The Parliament of Ukraine has backed a bill that authorizes the issuance of environmental certificates for foreign-produced vehicles at the customs through the territory of the country, not at border crossing points.
Bill #5470-d to amend Article 2 of the law of Ukraine “On certain issues of imports into the customs territory of Ukraine and registration of cars” gained the support of 235 members of Parliament while the minimum was 226, UNIAN reports.
Presenting the bill on 27 February, the head of the parliamentary tax and customs policy committee Nina Yuzhanina stated that the committee recommended that the final draft law be backed as a basis and as a whole.
“Certificates of compliance with environmental standards for cars, both new and used, will not be asked during customs clearance on the Ukrainian border. Instead, such certificates are going to be required for customs registration within the country,” she said.
At the same time, Yuzhanina recommended putting the bill to the vote with amendments with regard to ambulance cars that do not comply with the present environmental regulations and imported to Ukraine as humanitarian assistance. She requested to make an exception for such automobiles.
In 2017, the Ukrainian customs registered a total of 80,500 new vehicles, which was 27% up against 2016. The number of used vehicles that underwent customs clearance in 2017 tripled, to 72,900 vehicles.