Guide to Sending Parcels to Ukraine

Ukraine is famous for its beautiful, hand-crafted, and artistic Easter eggs. But Ukraine's true value comes from being Europe's second largest country and having vast swathes of fertile plains. Which has led to the country's long list of famous foods - pierogies, borscht, and chicken Kiev, to name a few.

Ukrainians are also leaders in e-commerce - 25% growth rate in 2019, the 2nd highest in Europe. They are also famous for their IT engineers, and with 73% of the population using the internet, shipping to Ukraine couldn't be brighter.

Information for this page came from the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and the Tax Code of Ukraine.

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Easy Tracking Information

Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Ukraine

Full tracking information for parcels to Ukraine is available with Secureship
Tracking #:780123123123
Tel: 1-800-463-3339
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 24, 2020
8:49 am
Odessa, OD, UA
Delivered
Oct 23, 2020
7:18 am
Donetsk, DO, UA
In transit
Oct 22, 2020
9:03 pm
Kharkiv, KH, UA
International Clearance
Oct 22, 2020
8:14 am
Kyiv, KY, UA
In transit
Oct 22, 2020
12:17 am
Toronto, ON, CA
In transit
Oct 21, 2020
4:30 pm
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Disclaimer!

While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is important to consult a licensed broker in Ukraine before shipping any goods.

Types of Shipments

Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Shipping Documents Only Image to Ukraine

Documents Only

Ukraine considers documents to be official papers as well as information kept on diskettes, compacts, and film. Documents are to have no commercial value (cannot be exchanged for money) and are not shipped with an invoice.

Items that qualify as documents include:

  • Driver's licence
  • Newspapers
  • Passports
  • Blank Stationery
  • Visa applications

The following items will only be considered documents if they abide by the restriction shown

Item Restriction
Business cards Limit of 15 cards
Cheques Only if personalised
Diplomas Only if they are unframed sheets of paper
Event tickets for football (soccer) matches, concerts, and stage performances Maximum of 50 kg per shipment providing the tickets are NOT sent from a printer to an organiser or ticket sales office
Greeting cards and invitations Must be personalized to be considered documents.
Manuals (technical) In a quantity appropriate for the situation
Negatives, slides, and printing films sent to a press or publishing agency Providing value DOES NOT include editorial or press charges
Newsletters Only if they are intercompany shipments and are NOT shipped from a publisher or printing company
Stationery Only if personalised and in a quantity appropriate for non-commercial use
Traveller's Cheques Must be personalised

Sources:
https://www.ups.com/ga/CountryRegs?loc=en_US

Shipping Gifts to Ukraine

Shipping Gifts

A gift shipment can be sent to Ukraine from Canada duty and tax free if its value is €100 (about $150 CAD) or less. Gifts of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products will incur excise duties

Shipments from Individual-to-Individual

If an individual in Canada ships a gift* to an individual in Ukraine, it will be duty and tax free if its value is €100 (about $150 CAD) or less.

Shipments from €100 to €150 (about $150 - $225 CAD) will incur a 10% VAT charge. Any amount above €150 will incur a 20% VAT charge

For example, a gift shipment of €180 would incur €16 total in VAT charges, calculated as shown below:
(€150 - €100) x 10% = €10, plus (€180 - €150) x 20% = €6

*Gifts of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products will incur excise duties


NOTE: Separate shipments to the same recipient from the same sender that arrive on the same day will have their values combined for the purpose of calculating duty and tax

Shipments from Business-to-Business

If a Canadian business ships a gift* to a business in Ukraine, it will be duty and tax free up to a value of €150 (about $225 CAD).

Above €150, the shipment will incur a duty rate based on the nature of the gift and a 20% VAT charge.

*Gifts of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products will incur excise duties.


NOTE: Separate shipments to the same recipient from the same sender that arrive on the same day will have their values combined for the purpose of calculating duty and tax.

Shipments from Business-to-Individual

No information is available at this time regarding a business in Canada shipping a gift to an individual in Ukraine.


Gift Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • The words 'Gift Shipment' or 'Unsolicited Gift' are included on the commercial invoice, even if the shipment is sent at Christmas time (see sample)
  • List the items in the parcel and write the value of each
  • Sending more than one gift in the parcel? Wrap and tag each one individually.

