The Ukrainian government will propose to the Verkhovna Rada that a EUR 100 million 30-year loan provided by Poland at 0.15% per annum is unlocked. The respective bill was approved at the government meeting on Wednesday. “The loan agreement between the governments of Ukraine and the Republic of Poland entered into force in April 2016. However, due to difficulties with the performance of contracts by Polish enterprises, where Ukravtodor, road services in Lviv and Volyn regions, the State Fiscal Service (the assignee is the State Customs Service) act as customers, in particular with the import and purchase of necessary goods on the territory of Ukraine, the loan takedown amounted to only EUR 5.8 million,” the Finance Ministry said on its website.
The proposed changes clarify the list of operations, goods exempted from taxation, and the settlement of customs payments in Ukraine as part of the implementation of the relevant agreement between the governments of the two countries.
“Under the agreement, Ukravtodor will receive EUR 68 million (for the development of road infrastructure on the approaches to six checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Polish state border), the State Customs Service will get EUR 25 million (for the construction of checkpoints Shehyni, Krakovets, Rava-Ruska), the administration of the State Border Guard Service will receive EUR 7 million (for the reconstruction of seven departments of the border guard service),” the Finance Ministry said.