• The results of the survey conducted by the Sociological Group Rating revealed that considering the matter of support for the requirement to comply with the Euro-5 environmental standard for all imported cars and, accordingly, for the total ban on the import to Ukraine of the cars manufactured earlier than 2008/2009, the opinions of the polled differ. 34% support the ban on the import of cars older than 10 years, while 47% stand against such an initiative. 19% have not decided on the answer yet. Permission to import old cars is more often supported by younger respondents, as well as by those who already have or are going to purchase cars with the European number plates.
• 62% believe that it is necessary to reduce taxes and make import cars more accessible. 14% stand against tax cuts as it will affect the state budget revenues. 15% don’t find the issue of imported cars’ taxation to be relevant. Likewise, younger people, those with higher income, and those who already have or are going to purchase cars with the European number plates are more likely to support taxes’ reduction.
• 50% of the respondents believe the optimal solution to the problem of a large number of uncustomed cars with the European number plates will be allowing them to proceed through the customs clearance with reduced taxes. 12% believe that they should be allowed to legalize but with current tariffs for customs clearance. 14% support the fact that they should be legalized without any customs clearance at all. Only 4% stand for leaving the situation status quo. The same number advocates for a complete ban and confiscation of "Euro cars". Support for the idea of official legalization along with the customs duties’ payment (reduced or current) prevails in all regional, age, and property groups. Even two-thirds of those who already have a car with the European registration or are going to purchase such support this way of resolving the issue. At the same time, within the same groups, there is a relatively high number of those who stand for a full customs amnesty of the "Euro cars" (a quarter to one-third). Among those who have a car with the Ukrainian registration or are going to buy it, support for such a way of resolving the issue is much weaker.
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