The delegation of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine headed by Deputy Minister Olexander Pinskyi visited Washington on March 31 - April 5, 2013, to protect the interests of Ukrainian producers on foreign markets and to promote the country’s exports to the U.S. market.
While in Washington, O.Pinskyi held bilateral meetings in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Agency for International Development regarding the liberalization of the Ukrainian products to the U.S. market. During these meetings, the American partners were informed of the increased attention of the Ukrainian Government to improve the investment climate and business environment in Ukraine, as well as specific steps in combating violations of intellectual property rights in Ukraine. At the meeting in the U.S. Agency for International Development, special attention was paid to the improvement of existing mechanisms to attract U.S. technical assistance to Ukraine, including a possibility of using assistance for the protection of intellectual property rights and support projects in renewable energy.
Also, the delegation of Ukraine participated in bilateral consultations with representatives of the Administration of Import of the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the problem of antidumping reviews of Ukrainian goods, and took part in open hearings in the U.S. Commission on International Trade for review of existing antidumping order on access the ammonium nitrate made in Ukraine to the U.S. market.
The negotiations were aimed at promoting the liberalization of access of domestic exports to the U.S. market, as well as the further development of bilateral trade, economic and investment ties between Ukraine and the United States on a mutually beneficial basis.