Customs in Ukraine

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Customs Procedures

Import Procedures
The import duties to be paid by a foreign importer in Ukraine vary according to the type of product: alcohol, tobacco, motor cars, tires, jewelry and other luxury products. The payment of these duties must be effected in the country's currency. Excise duties are also paid in the local currency and are calculated as follows: for non luxury products, a percentage is applied and for luxury products the excise duty is not calculated on the customs declared value but according to volume, number of units or weight of the import.
Specific Import Procedures
Products imported on transit, including the vehicles transporting them, should be registered with the customs authorities up until their exit from the country.
Importing Samples
The customs' regime regarding samples is strict and only allows this kind of importation on condition that the sample will be re-exported in its entirety to the country of origin or will be destroyed by customs.
 

Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports

Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)
Average customs duties are between 10 and 15%.
Products Having a Higher Customs Tariff
Cars and refrigerators are taxed at 25%.
Preferential Rates
Preferential rates, often nil, are given to products coming from the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States).
Customs Classification
Ukranian customs follow the recommendations of the WTO and apply the Harmonized System.
Method of Calculation of Duties
The import duties to be paid by a foreign importer in Ukraine vary according to the type of product: alcohol, tobacco, motor cars, tyres, jewellery and other luxury products. The payment of these duties must be effected in the country's currency. Excise duties are also paid in the local currency and are calculated as follows: for non luxury products, a percentage is applied and for luxury products the excise duty is not calculated on the customs declared value but according to volume, number of units or weight of the import.
Method of Payment of Customs Duties
Customs duties have to be paid in Ukranian currency.
 

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