Britain said on Wednesday it had begun talks with Kiev on removing barriers to digital trade as part of its efforts to support Ukraine following Russia’s invasion of the country.

Britain canceled all duties on Ukrainian goods in May and is now seeking to smooth trade in the digital sphere.

“The UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine and will use trade as a force for good to help the country rebuild a modern economy after this barbaric war,” Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said.

“Our partnership with Ukraine will help them take advantage of the brighter days ahead, and we will continue to do everything in our power to protect Ukrainian jobs, livelihoods and families.”

Britain and Ukraine will seek to improve the efficiency of digital trade, working in areas such as electronic transactions, electronic signatures and other technologies.

British exports of digital services accounted for almost three-quarters of UK services exports to Ukraine in 2020, the Department for Trade said.

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