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Customs control
30 November 2012 16:43

 

Notice on

the rules of customs control

zones in the simplified customs control (green corridor) on carrying goods by citizens across the customs border of Ukraine

 

According to the article 68 of the Customs Code of Ukraine the simplified customs control in the relevant areas (corridors) is provided.

 

Simplified customs control is used in cases of carrying goods by persons through the customs border of Ukraine which are not subject to compulsory declaration and taxation and do not belong to the category of goods prohibited or restricted to carry through the customs border of Ukraine.

 

Persons who pass through the areas (corridors) of the simplified customs control, are free of customs declaration.

 

Exemption from customs declaration does not mean exemption from the obligatory observance of the movement of goods across the customs border of Ukraine.

 

By Order of the State Customs Service of Ukraine from 18.02.06 № 137 the Rules of application of the simplified customs control of articles carried by persons, who are traveling by air transport, and registered within the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine 01.03.06 № 217/12091 (hereinafter - the Rules) are approved.

 

Under paragraph 1.2 of the Rules:

"Green" corridor - area of the simplified customs control, which is part of customs control in the airport and equipped with the relevant technical information and equipment and intended for implementation in the simplified customs control of goods carrying by the persons through the customs border of Ukraine and which are not subject for writing declaration, and taxation and; not prohibited or restricted to carry through the customs border of Ukraine.

"Red" corridor - part of customs control in the airport, intended for realization of customs control and clearance of goods carrying by the persons through the customs border of Ukraine, and which are the subject for writing declaration, and taxation or prohibited or restricted to carry through the customs border of Ukraine.

 

In accordance with the Rules simplified customs control is used as if entering the customs territory of Ukraine and of leaving the country.

 

The areas of customs control, including simplified one,  are created and identified in the airports.

 

"Red" and "green" corridors have additional colored markings, labels, signs, etc. Completion of "green" corridor is identified with a white line.

 

Information on customs regulations is necessary to determine the possibility of passing customs control "green" corridor, and is placed before the customs control and in the area.

 

According to the decision by customs officials the selective customs control of articles carried by persons in your hand luggage and / or accompanied baggage with unpacking luggage and / or with the use of customs control (metal detectors, introscopes etc.) could be done.

 

At the request of customs officials person is obliged to present the content of hand luggage and / or accompanied baggage.

 

Careful inspection of articles is carried in specially designated areas of the customs authority.

 

Citizen independently makes decisions about passing the simplified customs control or customs with customs declaration – by "green" or "red" corridor.

 

Responsibility for violation of customs rules comes for a person who has chosen to pass customs control "green" corridor - after crossing the white line that marks the end of the "green" corridor.

 

List of information declared by persons carrying goods through the customs border of Ukraine, and customs declaration form are approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 15.07.97 №748.

 

In paragraph 10 of the above mentioned List there are items which requires mandatory declaration and permission of competent authorities to carry through the customs border of Ukraine - any weapon, ammunition and explosives, narcotics and psychotropic substances, cultural values, and other publications media, toxic and potent substances and drugs, radioactive materials, flora and fauna, their parts and got from them, high-frequency electronic devices.

 

Procedure for import on the customs territory of Ukraine goods and personal things is regulated by the Law of Ukraine from 13.09.01 № 2681 "On the import (transfer) to Ukraine, customs clearance and taxation of personal property, goods and vehicles imported (sent) by the persons on the customs territory of Ukraine” (hereinafter - the Law).

 

According to the Law the following items are exempt from tax on import into the customs territory of Ukraine in the accompanied baggage:

- Goods, which total customs value does not exceed 200 euros, and gross weight doest not exceed 50 kg;

- Drinks not exceeding 1 liter, 2 liters of vine, 5 liters of beer, tobacco goods - 200 cigarettes (or 200 grams of the product);

- Personal items.

 

List of articles attributed to the personal items is approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 13.12.01 № 1652 "On the order of import volume carrying by the citizens on the territory of Ukraine of food for own consumption and the list of items that could not be attributed to personal items" . This list refers to personal items consist of:

1. Personal jewelry, including precious metals and stones that have signs of being used.

2. Items such as clothing, underwear, shoes that are purely of personal character, intended strictly for personal use and have usually signs of being used or new, imported, usually in one copy (set) .

3. Personal hygiene and personal cosmetics in an amount that satisfies the demands of one person for a period of travel.

4. Individual writing and stationery.

5. Camera, film and video camera accessories.

6. Binoculars.

7. Portable instrument.

8. Portable sound device (tape recorder, voice recorder, etc.) with tapes, records and discs.

9. Portable radio.

10. Portable TV.

11. Portable personal computers and accessories.

12. Calculator, electronic notebook.

13. Individual portable medical devices for human life and control its condition with signs of being used.

14. Cell phone, pager.

15. Buggy.

16. Wheelchairs.

17. Sporting equipment - bicycle, fishing rod, a set of climbing gear, complete set of equipment for diving, a set of skis, a set of tennis rackets, board surfing and windsurfing, a set of golf equipment, and other similar equipment designed for use by one person.

18. Medicines, crossing the customs border of Ukraine in the manner and amount determined by the Ministry of Health.

19. Things intended to equip homes and their households of citizens who were abroad in long-term business trips.

20. Other toiletries, which are the property of a person and intended solely for his life and his own use, not a commodity and not intended for disposition or transfer to others and meet the purpose of stay abroad.

 

Personal items may not include other items, except those specified in the list.

