It seems that the promises of Ukrainian officials regarding easy and quick customs clearance of cars through Diya risk remaining just promises.
It will be recalled that Prime Minister Denys Shmigal spoke about simplified customs clearance of cars as early as the beginning of summer 2022. At that time, it was expected that the service would be launched by July 1 (although he did not specify the year at that time). And for the first time, the government talked about customs clearance through the Diya application in May, and in September, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the relevant experimental project. Already at the end of January 2023, the Ministry of Information and Communications said that work on the relevant regulatory framework continues, and also showed a calculator for calculating the cost of customs payments. And at the beginning 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 everything did not go as expected.
Today, people’s representatives voted for these draft laws and completely failed them. This was reported by People’s Deputy Yaroslav Zheleznyak.
“The council failed bill #7466 on customs clearance of cars in “Die” as a basis
FOR – only 212
There were also no votes for sending to repeat the first (217) and sending to the author of the initiative (225)”
A similar fate befell the second draft law.
“Another draft law on amendments to the Customs Code #7468 on customs clearance of cars in “Die” did not receive votes either. The council 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 ensure a single effective vote on them.
Therefore, the Verkhovna Rada rejected draft laws that could significantly ease the life of Ukrainians during customs clearance of cars. The Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Statistics have not yet commented on the situation and have not specified whether they will continue to try to implement simplified customs clearance through Diya.