Senator of the USA, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Richard Lugar considers that Ukraine can become member of the World Trade organization this year. He stated at a press conference on Wednesday.

“Economic development of Ukraine is being held very successfully and it substantiates Ukraine’s membership in the WTO this year,” he said.

As earlier reported, the sitting of the General Council of the World trade Organization will be held in Geneva in February 7-8. In case the report of the working group on Ukraine’s joining WTO is approved till February 7, the question on Ukraine’s joining WTO can be considered at this sitting.

The European Union has set last demand concerning Ukraine’s joining WTO. In order to become the 152 member of the world organization, Kyiv must fulfill the demand of Brussels concerning the reconsideration of mechanism of export duty regulation. For today the question is at the level of settlement.


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