Today, July 28,
the sixth round of negotiations on the conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement
between Ukraine and the State of Israel has winded up. This is the third
meeting of the delegations in 2017.
During the round,
the parties noted significant progress in finding accord on the draft Agreement, in particular, they discussed and substantially
completed discussions on the main provisions: institutional, general and final
provisions, customs procedures, rules of origin, dispute settlement, etc.
Besides, the delegations
continued the debate on access to commodity markets and determined the extent
of tariff reduction for sensitive products, particularly in the agricultural
is based on the results of consultations with industrial and business
associations. It is crucial to ensure that free trade agreements create new
opportunities for Ukrainian exporters. Therefore, it is considered necessary to
secure duty-free access for as many agricultural and industrial goods as possible
to the Israeli market", said Deputy Minister/ Trade Representative of
Ukraine Natalia Mykolska, who heads the Ukrainian
In order to
conclude the discussion on access to agricultural and industrial goods markets,
the parties planned stages of further work and scheduled next rounds and
consultations. The seventh round of talks on the conclusion of the Free Trade
Agreement between Ukraine and the State of Israel is due to be held in Israel.
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