Shmyhal and Dombrovskis discuss preparations for “customs visa waiver”


Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis discussed expanding cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union and increasing bilateral trade.

The relevant statement was made by the government portal, reports a correspondent of Ukrinform.

During an online conversation, the parties raised the issue of replacing Russian products sanctioned in the EU with Ukrainian products.

In addition, they discussed preparations for the “customs visa waiver”, which will begin on October 1, and efforts towards the signing of the ACAA, or the so-called “industrial visa waiver”, as well as cooperation in the financial sector for 2022 and 2023.

“We are grateful for the timely assistance of the European Union in the fight against the Russian aggressor. We appreciate the disbursement of significant macro-financial assistance from the EU,” Shmyhal noted.

The parties also discussed increasing border crossing capacity between Ukraine and the EU. The Prime Minister of Ukraine has proposed a solution to the European Commission that would help reduce queues at the relevant checkpoints.

Photo: Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

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