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 Poroshenko instructs PM to consider removal of customs clearance and import tax for cars

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has instructed Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk to consider the abolition of customs clearance and import tax imposed on cars.

This was said in Poroshenko's response to the relevant petition signed by more than 25,000 people, Censor.NET informs citing the president's press office.

"In accordance with the Article 40 of the Constitution of Ukraine and the Article 231 of the Law of Ukraine "On citizens' petitions", I have considered the electronic petition "Removal of customs clearance and import tax for cars" created by citizen of Ukraine I. Matviienko Aug. 29, 2015 on the official website of the President of Ukraine, which was signed by more than 38,000 citizens. I am grateful to everyone who has used the new form of cooperation between the authorities and society," Poroshenko wrote.

According to him, the import duties, excise tax, value added tax, the additional import fee as well as the special duty on the import of a new vehicle to the customs territory of Ukraine are to be paid to the budget under the current legislation on the customs clearance of cars.

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"Given the current situation, some measures to reduce the tax burden on imports of cars have already been or are planned to be implemented. Thus, according to the decision of the Interagency Committee on International Trade of September 10, 2015, the special import duty will be abolished from September 30, 2015. In addition, the government plans to stop collecting additional import fee from January 1, 2016. The balanced solution of this issue demands its comprehensive consideration by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which ensures the implementation of financial, pricing, investment, and taxation policies as well as structural and sectoral, labor and employment, environmental security, and foreign economic activity of Ukraine ones under the Constitution of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine "On the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine"," Poroshenko said.

"In this regard, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsenii Yatseniuk was instructed to carry out comprehensive and thorough consideration of this problem by the central executive bodies and take necessary decisions on the results of this work," the president added.

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n353244