Since July 1, overseas online shopping will rise in price in Ukraine: how much will you have to pay

Starting tomorrow, July 1, the threshold for duty-free import of online purchases from abroad will be lowered in Ukraine. What

this means how much you will have to pay extra and which parcels will be delivered for free - read in our material.

What does it mean

The Ukrainian government reduced the limits on parcels last year. According to the innovations, duties will now have to be paid for parcels delivered from foreign online stores.

True, not for everything - only for those goodsthe value of which exceeds the established amount. Before June 30 it was €150, and from July 1 it was €100. Initially, they wanted to make a limit on the number of such parcels (no more than three per month per person), but then they came to their senses and crossed out this point.

That is, this does not affect hand luggage in any way - you can import goods along with your luggage according to the old rules. The new duties apply only to goods in international postal and express shipments.

How much to pay

So, if the value of your parcel exceeds €100,you will have to pay VAT in the amount of 20% and 10% of the duty itself. But they are calculated only for the amount in excess of those same €100. For example, if you ordered a smartphone for €250, only calculate interest from €150: €15 duty and €33 VAT (€150 + €15).

When calculating the cost of a parcel, the official rate established by the NBU as of 00:00 on the day of filing a customs declaration or determining tax obligations will be applied.

How to deliver for free

These duties apply only to individuals; for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, the duty-free limit remains at 150 euros.

The Verkhovna Rada assures that ordinary buyersThey will not suffer from this, and only resellers will have to pay extra. True, now most gadgets cost more than 3 thousand hryvnia, so you still have to pay extra for the delivery of equipment from abroad, even for your own use.

To save on shipping on multiple items,You can order them in several parcels, each of which will cost less than 100 euros. However, in this case you will have to fork out for delivery for each parcel.

If you are not afraid of fees, read our article on how to buy branded products on the Internet is cheaper than in Ukraine, without knowing the English language.