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Chapter 27: Administration of the Agreement – Text of the 2023 Canada - Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

The 2017 CUFTA will remain in force until entry into force of the 2023 modernized agreement. Until such time, please refer to the 2017 CUFTA text for information on the existing trade agreement between Canada and Ukraine.

Article 27.1: Joint Commission

1. The Parties hereby continue the Joint Commission established under the 2017 Agreement, composed of representatives at the Ministerial level or their designees, and incorporate it under this Agreement.

2. The Joint Commission shall:

3. The Joint Commission may:

4. The revisions referred to in subparagraph 3(c) shall be subject to the completion of any necessary legal procedures of either Party.

5. The Joint Commission may establish and delegate responsibilities to committees, subcommittees, or working groups. Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, the committees, subcommittees, and working groups shall work under a mandate recommended by the Agreement Coordinators referred to in Article 27.2 and approved by the Joint Commission. Responsibilities established and delegated by the Joint Commission pursuant to Article 16.1(6) (Joint Commission) of the 2017 Agreement are continued under this Agreement.

6. The Joint Commission shall establish its rules and procedures. Decisions of the Commission shall be taken by mutual consent.

7. The Joint Commission shall convene once a year or upon the request in writing of either Party. Unless otherwise decided by the Parties, sessions of the Joint Commission shall be held alternately in the territory of each Party or by any technological means available.

8. All decisions and actions of the Joint Commission and any committees, subcommittees, working groups, or other bodies are continued and incorporated under the relevant body of this Agreement.

Article 27.2: Agreement Coordinators

1. All appointments of Agreement Coordinators made pursuant to Article 16.2(1) (Agreement Coordinators) of the 2017 Agreement are continued under this Agreement. Each Party shall notify to the other Party any changes made to its Agreement Coordinator.

2. The Agreement Coordinators shall jointly:

3. The Coordinators shall meet as often as required.

4. A Party may request in writing at any time that a special meeting of the Coordinators be held. This meeting shall take place within 30 days of receipt of the request by the other Party.

Annex 27-A: Committees, Subcommittees, and Other Bodies

1. The Committees established under the 2017 Agreement are continued under this Agreement. These committees are the:

2. The Subcommittees established under the 2017 Agreement are continued and incorporated under this Agreement. These Subcommittees are the:

3. The other Committees or bodies established under this Agreement are the:

4. Contact points are established by:

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