The regulation of the Supreme Court of Ukraine on the cancelation of the fines for the owners of the cars with the European registration does not relieve them from the execution of the demands of the customs legislation as the press service of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine reported.
“The regulation of the Supreme Court of Ukraine is not a reason for the owners of the cars with the European registration to not execute the demands of the customs legislation,” the message said.
The service recognized that on October 1, 2018, the Supreme Court decided that the use of the car imported in the customs regime “transit” and which customs registration is not finished is not an offence and punished with a fine.
“By this decision, the Supreme Court of Ukraine stated the absence of the grounds for the administrative prosecution of a particular person in the form of the fine for the violation of the customs rules,” the message said.
The State Fiscal Service drew attention of the car-owners that the mentioned regulation concerns only the fact of the administrative prosecution due to the signs of the offense provided by the Customs Code of Ukraine.
“In any way, this decision can be a ground for the relieving from the responsibility of other persons for the violation of the terms of the transit import of the transport vehicles, provided by the Customs Code of Ukraine “Non-delivery of the goods, vehicles of the commercial purpose and documents to the income and fees body, their issuance without a permission of the income body or lost,” the message said.
On July 13, 2018, Verkhovna Rada supported a bill providing for increased responsibility for breaching the rules of car importto Ukraine. The document establishes a single term for sanctions for customs rules breach, - half a year since the day of detection of the violation.
Earlier the downtown Kyiv was blocked, and the car traffic in the city's government quarter went to a halt was is due to protests by the drivers of cars with EU license plates.
The car drivers joined the rally called 'Action for Protection and Customs Clearance'. They demand that the government approve the police checks of the cars with foreign license plates and apply sanctions according to the customs law. The drivers said they intended to make the rally a timeless event until the government agrees to their conditions.
Later drivers of EU license plates cars blocked the exits from the parliament's building and damaged a lawmaker's car. They blocked the exits located on the surface, which lead to the Constitution Square, Hrushevskoho street, as well as Shovkovychna and Sadova streets. The activists did not let outside the MPs, reporters and the parliament staff, chanting 'Shame on you!' and 'Go to work!'.
The speaker already closed the session of the parliament; however, the EU license plates car owners demanded that the MPs vote for the bill on customs clearance for such vehicles. A correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel reported that most of the MPs left the building of the parliament.