Customs fines for alleged infringement of the customs regulations in Ukraine

7 October 2014 No.702

We have received the attached information from Dias Marine Consulting P.C., our correspondents in Ukraine, about the customs fines in Ukraine.


Some cases have been reported recently that customs fines from USD50,000 to USD300,000 were imposed by the Customs officers in Nikolaev for alleged discrepancies between actual quantity of bunker oil on board and declared quantity, which were found out as a result of their sounding of the ship’s bunker tanks.


Members whose vessels are scheduled to call at Ukrainian ports including Nikolaev should take utmost care in following the requirements of the Ukrainian Customs in accordance with the local agents’ advice in order to prevent unnecessary customs fines.