1, 2018, the new “single-stop” information exchange procedure was launched at
the customs in Ukraine.
that, on January 31, the Government followed proposals from business and
independent experts and decided to improve the procedure taking into account
the practical experience in the application of the “single-stop” mechanism.
One of the
improvements is a differentiated approach regarding the mandatory use of the
“single-stop” procedure given the specifics of transport operations.
that on February 1 the voluntary use of the “single-stop” procedure was
prolonged by 1 year for the following cases:
of transit shipments;
from Ukraine using sea, railroad and air transport;
• Import of
goods to Ukraine in mail or international express shipments;
goods at new customs clearance points where the “single-stop” procedure has
been in use for less than 90 days.
risk-oriented approach was implemented for the selection of goods for the phytosanitary control of their wooden packages and pallets:
• for export shipments – control of the markings on wooden
package material shall be conducted by customs officers instead of the
employees of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection. This
control is only allowed in cases when goods are subject to the customs
import shipments – subject to examination (inspection) by the employees of the
State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection are 10%, 25%, 50% or 100%
of shipments transported with wooden package material depending on the risk
level assigned to the respective exporting country.
to the information of the State Fiscal Service, most of these innovations have
already been implemented. Improvements of the IT capacities for the
implementation of selective phytosanitary control are
expected to be finalized by the end of this month.
It is also
important that the Cabinet of Ministers followed the proposal of the Ministry
of Finance to take into account numerous complaints from business regarding the
uncoordinated working schedule of different state agencies and instructed the
relevant authorities to ensure the respective types of state control in line with
the working schedule of the fiscal authorities taking into account their
personnel and material capacities.
the analysis of the operation of the “single-stop” procedure in the period from
February 1 to 25, 2018, it can be said that this system is becoming the main
way of communication between business and controlling authorities. It is
important to note that this communication takes place through electronic
systems enabling business to avoid direct contact with the authorities.
approximately 80% of customs declarations have been cleared under the
“single-stop” procedure only (more than 81,000 customs declarations). The share
of import customs declarations cleared under the “single-stop” procedure is
equal to 73.6% (+6.8% - share of control operations conducted both under the
“single-stop” procedure and using paperwork). The share of export customs
declarations cleared under the “single-stop” procedure is equal to 86.6% (+1%).
Ministry of Finance permanently controls the operation of this automated
information exchange system and has implemented the monthly monitoring of the
“single-stop” procedure at the controlling authorities.
workshops have been implemented at the regional level to study problem issues
in the application of the “single-stop” procedure.
At the same
time, the Ministry of Finance permanently extends opportunities for business to
use this simplified customs clearance procedure.
these steps is the new order of the Ministry of Finance of February 19, 2018,
extending the list of control points equipped with gates for radiologic
to this order, 14 new control points were added to the list of border control
points equipped for the automated control of radioactive and nuclear materials:
Vystupovychi – Slovechno, Hoptivka – Nekhoteevka, Pletenivka – Shebekino, Kharkiv airport, Yunakivka – Sudzha, Bachivsk – Troebortne, Maydan-Kopyschansky –
Glushkevychi, Pischa – Oltush, Pulemets – Tomashivka, Dolsk – Mokhro, Vylok – Tisabech, Solotvyno – Sigetu Marmaziey, Uzhgorod – Vyshne Nemetske, Dzvinkove, Kosyno.