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OVERVIEW OF PHILIPPINES (PH) - UKRAINE (UA)
BILATERAL RELATIONS

The Philippines established formal diplomatic relations with Ukraine on 07 April 1992.

A milestone in PH-UA relations was the signing of a Protocol on Political Consultations between the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on 14 July 2003. The Protocol entered into force on 30 September 2003.

The Philippines pursues a policy of maintaining friendship and cooperation with Ukraine, with a view towards raising the level of exchanges between the two countries, cognizant of Ukraine’s geopolitical and economic importance in Europe. Relations have always been cordial, characterized by periodic visits and exchanges of support in candidatures and other multilateral initiatives.

The Philippine Embassy in Moscow currently exercises jurisdiction over Ukraine.

Mr. Valery Kovalenko serves as Consul General, ad honorem of the Republic of the Philippines in Ukraine.

PH-KZ BILATERAL TRADE

From Jan-Oct 2016, Ukraine was the 106th export destination and 31st import source of the Philippines.

Trade1 (in US$)

Total

Exports

Imports

Balance

2016 (Jan-Oct)2

168,178

1,724

166,454

(164,730)

2015

124,836

2,073

122,762

(120,688)

2014

60,145

3,241

56,904

(53,663)

2013

2012

65,607

13,362

3,711

5,759

61,896

7,603

(58,185)

(1,844)

Exports (Jan-Oct 2016)

Imports (Q1 2016 only)

  1. Carageenan, seaweeds and other algae, n.e.s.
  2. Static converters (e.g. rectifiers)
  3. Other wrist-watches, electrically operated, whether or not incorporating a stop-watch facility, n.e.s., other than those of heading No. 91.01
  4. Glycerol
  5. Ignition wiring sets and other wiring sets of a kind used in vehicles, aircraft or ships
  1. Other electric conductors, for a voltage exceeding 80V but not exceeding 1,000V, not fitted with connectors
  2. Other wheat and meslin
  3. Wheat or meslin flour
  4. Bran, sharps and other residues, whether or not in the form of pellets, derived from sifting, milling or other working of wheat
  5. Whey and modified whey, whether or not concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.

TOURIS ARRIVALS FROM UKRAINE

2016 (Jan-Oct)

5,204

2015

6,380

2014

4,186

2013

3,483

2012

3,432

REFERENCES

1 DTI-Export Marketing Bureau, PH-Ukraine Trade Relations and http://tradelinephilippines.dti.gov.ph
2 Department of Tourism, Tourist Arrivals Statistics for 2012-2016