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal Shipment / Gift Shipment

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift Shipment: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $79.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $79.99
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge


Multiple Gifts in One Shipment

If you are sending more than one gift in a shipment, wrap and tag each gift separately

Sample Commercial Invoice for Gifts

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Unsolicited Gift: Consolidated Gift Package

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Gift - Roger: LEGO Star Wars Rebel UWing Fighter, 659 piece set

CA $39.99
1 Each Gift - Erica: Handwoven French Canadian Catalogne Blanket

CA $49.99
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Gifts
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $89.98
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Sources:
https://urist-ua.net/%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B8/%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81_%D1%83%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%97%D0%BD%D0%B8/%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%82%D1%8F_234/
https://www.ukrposhta.ua/en/mytne-oformlennia-import


Shipping personal effects/belongings to Ukraine

Shipping Personal Effects

Personal effects may be shipped from Canada to Ukraine duty and tax free.

Personal effects may be new or used and are intended for the everyday needs of an individual or a family. They include:

  • Clothes and shoes
  • Medicines
  • Special foods required for children on special diets
  • Personal jewellery
  • Hygienic and cosmetic products (500 mL of toilet waters and 100 g of perfume)
  • Sports equipment
  • Portable musical instruments (maximum of 2)

An extensive list of allowable personal effects and their limits that can be shipped to Ukraine can be found here

Moving Temporarily

No information about moving temporarily to Ukraine is available at this time

Moving Permanently

A Ukrainian citizen moving permanently to Ukraine from Canada will be exempt from custom payments on his or her personal effects.

Two conditions that must be fulfilled are:

  1. The person must arrive in Ukraine within 6 months of the issuance of the document that allows them to live in Ukraine.
  2. He or she must have lived in Canada for a minimum of 3 years
Personal Effects Checklist
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment
  • Clearly write 'Personal Effects' on the commercial invoice(see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Document allowing the you the right to residence in Ukraine
  • Evidence that you have lived in Canada for 3 or more years

Sources:
http://sfs.gov.ua/en/custom-clearance/arriving-individuals-citizens/personal-belongings/
http://sfs.gov.ua/en/custom-clearance/arriving-individuals-citizens/resettlement-to-permanent-residence-in-ukraine/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Personal Effects

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Personal effects being delivered to my new address.

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
5 Pairs Personal Effects: 5 pairs of various types of shoes

IN $40.00
1 Each Personal Effects: Arc'terix Winter Jacket

CA $478.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Personal Effects
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $678.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Food, Chocolate, Candies to Ukraine

Food, Chocolate, Candies

Limited information is available at this time regarding shipping food to Ukraine from Canada

You* May Ship

  • Special baby food products not sold in Ukraine
  • Foods required for special diets, for example people with phenylketonuria or other diseases

*The recipient must be a Ukrainian citizen or a person authorised to receive the shipment on behalf of those citizens.

TThe amount of special foods that may be shipped is:

  • a maximum of 5 packages (cans) per recipient
  • the amount stated in the prescription of the sick child

Do Not Ship

  • Homemade foods containing animal products
Food, Chocolate, Candies Checklist
  • Clearly indicate 'Food' on the commercial invoice in the General Description or Remarks section (see sample)
  • Ensure that your food, chocolate, or candies may be imported into the country
  • You are not shipping commercial quantities (for any duty & tax exemption)
  • Check with your carrier that they will accept food shipments

Sources:
http://sfs.gov.ua/zakonodavstvo/mitne-zakonodavstvo/postanovi/62453.html
http://sfs.gov.ua/en/custom-clearance/arriving-individuals-citizens/import-of-food-products/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Food, Chocolate, Candies

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Food Shipment - Assorted chocolate bars in their original manufacturer's packaging

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Nestle Chocolate Bars in original packaging expiring May 2021 (shelf life of 6 months or longer)

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent / Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping Promotional Material to Ukraine

Samples

Samples of goods may be shipped to Ukraine from Canada exempt from duties and taxes. Samples are sent as temporary imports and strictly for demonstration purposes in order to solicit orders.

