"Today's decision we are expanding opportunities for export to the EU of Ukrainian goods. Our responsibility is to support Ukraine and to strengthen our economic and political ties, including the face of the ongoing conflict in the country", — said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Estonia Sven Mixer. It Estonia from 1 July the presidency of the EU Council.

The purpose of preferences is to facilitate the position of Ukrainian exporters in a difficult economic situation and the reforms across the country, the report said.

Addition to the Association

Previously, the extension of trade preferences to Kiev for the "maintenance of economic development of Ukraine" approved by the European Parliament. This decision supplements the provisions on trade has already been entered in accordance with the agreement signed in 2014, the Association agreement EU — Ukraine.

1 January 2016 entered into force the agreement on free trade zone between Brussels and Kiev. The Ministry of economic development and trade of Ukraine talked about the fact that this measure has eliminated 97% of tariffs on Ukrainian goods was supposed to lead to a reduction in the average tariff on Ukrainian exports from 7.5 to 0.5 percent.