Chairman of the State Fiscal
Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov had participated in a
meeting with heads of customs administrations of GUAM countries on the results
of which a Protocol was signed. At that the signatories issued a Joint
statement of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Revenue
Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, the Customs Service under the
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Moldova and the State Fiscal Service of
Ukraine on cooperation in customs sphere in the framework of the Organization
for Democracy and Economic Development.
Under the signed documents, further activities of Ukraine in
the GUAM framework should base on the development of the legal framework and
cooperation aimed to further simplify customs procedures. This will allow the
country to increase the transit potential, to accelerate the movement of
citizens, goods and vehicles through borders of the participating states of the
organization and to ensure the investment attractiveness of GUAM area.
The sides expressed readiness to exchange preliminary
information about goods and transport means that cross state borders of GUAM
member countries as well as to develop such information exchange with other participants
of a New Silk Road project.
"Strengthening cooperation between Ukraine and GUAM countries
in the customs area will allow us to significantly speed up and simplify
customs formalities when moving goods and vehicles across the state border. And
this, in turn, will enable the countries to actively develop trade and economic
relations", said Roman Nasirov.