Government’s proposal to remove tariffs on goods from Ukraine     

The Government of Canada has announced it’s intention to remove customs duties to goods originating from Ukraine for a limited one year period.

While most goods from Ukraine enter Canada duty-free as a result of the Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA), tariffs still apply on certain goods where tariffs are being phased out under the Agreement, or where they are excluded from it.

By removing tariffs for a one-year period, Canada would continue to support Ukraine’s economy by ensuring that Ukrainian goods are able to enter Canada duty-free.

The proposed measure would come into force once the Order in Council is approved and registered. The Canada Border Services Agency would then issue a Customs Notice detailing how importers can claim relief under the remission order.

The Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) was implemented August 1st,2017 eliminating tariffs on most bilateral merchandise trade. Recently earlier this year, Canada and Ukraine announced the launch of negotiations for the modernization of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA).