Decrees adopted by
the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on July 7, 2015 to improve deregulation services
in seaports were published and entered in force on Friday, July 24. Minister of
Infrastructure Andrii Pyvovarskii
announced at a press briefing.
In particular, the aforesaid
documents cancel commission control on board, introduce an automated
radiological control of cargoes and e-document flow in ports, simplify a procedure of drawing up documentation for yachts.
Apart from that, equal access to port infrastructure is provided for all port
operators by introducing a unified tariff. A novelty, which was peculiarly approved
by the European Business Association, pertains to the approaches to the
assessment of ballast waters.
bring Ukrainian legislation to compliance with European norms and afford to prevent
possible corruption. The European Business Association supports the introduced by
the Ministry of Infrastructure deregulatory steps and offers to jointly initiate
changes in customs procedures, namely, control over duration of customs procedures
and cutting the number of documents submitted by the cargo carriers," noted
coordinator of the EBA Logistics Committee Julia Malich.
"The changes called
to simplify doing business in ports have been enacted due to the government efforts
incredibly fast, despite a lot of populism. For business an economic effect from
deregulation will bring billions of hryvnyas. The companies will save these
funds, as they won't have to pay for the vessels to stand idle and to pay
bribes in ports," said Andrii Pyvovarskii.
According to the
Minister, his Ministry has taken all necessary measures to upgrade deregulation
services in the ports. Now, it is the turn of the State Fiscal Service to
implement an e-customs concept, develop a single approach to determine the
customs value, to establish a single Treasury account etc.