The conditions that apply to shipments of samples are:

  • They are shipped by a person resident in Canada
  • The samples may not be sold
  • They are not to be put to use except to demonstrate their function
  • They are not to be rented out or otherwise generate income
  • The period of re-exportation must be at least 6 months from the date of temporary admission

Small amounts of Canadian consumable samples displayed at an exhibition or show and intended for home use, for example foods and beverages, are allowed duty and tax free entry to Ukraine.

These consumable samples:

  • Must be supplied free of charge
  • Are not distributed in packs
  • Are clearly for advertising and as individual items are of little monetary value
  • Would be unsuitable for a commercial purpose, i.e. cannot be sold
  • Are in a number that is suitable to the size of the event and the number of visitors

Sources:
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/legal-instruments/~/media/2D53E23AA1A64EF68B9AC708C6281DC8.ashx

Sample Commercial Invoice for Commercial Sample

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Commercial Sample - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Box Commercial Sample - Advanced reading copy of Dan Brown's novel.

CA $20.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Commercial Sample
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $20.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Sending Promotional material to Ukraine

Advertising Material

Advertising material may be shipped to Ukraine from Canada duty and tax free for the following items:

  • Printed matter
  • Catalogues and price lists
  • Advertising posters
  • Calendars
  • Unframed photographs

The conditions that apply to shipping advertising materials are:

  • There is no monetary exchange for importing the materials from Canada
  • The materials are distributed at no charge at the event or exhibition
  • The monetary value and quantity of materials is reasonable for the size of the event and the number of people
Advertising Material Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'Promotional Material - Not for Resale' (see sample)
  • A detailed description of each item is provided
  • Be sure to abide by the rules mentioned above

Sources:
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/legal-instruments/~/media/2D53E23AA1A64EF68B9AC708C6281DC8.ashx

Sample Commercial Invoice for Promotional Material

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Promotional Material - Not for Resale

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Promotional Material: Not for Resale. Product pamphlets to hand out at trade show.

CA $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Promotional Material
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Have your goods warranty repaired in Ukraine

Repairs

Equipment shipped to Ukraine from Canada for repairs and maintenance follow the rules for temporary admission. The process is duty free and the goods must be re-exported within 6 months of arriving in Ukraine.

Items Under Warranty

As Ukraine and Canada have a free-trade agreement (CUFTA), repairs under warranty returning to Canada from Ukraine are duty-free and will not be charged GST.

Items No Longer Under Warranty

If a piece of equipment no longer under warranty was sent to Ukraine for repair and is returning to Canada, GST will be charged on the value of the repair and any new parts needed to do the repair.

Sending Product for Repair to Ukraine

Equipment sent for repair to Ukraine may do so duty free, but must be returned to Canada within 6 months

Returning Repaired Product to Ukraine

Equipment that has been repaired in Canada and is returning to Ukraine will not have duties charged providing it arrives in Ukraine within 6 months of its departure.

Repair Checklist
  • Commercial invoice must clearly indicate 'REPAIR & RETURN' under the General Description or Remarks, and include the estimated time of return (see sample)
  • Include repair contract with shipment
  • Serial or product number and the cost of repairs should be indicated under the Detailed Description of Goods section
  • Include the original shipping documents or tracking number from when the item was first exported to Ukraine or exported to Canada (depending on which case applies)
  • A commercial invoice must be included with your shipment

Sources:
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/legal-instruments/~/media/2D53E23AA1A64EF68B9AC708C6281DC8.ashx
http://sfs.gov.ua/en/custom-clearance/subjects-of-foreign-economic-activity/custom-regimes-and-its-characteristics/73392.html

Sample Commercial Invoice for Warranty Repair

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Repair and Return - Watch being sent for repair

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 Each Fossil Watch being sent for repair - Model E5, serial # 789456FG7E2 - Repair Cost $76.00

US $163.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Warranty Repair
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $163.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Temporary Imports / Exports for shipments to Ukraine

Temporary Imports

Goods may be temporarily imported to Ukraine from Canada with either conditional, full, or partial exemption from taxation of custom payments.

