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Entry-exit checkpoints in western Ukraine continue working in normal mode

The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine state of absence of queues in front of checkpoints and reducing the number of car flow
18:26, 3 December 2018

State Border Service

All the checkpoints in the area of the Western Regional Department of Ukraine's State Border Guard Service are working in normal mode, comparing to the previous week, when the owners of cars with European license plates were blocking roads leading to the border, the press office of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reports.  

According to them, in recent days, there is a lack of queues in front of checkpoints and a decrease in the number of traffic flow, which crosses the state border with European countries. 

Related: Ukrainian owners of cars with foreign registration cease protest

The agency notes that there are a decrease in passenger traffic (by five percent) and vehicles (by almost 15 percent) on the western border after the entry into force of the legislation on the legalization of vehicles with European license plates imported in violation of customs and tax laws. 

‘In the first place it is associated with the reduction of the number of citizens who have been crossing the border on their cars with foreign registration every five days,’ reads the message. 

Ukrainian Parliament adopted the draft law #8487, which imposes a new principle of calculation of the excise tax for the import of cars. 

Related: Over 120,000 cars with foreign registration violate terms of stay in Ukraine

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. 

Related: Over 120,000 cars with foreign registration violate terms of stay in Ukraine

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