The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine urges members of the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade (the Commission) not to introduce special measures in the form of the special duty on imported wires to Ukraine, regardless of the country of origin and export.
On March 29, 2021, the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine (the Ministry) published "Basic Facts and Conclusions on the Special Investigation on the Import of Wires to Ukraine Regardless of the Country of Origin and Export" (Basic Facts and Conclusions). According to the Basic Facts and Conclusions, the Ministry recommends introducing special measures in the form of the special duty of 23.5% for three years (with the subsequent liberalization).
The potential introduction of the special duty on import will in fact, turn into the extra tax to be paid by the telecommunication industry. It will adversely affect mobile operators' investment capacity because instead of investing in infrastructure, mobile operators will have to pay additional duties.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine looks forward that the position of the business community will be taken into account, and the decision on the introduction of special measures in the form of the special duty on imported wires to Ukraine regardless of the country of origin and export, will not be adopted.