Ukraine’s WTO Accession

Challenge for Domestic Economic Reforms

Editors: Burakovsky, Ihor, Handrich, Lars, Hoffmann, Lutz (Eds.)

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Lars Handrich German Advisory Group on Economic Reforms with the Ukrainian Government 1 Ukraine on the way to WTO membership The first announcements by Ukraine to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) were made in 1993. In the following year the Working group on Ukraine's accession was established. But successive Ukrainian governments had to sideline the issue of WTO accession, as the country went through a decade of unprecedented and severe economic decline. Only in the year 2000 the Ukrainian economy started to achieve positive real economic growth. Since then Ukraine embarked on a stable path of economic growth and continues to grow even under conditions ofa sluggish world economy and protectionist reflexes in some ofUkraine's export markets. According to the macroeconomic forecast of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting Ukrainian GDP will grow by 5,4% in 2003 in real terms and by 5,I% 1 in 2004. For Ukraine WTO accession is of special importance. Ukraine records an extremely high exports-to-GDP ratio of over 60% - almost twice the ratio for Germany.' The large ratio and the little diversified structure ofUkraine's imports and exports make Ukraine seriously vulnerable to external shocks resulting from changes in trade regimes. Joining the WTO, trade among WTO members amounting to more then 90% of world trade, could reduce the risks related to external trade and Ukraine could derive substantial economic and hence welfare benefits from the membership in WTO.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Handrich, Lars

    Pages 1-6

  • Ukraine’s Commitment to Become Member of the WTO

    Azarov, Mykola

    Pages 9-12

  • Towards Membership in the World Trade Organization

    Millan, Hector A.

    Pages 13-17

  • Ukraine and the WTO: Possible Membership Implications

    Khoroshkovsky, Valeriy

    Pages 19-22

  • The Benefit of Joining WTO

    Lawrence, Roger

    Pages 23-25

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ukraine’s WTO Accession
Book Subtitle
Challenge for Domestic Economic Reforms
Editors
  • Ihor Burakovsky
  • Lars Handrich
  • Lutz Hoffmann
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2709-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2709-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-0137-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
Topics