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. After the signing ceremony of the free trade agreement, the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry released teasers of some reduced and removed obligations under the agreement. The Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and the EFTA States (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) was signed in Reykjavík (Iceland) on 24 June 2010; ratified by Law no. 4091-VI of Ukraine of 7 December 2011 and entered into force on 1 June 2012. This agreement covers trade in goods (industrial, agricultural, fish and sea production), services and dispute settlement. In view of the difference between the levels of economic and social development of Ukraine and the EFTA States, the Agreement provides the main reason for the asymmetrical obligations of the Parties which allow Ukraine to adapt its trade with the EFTA States to the conditions of free trade. The FTA negotiations are conducted by the Foreign Trade Administration of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry, which, based on the content of the contract, is also supported by other ministries and government authorities (e.g. B.dem Ministry of Justice and ministry of finance). The Foreign Trade Agency regularly seeks trade partnerships with countries that have complementary economies (identified through feasibility studies) in order to fill gaps and overcome restrictions on the Israeli economy. To date, it has concluded numerous free trade agreements, including the United States, Great Britain, Mexico, Colombia, Canada and Turkey, and is currently negotiating many others.
According to the Ministry of Economy and Industry, 67 percent of Israel`s international trade is done under free trade agreements. The free trade area between Ukraine and Georgia has been in force since 1996 within the framework of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Georgia of 9 January 1995 (which entered into force on 4 June 1996) and also within the framework of the Intergovernmental Protocol on Amendments and Supplements to the Agreements established on 17 June. 2009, related to Georgia`s withdrawal from the CIS. . . .