Poroshenko announced new priorities in trade with EU

Порошенко озвучил новые приоритеты в торговле с Евросоюзом

President Petro Poroshenko called the future priorities of Ukraine in the development of trade with the EU.

He stated this on Wednesday, January 2, on his page in Facebook.

In particular, the head of state said that we are talking about the strengthening of customs cooperation, conclude agreements on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products and the adaptation of legislation in the sphere of sanitary and phytosanitary measures.

According to Poroshenko, the beginning of the application by Ukraine from January 1, the provisions of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin will provide the country with “new momentum”.

The President stressed that three years ago, Ukraine has earned the free trade area with the EU, and for its duration, the volume of trade between Ukraine and the European Union increased by 40%.

“The EU’s share in export of Ukrainian products has reached a historic high at 42.5%. Qualitative change in the structure of Ukrainian exports towards value-added products, the share of which accounted for 43% of exports to the EU”, – reported he.

Poroshenko also added that free trade with the EU was the impetus to conduct and conclusion of negotiations on an FTA with other major trading countries, such as Canada, Israel and Turkey.

Recall, 22 November, the Parliament adopted in first reading bill No. 9037 on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine about the irreversibility of Ukraine’s course for European and Euro-Atlantic integration. So, 311 MPs voted for the adoption of the document.