Britain lists FTA agreement with Ukraine among priorities
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has welcomed the decision of the British Government to list the future agreement on the free trade area (FTA) between Ukraine and Britain among its priorities for 2018-2019.
Klympush-Tsintsadze met with UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan during her working visit to London. Speaking on the outcome of the meeting related to the prospects for strengthening trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, she said that Kyiv expects "to complete the relevant talks successfully and as quickly as possible," the Ukrainian media outlet Europeiska Pravda wrote on October 6.
As was earlier reported, Kyiv and London had agreed to prepare a new FTA agreement, which should replace the Association Agreement with the European Union following a March 2019 Brexit. The British side aims to prepare the text of the new agreement in the middle of 2019.
The parties agreed that during the talks on a new agreement, the rules of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement would be applied in trade with the UK, which must be stipulated in the relevant document.