Draft Decree published on 25 September 2017, adopts the list of products the export and import of which is to be subject to licensing in 2018.
In particular, the Decree adopts the following (for 2018):
- quota for the volume of products the export of which is subject to licensing (Annex 1);
- the list of ozone-depleting substances, the import and export of which is subject to licensing in 2018 (Annex 2);
- the list of products that may contain ozone-depleting substances and the import and export of which is subject to licensing (excluding products that are transported in containers as personal belongings) (Annex 3);
- the list of products the import of which from the Republic of Macedonia requires a licence under the tariff quota according to the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine (Annex 4);
- the list of products the import and export of which is subject to licensing (Annex 5).
Ozone depleting substances (ODS) listed in Annex 2 include those included into the Montreal Protocol Annexes (halons, methyl bromide, etc.).
The products that may contain ODS and the import and export of which is subject to licensing (except personal belongings transported in containers) include:
- cosmetic products in aerosol packaging, such as hair care products, make up, skincare products, etc.;
- synthetic organic colouring agents in aerosol packaging;
- paints and varnishes in aerosol packaging;
- oral hygiene products in aerosol packaging;
- surfactants and detergents in aerosol packaging;
- chemical products containing ODS;
- heat pumps;
- loaded fire extinguishers;
- air conditioning installations; etc.
All import and export licenses that have not been used by organisations during 2017 are to remain valid until 1 March 2018, unless any international agreement which Ukraine is a party to provides otherwise.
The intended date of entry into force for the draft Decree is 1 January 2018.