The Australian Government has announced it will remove tariffs on imports to Australia from Ukraine.
The measure, which is part of the package of support announced by the Prime Minister following his visit to Kyiv, will take effect from today. It follows similar actions by our international partners, such as the European Union, and the United Kingdom.
The elimination of tariffs on imports into Australia from Ukraine is a key part of the Australian Government’s ongoing efforts to further deepen our bilateral trade and investment relationship.
These kinds of measures by Australia and other international partners that support Ukraine’s economy and expand trade opportunities, are vital to Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction in the short and long term.
In 2021, Ukrainian imports to Australia were close to $122 million. This measure will see tariffs of up to 5 per cent reduced to zero for a period of 12 months on a range of goods that are produced or manufactured in Ukraine. Excise-equivalent duties, such as those that apply to fuels, alcohol and tobacco products, will remain in place.
Australia condemns Russia’s unilateral, illegal and immoral aggression against the people of Ukraine. This measure demonstrates our commitment to support the economy of Ukraine as it deals with the ongoing, devastating effects of Russia’s invasion.