It seems that the promises of Ukrainian officials regarding easy and quick customs clearance of cars through “Diya” run the risk of remaining only promises.
Recall that Prime Minister Denis Shmihal spoke about facilitated customs clearance of cars in the early summer of 2022. Then it was expected that the service would be launched before July 1 (however, he did not specify the year at that time). And for the first time, the government started talking about customs clearance through the Diya application in May, and in September the Cabinet of Ministers approved the corresponding pilot project. Already at the end of January 2023, the Ministry of Digital Development said that work on the relevant regulatory framework was ongoing, and also showed a calculator for calculating the cost of customs payments. And in the first days of February, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy supported bills No. 7466, 7468 on customs clearance of cars in Die. But then things didn’t go as planned.
Today, people’s deputies voted for these bills and completely failed them. This was reported by People’s Deputy Yaroslav Zheleznyak.
“The council failed bill #7466 on the customs clearance of cars in “Die” as a basis
FOR – total 212
Also did not get votes sending to the second first (217) and send to the author of the initiative (225) “
A similar fate befell the second bill.
“Another bill on amendments to the Customs Code #7468 on customs clearance of cars in Die as a basis did not get votes either. Rada and failed him
FOR – only 206 “
It should also be noted that there were 9 more votes on alternative regulatory documents. The Verkhovna Rada did not provide a single effective vote on them.
Consequently, the Verkhovna Rada rejected bills that could make life easier for Ukrainians in customs clearance of cars. The Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Digital Transformation have not yet commented on the situation and have not specified whether they will continue to try to introduce simplified customs clearance through Diyu.