Together with the U.S. Government, the Ministry of Finance
will soon launch a two-year, $4 million program, to finance advisory services
to reform Ukraine’s customs service.
“We are convinced that engaging international advisors with
untarnished reputations and solid experience in the management and reform of
customs offices in other countries will help us dramatically enhance the
integrity and performance of customs personnel in Ukraine”, Minister of Finance
Natalie Jaresko said.
The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine continues to actively implement
institutional change in key areas of the services the government provides to
citizens and business. This includes eradicating opportunities for corruption
and arbitrary application of regulations, primarily, in the work of the State
Fiscal Service of Ukraine. In line with this policy, on February 11, 2016, the
Finance Ministry submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers its concept for the
participation of external advisors in reforming the customs service.
This aims to improve and simplify procedures for customs
clearance through select transit points along our common Ukraine-EU border. The
concept outlines the key tasks and objectives of the selection procedure and
establishes the criteria for candidates to be hired as international advisors
for the Ukrainian customs authority.