Ukraine will launch a dialogue with the European Union in 2017 to promote the development of the country’s industry, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Representative of Ukraine Natalia Mykolska has said.
“In 2017 we start the industrial dialogue with the European Commission to stimulate the Ukrainian industry”, she wrote on her Twitter account after speaking at the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Kyiv on December 13.
Mykolska also expressed hope that the European Parliament would approve of the granting of trade preferences to Ukraine to promote Ukrainian exports.
The trade representative also pointed out that Germany was the second country, whose potential as a trade partner of Ukraine had been fully realized.
“Next year Ukraine’s Export Promotion Office will focus on trade with Germany”, Mykolska said.
The EU criticized Ukraine’s decision to ban export of round timber, refusing to provide EUR 600 million in the second tranche of macro-financial assistance until the decision on round timber export was revised. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)