Export - import at the Chop Customs: more than 2.5 billion US dollars
This is the amount of statistical imports and exports volumes for the 10 months of 2014 at the Chop Customs.
The analysis shows that the volume of exports this year compared with January-October 2013 has increased by 9.2% (2014 - 1 billion 230 million 660 thousand US dollars, 2013 - 1 billion 126 million 560 thousand US dollars), and the volume of imports compared to the same period in 2013 has decreased by 4.3%. (2014 - 1 billion 311 million 60 thousand US dollars, 2013 - 1 billion 370 million 310 thousand. US dollars).
The Customs experts say that one of the prerequisites for positive exports trend is the resolution adopted by the Council of the European Union, which gave Ukrainian exporters preferential access to EU markets, without waiting for the entry into force of the provisions on trade in the framework of the Association Agreement EU-Ukraine. In addition, pursuant to the decision of the European Council of October 24, 2014, the regime of autonomous trade preferences, which has been in force since April 23 this year, has been extended until December 31. Simultaneously, the resolution envisages a unilateral reduction of customs tariffs for one year from January 1, 2015 to the level provided by the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU. These preferences will be in force until the entry into force of the economic part of the Association Agreement on January 1, 2016. Also, until December 31, 2014, Ukrainian exporters can use the quotas that were not used in the period from April 23 to October 31.
Note that Hungary is the leader both on imports and on exports from foreign countries bordering Transcarpathia. The volume of statistical import to and export from this state is about 14 billion 780 million UAH. The lowest amount of the above operations is with Romania, it amounts to 472 million hryvnias.
In general, as of November 1, 2014, 2866 actors of foreign economic are registered at the Chop Customs, 706 of which have performed foreign trade operations on a monthly basis.