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3 DCFTAs Op-ed. Ukraine-Israel FTA: new trade opportunities

Op-ed No 10/2019

In January 2019, Ukraine and Israel signed a free trade agreement (FTA), concluding more than five years of negotiations. Unlike the DCFTA with the EU covering a broad range of issues in trade in goods, services, capital flows and legal harmonisation, the...

The EU’s Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free
Trade Areas (DCFTAs) with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia

This project, supported by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), ran initially from April 2015 to December 2018, and has now been renewed for the three years 2019 to 2021.

The initial objective of the project was to clarify the legal, political and economic implications of the three Association Agreements and DCFTAs negotiated between EU and Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The agreements are long and technical legal texts, which cannot be ‘read like a book’. However, these agreements (often termed ‘AA/DCFTAs’ for short) are very substantial in the content and mechanisms for the integration of the three states with the EU.

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