Ukraine : Trade Policy Study, Volume 1. Main Conclusions and Recommendations World Bank 2013-09-05T15:02:42Z 2013-09-05T15:02:42Z 2004-11-16
dc.description.abstract The main objectives of this study are the following: 1) foster a better understanding of key drivers of recent trade performance; 2) assess current trade policies and provide additional recommendations to strengthen the Government's trade integration strategy; 3) identify core bottlenecks in the ongoing integration processes, especially with WTO accession; and 4) develop recommendations for Ukraine's international partners to provide Ukraine with a level playing field in terms in international trade, and the government with additional technical assistance that would help Ukraine upgrade its trade policies and institutions. The report's main messages are: The current trade patterns are unsustainable in the longer term because they depend heavily on temporary factors. Significant export diversification is critical for export to become a reliable source of future economic growth. The main obstacles to furthering Ukraine's trade integration are domestic and relate to serious deficiencies in the business environment, specifically in customs administration, standardization, and administrative barriers for new entry require immediate attention. To utilize its potential, it needs to drastically increase inward foreign direct investment (FDI). The policy of global trade integration should be given priority over regional integration processes. Completing WTO accession is an over-riding policy priority for Ukraine. A simultaneous push toward free trade arrangements in both directions (EU and CIS) fits well with Ukraine's longer-term interests. Efforts to advance free trade should be de-linked from other policy objectives (such as EU membership and CIS Customs Union). en
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Trade performance
dc.subject Trade policy
dc.subject Trade regime
dc.subject WTO
dc.subject Economic integration
dc.subject EU
dc.subject steel
dc.title Ukraine : Trade Policy Study, Volume 1. Main Conclusions and Recommendations en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work :: Foreign Trade, FDI, and Capital Flows Study
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work
okr.globalpractice Trade and Competitiveness
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000160016_20041203155700
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 5466561 29684
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl en
okr.region.administrative Europe and Central Asia Ukraine
okr.sector Finance :: General finance sector
okr.sector Industry and trade :: General industry and trade sector
okr.theme Trade and integration :: Export development and competitiveness
okr.theme Trade and integration :: International financial architecture
okr.theme Trade and integration :: Regional integration
okr.theme Trade and integration :: Trade facilitation and market access
okr.theme Trade and integration :: Other trade and integration
okr.topic International Economics and Trade :: Trade and Regional Integration
okr.topic International Economics and Trade :: Trade Policy
okr.topic International Economics and Trade :: Free Trade
okr.topic Economic Theory and Research
okr.topic Environmental Economics and Policies
okr.unit Poverty Reduction/Econ Mngmt (ECSPE)
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