The European Commissioner for trade Cecilia malmstr?m during the meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced approval by the European Commission additional trade preferences for Kiev, said the press service of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.
"The European Commissioner for trade Cecilia Malmstrom said the European Commission decision on the extension of access to the European market of the positions of Ukrainian subjects in addition to the deep and comprehensive free trade area for 3 years. The European Commission's proposal must be adopted by the European Parliament and member countries of the EU " – reported in the report on the Internet representation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
for its part, the Ukrainian Prime Minister welcomed the decision of the Commission and informed malmstr?m on reforms aimed at improving the business climate in the country. At the end of July during the meeting with the Ukrainian Prime Minister in Brussels, malmstr?m announced the intention to publish a decision of the European Commission on the allocation of Ukraine additional trade preferences. Then Groysman said that they must spread a critically important category of items, such as poultry, agricultural products of animal origin, flour, fruit juices, electrical appliances, aluminium and articles thereof. In Ukraine from January 1, 2016 came into force a regime of free trade area (FTA) with the EU. In the circumstances, Russia was forced to make a decision from 1 January to protect its market from an influx of duty free items from the EU to bring Ukraine to the customs fees and embargo, Similar to that which acts against the countries that supported anti-Russian punishment. In addition, Russia has suspended to Ukraine, the Treaty on the CIS free trade area (FTA). 3 July, Russian President Vladimir Putin made changes to a decree on ensuring economic security and national interests of Russia in transit from the Ukraine to Kazakhstan, extending the existing requirements for Kyrgyzstan. The action of the decree prolonged until 31 December 2017.