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In a comment for Interfax-Ukraine about the possible development
scenario in case of full or partial integration of Kyiv into the Customs
Union, a representative of the European Commission explained that
Ukraine has to choose whether to bring its legislation in compliance
with the EU law or with those regulations those applied in the Customs
Union.

“It would not be possible for Ukraine to align to both (technical
regulations) at the same time. It is for Ukraine to choose which path to
follow, knowing that the Customs Union and the EU-Ukraine Association
Agreement are mutually incompatible,” the Commission said.

Brussels said that the scenario of a full integration of Ukraine with
the Customs Union would pose major challenges, as Ukraine would not be
able to conduct and implement any autonomous bilateral trade policy,
having transferred its sovereignty on tariff matters and other key
commercial policies to the Customs Union.

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