16:46 16.09.2017

Ukraine to launch commission for administrating FTA with Canada in Sept

Ukraine to launch commission for administrating FTA with Canada in Sept

Ukraine by the end of September is to launch a commission for administrating the free trade agreement (FTA) with Canada and appoint it representative, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko has told Interfax-Ukraine.

"We have homework for the FTA with Canada. By the end of September we are to launch the tool of bilateral FTA administration commission that would clean up possible administrative barriers that could be left. In the near term Ukraine will present its official representative for this bilateral commission," he said on the sidelines of the 14th annual YES conference in Kyiv on Saturday.

Shevchenko also said that at present the FTA with Canada does not cover the sphere of services and naturally the agreement could include it in the future.

"I think that by the end of autumn we will be able to see first preliminary results. I can say that we have positive forecast. I think that this year we would have surpluses in all key characteristics of trade – exports of goods, imports of goods and trade with services," he said.

The ambassador said that at present there is no motion in the issue of introducing visa free regime for Ukraine with Canada. He said that Canada has a high level of visa denials for Ukrainians: 34% in Q1 2017.

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