The duty on the export of steel scrap from Ukraine has been extended for 5 years. 9 out of 11 deputies who participated in the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Environmental Policy and Environmental Management voted for this decision.
Presenting the bill, People’s Deputy Dmytro Kisilevsky noted that due to the effect of the duty on the export of scrap, introduced in 2016, its catastrophic deficit was overcome, ensuring the operation of enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex of Ukraine, gives 10% of GDP, 20% of merchandise exports and 200 thousand jobs for Ukrainian only in the MMC.
“And, which is very important for today’s discussion, the use of scrap metal as a raw material in metallurgy significantly reduces the burden on the environment, especially from the point of view of the European Green Deal,” stressed D. Kisilevskiy.
Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Environmental Policy Elena Krivoruchkina supported the adoption of the bill. “In addition to reducing CO2 emissions, scrap metal also allows us to rationally use the existing mineral resource base – this is how we attract secondary resources into production,” she said.
Also, support for the bill No. 5175 was expressed by the deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Environmental Policy Alexander Marikovskiy. “I support this bill, because it does not contradict the state policy of Ukraine in the field of environmental protection,” he said.
We will remind, under consideration in the Verkhovna Rada is a bill No. 5175, extending the duty on the export of steel scrap for another 5 years. This duty was introduced in September 2016 to stabilize the operation of the Ukrainian mining and metallurgical complex, its effect ends in September 202