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Zelensky calls on Israel to complete ratification of FTA with Ukraine
The head of state noted that in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, support for bilateral trade is especially important for both countries.
Ukraine hopes to update Association Agreement with EU – Economy Ministry
Ukraine hopes to start updating the Association Agreement with the EU, which is an important issue in the current situation with international trade.
Ukraine, Turkey continue preparing free trade agreement despite COVID-19
The global coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the negotiation process for the signing of Ukraine-Turkey Free Trade Agreement.
Britain, Ukraine to sign new deal on free trade, strategic partnership
Despite the coronavirus crisis, work on the agreement document continues, and is expected it to be finished soon, said Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Ukraine, Iceland to speed up preparation of mutual investment protection agreement
Foreign Minister of Ukraine and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland agreed to accelerate the preparation of an agreement on promotion and mutual protection of investments.
UAH 460 mln AMCU fine is unreasonable, said the Director of Imperial Tobacco in Ukraine
Imperial Tobacco is working on available legal instruments of protection, including an international investment arbitration tribunal, to contest a fine imposed by Ukraine for anticompetitive concerted actions.
Naftogaz seeks nearly $8 bln for assets expropriated by Russia in Crimea
Ukraine’s joint stock oil and gas company Naftogaz said the group seeks nearly $8 billion of compensation for its assets expropriated by Russia in Crimea.
Canada strives to modernize free trade agreement with Ukraine
The Government of Canada launches public consultations on possible modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement.
Ankara, Kyiv agree to complete FTA negotiations this year
The completion of the free trade agreement is said to enable Turkey and Ukraine to faster achieve their bilateral trade volume target of $10 billion.
Zelensky calls on Israel to ratify FTA agreement with Ukraine
President of Ukraine stressed the importance of the ratification by Israel of an agreement on free trade area (FTA) with Ukraine, which the latter had ratified in August 2019.
Ukraine, Turkey hold FTA talks in Ankara
Ukraine and Turkey are holding talks in Ankara on the signing of a free trade agreement, the Embassy of Ukraine in Turkey has reported on its Twitter account.
Gazprom v. Ukraine’s arbitration
Ukraine settled an investment-treaty arbitration with Russian gas company Gazprom.
Swiss court orders Russia to pay damages to Ukrainian firms
The Swiss Federal Court has ordered Russia to pay CHF80 million ($82.1 million) in damages to 12 Ukrainian firms confiscated after the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
Ukraine, Turkey to hold next round of FTA talks in January
Ukraine and Turkey will hold the next round of talks on signing the free trade agreement between the two countries in January 2020.
Ukraine ready for conclusion of FTA with UK, and hard Brexit trade representative
Ukraine is ready for conclusion of a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom and for economic cooperation in the face of hard Brexit.
Recent developments in “Crimean” investment arbitration claims
While the geopolitical tensions remain, the legal landscape continues to evolve. It seems likely that more claims will be brought in each direction.
Ukraine denied reconsideration of $112 mln dispute with Russia’s Tatneft
The Supreme Court of Russia denied a motion lodged by Ukraine demanding reconsideration of a ruling in Ukraine’s $112 million dispute with Russia’s Tatneft oil company.
Hague court declines Russia’s request to reconsider liability under PrivatBank’s Crimea claim
PrivatBank commenced the arbitration on April 13, 2015, for breaches of the Russian Federation’s obligations towards PrivatBank’s assets in Crimea.
Ukrainian energy company Ukrenergo filed lawsuit against Russia due to lost assets in occupied Crimea
The energy company Ukrenergo submitted claims in a dispute with Russia to the arbitration court regarding the illegal seizure of the company’s infrastructure in the annexed Crimea.
Ukraine, Israel want to expand free trade agreement to cover services
Ukraine and Israel have agreed to start to work on the expansion of the free trade agreement to cover services.