The European Union has notified Ukraine about the completion of all procedures necessary for the entry into force of the FTA in 2016, said Tuesday the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"right now the EU said their willingness To the area of free trade With Ukraine From 1 January 2016. We received a note of the EU Council on the completion of all procedures to start the FTA. Now no bans no. With the new year starting, " wrote Poroshenko on his page in Facebook.
a year earlier, Ukraine and the European Parliament ratified the Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU, part of which is the provision on free trade area. Russia is concerned with the introduction From 1 January 2016 in the provisions of the free trade zone and fears of an influx of duty free items from the EU through Ukraine, which wants to enter the food embargo and customs duties for Ukraine.