Reforms to technical regulations for non-food products present both opportunities and challenges

The Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) prescribed by the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement opens up big opportunities for Ukraine, but many challenges remain. Merely eliminating customs duties will not ensure Ukraine’s success in this new regime. Instead, it is vital that the state implement substantial internal reforms supporting Ukrainian manufacturers in exporting to the EU. In particular, the removal of technical barriers to trade will be critical. Read more