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During the event, participants will discuss current issues in various customs spheres faced by the Chamber Member Companies

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of the recent changes in tax and customs legislation, plans of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine as well as other important for business community practical issues within tax and customs spheres

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During the event, the overview of acute issues in various customs spheres faced by the Chamber Member Companies as well as expert recommendations on further improvements in customs sphere and application of the world best practices' examples were presented. The publication was prepared jointly with the experts from the Chamber Member Company – EY Ukraine

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During the event, the overview of acute issues in various customs spheres faced by the Chamber Member Companies as well as expert recommendations on further improvements in customs sphere and application of the world best practices' examples were presented

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of peculiarities of the World Trade Organization dispute settlement proceeding as well as WTO panel reports on Ukraine – Russian Federation disputes over railway equipment import restrictions and anti-dumping measures on ammonium nitrate

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes the adoption of Draft Law #7010 "On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine and Some Other Laws of Ukraine on Ensuring the Functioning of the "Single Window" Principle and Simplification of Control Procedures for the Movement of Goods through the Customs Border of Ukraine" in the second reading by the Parliament. Adoption of this Draft Law has been long-awaited as it regulates the interaction between customs authorities, other state bodies, and participants of the cross-border trade using the "Single Window" system

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of the recent initiatives of the Government of Ukraine regarding changes in the work of customs, in particular, implementation of measures aimed to combat the illegal movement of goods through the customs border introduced by CMU Resolution #479 “On Implementation of an Experimental Project to Create Conditions for Prevention of Customs Duties Payment Avoidance” dated June 20, 2018 and CMU Resolution #480 “On Recognizing as Invalid Certain Resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine” dated June 20, 2018

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The meeting was devoted to discussion of peculiarities and further implementation of the Regional Convention on Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Preferential Rules of Origin

 

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The Meeting was devoted to discussion of Draft Law #7010 "On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine and Some Other Laws of Ukraine on Ensuring the Functioning of the “Single Window” Principle and Simplification of Control Procedures for the Movement of Goods through the Customs Border of Ukraine" passed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the first reading as well as further improvement of the “Single Window” System and related non-tariff regulations

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed Draft Law #7010 "On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine and Some Other Laws of Ukraine on Ensuring the Functioning of the Single Window Principle and Simplification of Control Procedures for the Movement of Goods through the Customs Border of Ukraine" in the first reading. Adoption of the Draft Law as a whole will legislatively regulate the interaction between the customs authorities and other state bodies and participants of the cross-border trade using the "Single Window" System

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The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes adoption of CMU Resolution #44 dated January 31, 2018 (Resolution) on optimization of "Single Window" system upon customs clearance

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We are glad to inform that Ukraine became a full-fledged member of the Regional Convention on Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Preferential Rules of Origin (Convention) starting February 1, so from now on Ukrainian manufacturers can use raw materials originating from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, and to ship finished products to the EU countries, where the goods would be the subject to preferential duty treatment. The Convention unifies origin rules for countries of the Pan-Euro-Mediterranean region, which includes 28 EU countries, the EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), Turkey, Albania, Makedonia, Jordan, Montenegro, Serbia, Faroe islands, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Syria, Lebanon, Palestinian territory, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Georgia and Moldova

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The Meeting was devoted to the discussion of trade facilitation measures

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Agenda of the meeting was devoted to the discussion of the Draft Law "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Foreign Economic Activity"”, which regulates the procedure for application of special sanctions

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On November 8, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #0167 "On Accession of Ukraine to the Regional Convention on Pan-Euro-Mediterranean Preferential Rules of Origin" initiated by the President of Ukraine

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During the meeting was discussed the progress made by the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine in the introduction of the Authorized Economic Operators program

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During the meeting Ivan Berezhnyuk, Acting Head of Kyiv Customs shared his opinion on the work of the “Single Window” system and implementation of the Institute of Authorized Economic Operator in Ukraine. Participants of the meeting discussed some practical issues of determining the customs value, in particular, main reasons for adjusting customs value and application of transfer pricing rules during customs clearance

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The Meeting was devoted to the discussion of peculiarities of customs valuation, customs clearance of goods, adjustment of customs value, application of preferences under the Free Trade Agreement with the EU during customs clearance and other actual for business issues

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The Meeting was devoted to discussion of the VRU Committee’s plans for this season in regard to tax and customs legislation, latest changes in tax and customs legislation as well as other actual issues for business community

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Meeting was devoted to discussion of Customs reform

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On July 21, the Chamber Working Group on International Trade held its regular meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine who presented 5 Draft Laws devoted to reform of the current legislation on trade defense instruments

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the current issues related to customs valuation

