May 22, 2015

Norway-Ukraine free trade agreement on agriculture has to be amended

In Kyiv, on May 20, 2015, the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (NUCC) organized a business conference, called “Ukrainian-Norwegian business opportunities: Focus on Agriculture” in partnership with Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI), with Law Firm Sofiya, UkrAgroConsult and the Ministry of Agrarian Policy as partners.

More than 200 participants from different entities attended the conference, representing both small, medium and big market players.

The main topic of discussion at the conference became a bilateral agricultural agreement between Ukraine and Norway under the EFTA-agreement, which needs to be revised and updated in order to include more relevant products. Norway is not a member of the European Union, and this is why Ukraine and Norway have a separate free trade agreement to regulate the bilateral relations in trade.

“After consultation with Norwegian importers, NUCC has started the initiative together with participants both from Ukraine and Norway, working on changes to be introduced to the bilateral agricultural agreement. An efficient and extensive agreement covering the full range of trade and with the most relevant products is a mutually beneficial document, both for Ukraine and Norway” – says NUCC Project Manager Arnfinn Nordbø.

NUCC is preparing a web service to assist the companies from Ukraine in lookup for the partners in Norway. The service will be launched in September 2015, but interested companies can register already now here.


In November 2015, NUCC will organize a big conference in Oslo, devoted to promotion of Norwegian-Ukrainian cooperation in ICT and on investment opportunities in Ukraine.

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