Ukraine`s President Viktor Yushchenko said in a televised interview that he was positive that Ukraine would join the World Trade Organization on February 5, 2008, when its ascension will be on the WTO General Council`s agenda, according to RBC.

Integration into the global economic space will boost Ukraine`s GDP by 1.8 percentage points, he added.

      According to earlier reports, Ukraine completed additional talks with the European Union over how it could guarantee its commitment to reduce a number of export duties.