The EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement: How to Make it a Success?
Ostap Semerak, Member of Parliament of Ukraine, First Deputy Chair of European Integration Committee
Liubov Akulenko, Project Manager, Campaign for European Integration ‘Stronger Together’
Chair: Kataryna Wolczuk, Associate Fellow, Chatham House, Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES), University of Birmingham
In January 2016 Ukraine’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the EU came into force. One of the most complex accords since the Treaty of Lisbon, it envisages a reciprocal and gradual opening of the two parties’ markets. Implementation requires Kyiv to carry out extensive legal approximation across key economic sectors and many in Ukraine hope the agreement will help transform the country into a modern economy. The speakers will discuss Ukraine’s willingness to administer the DCFTA, assess its potential to modernize the country’s political and economic system and assess western assistance in this process.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.