Market Reports/Tariffs
Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods


Import Tariffs
Market Information

Last updated on 03/21/2016

If you have any questions about the following information, please contact Linda Martinich at the U.S. Department of Commerce- Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-4058 or click here for e-mail access.

**The following information is provided only as a guide and should be confirmed with the proper authorities before embarking on any export activities.**

Import Tariffs - Ukraine
Ukraine Tariffs (percent ad valorem) on Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods
HS Chapter/Subheading
Tariff Rate Range (%)
1 - 2
0 - 2
0 - 4
-other vegetable fiber
0 - 2
-man-made fiber
0 - 4
Woven Fabric
1 - 2
0 - 5
0 - 5
-other vegetable fiber
1 - 5
-man-made fiber
0 - 5
Knit Fabric
0 - 8
Non Woven Fabric
Industrial Fabric
0 - 8
0 - 12
Home Furnishings
including: bed, bath, kitchen linens, etc.
0 - 12
3 - 8
Travel Goods

For more detailed tariff information, Customs Tariff of Ukraine . There is no English option. You will need to click on the “Сторінки”:(page) numbers, “наступна сторінка ” (Next Page) or “ попередня сторінка” (previous page) at the top or bottom to get to chapters and rates. For chapters, look for “Група” (Group) Use the “пільгова” (preferential) column. For "Група” (Group) 42, go to page 38; Chapter 50 starts on pg. 45. Occasionally, there are multiple chapters on the same page, and some spill over onto the next page, so you may need to scroll down to find your chapter.

see the Current Situation of Schedules of Members on the World Trade Organization website.

Additional Import Taxes and Fees--A value-added tax (VAT) is levied at 20%, based on the customs value of the product, in addition to the customs duty rate. As the list of goods exempted from VAT changes frequently, businesses should contact a local tax expert for the most up-to-date list. Imported goods are also subject to excise duties, customs processing fees, and port fees.

Temporary Entry/Samples--Imported items designated for demonstrations at exhibitions, fairs, and trade shows, are classified as the temporary import of a foreign company's property, which is to be returned to that country afterwards. Prior to being returned, samples are inspected by customs authorities to ensure that the quantity and description of goods match those registered at the time of importation. Demonstration samples to be returned outside Ukraine are exempt from customs fees.

Prior to their customs declaration expiration, temporarily imported goods should be:
•Shipped outside the customs territory of Ukraine;
•Declared at customs for further use;
•Passed to customs for storage in a bonded warehouse; or
•Demolished under customs control if these items cannot be used as goods, products, or equipment.

The following documents are required for temporary importation of demonstration samples: •A customs declaration;
•Permission from the respective Ministry, if required; and
•Other documents outlined in the customs declaration.

Prior to exiting the country, samples are inspected by customs authorities to ensure that the quantity and description of goods match those registered at the time of importation. Demonstration samples to be returned outside Ukraine are exempt from customs fees.

Ukraine Customs accepts ATA Carnets. However, only designated customs offices on the Russian-Ukrainian border are entitled to process ATA Carnets.

ATA Carnet--An ATA Carnet or "Merchandise Passport" is a document that facilitates the temporary importation of products into foreign countries by eliminating tariffs and other import taxes or charges normally required at the time of importation. For more information or to apply for an ATA Carnet, see the United States Council for International Business website.

If your product is primarily made in the U.S. of U.S. originating components it may qualify for duty-free entry into countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). The U.S. currently has FTAs with the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. See the FTA Tariff Tool, to determine the duty-free status or reduced duties that apply to products eligible under these free trade agreements.

Additional resources for tariff information:

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Import Documentation/Procedures (Ukraine)

No specific information is available.

For more information on local customs rules and regulations:
State Customs Service of Ukraine

For information on common export documents, such as transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, certificates for shipments of specific goods, temporary shipment documents, and other export-related documents, see the webpage on Common Export Documents.

For country-specific information on import procedures and documentation requirements, see the
Country Commercial Guides (CCG) on the website.

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Import Restrictions (Ukraine)
No information is currently available on any bans, quotas, or other restrictions.
U.S. Export Restrictions:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, and international narcotics traffickers and their agents in accordance with U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The OFAC website includes summaries of sanctions programs for various countries and the “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” (SDNs) list of entities and individuals with whom U.S. persons may not conduct business and whose property must be blocked if under the control of a U.S. person.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of most commercial items. BIS maintains the Denied Persons List, which consists of individuals, and companies that have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS, and the Entity List, which consists of foreign end users who pose an unacceptable risk of diverting U.S. exports and the technology they contain to alternate destinations for the development of weapons of mass destruction
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Standards - Ukraine
No specific information is available.

Local standards organization and other resources:

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce provides information on U.S. and foreign standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. NCSCI staff responds to requests for information by identifying relevant standards and regulations, and by referral to the appropriate standards-developers or private-sector organizations. Under copyright restrictions, NCSCI cannot provide copies of standards, but NCSCI does provide sources for accessing standards.

Notify U.S. - Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. companies an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that may affect their access to international markets.

Additional resources:

Examples of voluntary formaldehyde labeling programs

American Apparel and Footwear Association's Restricted Substances List

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ASTM International

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Labeling - Ukraine

No specific information is available.

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Market Information - Ukraine

No specific information is available.

U.S. companies may contact the U.S. Commercial Service for information and personalized counseling at every step of the exporting process. Find a U.S. Export Assistance Centers near you.

For information on protecting trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, see the STOPFAKES.GOV website. STOPFAKES.GOV is dedicated to helping U.S. companies protect their innovations and safely market their products at home and overseas. Find guidance and resources on how to register your company's intellectual property and protect it from counterfeiting and piracy. Also find IPR toolkits for select countries, as well as other country-specific information.

For information on selling to foreign governments, see the Global Procurement Opportunities website.

Other sources for market information and data:

The U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library contains more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by specialists working in overseas posts. Some market research reports are available only to U.S. companies and U.S. students/researchers that are registered with Available reports are listed below.

Ukraine: Textile and Apparel Market Overview, May 2011
OTEXA Export Market Report (U.S. export data for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

Local Industry and Trade Associations

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