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CTA has received a grant from the UK Government to facilitate stakeholder dialogue in Ukraine on the proposed EU-Ukraine FTA.

Phase 1: Scoping Study

Funded by the UK Government’s Strategic Programme Fund, the main objective of this study is to bring together the issues and findings of all available reports, studies and negotiation documents relating to the EU-Ukraine free trade negotiations and outline the key issues of potential concern to Ukrainian stakeholders. This information is presented in a concise, clear and direct format and assumes no prior knowledge of trade policy terminology.

The report can either be viewed in its entirety, or as a number of stand-alone briefing notes based on the main thematic areas to be covered in the negotiations, as defined in exploratory talks between the EU and Ukraine. The documents can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:

SCOPING STUDY (Full version)

TRADE IN GOODS
RULES OF ORIGIN
TRADE FACILITATION
TECHNICAL REGULATIONS
SANITARY & PHYTOSANITARY MEASURES
TRADE IN SERVICES
COMPETITION POLICY
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
 

Phase 2: Facilitating Dialogue

To ensure effective dialogue between the stakeholders and Ukrainian negotiators, the project will facilitate and manage a number of stakeholder dialogue meetings which will help to articulate the positions of various groups. Through discussion and debate amongst themselves, stakeholders and Government Negotiators will be able to develop a common position on each priority issue.

Specifically, the project will:

- Prepare issue papers for each priority area to act as a stimulus to informed debate and discussion in Ukraine on the EU-Ukraine FTA;
- Identify potential participants and encourage active participation in the relevant interest group, supporting the analysis of their concerns to ensure their commitment and understanding of the process;
- Organise and manage a meeting programme and timetable for each priority issue;
- Present, as necessary, papers (as a stimulus) in discussion groups over time e.g. working groups private and public, by issue;
- Encourage open debate and participant contribution and research;
- Facilitate the preparation of position papers articulating interests and developing national consensus.
 
Further details on each area is provided on the link below:

Public Procurement
Rules of Origin

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