Liubov Nepop, Acting Head of Ukraine's Mission to the EU. Credits: UMEU.

Liubov Nepop, Acting Head of Ukraine's Mission to the EU. Credits: UMEU.

Liubov Nepop, Acting Head of Ukraine's Mission to the EU informed about the outcome of the trilateral talks on the EU-Ukraine DCFTA (Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area) entering into force from 1 January 2016, at the last meeting of the European Parliament International Trade Monitoring Group.

Nepop said that Ukraine and the EU are ready to continue trilateral talks to address the concerns of Russia regarding the possible negative impact of the DCFTA between Ukraine and the EU on the Ukraine-Russia trade relations and to avoid further deterioration of these relations as result of the introduction by Russia of additional restrictive measures on Ukrainian agricultural export.

"Ukraine is ready to fully use all flexibility offered by the EU - Ukraine Association Agreement to achieve this goal but we are not ready to do it at any price and to postpone the implementation of the DCFTA. We expect that Russia will refrain from introducing further restrictions against Ukraine as Russia can't speak about its intention to save the trade and introduce restrictive measures for this trade at the same time", Nepop said.

 

Tag(s) : #EU Enlargement, #Eastern Partnership, #EU Trade