The free trade agreement with the European Union
will come into force from January 1, 2016: "Neither Russia nor anyone else
will stop this process. This is our bilateral agreement with the European
Union, and we decide as to the content and form of this agreement," Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined at a meeting of the collegium
of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine on Tuesday, June 23.
right to decide that this agreement will enter into force and be realized in
our bilateral relations on January 1, 2016", he stressed.
to him, in the framework of
the FTA all the Ministries have been ordered to implement the basic provisions
of the agreement. Arseniy Yatsenyuk has noted that some Ministries "are not
in a hurry to execute the Government’s orders on the implementation of the
agreement": "Most of all I am concerned about technical regulations,
which are within the competence of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine."
"We have finally
given up the use of "USSR State standard specifications" and gone to the technical
regulations, standards and quality of products, which are in the European
Union. This is the only way in order to conquer new markets," Arseniy
Yatsenyuk pointed out.
technical regulations mean the competitiveness of Ukrainian goods", he
has asked the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine to speed up work on the
introduction of technical regulations of the European standard.
Minister has emphasized the need to "clearly define the strategy of the state’s
new economic policy": "We have moved from the post-Soviet, but we
haven’t reached the new market-oriented, liberal and efficient one."
The activities of
the Ministry of Economy, he underlined, should be "a guide as a whole for
several decades ahead of which economy we are building in our country ":
"Will it be a raw material and backward economy like Russia's one, or will
it be a qualitatively new economy, which is based on the knowledge and fighting
for new markets, struggling in a very competitive global environment and and captures it. I know that you and I personally advocate for
the second option- the efficient, fast, powerful, competitive model of
Ukrainian economy," the Prime Minister appealed to the representatives of the
Ministry of Economic Development.