Ukraine’s government allows to fine owners of cars with European license plates

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fine makes 8,500 hryvnias ($299)
19:19, 29 October 2020

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine agreed the draft regulation that allows to fine the owners of the cars with European license plates as MP from Servant of the People Yevhen Brahar reported on Facebook.

He also noted that in December 2019, the memorandum was signed between Avto Euro Syla and Interior Minister of Ukraine about no prosecution of the owners of the cars with European license plates until the adoption of the Law about accessible customs clearance.

Meanwhile, according to the MP, currently, the number of the bills is registered at the Parliament and they would allow people to clear entry customs from their cars without obstacles and accessibly.

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According to legal company Dorozhny advokat, the Cabinet of Ministers made a decision to update Paragraph 4 of the Regulation of the National police with subparagraphs, according to which the police detect vehicles temporarily imported to the customs territory of the country for over 30 days and not registered in the legally determined terms, as well as assume measures to expose illegal motor vehicle driving that face the restrictions established by the Customs law.

The Code of Administrative offenses of police includes the rights to fine drivers for motor vehicle driving if the car has the foreign registration and for driving of a car with European license plates by another person not the person who imported the car to the territory of Ukraine.

The fine makes 8,500 hryvnia ($299). If the violation is observed by the same driver for the second time within a year, the fine makes ($598). Besides, the driver is deprived of the right to drive for a year with or without confiscation of a car.

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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.

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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.


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