Ukraine and Singapore have begun negotiations for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
The European Union (EU) will start free trade area (FTA) negotiations with Ukraine hopefully in early 2007, said the European Commission on Wednesday.
Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yushchenko has called for the creation of a free trade zone between his country and Hungary. Simultaneously, the country is working to establish a free trade zone with the EU and sign an associated membership agreement as early as in 2007.
A study reports on feasibility and implications of a free trade area between the European Union and Ukraine, which will be discussed following the country’s accession to WTO. An FTA agreement is foreseen by the current Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Ukraine and will become part of the European Neighbourhood Policy framework.
Ukraine expects to win market-economy status from the European Union in December and plans to start negotiating a free-trade regime with the bloc early next year, Prime Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov said.
Pakistan has asked the United States to sign the proposed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) by dropping its demand that in case of an arbitration only the Washington based International Centre for Settlement of Disputes (ICSID) should be approached for a decision.
Overview of Bilateral Negotiations 2004 involving Trade Agreements: State of Play 27 July