"The cost of excise seal
was artificially increased to pay royalties, in order not to control the circulation
of excisable goods, but to give a chance for someone to earn instead. The Government
will support a decision of the Ministry of Finance on cutting the cost of
excise seal on alcoholic beverages", said the Prime Minister of Ukraine
Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Government meeting on Wednesday, November 19.
The PM noted that there were aired different visions on
this issue, also among various business associations, "We have a common
vision – one shouldn’t pull money out of the pockets of citizens and transfer
them to offshores”.
"I hope the producers of excisable goods, particularly
alcohol, will also meet their obligations," he said.
"On the one hand we have raised the excise tax. On
the other hand we will reduce the load cost for manufacturers of excisable
products. So, let’s pay taxes. The Government does its work and you should do
yours - legalization of the market and paying taxes," Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed