Owners of EU license plates cars hold rally in Kyiv govt district

Source : 112 Ukraine

The organizers state the rally would last for two days
12:19, 15 May 2019

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On May 15, another rally of the owners of EU license plates cars is held in Kyiv government district. Protesters demand delaying imposition of fines for cars were not released from bond, as Informator reported.

The participants of the rally arrived at around 6 am and parked on both sides of the road near Mariinsky park up to the building of Ukraine’s Government. It was noted that more and more people were coming despite a complete absence of parking space.

The organizers stated that the rally would last for two days.

The session of the committee, which would result in a draft law on delay of fines imposition, begins at 2 pm. 

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The laws about the reduction of excise taxes on cars, as well as the reinforcement of control over the movement and use of cars with foreign registration came into force.   

Thus, Law № 2611-VIII established that the basic excise tax rates for a new car, depending on the type of fuel and engine size:   

- for cars with a gasoline engine of 1000 cubic centimeter - 50 euros; from 3000 cubic centimeter - 100 euros;  

Related: Owners of cars with EU license plates block three border checkpoints in western Ukraine

- for diesel with an engine of 1500 сс - 75 euros; from 3500 сс - up to 150 euros.  

In order to determine the excise rate for a particular car, coefficients will be applied to the base rate. The formula will be: “Rate = Base Rate × Engine coefficient × Engine Age.”  

180 working days are given for clearance of non-cleared cars.  

Meanwhile, the excise tax is reduced by 50% for cars that will be cleared during the first 90 days after the law enters into force. In the remaining 90 days of the grace period, the rates will become full, but the penalties for violating the terms of stay will not be imposed.  

Related: Owners of cars with EU license plates protest at Ukrainian borders

Law № 2612-VIII provides for fines for violating the conditions of temporary importation and transit of cars.  

Also, the law spells out fines for violation of the period of stay of a non-cleared car in Ukraine - from $6 to $6,000 or confiscation of the car.  

The laws take effect the day after the official publication.  

Related: Laws on customs clearance of cars with European license plates take effect

On October 22, 2018, 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

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