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UK seeks to prepare FTA with Ukraine by mid-2019
The United Kingdom is ready to talks with Ukraine on the bilateral free trade agreement that would regulate trade and economic relations after Brexit.
Ukraine, Israel close to signing a free trade agreement
Ukraine and Israel officials discussed practical steps to accelerate the signing of a free trade agreement between the two countries.
Chicken Kiev baron beats Brussels
Yuriy Kosyuk has found a cunning and completely legal way to bypass tough EU import restrictions.
Poroshenko, Erdogan discuss free trade agreement
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey.
Hague court hears Naftogaz case against Russia
Ukraine is seeking damages from Russia following the expropriation of assets in the Crimea in 2014.
Ukraine, Turkey complete tenth round of FTA talks
During this round of talks, the delegations made a progress in the issues regarding the access to the telecommunications and e-commerce markets.
Ukraine, Macedonia to review FTA conditions in near future
Ukraine and Macedonia will hold a round of negotiations on the revision of the provisions of the free trade agreement concluded in 2001.
Russia refuses to pay out compensation for annexation of Crimea
Russia notified the PCA in 2015 that the bilateral Russian-Ukrainian investment agreement of 1998 "can not serve as the basis for the formation of arbitration for the settlement of the dispute".
Ukraine eyes patent law reform after civil society push on medicines access
Ukrainian lawmakers are poised to approve sweeping patent reform legislation, driven in large part by a push by patients’ groups for better access to affordable medicines and healthcare.
Ukraine, Israel technically initial FTA agreement
The agreement foresees the annulment of import duties for 80% of industrial goods from Ukraine to Israel and some agricultural products within quotas.
French court upholds literal interpretation of investment treaty
A recent decision under the Energy Charter Treaty by France’s highest court appears to signal a return to a literal interpretation by the French courts of international treaties.
Ukraine, Turkey move toward free trade agreement for agricultural goods
Ukraine and Turkey have made progress in negotiations on a free trade zone, agreeing to include agricultural products in the zone along with industrial ones.
Ukraine, Israel ready to sign FTA agreement – PM Groysman
There will be a joint statement of the Governments and Ministries of Israel and Ukraine that the free trade area agreement between the two countries reached the final stage.
Gazprom draws up lawsuit for international arbitration over Ukraine’s antimonopoly fine
Gazprom has already sent a notice to Ukraine about the Ukrainian side violating its obligations to protect investment and is currently preparing a lawsuit to appeal to International arbitration.
MEPs back Ukraine-style ‘association’ deal for post-Brexit UK
The European Parliament has backed a Ukraine-style “association agreement” as the model for future EU-UK relations after Brexit.
Naftogaz expects to recover from Russia $8 bln over assets seized in Crimea
According to the holding’s chief commercial officer, once Ukraine wins in court, the question will arise of physically taking this money from Russia.
Naftogaz lawsuit regarding Crimean assets to be heard in Hague in May 2018
The lawsuit requirements come down to the amount of compensation, which has been evaluated by independent experts at over $5 billion.
Ukraine, Albania may create free trade area
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister says Ukraine is ready to consider the creation of a free trade area with Albania.
FTA with Turkey is Ukraine’s key priority for 2018: Ambassador
Ukraine’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrii Sybiha considers the conclusion of the agreement on a free trade area (FTA) with Turkey as one of the key priorities of 2018.
Brexit: ’Breakthrough’ deal paves way for future trade talks
The UK, which is due to leave the EU in March 2019, has been keen to open talks on a new free trade deal as soon as possible.