Kiev plans to sign a free trade agreement with Canada, Turkey, Serbia, Vietnam, Israel, and will initiate the conclusion of the agreement on cooperation in the field of agriculture with the United States, said the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Alex Pavlenko.
The Minister said that, despite the fall in the exports of agricultural products from Ukraine to CIS countries, in parallel, there is the growth of exports to other countries. For example, according to his statement, in 2014, the export of Ukrainian agricultural products to CIS countries fell by 31%. Simultaneously, the Ukrainian export items to the EU increased by 6%, in Asia by 10%, and also increased exports to Africa.
Petrenko said that the Ministry is continuously working to find new markets for Ukrainian producers." in preparation to the signing of the agreement on free trade with Canada, Turkey, Serbia, Vietnam, Israel, the possibility of concluding a free trade agreement with Albania, Egypt, Jordan, South Korea, Tunisia, " said Petrenko at a press conference on Tuesday.
He has supplemented his words that in the upcoming week wants to go to the USA on a large grain Congress, where the Ukrainian delegation will raise the question of the conclusion with the Ministry of agriculture of the USA agreement on cooperation.
"I'm coming week sent to the U.S., where it will be large grain Congress. The government will be authorized Authorized to negotiate with the Ministry of agriculture of the USA for the contract on cooperation ", - He said.