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The former Soviet republic, which joined the WTO in 2008, shocked the trade club last September by announcing plans to raise tariff ceilings on 371 goods using a legal loophole, a move met with virtually unanimous opposition.

Denouncing the criticism as “bullying”, Ukraine‘s chief trade negotiator Valery Pyatnytsky said in a newspaper interview this month that Kiev would press ahead with the move.

“We are being told: you have certain rights but you should not exercise them because we do not like that,” Pyatnytsky told the Dzerkalo Tyzhnya newspaper.

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