The European Union has notified Ukraine about the completion of all procedures necessary for the entry into force of the FTA in 2016, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"right now the EU has announced its readiness For the free trade area With Ukraine as of 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 begin ", – it is reported in the message Poroshenko in Facebook.
first Tuesday was announced that the trade Ministers of the EU on 27 November at the meeting in Brussels will consider the possible consequences for relations With Moscow and Kiev on the introduction of a free trade zone With Ukraine, From 1 January 2016. Russia believes that the introduction of free trade regime between Ukraine and the EU Under the current free trade regime between Ukraine and Russia will create rules for unregulated re-export to the Russian Federation European products, which could adversely affect domestic production, in the absence of well-conceived and well-regulated free trade regime of the EU-Russia, Moscow at the moment to enter does not want. Thus, According to the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, the Russian leadership emphasized the setback in the negotiations on the consequences of the Association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Remember, after tripartite consultations on Association of Ukraine With the EU, held in early October, the head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev said that the Russian Federation is not satisfied with the EU's proposals. He later added that the Russian Federation in connection With the signing of the Treaty of unification of Ukraine and the EU is considering imposing relative to Kiev a number of measures, as well as among them food embargo. At the end of September, Prime Minister Medvedev D. A. said that the Russian Federation wants to switch to a normal trade regime With Ukraine, without preferences. The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the European Parliament on 16 September 2014 ratified the Association agreement Kiev and Brussels, however, the use of the free trade agreement was delayed until 2016.