Agrarians preparing for rally in Kyiv on Dec 21 against changing state support system, abolishing 'export VAT' for oilseeds
KYIV. Dec 18 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Agricultural producers could hold a rally in Kyiv on December 21 demanding the return of VAT refunds for exports of oilseeds and leaving the state support system in the form of VAT quasi-accumulation.
"Today a preventive action has been held to block the roads, it lasted about 2-3 hours, but it will grow into a rally that will last tomorrow, if we are not heard. The government quarter will be blocked on Thursday," Chairman of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine Hennadiy Novikov said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine.
According to him, the protest is directed against those changes that were adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on December 7 to abolish VAT quasi-accumulation and export VAT refunds for oilseeds.
"Deputies like petty thieves picked the pocket of agrarians for UAH 10 billion," the expert said.
Member of the Committee on Agrarian Policy and Land Relations Ivan Miroshnychenko said that the conciliation council of the parliament refused putting bill No. 7403 on the agenda of the Verkhovna Rada. This initiative proposes limiting non-reimbursement of VAT on exports of oilseeds to March 2018.
"Today there is no desire to include the bill for consideration by the parliament. The bill to postpone the introduction of norms on abolition of VAT refunds for oilseeds could be included. In September 2018, they could cancel VAT refunds for sunflower, while the term for rapeseeds and soybeans will be shifted for 2020," the people's deputy said.