Prospects of Ukraine’s participation in the processes of international trade liberalization

On May 29, 2013 the seminar Liberalization of the trade policy of Ukraine: New possibilities and challenges for development of export potential of enterprises was held at the Kryvyi Rih mission of the Commercial and Industrial Chamber. The representatives of structural subdivisions of the executive committee of the City Council, specialists of PU Kryvyi Rih City Development Institution as well as representatives of business at all levels were the attendants of the seminar.

UNDP Project Aid For international Trade development  In Ukraine and Ministry of economical development and trade of Ukraine were the initiators of the seminar.

The Aid For International Trade Development In Ukraine Project is a component of UNDP regional project of promotion of trade development Extended Europe: Assistance for promotion of trade development for Central Asia, South Caucasus and estern states of the CIS" that is financed within the framework of "Initiative of Finland as to extended Europe.

The Project is aimed at promotion of realization of the international trade reforms directed on reducing the poverty and increasing the capacities of the parties concerned at international trade at national and local levels. The Project assists the development of international trade by support of development of strategic trade documents, optimization of institutional mechanisms and granting of technical aid to the small and medium-sized enterprises for development of export potential.

Special attention was paid at the following issues at the seminar:

- main points, achievements and risks from the implementation of free trade area by Ukraine and EU (Free Trade Area);
- Customs union: Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Trade prospects of Ukraine and Customs Union;
- other agreements at the point of free trade which are in process of negotiating or have just started by Ukraine;
- How to start export activity? An attractiveness of international markets for enterprises;
- implementation of WTO instruments for securing and advancement of Ukrainian business interests at the domestic and foreign markets.