraine trade policy as deadline for DCFTA looms

A new European Parliament report entitled, Ukraine’s will to liberalise: tested on many fronts, explains that since the crisis erupted in 2014, the country’s “exports to the EU have demonstrated a surprising resilience, thanks largely to the positive performance of agriculture. While the EU has granted the country autonomous trade …