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10 December 2018

International trade in goods and services in Ukraine: overview

Source: Thomson Reuters

Country Q&A | Law stated as at 01-Nov-2018 | Ukraine

A Q&A guide to international trade in goods and services in Ukraine.

This Q&A covers key matters relating to the regulation of international trade in Ukraine, including recent trends, trade agreements, trade negotiations, rules relating to the supply of services, imports and exports requirements, trade remedies, and international trade restrictions.

This Q&A is part of the International Trade and Commercial Transactions Global Guide. To compare answers across multiple jurisdictions, visit the International trade in goods and services Country Q&A tool.

For more information on sale and storage of goods in Ukraine, visit Sale and storage of goods in Ukraine: overview.

For a full list of jurisdictional Q&As visit global.practicallaw.com/internationaltrade-guide.

Recent trends

What are the recent trends affecting the regulation of international trade in your jurisdiction?

The following recent trends currently affect the regulation of international trade in Ukraine:

Political relations between Ukraine and Russia. Recent political relations between Ukraine and Russia have affected both countries and have resulted in the application of mutual restrictions, including in relation to the regulation of international trade. At the start of 2016, Russia:

  • applied severe transit restrictions to Ukraine, prohibiting almost all transit through its territory to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan;
  • extended its food embargo to Ukraine; and
  • suspended the Commonwealth of Independent States Free Trade Area in respect of Ukraine.
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