the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the EFTA States (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) was signed in Reykjavík (Iceland) on 24 June 2010; ratified by Law no. 4091-VI of Ukraine of 7 December 2011 and entered into force on 1 June 2012. This agreement covers trade in goods (industrial, agricultural, fish and sea production), services and dispute settlement. In view of the difference between the levels of economic and social development of Ukraine and the EFTA States, the Agreement provides the main reason for the asymmetrical obligations of the Parties which allow Ukraine to adapt its trade with the EFTA States to the conditions of free trade. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has an important role to play in supporting and diplomatically supporting the conduct of negotiations on the conclusion of bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (continued – FTAs). The United States and Ukraine signed the U.S.-Ukraine Trade cooperation and investment agreement (TICA) in 2008. TICA has established ICT as the main intergovernmental mechanism for discussing trade and investment relations between the two countries. Ukraine has concluded free trade agreements with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the CIS, Montenegro, Macedonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The Free Trade Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Montenegrin was signed in Kiev on 18 November 2011 and was also ratified by Law no. 5445-VI of Ukraine of 16 October 2012; entered into force on 1 January 2013.
This Agreement covers trade in goods, services and the settlement of disputes. In accordance with the provisions of the Agreement, Montenegro provides for the abolition of import duties after its entry into force. In order to avoid possible negative consequences for the Ukrainian economy, the Ukrainian party excluded, within the framework of the agreement, a number of sensitive groups of agricultural goods from the free trade area. The right to apply export duties by Ukraine, in accordance with existing WTO obligations, is also maintained. “As part of the government-to-government meeting, we discussed measures to expand bilateral trade in agricultural and industrial products. We agreed on the importance of transparency and predictability of the rules applicable to the importation of a large number of products. The Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine was concluded on 18 Signed in Skopje on 1 January 2001 and ratified by the Law of Ukraine no. . .