ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Mar 2009

In March 2009, the government of Ukraine announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



1)Measure listed as verified, see Annex I, WTO monitoring report 26 March 2009.
2) Measure listed as verified, see Annex I, WTO monitoring report 1 July 2009
3) WTO document WT/BOP/N/68 and WT/BOP/N/66


Inception date: 07 Mar 2009 | Removal date: 05 Sep 2009
Still in force

Import tariff

On 4 March 2009, Ukraine has notified to the WTO that it will introduce a temporary (up to six months) surcharge up to 13% of the customs value of goods brought into the customs territory of Ukraine as imports, except for critical imports*, on the basis of Paragraph 9 of the Understanding on the Balance-of-Payments Provisions of GATT 1994. Under these provisions, governments may act on international trade flows if their balance of payments is in a critical state.
 
The Ukranian Law calls for an "international methodolgy" to be used to identify this critical state for the balance of payments. It also provides room for WTO consultations after emergeny measures have been implemented.
 
In a second communication circulated among WTO-members on 18 May 2009, the Ukranian government anounced the removal of the import duty surcharges on all uncrtical tariff lines with the exception of tariff lines 8414 and 8703.

*The Ukranian Law enumerates the uncritical tariff lines to be:
0202, 0203, 0206 - 0210, 0504 - 0506, 0509, 0511 (except item 0511 10 00 00), 0808, 1601 - 1605, 1701, 1702 (except for starch treacle in item 1702 30 99 00), 2204 - 2208, 2701, 4203, 4303, 57, 60 - 65, 6806, 6901, 7201, 7301, 7321, 8401, 8414, 8418, 8501, 8516, 8702, 8703, 8704.
 

AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
020230 020311 020319 020321 020322 020329 020622 020641 020649 020712 020714 020727 020910 050400 051199 080810 160100 160232 160242 160249 160250 160412 160413 160417 160419 160420 160432 160521 160556 160559 170114 170199 170211 170250 220410 220421 220429 220510 220710 220720 220820 220830 220850 220860 220870 220890 270111 270112 270119 420310 420329 420330 430310 570241 570242 570320 570330 600110 600192 600410 600490 600522 600610 600622 600624 600642 610443 610463 610520 610620 610711 610712 610821 610822 610831 610910 610990 611011 611020 611030 611120 611212 611241 611430 611521 611522 611529 611530 611595 611596 611610 611693 611710 611790 620113 620192 620193 620213 620292 620293 620312 620323 620333 620342 620343 620412 620413 620423 620433 620442 620443 620452 620453 620462 620463 620520 620530 620630 620640 620821 620822 620891 620892 621050 621133 621143 621210 621290 621430 621790 630140 630231 630232 630260 630291 630293 630392 630419 630533 630622 630710 630790 630900 640192 640219 640291 640299 640319 640351 640359 640391 640399 640411 640419 640510 640590 640610 640620 640690 650500 650610 680610 680690 720110 730110 732111 732190 840130 840140 841410 841420 841430 841440 841451 841459 841460 841480 841490 841810 841821 841830 841840 841850 841861 841869 841899 850110 850131 850132 850133 850134 850140 850151 850152 850153 850161 850162 851610 851629 851631 851632 851640 851650 851660 851671 851672 851679 851680 851690 870210 870290 870321 870322 870323 870324 870331 870332 870333 870410 870421 870422 870423 870431 870432
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