Today the Verkhovna Rada has postponed the cancellation of export VAT on soybean until September 2018, for rape until January 2020. Thus, the deputies removed the “roughness” in the previously adopted bill No. 6776-d about changes in the Tax code. What Parliament has enacted and why it matters – in the material LIGA.net.
C WHERE IT BEGAN. On 7 December, the Verkhovna Rada adopted amendments to the Tax code, which provided for the abolition of VAT reimbursement during export of oilseeds from the March 1, 2018.
According to the professional associations, in case of cancellation of VAT reimbursement during export of oilseeds Ukrainian farmers will lose 10-16 billion a year. In addition, experts believe that the artificially created opportunities for monopolistic collusion processing enterprises with the goal of lowering prices in the domestic market.
The Association of Ukrainian agribusiness club estimated that the export of unprocessed rapeseed and soybean is about $800 million a year. In the case that abolished the VAT refund, about $100 million will be able to capitalize on the agricultural producers and the owners of processing facilities. “Such a company, for example, is a kernel. Kernel – the world’s largest producer and exporter of sunflower oil,” – said the CEO of associacii Taras Vysotsky.
HOW IT DEVELOPED. Farmers convened the all-Ukrainian agrarian chamber. Carried out picket under walls of the agrarian Committee of the Verkhovna Rada and prepared today, December 21, to strike with achievement of the government quarter.
The Cabinet did not support the edit on the abolition of VAT reimbursement during export of soybean, rapeseed and sunflower since March 1, 2018, said at the Ukrainian agrarian chamber of the first Deputy Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Maxim Martyniuk. According to him, the deputies made this edit, and only they can fix this bug.
December 11 morning around 1 thousand farmers to protest for several hours blocked the highway Uman – the post of DPS, Korets (Rivne oblast) – police post, p. Pribuzhskoe (Khmelnitsky region) – the post of DPS.
Representatives of agribusiness, the profile of the Association appealed to the President of Ukraine with a request to protect the interests of farmers.
THAN ENDED. The President of Ukraine supported the farmers. His position was voiced by first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vitaliy Kovalchuk. He said that Poroshenko shares the concerns of the farmers regarding the decision of the Parliament and asked the MPs to resolve inconsistencies, in particular regarding the timing of application of the peculiarities of taxation of transactions with agricultural products.
Today, 21 December, Parliament suspended the reimbursement of VAT at export of soybeans from September 1, 2018, the rapeseed – from January 2020. For this decision voted by 274 MPs.
This means that temporarily exempt from VAT operations for export outside the customs territory of Ukraine under the export regime:
from 1 September 2018 to 31 December 2021 soy beans;
from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021 rapeseed;
– VAT refund on sunflower seeds while exporting remains.