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Trade, Economic & Investment Cooperation
25 August 2012 11:54

The Republic of Korea is one of Ukraine’s leading trading partners in Asia.

 Trade turnover in goods 

According to the State Customs Service of Ukraine, in 2022 the volume of bilateral trade amounted to 761,5 million USD and decreased by 23,4% compared to the previous year. Ukrainian export reached 237,22 million USD. Import to Ukraine from the Republic of Korea – 524,28 million USD.

In 2022, the main exports to the Republic of Korea were as follows: cereals – 79.8%; inorganic chemicals – 10.4%; fats and oils of animal or plant origin – 3.0%; residues and waste from the food industry – 1.5%; ores, slags and ashes – 0.9%.

In 2022, the main categories of imports to Ukraine were as follows: means of land transport other than railways – 36.1%; optical and photographic instruments and apparatus – 8.4%; nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery – 8.1%; plastics, polymeric materials – 7.0%; electrical machinery – 6.7%; headwear – 6.0%, essential oils – 3.9%; natural rubber and rubber products – 2.7%; ferrous metals – 2.6%.

 Bilateral services trade turnover 

In 2022, the trade turnover in services between Ukraine and the Republic of Korea decreased by 99.8% to 39.0 million USD. The volume of exports of Ukrainian services to the Republic of Korea decreased by 50.1% and amounted to 29.3 million USD. The volume of imports of services to Ukraine decreased by 49.3% and amounted to 9.7 million USD. The balance of trade in services for this period was positive for Ukraine – 19.6 million USD.

 Official website of Ukraine

https://ukraine.ua/

Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

https://www.me.gov.ua/?lang=en-GB

State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection

https://dpss.gov.ua/en

ProZorro Public Procurement system

https://prozorro.gov.ua/en

The State Property Fund of Ukraine

http://www.spfu.gov.ua/en/

The State Customs Service of Ukraine informs that from July 1, 2021, the provisions of paragraph 61 of Section XXI of the Customs Code of Ukraine on mandatory registration with the State Customs Service of Ukraine of non-residents who declare goods in Ukraine come into force. 

According to part eight of Article 455 of the Customs Code of Ukraine, non-registration is a ground for refusal of customs clearance and passage across the customs border of Ukraine of goods, commercial vehicles.

According to the first part of Article 455 of the Customs Code of Ukraine, non-resident persons are subject to mandatory registration who are:

  1. declarants of goods, commercial vehicles, in the cases provided for in paragraph 4 of part two of Article 265 of the Customs Code of Ukraine (foreign carriers moving goods, commercial vehicles, transit through the territory of Ukraine);
  2. carriers of goods across the customs border of Ukraine and/or between customs offices in the territory of Ukraine or is a person responsible for such transportation (foreign carriers moving goods under customs control).

It is possible to register:

  • when entering or leaving Ukraine by filling out the application form directly at the checkpoint and providing a copy of the registration
  • certificate of a non-resident issued by the competent authority of the country of registration;
  • by sending a completed application form by post to any customs office and providing a copy of the registration certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of registration;

Submit directly to any customs office a completed application form and a copy of the registration certificate issued by the competent authority of the country of registration, or submit these documents through an authorized person acting on the basis of a power of attorney from a nonresident, or through a customs clearance agent acting on the basis of an agreement between a non-resident and a Ukrainian customs broker.

The application form can be filled in any language of official international communication. To speed up the processing of information, it is desirable to fill it in Ukrainian or English.

After entering the data from the application into the information system of the customs service, a non-resident person will be assigned a temporary registration number within one hour. 

Refusal to assign a temporary registration number is possible if:

  • the application form does not contain all the required data;
  • the non-resident is already registered.

The temporary registration number allows a non-resident person to carry out all customs formalities and procedures without restrictions.

The non-resident shall be informed about the registration and assignment of the registration number within the following five working days.

Documents required:

application-form-non-resident-en.docx

application-form-non-resident-example-en.pdf

According to the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, starting from December 2021 the chambers of commerce & industry in Ukraine will issue non-preferential certificates of origin online (e-certificate)

The new form will have such special details (Attachment 1) ( .pdf , 2.73 Мб ):

- QR-code for confirmation purposes in column 4 of e-certificate «For official use» with a link to an official verification site where authenticity of e-certificate can be verified online;

- scan-copy of the signature and name of authorized person, scan-copy of the stampprint of the chamber of commerce in column 10 «Certification»;

- scan-copy of exporter’s/sender’s signature in column 11 «Declaration by the exporter»

In some cases, e-certificate may have multiple pages.

The existing form for paper-based issuance (Attachment 2) ( .pdf , 339.06 Кб ) will remain in use after the start of the issuance of e-certificates. The origin can be certified by existing paper-based form or by e-certificate, both forms will be in use.

Verification of all certificates issued by chambers in Ukraine both e-certificates and paper-based forms also is available on verification site of the Ukrainian CCI by the link: https://verify.ucci.org.ua.

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