01 Mar 2006

Ukraine and the European Neighbourhood Policy: Ensuring the Free Movement of Goods and Services

Olga Shumylo

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The negotiation of a regional trade agreement between the EU and Ukraine is the next significant step towards Ukraine’s deeper integration with the West. Drawing on analyses of official and independent analytical materials and statistical data, this paper explores the form such an arrangement should take – namely, which of the existing models would be an appropriate model for EU-Ukraine trade relations: a Free Trade Agreement, a Customs Union or something along the lines of the European Economic Area Agreement. The author, Olga Shumylo is a researcher at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kyiv.