Lifting of Customs Bans on Cars in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Lifting of Customs Bans on Cars in Ukraine

Customs ban lifted in Ukraine in 10 days: necessary documents, car requirements, taxes

Last year in Ukraine, the customs ban was lifted on about 517.4 thousand foreign cars. This is reported in the Ukrainian car association Ukravtoprom. It can therefore be concluded that this topic is relevant both for Ukrainians who have bought a car from abroad and for new residents of Ukraine who have moved with their car. So let’s go over some customs features.

In 2022 it is possible to lift the customs ban on several foreign cars at once in Ukraine. The age of the car doesn’t matter, but compliance with environmental standards is. In this way, it is possible to register in a country a car conforming to Euro-2, trucks, and buses — Euro-5. The car needs to be deregistered in the country where it’s being moved. The vehicle shall be officially registered in Ukraine within 10 days. A fine shall be imposed after the expiry of this period. It is noteworthy that the Ukrainian service centers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs do not lift the customs ban on cars from Russia.

The procedure requires the payment of taxes. There are 3:

  • Excise duty;

The excise tax depends on the type and volume of the engine, the age of the car.

  • Customs fee;

The amount of duty is 10% of the declared value of the vehicle. But there are exceptions. Imports from Canada and Georgia — 0%, EU countries — 4.5%.

  • Value-added tax;

VAT is paid in the amount of 20% of the car price, duty, and excise duty. If you import an electric car, you don’t have to pay VAT until the end of 2022.

To carry out the procedure, the following documents are needed:

  • Customs declaration for the car;
  • Documents issued at the border;
  • Contract for the sale of the motor car;
  • Certificate of registration;
  • A certificate of conformity, if the certificate of registration does not contain an environmental standard;
  • Export declaration, if any.

Ukrainian services are always ready to help understand the issues of lifting customs restrictions and urge not to waste time.

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