Revenues as a result of operation of the customs service in
December increased by UAH 4 billion. This was stated by Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a meeting with journalists in the course of visiting
the Chernihiv Higher Vocational School of Consumer Services.
"In the past year I achieved that since August the customs
payments grew by over UAH 2 billion monthly. In December we got an increase of
UAH 4 billion. This means that we managed to abolish a number of corruption
schemes to the tune of UAH 4 billion that used to be distributed among unscrupulous
dealers", said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Government decided that 50% of the resource obtained as
a result of overfulfilment of plans of customs
payments would be transferred to local budgets, he said.
In this regard the Prime Minister noted that "customs
officers should better cooperate with all power structures to prevent grey
imports and smuggling".