UKRAINIANS TOOK FROM POLAND PURCHASES FOR OVER 2 BILLION ZLOTYS
During the year of 2017 only in Podkarpackie Voivodship 13.5 million people crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border. It is reported by Upmp.news with reference to Polish Radio.
The movement at the border crossings between Poland and Ukraine in 2017 was greater than last year. Ukrainians took goods from Poland for more than 2 billion zloty, – reports “Rzeczpospolita”.
During 2017 along in Podkarpackie Voivodship 13.5 million people crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border. “This is a record and million more than in 2016” says Major Elzbieta Picor, the spokesman of the Beskid Division of the Border Guard Service of Poland.
In 2017, another record was set at this border area – the number of people crossed across the border during the day. On average, border guards pass 36 thousand people a day, and on December 23 they were as much as 58 thousand. This, however, affected the waiting time for crossing the border – a day before the Catholic Holy Week private cars waited for an entry to Poland for about 15 hours.
Over the last few years, one can observe the tendency that foreigners are willing to buy goods in Poland and export them under the TAX FREE procedure. If in 2013, the total value of such goods in Podkarpackie Voivodeship amounted to 1.286 billion zł, then last year this sum has already reached 2.364 billion zł.
“The duties of the Customs Tax Service in the field of travel services within the framework of TAX FREE is to focus not only on checking applications and actions that ensure the density of the tax system. They also supposed to the systematic make decisions that will allow TAX FREE border service to be effective and the time of crossing the border will be limited to the required minimum. This is provided by, for example, separate lanes, the possibility of electronic processing of TAX FREE documents in the system “VAT refund for travelers”, or hotspots on the territory of border crossings,” – says Edita Khabovska from the Tax Administration’s Chamber in Ryashev.