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Soon Ukraine might finally expand the list of products protected by the geographical indications (GIs). The AA/DCFTA includes more than three thousand GIs from the EU,[1] with only two Ukrainian GIs, wines Soniachna Dolyna and Novyj Svit. Regretfully, these two have only political rather than economic significance as both indications refer to the occupied Crimea.… » read more

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While Ukraine is wrapping up its New Year and Orthodox Christmas celebrations, there is one more thing worth celebrating. On 1.1.2019, Ukraine took a big leap towards liberalizing its retail electricity market towards European standards. As of this date, consumers are free to choose their electricity supplier. Well, almost all consumers. Households and the SME… » read more

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It is time for both EU and Ukraine to reshape their long-term relations, especially in the context of the heated debate about the future of the EU and its neighbourhood policy towards Balkans, Turkey and Great Britain. The jubilee 20th Ukraine-EU Summit provided a good basis for Kyiv to raise the issues of long-term cooperation… » read more

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The amber “Klondike” of Ukraine provide “jobs” to thousands of people living nearby this gem deposits in the Polissya – North-West part of Ukraine (Volyn, Zhytomyr, and most of all in Rivne region). A few decades ago one could hardly imagine how to turn the solar stone into profits. People would dig up amber in… » read more

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Ukraine has been fulfilling the Association Agreement over three years. Therefore, we can already talk about certain trends: successes, challenges, failures. Which fields after three years have become successful, which failure? Recently, the Office of the Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine presented the Report on the implementation of the Association… » read more

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Ukraine’s commitments under the Association Agreement with the EU in terms of customs regulations can be split into two major groups, as follows: Commitments regarding approximation of customs legislation (Annex XV of the Agreement) and Commitments of a general nature (Chapter 5 “Customs and Trade Facilitation” of the Agreement). With regard to the first group… » read more

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  Due to the approximation to European standards in the field of food safety, Ukraine is becoming less and less exotic for the EU market. Thus, the implementation of the Association Agreement opens the way for those sectors of the economy, in which, through the successful coordination of key stakeholders, the political will of the… » read more

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