RISKS OF INFLUENCE OF THE FREE TRADE ZONE WITH THE EU ON THE UKRAINIAN-POLISH COOPERATION IN AGRARIAN SPHERE: INTERSTATE AND CROSS-BORDER ASPECTS

  • Viktor Borshchevskyi
  • Katazhyna Kutsab-Bonk
Keywords: free trade zone, export and import of agricultural goods, cross-border trade

Abstract

The actuality of the researching of some risks that were caused by creating of the free trade zone between Ukraine and the EU for the development of Ukrainian-Polish trade in agricultural products is proved. The need to strengthen the food security of both countries in the process of implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU is argued. Considering the high level of agrarian potential of Ukraine and Poland, the aim of the article is search of the ways of improving food and economic security of Ukraine and Poland on the basis of strengthening their mutual cooperation in the agrarian sphere. The presence of significant reserves of increase of the volume of bilateral export-import operations between the countries in the interstate and cross-border agricultural markets is revealed. The potential impacts of forming a free trade zone between Ukraine and the EU on food security of both states are outlined. It was proposed to activate the cooperation in the investment sphere with the aim at establishing an effective transfer of agricultural technologies from Poland to Ukraine. The importance of development of institutional infrastructure to enhance the efficient use of natural resource potential of rural cross-border territories of Ukraine and Poland is emphasized.

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Published
2018-08-21
How to Cite
Borshchevskyi, V., & Kutsab-Bonk, K. (2018). RISKS OF INFLUENCE OF THE FREE TRADE ZONE WITH THE EU ON THE UKRAINIAN-POLISH COOPERATION IN AGRARIAN SPHERE: INTERSTATE AND CROSS-BORDER ASPECTS. Strategic Priorities, 39(2), 27-33. Retrieved from https://niss-priority.com/index.php/journal/article/view/155