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Parliament votes for new fines for breaking car import rules

256 People's Deputies voted for the bill
12:58, 13 July 2018

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Verkhovna Rada supported a bill providing for increased responsibility for breaching the rules of car import to Ukraine. The session was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

The document establishes a single term for sanctions for customs rules breach, - half a year since the day of detection of the violation.

The fine for driving the car for business, imported by other person is 324 dollars, and for the second offense during the year – 650 dollars with a suspension of driving privileges for one year.

For exceeding the deadlines of import of the car for business for 10-20 days, it is proposed to set a fine of 650 dollars, for a period of 20-30 days – 3,240 dollars, for more than 30 days – 6,500 dollars or confiscation by court order.

Also, new sanctions have been introduced for violation of the transit time. For 10-20 days of "delay," a fine will be 324 dollars, from 20 to 30 days - 3,240 dollars, more than 30 days, as well as for car break a complete set – 6,500 dollars, or a confiscation. Note that now the penalty is 324 dollars if the deadline is exceeded by more than 10 days.

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As it was reported earlier, the downtown Kyiv was blocked, and the car traffic in the city's government quarter went to a halt on July 11. was is due to protests by the drivers of cars with EU license plates; at about 6 a.m., about a hundred cars blocked the major passage in the city center, paralyzing the traffic in that area.

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, on July 12, 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.

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