Humanitarian Aid: Ukraine

Treasury written question – answered on 9th March 2023.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of extending the customs easement on humanitarian aid for Ukraine after June 2023.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

On 27 May 2022 the UK Government extended the temporary customs easement introduced in March 2022 to make it easier to move aid and donations out of the UK to support the people of Ukraine.

The easement, which excludes all controlled goods and dual use goods, remains under review ahead of its scheduled end date on 19 June 2023.

Government advice remains that organisations and people who would like to help should donate cash through trusted charities and aid organisations, rather than donating goods. Cash can be transferred quickly to the areas of greatest need, where it can be used to buy what is most needed.

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