Wednesday, July 26, in Kiev started the sixth round of talks Israeli and Ukrainian delegations on free trade agreement between the countries.
During the two-day talks will be continued coordination of the detailed plan of the agreement on access to agricultural and industrial markets. In particular, should be installed level of reduction of customs duties.
During the fifth round, held in tel Aviv in March 2017, the parties agreed on most of the questions regarding the access of goods to markets as well as on the definition of place of origin of goods.
Currently Israel occupies 22-e a place among trading partners of Ukraine. The trade turnover between the countries amounts to 367 million dollars per year.
As at the moment, Israel has free trade agreements with 44 countries — 28 EU States, the EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein), Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Mexico, Canada, the USA, the MERCOSUR block (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay), Colombia, and Panama.
There are also talks on free trade with the EEU (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia), China, South Korea, Chile, Vietnam, Ukraine. In December 2015, began checking the feasibility of a free trade agreement between Israel and Australia.
Talks with India temporarily suspended due to the disappointment of the Indian side in the effectiveness of free trade agreements signed with other countries.