Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy and Head of public organization AvtoEvroSyla Oleh Yaroshevych reached a compromise in the issues of the customs clearance of the cars with foreign license plates as the Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported.
“Partakers of the public organization AvtoEvroSyla held the rally near the government’s building with the request to consider two bills – the bill on the amendment of the Tax Code of Ukraine on the simplification of the import to the customs territory of Ukraine of the vehicles and terms of the taxation with the common regime of the excise taxes of the EU #2342 and bill on the amendment to the Tax Code of Ukraine on the temporary stop of the fines for the violations of the import of the vehicles to the customs territory of Ukraine #2345,” the message said.
The Cabinet of Ministers promised to consider two bills at the first session in the new year on January 14. This issue will be solved in the Verkhovna Rada during a month.
“Police will not fine until the adoption of the new bills,” the Interior Ministry underlined.
On September 12, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine postponed the application of the fines for the owners of the cars with the European license place for 90 days.
On July 13, 2018, Verkhovna Rada supported a bill providing for increased responsibility for breaching the rules of car import to Ukraine. The document establishes a single term for sanctions for customs rules breach, - half a year since the day of detection of the violation.
On October 22, the Supreme Court of Ukraine recognized the termless use of the cars with the EU license plates imported in the regime of transit as legal. Later, the State Fiscal Service claimed that the use of the uncustomed cars is still a violation of the law.
In August 2019, Deputy Head of the President’s Office Ruslan Ryaboshapka stated that fines for owners of the vehicles with the European car plates are postponed for another three months.
The new fines were implemented for the violation of the import of the cars under customs regimes of the temporary importation and transit starting from August 22. However, the police officers do no fine the owners yet.