ANNOUNCEMENT 25 Feb 2015

In February 2015, the government of Ukraine announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 25 Feb 2015 | Removal date: 26 Dec 2015
Still in force

Import tariff

The Ukranian government introduced an across-the-board import tariff in early 2015 in order to balance its current account.


On 25 February 2015 entered into force Law of Ukraine #1562 'On measures concerning the stabilisation of the balance of payments of Ukraine in compliance with the Article XII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade of 1994 #73-VIII'. It imposes a 12-month additional surcharge on the goods imported into the customs territory of Ukraine.


The import surcharge rates are as follows:

  • 10% for goods classified in groups 1-24 of the Ukrainian Classification of Goods for Foreign Economic Activity (the UKTZED);
  • 5% for goods classified in groups 25-97 of the UKTZED;

These duties do not apply to the imports of essential goods, namely:

  • oil classified in sub-heading 2709 00 90 00 of the UKTZED;
  • natural gas classified in sub-heading 2711 11 00 00, 2711 21 00 00 of the UKTZED;
  • non-irradiated fuel elements (FE), classified in sub-heading 8401 30 00 00 of the UKTZED;
  • electrical energy, classified in sub-heading 2716 00 00 00 of the UKTZED;
  • coal classified in sub-headings 2701 11 00 00, 2701 12 10 00, 2701 19 00 00, 2701 12 90 00, 2704 00 19 00, 2704 00 30 00, 2708 20 00 00, 2713 11 00 00, 2713 12 00 00 of the UKTZED;
  • gasoline, mazout (residual fuel oil) and diesel fuel classified in sub-heading 2710 of the UKTZED, except subheadings 2710 91 00 00 and 2710 99 00 00;
  • goods listed in paragraphs 2-7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18-20 of the first part of the Article 282, first and forth parts of the Article 287, sub-paragraph 11 of paragraph 4, paragraph 4 1 of the Chapter XXI of the Customs Code of Ukraine;
  • medical devices for hemodialysis and treatment of cancer patients according to the list established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine:
  • goods granted free of charge to Ukraine by other countries' governments or international organisations under international agreements ratified by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

These tariffs are applied regardless of country of origin. Signatories of FTAs with Ukraine are also included.

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