Semerak: Gov approves new rules for importers of products containing ODS
05.10.2017 18:04 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) —
The Government has considered and endorsed the elaborated by the Ukrainian Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources resolution «On the implementation of a pilot project on the introduction of electronic auctions for the allocation of shares of the annual national quota on the import of ozone depleting substances», Government Portal says referring to Ukrainian
Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ostap Semerak report.
«Until now, the selection of importers who could receive these quotas took place in manual mode or according to the principle „who will be the first to reach the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources». In order to remove the corruption component, I offered to sell quotas through online auctions. This will enable the country to achieve the market’s transparency, competitiveness and to avoid possible monopolization. And the main thing - it would bring additional funds to the Budget," Semerak admitts.
It is to be mentioned, due to the Montreal Protocol, each Party to the Protocol is required to establish a quota system for ozone depleting substances (ODS). So, an annual quota for imports of ozone depleting substances has been fixed for Ukraine and it must be observed to avoid sanctions, in particular, the possible complete ban on ODS shipments to the country.