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Impact of the war in Ukraine on preferential customs origin

On 23 February, the Commission published this notice, informing operators that it is no longer possible to claim preferential origin under the EU-Ukraine association agreement, for all goods made in or exported from Donetsk and Lugansk.

Operators, you have been warned.

The situation is likely to evolve quickly, given the developments of the past days.  Preferential origin claims from Ukraine at large could be at risk.  Watch that spot.

operators of the European Union are advised not to claim preferential treatment for the import into the Union of all goods produced in or exported from the non-government controlled areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts of Ukraine, since the release of these goods for free circulation gives rise to a customs debt as from date of publication of this notice


customs, ukraine, preferentialorigin