China supported the proposal of creating a free trade zone with Ukraine, said the Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Du Wei in the first day of the week at the first international Ukrainian forum of the silk road.
"The Chinese side made a proposal at the working level the ambitious goal of ? the development of Ukrainian-Chinese free trade zone, hoping to activate the research of this issue with the Ukrainian side ", - the expression quotes the Ambassador RIA " Novosti Ukraina ".
in mid-July, Ukraine has said hopes to offset the loss from the rupture of trade relations with Russia attempting to create in the country a hub for the transit of goods from Asia to Scandinavia and the Baltic States. Over the past period of time Kiev began to actively promote the use of national territory for the movement of goods during this project a new " Great silk road ". As was stated by the leader of the public movement "the Ukrainian choice" Viktor Medvedchuk, the project of Kiev on the delivery of items to China via the so-called TRANS-Caspian route bypassing Russia became the subject of ridicule not only in the European Union and Asia, but also in Ukraine. In April it was announced that the 1st pilot of the cargo, which was launched fifteen January 2016 in the so-called New silk road, on April 17, returned from China to Ukraine from moving containers. Prior to this it was stated that the cargo sent from Ukraine to bypass Russia for the delivery of goods on the silk road, not coming back from China due to the lack of buyers. On 2 February it was announced that the Ukrainian train, carrying goods to bypass Russia to China via the experimental route, arrived at the final destination. The journey took 17 days instead of the estimated 2 weeks because of delays in Kazakhstan. The print edition GLANCE, spoke in detail about the first problems with the implementation by Ukraine of the project " silk road ". January 14, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Georgia signed a Protocol on establishment of preferential tariffs for cargo transportation along the route in question.