MOSCOW, may 18 - RIA Novosti/Prime. Russia and Ukraine have plans to revise rules that apply in the free trade area (FTA) with the CIS, according to a communiqu? of the European Commission on the results of the trilateral Ministerial meeting on the implementation of the economic part of the Treaty on unification of Ukraine and the EU.
"Ukraine and Russia agree to hold first initiated (Ukraine - ed.) a revision of the original rules that apply to the CIS free trade area ", - reported in circulation.
Although Ukraine has said about his intention to withdraw from the CIS, she now enjoys the benefits of a free trade zone. For this reason, the signing of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU raises concerns Russia, which is trying to protect Russian producers, own the market and the partners from uncontrolled influx of European duty-free items.
A free trade area between Ukraine and the EU, the introduction of which is stipulated by the agreement on unity, must earn in full on 1 January 2016. Russia repeatedly warned about the risks to its economy from the agreement, the fears in the Russian capital caused five blocks of questions. In addition to the liberalization of customs tariffs between Ukraine and the EU, it is a technical regulation, veterinary and phytosanitary measures, customs administration, and energy.