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Single Window system launched at Ukrainian customs
11.08.2016 | 12:29
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

The Single Window system, introduced at the initiative of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, is now operating at the Ukrainian customs.

On Thursday, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk and Chairman of the State Fiscal Service Roman Nasirov demonstrated operation of the Single Window principle at the Stolychny customs point of the Kyiv customs.

"It was a huge decision for the Government. We are very grateful to the Prime Minister because he personally initiated it, assumed personal responsibility to introduce in Ukraine a system similar to those in effect in most developed countries of the globe", said the SFS Chairman during the presentation of the work of the Single Window.

"A customs reform is the most anticipated reform among the major transformations in Ukraine, in the financial sector. The reform that envisages the introduction of the Single Window is, I believe, the most crucial reform within the framework of retrofitting the customs authorities, said Minister of Finance of Ukraine Olexandr Danyliuk. It was a team effort of a large group of people - the Ministry of Finance, the SFS, our colleagues from the Cabinet of Ministers and, of course, this was done under personal supervision of the Prime Minister. It shows that when everybody is focused on results, these results are seen and they are positive for everyone."

A commission to develop the Single Window system was given by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on the outcomes of a meeting on 21 April aimed to reform the customs authorities in line with the standards of the European Union, to simplify customs procedures and increase the revenue from customs.

"The Ministry of Finance, the SFS, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Health with the participation of the National Bank are commissioned to form a working group under the chairmanship of Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Oleksandr Saienko to ensure the introduction of a single window principle during customs control and customs clearance of goods, and on the results to submit in a three-weeks period a draft act of the Government, which will provide the reduction of terms and simplifying of import-export operations, as well as to ensure their video-recording", reads the Protocol order.

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The Single Window system aims at establishing a single electronic data base enabling various controlling authorities and customs offices to automatically exchange data on consignments passing the border of Ukraine and on the results of their inspection.

The system is being implemented in accordance with the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 364 dated May 25, 2016 On selected issues related to the implementation of the Single Window procedure for customs, sanitary, epidemiological, veterinary, phytosanitary, ecological, radiological and other kinds of state control. The above Decree also sets the procedure for information exchange between fiscal authorities, other state agencies and companies by using electronic data transfer tools.

The Single Window was launched at the customs by the State Fiscal Service on 1 August. Earlier, IT experts had completed the elaboration of the required software and run it. Moreover, administrators of related services were familiarized with peculiarities of operation of the system.

 

 

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