Two conditions for temporary imports to Ukraine are:

  1. They stay no longer than 3 years, however, this time may vary depending on the nature of the goods
  2. No changes occur to the goods except for normal wear-and-tear

Items that benefit from temporary import rules include:

  • Equipment required for radio and television broadcasts and reports
  • Educational, scientific, and cultural goods and hardware
  • Equipment for sporting events
  • Tools and equipment required by a tradesman or professional for a specific task
  • Equipment and tools for a particular manufacturing operation

Qualifying for Duty & Tax Free Temporary Import

In order to import your goods duty and tax free into Ukraine, you can pick from 1 of the 2 Temporary Import Methods listed below.

Each option has its pros and cons. Regardless, each of the following methods requires you to complete a commercial invoice. More details are shown below.


Option # Temporary Import Method Risk of paying
1 Commercial Invoice Only (no other documentation is provided) High - if broker cannot clear goods temporarily
2 Commercial Invoice
+
ATA Carnet
Very Low


1. Complete a Commercial Invoice (CI) only


This is the simplest and quickest option. See example.

NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free. Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.



2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet

Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country. It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.

In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.

ATA Carnets are beyond the scope of the article however, you can find more information here: http://www.chamber.ca/carnet/

NOTE: It is highly recommended to get an ATA Carnet for items that frequently travel in and out of the country and especially so when it is valued over $2,500 USD


In addition to choosing option 1 or 2, the following conditions must also be met in order to qualify for a duty and VAT free exemption:

  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than 3 years in Ukraine

Temporary Imports Checklist
  • Commercial Invoice clearly stating 'Temporary Import'. This must be written in the General Description section and the Detailed Description of Goods. (see sample)
  • The goods arrive and leave in the same condition, i.e. they undergo no repairs nor are they used in manufacturing
  • Stay no longer than the period listed above
  • Include your ATA Carnet with your shipment (if applicable)
  • Include the expected return date or the date that it was originally received within the country (whichever applies)
  • Any above listed items not listed in this checklist

Sources:
http://sfs.gov.ua/en/custom-clearance/subjects-of-foreign-economic-activity/custom-regimes-and-its-characteristics/73399.html
https://www.atacarnet.com/ukraine
http://www.wcoomd.org/en/about-us/legal-instruments/~/media/2D53E23AA1A64EF68B9AC708C6281DC8.ashx

 

Sample Commercial Invoice for Temporary Imports

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment returning Jan 2020

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
1 box Temporary Imports - Trade show booth and display equipment

CA $1032.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Temporary Imports
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1032.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge



Permanent Goods / Sold To an individual or business within Ukraine

Permanent/Sold Goods

Since 2017, when Canada and Ukraine signed a free trade agreement (CUFTA), most of the tariffs on Canadian exports to Ukraine were eliminated.

If you regularly ship sold goods to Ukraine, we recommend you use the services of a registered customs broker

Sources:
https://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/ukraine/canada-ukraine.aspx?lang=eng
http://sfs.gov.ua/en/custom-clearance/subjects-of-foreign-economic-activity/rates-of-import-and-export-duty/import-duty/

Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods

Ship To Invoice
Lesya Ukrainka
53
Kolodiazhne
Volyn Oblast
45061
Ukraine

Phone: +380 3352 90224
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
General Description:
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera

Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926
Customs Broker: UPS
Date: 21 Oct 2020
QTY Description of Goods C/O SubTotal
15 Each Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.

CA $132.00
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export: Permanent/Sold
Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge

Required Documents


Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time consuming. So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.

Document Type When? Details
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading Always required This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel’s destination.
Commercial Invoice Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels - These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.

When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.

B13a Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good

Learn more about the B13a form here.
Certificate of Origin (COO) Infrequently required

Allows a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Ukraine. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.

When an item with a COO is imported into Ukraine, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI) Infrequently required

Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise, it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
ATA Carnet Infrequently required

Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.

