Ukraine will join the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules (pan-Euro-Med) on February 1, 2018, according to the website of the Ministry of economic development and trade (MEDT).

As noted in the report, relevant documents on Ukraine’s accession to the Convention on Wednesday handed over to the Depositary of the Convention, the General Secretariat of the EU Council.

“Ukrainian goods will be expanded access to the markets of 42 countries and territories that diversifitsirovat export of Ukraine”, – said Deputy Minister of economic development and trade – trade representative of Ukraine Nataliya Mykolska.

The next step would be the modification of the protocols of free trade agreements that Ukraine has signed with the sides of the pan-Euro-Med , said the Ministry.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada on 8 November voted for a bill on Ukraine’s accession to the Convention of pan-Euro-Med. The decision the Parliament adopted at the meeting on Wednesday. “For” voted 231 MP.

As reported on the website of the Ministry, the share of Ukrainian exports to the participating countries of the Convention of pan-Euro-Med from the common figure is 50%, of which 40% are EU countries.

Earlier the Ministry reported about a possible accession of Ukraine to the Convention of pan-Euro-Med from 1 January 2018.