Ukrainian government experiments with overhaul of agro-export rules
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The Cabinet of Ministers launched an experimental project on verification of agricultural exporters under martial law, reported the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.

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"The document changes the rules for the export of agricultural products. The new rules should make it impossible to abuse and violate the law during the export of agricultural products, as well as protect the rights of agro-entrepreneurs who comply with the export legislation," the message says.

The decision stipulates that in order to be included in the list of exporters, an entrepreneur must meet four criteria:

→ be a VAT payer at least since February 23, 2022;
→ not have a tax debt for the return of foreign exchange earnings;
→ not have claims from the State Tax Service regarding absence at the place of registration;
→ have a bank confirmation of the return of foreign exchange earnings for at least one export operation from February 23, 2022 to October 27, 2023.

The decision on inclusion in the list of exporters will be made within three working days after the application is submitted to the State Agrarian Register (the so-called "Diia for Farmers").

Resolution No. 1132 enters into force on November 10, until then the customs will process exports according to current procedures.

After this date, only verified exporters (or companies that have received an export license, if required) will be allowed to export.

The resolution concerns the export of wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, soybeans, rapeseed or rapeseed, sunflower seeds, soybean, rapeseed and sunflower oil, cake.

In mid-September, three EU states (Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia), contrary to the decision of the European Commission, unilaterally extended the ban on the export of Ukrainian agricultural products.

After that, Ukraine filed lawsuits against these countries with the WTO. At the same time, Ukraine offered to introduce a mechanism for joint verification and approval of the supply of wheat, corn, rapeseed and sunflower seeds to these countries, as well as to Bulgaria and Romania.