See temporary import section
Packaging List Infrequently required Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good.
Packing list Infrequently required

No specific form is required, but generally includes information regarding:

  • The exporter, importer and transport company
  • Date of issue
  • Number of freight invoice
  • Type and number of packages
  • Contents of each package
  • Marks and numbers
  • Net weight, gross weight and measurements of each package

Prohibited & Restricted Imports


Prohibited items may not enter Ukraine, while those deemed restricted may enter but with limitations to quantity or other rules.

Prohibited Items

  • Narcotic and mind-altering drugs
  • Pornographic images, objects, and artefacts
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Inedible animal products
  • Homemade foods containing animal products
  • Stolen or illegally-held historical and cultural artefacts
  • Potatoes
  • Seeds of agricultural products

Restricted Goods

  • Pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses)
  • Foodstuffs

Sources:
http://sfs.gov.ua/en/custom-clearance/arriving-individuals-citizens/prohibitions-and-restrictions/

Duty & Taxes

Canada and Ukraine have a free trade agreement (CUFTA), and as a result 86% of all goods that are traded between Canada and Ukraine incur no duties.

However, VAT charges will be imposed on imports above €100 (about $150 CAN). There are 2 VAT rates: 20% and 7%.

Import duties and taxes in Ukraine are calculated based on the sum of the Customs Value, Insurance Amount, and Freight costs (shipping costs). This is known as CIF.

CIF Value = Customs Value + Insurance Amount + Freight Costs

Using the CIF Value, you can predict how much duty and tax the recipient must pay to import goods to Ukraine.

Thresholds

Shipments below a certain value will incur no duties or taxes. This is called the de minimis value.

For travellers who have purchased goods abroad and shipped them as unaccompanied baggage, they will be exempt of VAT if valued below €150 (about $225 CAD).

For all other shipments, VAT (20%) will be charged for shipments greater than €100 (about $150 CAD).

Currency Ukrainian Hryvnia-UAH
Duty Exemption
(De minimis Value)
€150
Duty Calculation Method CIF
TAX (VAT) 20% (Most transactions)
7% (medicines, medical goods and equipment)
Tax Exemption
(De minimis Value)
€100 (private individual)
€150 (businesses)
Tax Calculation Method CIF

Duties on Imports

Excise Taxes
Ukraine imposes excise taxes on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products of any value. Details can be found by clicking here

  • Candy0%
  • Chocolate0%
  • Spirits and Wines0%
  • Tobacco0%
  • Books0%
  • Documents0%
  • Video Games & Consoles0%
  • Computers & Laptops0%
  • Tablets0%
  • Mobiles0%
  • Cameras1.7%
  • Accessories for Electronics0%
  • Coats0%
  • Beauty Products & Cosmetics0%
  • Jewellery3.3%
  • Shirts & Pants0%
  • Home Appliances3.3%
  • Toys0%
  • Sports Equipment3.3%

Sources:
http://www.customs.go.th/list_strc_simple_neted.php?ini_content=individual_160503_03_160922_01&lang=en&left_menu=menu_individual_submenu_01_160421_02
https://import-export.societegenerale.fr/en/country/ukraine/regulations-customs
https://www.dhl.com.ua/content/dam/downloads/ua/express/customs_paperwork/dhl_express_rules_of_registration_ua_en.pdf
https://taxsummaries.pwc.com/ID/Ukraine-Corporate-Other-taxes
https://www.tariffinder.ca/en/getStarted
https://urist-ua.net/%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B8/%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B9_%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81_%D1%83%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%97%D0%BD%D0%B8/%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%82%D1%8F_215/
http://sfs.gov.ua/en/custom-clearance/arriving-individuals-citizens/taxation-of-goods-imported-across-the-custom-border-of-ukraine-by-citi/

Ukraine Shipping Insurance


You can purchase insurance through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.

Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.

Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.

Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:

  • Personal belongings
  • Antiques
  • Artwork
  • Liquids (including alcohol)
  • Television
  • Jewelry in excess of $500
  • Perishable goods
  • Glass or Ceramic
  • And many more items

For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.

Questions about Shipping to Ukraine



Can I ship to Ukraine?

Shipping to Ukraine from Canada can take between 3-5 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform. More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.

Find out how fast the Secureship trusted carriers can get your shipment delivered to Ukraine by getting a quote now.


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