 

According to the article 9 of the Act are set the limitations on the goods import on the customs territory of Ukraine. In accordance with the requirements of admission on the customs territory of Ukraine of agricultural products which fall under the definition of the first - twenty fourth groups of Ukrainian Commodity Classification for Foreign Economic Activity that is brought by citizens, in any amount are not allowed.

 

This restriction does not apply, inter alia:

• drinks not exceeding 1 liter, wine - 2 liters, beer - 5 liters, tobacco goods - 200 cigarettes (or 200 grams of the product), imported in personal baggage;

• foods for personal consumption to a total of 50 euros per person, which are imported in the following amounts:

- The producer packing for retail sale - in an amount no more than one packing or total weight, not exceeding two pounds of each item per person;

- In bulk - in an amount not exceeding two kilograms of each item per person;

- In bulk - an indivisible product ready for immediate use, in an amount no more than a unit of each item per person.

 

The following items are not subject of the crossing the customs border of Ukraine:

- Goods that can injure health or endanger public and animals or harm the environment;

- Literary and artistic works, printing and other printing products, film, photos, audio and video materials that promote war, cruelty, pornography, racial, ethnic or religious hatred, calling for the violent overthrow of constitutional order in Ukraine;

- Goods and personal items on a space of which the  permissions of other government agencies sre required. A list of these goods and personal items is established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

 

Terms and conditions of exportation of goods outside the customs territory of Ukraine are established by the article 250 of the Customs Code of Ukraine. According to the requirements of that article exportation of goods outside the customs territory of Ukraine is in order and under the legislation of Ukraine for enterprises, unless otherwise provided by law.

 

Effects of the article 250 of the Customs Code of Ukraine does not apply, in particular, to goods, the total value of which does not exceed the equivalent of 200 euros.

Thus, in accordance with the requirements of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 15.05.03 № 700 "On the order of export outside the customs territory of Ukraine of precious metals (excluding precious metals, commemorative coins of Ukraine from precious metals), precious stones and articles of them, and cultural values to their alienation, exportation outside the customs territory of Ukraine of precious metals (excluding precious metals, commemorative coins of Ukraine from precious metals), precious stones and products from them, to be alienation, in the case when their aggregate value does not exceed the equivalent of 200 euros (except forbidden to export outside the customs territory of Ukraine and personal effects), carried out with a written declaration in the manner prescribed by law for citizens, without paying taxes .

 

As required by the article 251 of the Customs Code of Ukraine the exportation outside the customs territory of Ukraine regardless of total value is not allowed:

1) goods on which according to the legislation of Ukraine apply measures of tariff and non-tariff export;

2) goods which have government subsidies, except personal belongings;

3) of industrial goods (equipment, components, materials, etc.) according to the list established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

 

According to article 97 of the Customs Code of Ukraine, the order of crossing currency values of the customs border of Ukraine is established by the National Bank of Ukraine.

 

By the Resolution of the National Bank of Ukraine from 12.07.00 № 283 "On Approval of Regulations on the movement of currency of Ukraine, foreign exchange, precious metals, vouchers, documents and other banking cards across the customs border of Ukraine (hereafter - Instruction), registered within the Ministry of Justice Ukraine on 07.28.2000 № 452/4673, is established the order of moving Ukraine's currency, foreign exchange, precious metals, vouchers, documents and other banking cards across the customs border of Ukraine.

 

 

 

The right to use "green" corridor have those who are crossing the border with:

 

Importation

Exportation

Currency of Ukraine

to 15000 USD

(Except for coins of precious metals)

 

Foreign currency and traveler's checks and personal and / or cards Visa Travel Money

 

to U.S. $ 3000

or the equivalent in foreign currency

(Except for coins of precious metals)

 

Credit Card (hereinafter - the PC), other bank documents

Credit Cards issued by banks of Ukraine (including international payment systems)

Credit Cards issued by banks of Ukraine (including international payment systems)

for individuals – non residents: Credit cards issued by foreign banks (including international payment systems) and non-banks that were imported to Ukraine in compliance with applicable legislation of Ukraine

Payment cards issued by foreign banks (including international payment systems ) and non-banks

 

nominal (savings) books and other supplementary documents which certify the availability of foreign currency deposits in authorized banks provided that these documents are written in the name of the person who leaves the territory of Ukraine

nominal (savings) books and other supplementary documents which certify the availability of foreign currency deposits in authorized banks provided that these documents are written for the person who enters Ukraine

 

 

 

Furthermore, according to the requirements of the article 27 of the Customs Code of Ukraine goods crossing the customs border of Ukraine, exept customs may be subject to sanitary-epidemiological, veterinary, phytosanitary, radiological, ecological control, and control over cultural values.

 

Customs clearance of goods crossing the customs border of Ukraine is completed only after the execution of all necessary for this product kinds controls, referred to in the first paragraph of this article.

 

Consequently, citizens moving goods through the customs border of Ukraine which are subject, except customs control, to other types of control, can not use "green" corridor for customs control of goods in a simplified manner.

 

According to the article 339 of the Customs Code of Ukraine is established the liability for violation of customs clearance in the areas (corridors) of the simplified customs control availability during the customs control of the person who has chosen the area (corridor), prohibited goods or limited to carrying through the customs border of Ukraine, or commodities in amounts which exceed the untaxed norm across the customs border of Ukraine - subject to a fine of between fifty to one hundred times the income of citizens or confiscation of the goods.

 

The texts of these documents are available on the Internet on the WEB-server Customs Service of Ukraine at: http://www.customs.gov.ua. (See heading "Information for Citizens").

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