CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS AND FOREIGN TRADE SETTLEMENTS WITH NON-RESIDENTS IN 2023
During martial law, the main regulatory act that regulates settlements in foreign economic activity is Resolution of the NBU No. 18 “On the operation of the banking system under martial law”. It sets restrictions on cash withdrawals, currency purchases, and international settlements, as well as separately – on settlements with persons related to Russia or Belarus.
The purchase of foreign currency and currency transfers abroad are regulated according to the principle “anything that is not expressly permitted is prohibited”. But there are dozens of exceptions to the general ban for specific cases. The settlement terms for the export and import of goods worth more than the equivalent of UAH 400,000 are 180 calendar days. Settlements with persons related to Russia or Belarus are generally prohibited, but there is a number of exceptions.
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