On January 28, 2013 the State Customs Service of Ukraine issued a Letter # 11.1/1.2-16/969-EP in addition to the Methodical Recommendations for the Classification of Certain Goods according to the requirements of the Ukrainian Classification of Goods (UKTZED).

12 February, 2013 Newsletters

“Fight and you will overcome”
(Taras Shevchenko)

On January 28, 2013 the State Customs Service of Ukraine issued a Letter # 11.1/1.2-16/969-EP in addition to the Methodical Recommendations for the Classification of Certain Goods according to the requirements of the Ukrainian Classification of Goods (UKTZED).

The mentioned Letter stipulated requirement to classify the waste sunflower seeds, which contains fat exceeding 4.5 % (for the oilcake – 10 %) under the code 1206. Such classification provides the payment of export duty at the rate of 10 %.

Before the abovementioned recommendations, customs clearance of such goods was conducted under the code 2306, which included a zero rate of duty.
As a result, customs officials halted the deliveries for the reclassification of goods which led to the significant losses for business.

Due to the clients’ requests, “KM Partners” law firm took a number of measures, including, in particular, negotiations with the management of the classification department of the State Customs Service of Ukraine.
As a result, on February 7, 2013 the State Customs Service of Ukraine issued a Letter # 11.1/2-16/1391-EP that “canceled SCSU letter of 28.01.2013, # 11.1/1.2-16/9639-EP.”

Thus, the first results were achieved. However, the issue remains open because the State Customs Service of Ukraine is waiting for the recommendations of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine regarding the criteria for the classification of goods.

The text of the Letter in Ukrainian may be found here:

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The above commentary presents the general statement for information purposes only and as such may not be practically used in specific cases without professional advice.

Kind regards,

© TOV "KM Partners", 2013

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