On the proposal of the EU and with the agreement of its Ukrainian counterparts, the agreement received its final and official title of “association agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, on the one hand, and Ukraine on the other”. At the EU-Ukraine summit in Paris in September 2008, the parties agreed that the new expanded agreement would be known as the Association Agreement. PROTOCOLE III – on a framework agreement between the European Union and Ukraine establishing the general principles of Ukraine`s participation in trade union programmes Trade agreements between the EU and other countries or free trade zones have different effects on national economies. The agricultural industry is most affected when regional farms face competition from large producers who have access to markets in the event of lower tariffs. In major agreements such as the AA with Mercosur, European countries are significantly opposed to cheaper imports of meat and other products.  However, for the automotive and export manufacturing industries, which generally include larger global groups, significant increases in volume are evident for more industrialized members of trade.  The European Implementation Assessment (EIA) assesses the implementation of the EU-EU Association Agreement (AA), including the Comprehensive and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Georgia. This assessment is an update of an evaluation published in July 2018 and thus evaluates the implementation of the EU-AA agreement from mid-2018 to the present. The EIS shows progress and pitfalls in implementing reforms in Georgia and stresses the importance of the upcoming legislative elections in the democratization of this Eastern Partnership country. Association agreements are comprehensive framework agreements between the EU (or its predecessors) and its member states, as well as an external state that governs their bilateral relations. The provision of an association agreement was inserted into the Treaty of Rome, which created the European Economic Community, to enable the Community`s cooperation with the United Kingdom, which had withdrawn from the treaty negotiations at the Messina Conference in 1955. According to the European External Action Service, an agreement to be classified as AA must meet several criteria: In recent history, these agreements have been signed within the framework of two EU policies: the stabilisation and association process (SAP) and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).
The analysis of progress in implementing the EU-Georgia Association Agreement was written by Michael Emerson and Dr Tinatin Akhvlediani of CEPS and is available on the European Parliament website.