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New import tariff on cars triggers concerns

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March 26, 2013, 3:54 p.m. | Business — by Christopher J. Miller

Ukraine's duties on imported cars will be hiked on April 13 an additional 6.5 to 13 percent – on top of regular 10 percent import duties – on cars with engine sizes between 1,000 and 2,200 cubic centimeters.
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Christopher J. Miller

Christopher J. Miller is an American editor at the Kyiv Post. He is also a regular contributor to Mashable, and has written for GlobalPost, The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent and others. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk, Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at millerjchristopher@gmail.com.

Ukrainian authorities announced this month that they will raise import duties on some foreign-made vehicles in order to spur production of domestic automobiles, a move praised by local automakers but decried by international organizations and some industry experts.

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