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The Law of Ukraine "On Humanitarian Aid" (Summary)

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The Law of Ukraine"On Humanitarian Aid"Date of Entry into Force:January 1, 2000(Summary version from 01 Aug 2003) The Law of Ukraine “On Humanitarian Aid” (hereinafter referred to as “the Law”) defines the grounds for legal regulation of public...

The Law of Ukraine


"On Humanitarian Aid"


Date of Entry into Force:
January 1, 2000

(Summary version from 01 Aug 2003)

 

The Law of Ukraine “On Humanitarian Aid” (hereinafter referred to as “the Law”) defines the grounds for legal regulation of public relations that arise due to grant of address, free of charge material aid to natural persons or legal entities with the purpose of achievement of social effect.

For management of activity connected with humanitarian aid the state specially authorizes bodies which, according to this Law, shall ensure state policy in this field. Pursuant to the Law, such bodies are as follows:

  • Commission for humanitarian aid at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
  • Commission for humanitarian aid at the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;
  • commission for humanitarian aid at oblast, Kyiv and Sevastopol city state administrations.

The Commission for humanitarian aid at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine is headed by the Vice Prime Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The Commissions for humanitarian aid at the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, at oblast, Kyiv and Sevastopol city state administrations are headed by the deputies of heads of the said bodies.

The authorities of the Commission for humanitarian aid at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine are as follows:
  • recognition of cargos, money, also in foreign currency, performance of works, rendering of services as humanitarian aid;
  • control over receipt, distribution and purposeful use of humanitarian aid;
  • control over activity of commissions for humanitarian aid at the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, oblast, Kyiv and Sevastopol city state administrations, which operate within their authorities.

According to the Law, humanitarian aid in the form of performance of works, rendering of services, in monetary form or in form in kind, which is granted on the territory of Ukraine, shall be exempted from taxation.

Money in foreign currency shall enter to the accounts in foreign currency of the recipient of humanitarian aid without licenses of the National Bank of Ukraine at presence of the decision of the Commission for humanitarian aid at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on recognition of this money as humanitarian aid on the basis of indicated in the foreign agreement purpose of use. The errand on transfer of money to the account in foreign currency of the recipient of humanitarian aid shall contain the purpose of use of humanitarian aid.

Customs clearance of cargos, which are recognized as humanitarian aid, is performed by the customs bodies of Ukraine without payment of customs duties.

The specially authorized central bodies of executive power on humanitarian aid shall keep record and statistical accountancy of humanitarian aid and the Unified register of the recipients of humanitarian aid.

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