“Visa-Free Trade” Between Ukraine and the EU Now in Effect

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, June 7, 2024
“Visa-Free Trade” Between Ukraine and the EU Now in Effect

The “visa-free trade” agreement between Ukraine and the European Union has officially come into force, effectively suspending all import duties and quotas on Ukrainian exports

Key Points:

  • Effective Date: June 6
  • Duration: The updated autonomous trade measures (ATMs) will remain in place until June 5, 2025.
  • Purpose: The agreement aims to facilitate trade between Ukraine and the EU by removing trade barriers.

Updated Regulatory Rules:

  • Concerns Addressed: The new rules consider the concerns of European workers and include strengthened protective mechanisms.
  • Emergency Termination: The possibility of urgent termination of ATMs is included if an emergency situation arises in the European market concerning specific goods.
  • Goods Affected: The specified range of goods includes eggs, poultry, sugar, oats, corn, groats, and honey.


  • Extension: The European Union previously extended the "visa-free trade" with Ukraine for another year.

This agreement aims to enhance economic cooperation between Ukraine and the EU, promoting increased trade and economic growth for both parties.

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