Ukrainian Parliament ratified the Protocol on Accession to World Trade Organization


Kiev, 10 April 2008 - Ukrainian Parliament voted for ratification of the Protocol on Accession to World Trading Organisation (WTO).

In accordance with the procedure of accession to WTO, Ukraine was to ratify the protocol on accession by July, 4, 2008. After the adoption of the Law on accession by Verkhovna Rada the President must sign the Law within 15 days. The publication of the Law follows such signing by the President, and 10 days thereafter the Protocol is considered [delete "as"] ratified by Ukraine. Ukraine will become a member of the WTO within 30 days of ratification of the Protocol.

The Parliament obliged the Cabinet of Ministers to approve within one month the Plan of Activities Directed on Bringing of the Ukrainian Economy in Conformity with the WTO Requirements upon consulatation with the political parties.