Canadian government has submitted to its parliament an agreement on free trade zone with Ukraine to be ratified.
The Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko posted on his Facebook page:"The Government of Canada has submitted to its parliament a free trade zone agreement with Ukraine just on the first day of the autumn session. Congratulations to us!"
Deputies have 21 day session to review the document, after which the government will make further laws necessary for the implementation of the agreement and legislation compliance.
According to the sessional schedule, it can occur at the end of October.
It is noted the document was submitted to Parliament immediately on the first day of the autumn session.
Although the ratification process takes time, it can be completed before the end of this year.
"We believe it is realistic to fully complete ratification procedures already this year," said the Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada.
However, for the the agreement to come in force and to cancel the customs tariffs, ratification should be completed in both countries: Ukraine and Canada.
However, Kyiv has not yet started the process of ratification.
Earlier, on July 10 the Ukrainian and Canadian governments signed an agreement on free trade zone between the two countries.