Kiev hopes that Astana will not be administered against his trade restrictions


Kazakhstan is one of the countries who support Ukraine, said Deputy Minister of economic development and trade – trade representative of Ukraine Nataliya Mykolska. According to her, Ukraine has received from the Kazakhstan certification in cooperation according to the rules of international trade.

KYIV, 24 Dec. Ukraine expects that Kazakhstan will not impose trading restrictions in connection with the entry into force of the free trade area (FTA) between Ukraine and the EU, said Deputy Minister of economic development and trade — trade representative of Ukraine Nataliya Mykolska.

Russia from January 1, 2016 suspends the operation of the Treaty on the free trade zone of the CIS in Ukraine, which actually means the introduction of Ukraine duties on most favoured nation treatment.

“Kazakhstan is one of the countries that support us. Has been clearly articulated position that Kazakhstan will not apply to Ukraine such restrictions, which were applied by the Russian Federation, and will not come out from free trade zone in the CIS”, — said the Gaina at a briefing on Thursday.

According to her, Ukraine has received from the Kazakhstan certification in cooperation according to the rules of international trade.

However the first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov earlier this week said that the leaders of the EEU (which includes Kazakhstan) consider it necessary to adopt a unified approach on the issue of withdrawal from the free trade zone of the CIS with Ukraine.

The Eurasian economic Union (EEU) was founded in 2014 on the basis of the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. In addition, the EEU now includes Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.