Tobacco smuggling to be criminalised in Ukraine

A new law on the ‘Criminalisation of Illegally Imported Excise Goods’ is due to be implemented in Ukraine in early 2020. The law will make it a criminal offence to import tobacco if the appropriate tax and excise duty has not been paid. The fines for tobacco smuggling in Ukraine will increase substantially to 3,000 to 5,000 times the amount of tax-free minimum earnings in Ukraine for a first offence and 15,000 to 25,000 times the amount of tax-free minimum earnings for repeat offenders and organised groups.

https://www.euractiv.com/section/economy-jobs/news/ukraine-to-criminalise-tobacco-smuggling-within-two-months/