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The Meeting has been devoted to discussion of the current issues related to the status of VAT refund, reform of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, and other important for business issues within tax and customs spheres

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On April 3, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine published the Draft Law “On Customs Tariff of Ukraine” which introduces a new edition of the Customs Tariff of Ukraine, based on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2017 and on the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union

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Discussion has been focused on the customs post-audit issues

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Participants discussed the mechanism for future cooperation on the issues related to competence of the National Police of Ukraine that Chamber Members face and reached a number of agreements. In particular, issue of access of attorneys during searches was discussed

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the process of conclusion of Advanced Pricing Agreements for transfer pricing (TP) purposes

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the latest tax changes which were adopted in December 2016 by the Parliament

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of plans and priorities of this newly created Interagency Target Centre as well as first results of functioning of Interagency Mobile Groups

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During the meeting participants had the opportunity to discuss customs clearance of goods of companies with transfer pricing and how businesses can enhance its position in justifying the correctness of determining of customs value

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of current status of tax reform: Draft Law on package of changes to the Tax Code of Ukraine, timeframes of its adoption and main changes expected in tax legislation

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the practical issues of the process of tax administration: current status and future plans on improvement

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The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) sent a Letter to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine along with Draft Law “On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine” with incorporated Chamber proposals regarding solving problems with “grey” import, namely tax free import to Ukraine of consumer goods carried by citizens for sale in Ukraine using the exemption, provided for the goods with the value below EUR 500

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The meeting has been devoted to discuss "grey”/illegal import of different goods to Ukraine in order to start solving this issue by SFS authorities as a first step

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The meeting has been devoted to discuss the Regional Convention on Pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin (PEM Convention). Government’s representatives updated business community on recent developments in this sphere as well as described all benefits for business representatives associated with Ukraine’s accession to PEM Convention

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The Chamber welcomes the liberalization initiative adopted by the National Bank of Ukraine approved by the Board Resolution №372 of August 18, 2016 "On recognition invalid some normative acts of the National Bank of Ukraine" that cancelled requirement to provide the expert price assessment Act of the State Enterprise State Research and Information Center for Monitoring International Commodity Markets  «DERZHZOVNISHINFORM» that is used by residents to pay for import of services

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The meeting has been devoted to discuss the future plans and current issues in the customs sphere, in particular recent initiatives (Authorized Economic Operators, Single Window System, Interagency Mobile Groups on combating smuggling at the border, mandatory photo and video fixation of customs procedures, etc.) and first results in customs reform process in Ukraine

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Chamber welcomes the long-awaited amendments to Order of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) #22 dated July 31, 2014 “On Approval of Guidelines for the Procedure on Interaction between Departments of State Fiscal Service during Organizing, Conducting and Implementation of Materials on Audits of Taxpayers” regarding transferring to the tax police materials on tax audits within 20 working days only after agreeing liabilities, i.e. after completion of administrative and/or judicial appeal

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The Commissioner made an opening statement detailing CBP’s partnership with industry and the many innovations CBP employs to both facilitate trade and protect the supply chain, followed by a Q&A session.

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the Draft Law "On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine regarding Authorized Economic Operator and Simplified Customs Formalities"

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Meeting has been devoted to discussion of the future plans and current issues in the tax sphere

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During the meeting certain issues regarding customs clearance were discussed, and SFS representatives clarified that there is no problems on customs value within KCCO and approx. 90% of declarations have been cleared by the first method of customs valuation. 

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On December 17, Chamber Customs Committee held its meeting with participation of representatives of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine. The meeting was devoted to discussion of the practical aspects...

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Parliament of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #0069 “On Ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Marrakesh Agreement on Establishing the World Trade Organization”.

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On July 29, Chamber Members met with Ms. Laurie Kelleher, WTO Advisor, Commercial Law Development Program to discuss practical aspects of application of duty free preferences offered by the United...

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On June 9, the Chamber Customs Committee Members met with Mr. Kostyantyn Likarchuk, Deputy Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and representatives of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine...

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On February 20, the Chamber Customs Committee Members met with Ms. Lyudmyla Cherpitska and Ms. Kateryna Leontovych...

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Chamber Customs Committee experts and Government representatives discussed further reforms of the national customs legislation, including a number of customs policy novelties.

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We had an opportunity to share their opinions with state officials regarding this initiative as well as the process of its introduction.

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The Chamber is glad to inform you that officially published Lists of Goods Export and Import of Which is Subject to Licensing and Quotas for 2015 does not envisage a requirement to obtain letters of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Recourses of Ukraine to proof absence of ozone depleting...

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CMU officially published Lists of Goods Export and Import of Which is Subject to Licensing and Quotas for 2015.

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