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Ukrainian trade tariffs for agriculture and food before and after WTO accession

Publication provides tables with custom duties in Ukraine before and after accession WTO. The data is based on official documents adopted by Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Economics.

1) Import tariffs:

Seeds/other plants origin inputs

Current

import duty[1]

Bound rate % at date of accession[2]

Final bound rate %[3]

Rye

?20/t

20

Buckwheat; millet

?50/t

20

Coriander; cumin

0 %

20

Barley

?20/t

5

Rice

5%

5

Grain sorghum hybrids

2%

5

Sugar beet seed

?22000/t

5

Sunflower seed

0%

5

Maize, wheat, soybean, rapeseed, flax

0 %

0

Mushroom spawn,

10%

15

Сaraway

0 %

15

Anise

0 %

20

10 (in 2013)

Cotton, sesame, castor, safflower, hemp, palm nuts

20 %

5

Poppy

5 %

5

Mustard

10 %

5

Alfalfa; clover; lupine; Kohlrabi; vetch

0 %

5

Meat and Dairy Products

Current

import duty

Bound rate % at date of accession

Final bound rate %

Bovine semen, bovine embryos

0 %

5

Pure-bred breeding horses

0 %

15

Pure-bred breeding cows

0 %

5

Liquid milk

?0.1/liter

10

Milk powder

?0.5/kg

10

Butter

?1.5/kg

10

Buttermilk

?0.2/kg

10

Yoghurt

NA

10

Kephir

NA

10

Eggs

?1/kg

12

Cheese

?0.8/kg

10

Natural honey

13

Meat of bovine animals, frozen

10 %, but not less ?600/t

15

Meat of swine, fresh, chilled or frozen

10%, but no less than ?0.6/kg

?1.0/kg (parts)

12

Meat of sheep and goats, fresh, chilled or frozen

10%, but no less than ?0.6/kg (mainly)

10

Poultry (uncarved)

10 %, but not less ?400/t

15

Poultry (carved, parts)

30 %, but not less ?1500/t

12

Other products

Current

import duty

Bound rate % at date of accession

Final bound rate %

Sugar[4]

50%, but no less than 0.3 Euro per 1 kg

50

Other sugar, including lactose, maltose, glucose, fructose

0.3 Euro per 1 kg

5 (only Sucralight 0%)

Sunflower seed oil

0.8 Euro per 1 kg

30

Molasses

0.08 Euro per 1 kg

10

Machinery

Current

import duty

Bound rate % at date of accession

Final bound rate %

Mowers; hay collecting machines; straw and hay presses; potato diggers; beet diggers; grapes harvesters; machines for cleaning, sorting and screening eggs, fruits etc., milking machines and dairy machinery,

0

0

Diesel engines for wheel agricultural tractors

5

5

Plough; harrow; cultivators; scarifies; weeding machines; manure spreaders

10

0

Poultry incubators and brooders

0

10

Machines for cleaning, sorting and grading seed, grain or dried leguminous vegetables

0

5

Bakery machinery

3

8

Brewery machinery

2

1

Machinery for the manufacture of confectionary

1

0

Machinery for sugar manufacture

12

10

Machinery for the preparation of meat and poultry

12

10

Hand tools: spade, picks, saps, pitch-fork, rakes, axes etc; milk skimming machines

0

10

Fertilizers

Current

import duty

Bound rate % at date of accession

Final bound rate %

Nitrogen based

5

6.5

Phosphorus based

5

6.5

Potassium based

5

6.5

Natural potassium salts (carnallite, sylvinite, etc.)

0

6.5

Mixed elements or other fertilizers

5

6.5

2) Export duties:

Product

Export duty % at date of accession

Final bound rate %

Sunflower seeds, whether or not broken

16

10 (6 years upon accession)

Linseeds, whether or not broken

16

10 (6 years upon accession)

3) Tariff quota:

Ukraine will open a tariff quota on raw cane sugar (260 000 tonnes annually, and increasing to 267 000 tonnes by 2010). This quota will be administered on a first-come first-served basis[5] within 3 years of accession.

Data source:

Ø       Report of the Working Party on the Accession of Ukraine http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/acc_e/a1_ukraine_e.htm

Ø       Schedule of Concessions and Commitments on Goods (Addendum) http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/acc_e/a1_ukraine_e.htm

Ø       Ministry of Agricultural Policy http://www.minagro.kiev.ua/

Department of International Collaboration, Head of Department: Mykhailo Rudenko (+38044) 278-79-42

Division of Trade Policy, WTO and International Markets, Head of Division: Rustam Yuldashev (+38044) 278-84-97

Ø       Ministry of Economy http://www.me.gov.ua/ WTO Enquiry Point and Notification Authority (+38044) 272 1147

Authors:

Anna Kuznetsova:

Mariya Ryzhkova

Justyna Jaroszewska:

Heinz-Wilhelm Strubenhoff

German-Ukrainian Policy Dialogue in Agriculture

Reytarska 8/5-A, Kyiv

Tel: (+38044) 235-7502, 278-6360

E-mail: agro@ier.kiev.ua

[1] Addendum to the Law of Ukraine “On Custom Duties in Ukraine” #  2371-III  from April, 5, 2001 with revision by the Law of Ukraine # 2775-IV from May, 31, 2007.

[2] The “bound rate at date of accession” is the agreed tariff that the government commits not to raise above a specified level upon WTO accession.

[3] The final bound rate of duty is indicated if differing from the “bound rate at date of accession”. It will be implemented according to the date specified in brackets. The date in brackets refers to 1 January of the year indicated.

[4] On the amount that exceeds quota. Import tariff for the quota amount will be 2% from January 1 of the year after the Ukraine WTO accession year (according Low of Ukraine “On Establishing Tariff Quota on Importing Raw Cane Sugar into Ukraine”, # 404-16, 30.11.2006).

[5] First-come first-served is a service policy whereby the requests of customers are attended to in the order that they applied for a quota, without other biases or preferential treatment.

German-Ukrainian Policy Dialogue in Agriculture