22:13 14 Oct 2020

Ukraine and the EU are starting consultations on changes to the Association Agreement

Ukraine and the European Union will begin first consultations on renewing the Association Agreement and the Free Trade Area next week.

Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanyshyna announced it, Suspilne reports.

According to her, during the EU-Ukraine Summit held on October 6 in Belgium, the parties agreed to renew the association agreement. Kyiv wants to update the document in order, first, to increase supplies of Ukrainian goods to the European market.

"At my level, at the level of the EU Delegation in Ukraine. We will discuss the document submitted during the summit. And we will define the elements of further dialogue. At what level the dialogue will take place, what parts it will comprise, what result we will achieve by December, and who the European leader of this process will be," the Deputy Prime Minister said in response to a question about the first consultations.

She added that "it's an update of the trade terms, a revision of customs rates applicable to trade of certain goods, an increase or annulment of quotas."

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