In March 2007, negotiations began on a new and expanded agreement to replace the EU-Ukraine Partnership and Cooperation Agreement concluded under the EU-Ukraine Action Plan. Customs information for Ukraine and other countries with which Canada has a free trade agreement. On 29 July 2013, Russia banned the import of chocolate products from the Ukrainian company Roshen and asked Belarus and Kazakhstan to follow suit. A Russian health official said the company had not met quality and safety standards, but critics said the ban was meant to warn of a closer link between Ukraine and the EU. At the time, Roshen`s owner (and future president of Ukraine), Petro Poroshenko, was considered pro-European.  On August 14, 27, 2013, officials of the Russian Federal Customs Service began conducting stricter inspections of cargo from Ukraine than would normally be the case.  This lasted until August 20, 2013 and was followed by statements by the Russian President`s chief economic adviser, Sergei Glaçev, claiming that the effect of Russia`s reaction to Ukraine`s signing of the agreement, including tariffs and trade controls, could lead to insolvency, a decline in living standards, and „political and social unrest“ in Ukraine. and would be contrary to the Russian-Ukrainian Strategic Partnership and Friendship Treaty. This last point, he warned, would mean that the state of Ukraine cannot be guaranteed by Russia, which could intervene in the country at the request of pro-Russian regions.     At the EU-Ukraine Summit in Paris in September 2008, the parties agreed that the new enlarged agreement would be qualified as an association agreement. The bilateral free trade agreements between Ukraine and Azerbaijan (ratified on 12 July 1996), Uzbekistan (04 November 1995), Tajikistan (6 July 2001) and Turkmenistan (5 November 1994) are also valid. Ukraine`s main trading partners in the CIS are the Russian Federation, Belarus, Moldova and Kazakhstan. The Chapter on Trade in Services (Chapter 3) contains a close link with the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).
It covers trade in all services sectors, with the exception of air transport, under all four types of supply. Separate annexes on financial services (Annex IX) and telecommunications services (Annex X) complement the chapter with additional disciplines of particular importance for these sectors. The specific obligations and the most general exceptions of the Contracting Parties are set out in Annexes VII and VIII respectively. Before the signing of the treaty, about one third of Ukraine`s foreign trade was with the European Union (EU); another third was with Russia.  The economic part of the Association Agreement was signed at the meeting of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with the European Council, the Heads of State and Government of the European Union, the Heads of State and Government of the 28 Member States of the European Union on 27 June 2014. . .