Customs reform in Ukraine will include a component of technical
modernization and upgrading of human capacities that will fund the Ukrainian
budget and create favorable conditions for business. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman stated at a press conference on Tuesday following his working visit to
the United States.
"There are several components in customs reform on which we have to
focus. First - technical modernization:
we have to set at all customs offices scanners that will scan the goods. Secondly,
to create a modern system of video monitoring and surveillance. Third, to update
software which will have access to global databases on customs value of goods
or products that move into the Ukraine’s customs territory. The fourth, a very
important one, - a renewal of personnel potential of Ukrainian customs,"
pointed out Volodymyr Groysman.
"These are four components which I prefer to divide into two
groups: technical one and human capital development are two things we need to
do in conjunction with the single customs window, which we are going to
introduce from August 1, mobile teams that will monitor and prevent any
violations by those crossing the border of Ukraine," he said.
The Prime Minister stressed that this is a systematic approach to the customs
service reform, where each element will stimulate the budget filling and
creation of favorable conditions for business.
The Head of Government also noted that the lowering of the customs value
of imported goods distort the domestic market and reduce the potential for the development
of Ukrainian production.