Tough sanctions for violation of the rules for importing foreign-registered vehicles, which had earlier been postponed from May 22, entered into force on Thursday, August 22.
The State Fiscal Service announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
“The new rules provide for a fine of UAH 85,000 if the period for which vehicles can be imported for personal use and commercial purposes is exceeded by 20-30 days,” the State Fiscal Service said.
According to the rules, the fine will increase to UAH 170,000 (or confiscation of the vehicle) if the period is exceeded by more than 30 days or if the vehicle is lost or disassembled.
The new rules provide for the following fines if the period for which vehicles can be temporarily imported is exceeded: UAH 85,000 if the period is exceeded by 20-30 days and UAH 170,000 (or confiscation of the vehicle) if the period is exceeded by more than 30 days or if the vehicle disassembled.
The CFTS previously reported that new rules for customs clearance of vehicles would be drafted for owners of foreign-registered vehicles. The heads of several agencies and representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure will draft a new procedure for customs clearance of vehicles. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi intends to introduce a bill on postponement of penalties for three months in the parliament in the near future. Meanwhile, a working group is expected to draft a new bill that will regulate the procedure and rules for customs clearance of vehicles – both new and used – that are already in Ukraine or will be imported into the country.