Disinfo: Ukraine received 10 times less than promised from its trade…

Summary

Ukraine received 10 times less than promised from its trade with the EU.

Disproof

The Ukraine-EU Association and Free Trade Agreement went into effect January 1, 2016; Ukraine’s GDP for 2016 grew at 1.5%. In 2015 Ukraine’s exports to the EU were in the minus (-6.5%), after the Association agreement went into effect Ukrainian exports to the EU grew by 2%. EU exports to Ukraine rose to 17% in 2016.One year into the Association agreement Ukrainian media saw only positives for Ukraine from the trade relationship, focusing on the increasing rate of Ukrainian exports to EU countries.bit.ly/2n2U8tZ, , bit.ly/2mmzEJh,

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 62
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU, Trade, AA/DCFTA

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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