In the framework
of the working visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk to London and his meeting with Prime
Minister of Great Britain David Cameron, it was agreed to cooperate in
reforming the Ukrainian economy, including reforming the state tax
administration and customs. The
Head of Government said at the session of the Verkhovna
Rada of Ukraine on Friday, 17 July.
He noted that the
Government of Ukraine is negotiating on transferring management of some customs
offices to a British company, which has experience in managing customs in some EU
member states and other countries.
"We expect the
negotiations to complete and the management of several customs offices to be transferred
to a British company and show that we are not just a new culture of
communication at customs, and that income of those customs, which are operated by
the old corrupt Ukrainian officials, and those to be transferred to the
management of a British company significantly differ, " Arseniy Yatsenyuk pointed out.
Moreover, he said
that UK experts have to come to Ukraine in order to assist in conducting
"full and comprehensive reform of the tax administration."
"I deem that
the best way is to cut the State Fiscal Service by two times and accordingly
increase salaries," he stressed.
Arsseniy Yatsenyuk also stressed the need to minimize contacts
between taxpayer and tax administration as much as possible, "E-governance
in the tax system. The less one
talks to a tax official, the less bribery there is. It’s impossible to pass a bribe via