The Government has initiated tax benefits for the Global Fund grants to Fight Tuberculosis
The Cabinet approved a draft law "On the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Ukraine", which determines the order of the Global Fund programs in Ukraine. The document provides a number of grants of privileges that come from this organization to combat dangerous diseases, the press-service of Government says.
In particular, it is proposed tax benefits and exemption from customs duties, with the introduction of relevant amendments to the Tax Code and the Law of Ukraine "On Unified Customs Tariff". Also, the bill provides amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On public procurement" in terms of exclusion from the application of this law, procurement of goods and services rendered by the Global Fund.
The Global Fund’s assistance is very significant for the state. However, to date the funds, which are charitable aids to Ukraine, are taxed, spent a long time and procedures for the recognition of products purchased by grants humanitarian aid, there are also a number of other issues that complicate aid to combat dangerous diseases in Ukraine.
It is expected that adoption of this law will promote the proper legal settlement of the issues of realization of Global Fund programs in Ukraine, will allow our country to get an additional source of funding for HIV prevention, treatment care and support for HIV-infected and AIDS patients in the amount of $ 300 million, and further other Global Fund grants and to achieve improvements in combating the epidemic of AIDS and tuberculosis in Ukraine.