EFTA and Ukraine hold first Joint Committee meeting

Published 30-05-2013
One year after the entry into force of the EFTA-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, delegations from the EFTA States and Ukraine convened in Kyiv on 29 May 2013 to assess the implementation of the new framework.

The broad-based EFTA-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement has been in effect since 1 June 2012. The Joint Committee expressed its satisfaction with its implementation to date and exchanged views on possible future updates and additions to the agreement. It furthermore concurred to meet again next year.

The EFTA delegation was led by Ambassador Martin Eyjólfsson from Iceland, while Mr Valeriy Pyatnitskiy, Commissioner for European Integration, headed the Ukrainian delegation.

The total value of EFTA-Ukraine merchandise trade amounted to USD 1.1 billion in 2012.