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Roundtable “Non-tariff barriers to Ukrainian exports at the market of the European Union”

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Center for Social and Economic Research CASE and CASE Ukraine organized roundtable “Non-tariff barriers to Ukrainian exports at the market of the European Union” (22 December 2006).

At the roundtable, results of a study prepared by CASE Ukraine and CASE, which analyses impediments to exports of Ukrainian goods to the EU market, were be presented. The study is based on the survey conducted among Ukrainian exporters by GFK Ukraine on request of CASE Ukraine.

Currently, the level of the EU tariffs is quite low and is not the main impediment to Ukrainian exports to the EU. The major problems arise due to non-tariff barriers, such as customs procedures, differences in Ukrainian and EU quality and safety standards etc.

The conducted study aims to:

  • define how much various non-tariff barriers impede Ukrainian exports to the EU;
  • estimate the costs that Ukrainian enterprises will need to bear to satisfy quality standards that exist in the EU.
December 24, 2006