Classification, description, additional units of measurement and accounting of individual goods have been changed. The relevant decision was made by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on June 4, 2020, when approving the new Customs Tariff of Ukraine (Bill №3228) in the first reading and as a whole. At the same time, import duty rates on goods remain unchanged.
The basis of the Customs Tariff has beсome the version of the Ukrainian Classification of Goods for Foreign Economic Activity, built on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2017 and the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union, with taking into account the obligations under the World Trade Organization.
The main objectives of the Law, in addition to the harmonization of legislation, are the introduction of the possibility of comparing customs statistics of Ukraine and that of trading partner countries, standardization of foreign trade documentation. In addition, the document is aimed, in particular, at eliminating differences in the product codes of the exporting country and Ukraine, which will facilitate and accelerate the implementation of customs procedures during the process of customs clearance of imported goods.