Acute issues and directions of further cooperation between
the customs authorities of Ukraine and Turkey were the topics for discussion
during a meeting of SFS Chairman Roman Nasirov with a
team of the Ministry of Customs and Trade of Turkey on October 10, 2016.
"Our common goal is to create comfortable conditions
for Ukrainian and Turkish businesses through providing quality services and
further improving of customs procedures", said Roman Nasirov.
He noted that the trade turnover between Ukraine and Turkey from
the beginning of 2016 had amounted to over USD 2 billion, with USD 1.4 billion as
exports, and USD 667 million as imports.
"I believe that countries having a large turnover and
an even greater potential for the development of trade and economic relations must
enhance cooperation in the customs sphere", said the SFS Chairman.
So, over the recent period the State Fiscal Service has carried
out considerable work on reforming the customs bodies and simplification of
customs procedures. To participate in the process the SFS is actively
attracting foreign partners, in particular the U.S. Customs and Border
Protection Service, the IMF and the EU. And in this framework the development
of collaboration between the customs authorities of Ukraine and Turkey is viewed
According to Roman Nasirov, the
Turkish side has submitted draft interdepartmental documents aimed at
strengthening cooperation between the customs authorities of the two countries
and creating favourable conditions for business activity of Ukraine and Turkey.
Currently, the discussion of issues regarding exchange of
preliminary information between the customs agencies of the two countries,
cooperation in the exchange of customs statistical data is underway.
"We have good prerequisites for active cooperation in
the framework of the World Customs Organization and the Organization of the Black
Sea Economic Cooperation. Moreover, new prospects are opening up in
connection with the launch in August of 2016 of a Regional Cynological
Centre of the World Customs Organization in Kmelnytsky",
emphasized the Chairman of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.