Ukraine, Israel to sign free trade agreement in first quarter of 2019

Ukraine, Israel to sign free trade agreement in first quarter of 2019

The governments of Ukraine and Israel will sign a free trade agreement in the first quarter of 2019.

"Next year, we will focus on two important international trade agreements for Ukraine: signing of an agreement with Israel in the first quarter of 2019, which then will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for ratification, and cooperation on free trade with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland," First Vice Prime Minister - Economic Development and Trade Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv announced at a final annual press conference of the Economic Development Ministry, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

As reported, the UK could sign a bilateral free trade agreement with Ukraine in mid-2019.

The elaboration of Ukraine-Israel free trade agreement began in 2015. Before the final completion of the negotiation process on March 28, 2018, the parties held seven rounds of talks for coordinating the provisions of the agreement, which aim to remove the barriers in mutual trade in goods and services.


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