Ukraine trying to conclude free trade agreement with UK

The problem is that no one can understand the exact flow of goods between these countries
11:06, 21 November 2019

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Deputy Minister of Development, Economy, Trade and Agriculture, Trade Representative of Ukraine Taras Kachka said that Ukraine is preparing for its government to trade with the UK when the country does not have an agreement with the European Union, RBC-Ukraine reports.

He also added that Ukraine and the UK are working on a number of issues.

"There are a number of issues that we are working on with the UK. First, we have our internal homework, it is about a whole working group. There is also a plan of action in case Britain leaves the EU without any conditions, we are ready for that," Deputy Minister stated.

Related: Ukraine to create delegation for negotiations with the UK about cooperation after Brexit

He also added that in the case of Brexit, the Ministry understands what the duties will be and what documents will be required.

"If Brexit happens, we understand what the duties will be, what documents the UK will not accept, what logistical issues will arise. In fact, the Ukrainian government is preparing for the possibility that we will be able to trade with Britain when the country does not have an agreement with the European Union," Kachka noted.

The Deputy Minister also said that Ukraine is trying to conclude a Free Trade Agreement with Britain.

As we reported earlier, Ambassador of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to Ukraine Melinda Simmons has announced an intention to expand assistance to Ukrainian veterans and IDPs.

She informed about this during a meeting with the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine Oksana Kolyada, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reported.

Related: Britain to spend extra 2,1 billion GBP for Brexit

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