Abromavicius going to discuss in Davos “trade war” with Russia

Abromavicius going to discuss in Davos “trade war” with Russia


The Russian authorities, from 1 January 2016 imposed in relation to Ukraine, supports sanctions against Russia, food embargo. Ukraine intends to discuss the actions of the Russian side at the meeting with the Ministers of trade of the USA and Canada in Davos.

KYIV, 19 Jan. The head of the Ministry of economy development and trade of Ukraine aivaras abromavicius intends during the world economic forum (WEF) in Davos to meet with the Ministers of Commerce — penny Pritzker — and Canada — Hristea Freeland, as well as with EU Commissioner for trade Cecilia malmström to discuss “trade war” with Moscow, Kiev.

“Last night I was talking on the phone with the EU Commissioner for trade Cecilia malmström, we also agreed on Friday to meet in Davos, where I have to meet with penny Pritzker, who is the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, as well as with the newly appointed Minister of trade of Canada by Mrs. Freeland,” — said Abromavicius on Tuesday at a press conference.

According to him, now Ukraine needs the support of Western partners in the “trade war” with Russia.

Russia from 1 January 2016 introduced against Ukraine food embargo for countries that supported sanctions against Russia. Fall under the ban of meat, sausages, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruits, dairy products.

In turn, Kiev has stated that it is considering filing a WTO action against Russia due to the introduction of the food embargo. At the same time, Ukraine also imposed against Russian retaliatory sanctions on a range of goods and intends to expand them.

In 2016 the WEF in Davos will take place January 20-23. The main theme of the upcoming forum — “Fourth industrial revolution”.