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There is a two-channel system of customs control of goods moving across the customs border by citizens at checkpoints across the state border of Ukraine.

During the customs control, citizens choose one of the two channels of passage through the customs border of Ukraine:

  • “Green” corridor – passing through the “green” corridor, a person by his actions declares the absence of goods required for declaration.
  • “Red” corridor customs control zone, designed for declaring goods.

During the customs control through the “green” corridor a person is allowed to carry:

– private things:

  • two mobile phones, one video camera, one camera, two portable personal computers;
  • sports equipment;
  • personal jewelry that was in use;
  • clothing, footwear intended exclusively for personal use;
  • 500 ml. toilet water and / or 100 ml. perfumes;
  • other items for personal use.

– Goods with a total value of less than 1,000 euros.

– Cash currency of Ukraine or foreign currency in the amount of less than 10,000 euros (equivalent) per person.

Alcoholic beverages: vodka (vodka, cognac, whiskey and others) in the amount of 1 liter, wine – 2 liters, beer – 5 liters.

Tobacco products – 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco (or 250 g of these products).

Food for own consumption in the amount of not more than 200 euros:

  • in the manufacturer’s packaging (intended for retail trade) – 1 package or with a total weight of not more than 2 kg of each item;
  • without packaging – up to 2 kg. each name; indivisible product, ready for immediate consumption – 1 pc. of each name.

Medicines in quantities not exceeding 5 packs of each name per person (except those containing narcotic or psychotropic substances) or not exceeding that specified in the prescription (available to the person) issued in the name of this person and certified by a doctor and / or health care facility.

Passing customs control along the “green corridor” exempts citizens from filling out a customs declaration. The rules of movement of goods, cash, tobacco, food and alcohol “green corridor” are valid once every 24 hours.

During the passage of the “red corridor” are declared:

Goods and items for which permits are required:

  • ammunition and explosives;
  • objects of antiquity and art;
  • any weapon;
  • radioactive materials;
  • poisonous and potent substances, drugs;
  • objects of flora and fauna;
  • others determined by the Laws of Ukraine.

Goods with a total value of less than 1,000 euros are imported more often than once a day, and whose total value exceeds 1,000 euros.

Cash currency of Ukraine or foreign currency in the amount of more than 10,000 euros (equivalent) per person.

Precious metals, precious stones and articles thereof.

Pets in the presence of originals of international veterinary certificates of the countries of origin of these animals.

Passing the “red corridor” involves filling out a customs declaration by citizens, and in the case of goods that exceed the established norms – and pay taxes.

In this case, if the goods are imported:

  • the total customs value of which is up to 1000 euros, and are imported more than once in one day, the total customs value of which is from 1000 to 10000 euros, such goods are subject to import duty of 10% of customs value, value added tax;
  • whose total customs value is more than 10,000 euros, such goods are subject to import duty at full rates in accordance with the Customs Tariff of Ukraine, value added tax.

Taxes are calculated based on the value of goods, for which you must present to the customs officer goods receipts, labels and other available documents.

In the absence of such documents, customs officers will determine the customs value of goods on the basis of prices for identical or similar goods.

“Red” and “green” corridors have additional appropriate color markings, inscriptions, direction indicators. The end of the “green” corridor is indicated by a white line.

Citizens need information on customs rules to determine the possibility of customs control through the “green corridor”, placed in front of the customs control zone and in this zone. Such information should include a warning about the responsibility for violating customs regulations.

For violation of customs rules, the official draws up a report under Art. 471 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine establishes liability for violation of the procedure for passing the “green corridor”. It can occur from the moment a citizen crosses the white line marking the end of the “green corridor”.

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