News date: 5 December 2014
On December 05, 2014 the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine hosted an Expert Forum “Taking advantage of the WTO tools to protect national exporters at the international markets”.
The discussion was attended by Mr. Valeriy Pyatnitsky – the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine – the Trade Representative of Ukraine, Mr. Taras Kachka – the acting President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Ms. Elena Zerkal – the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in charge of the European Integration, Ms. Svetlana Zaitseva – the Director of the Department for cooperation with the WTO on trade and protection of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, as well as representatives of business circles.
During the export forum the participants dwelled upon the matters of creation and existence of trade opportunities associated with an EU association agreement, the WTO dispute settlement procedure and as well as reviewed the ways of responding through the WTO instruments onto the trade barriers imposed by the Russian Federation in respect of Ukrainian exports.
During the roundtable Olena Omelchenko took part in the discussion about the importance of applying the dispute settlement mechanism in WTO, as well as concentrated attention at the legal aspects of the application by the state of the corresponding measures in case of violation of international trade agreements.