The Ministry of Finance has
amended the procedures of customs clearance in regard to customs declarations.
The amended procedure stipulates the automated distribution of customs
declarations between customs officers for processing.
The Ministry of Finance is
working to eradicate opportunities for biased approach and corruption at the
State Fiscal Service. Pursuing this policy, the Ministry of Finance elaborated
a concept for engaging international companies (advisors) to reform the customs
offices reporting to the State Fiscal Service as well as a draft law on
authorized economic operators. The latter is similar to the corresponding EU
law. The next step in this direction is the implementation of the automated
distribution of customs declarations between customs officers which shall
improve and simplify the customs clearance process.
The new automated procedure
makes it impossible to select customs officers “at one’s own discretion” for
the processing of respective declarations or companies; it also prevents all
corrupt actions which might be agreed by customs officers and companies
submitting customs declarations.
The State Fiscal Service is
starting to monitor the customs clearance process on daily basis to prevent
delays related to the use of the new automated procedure for the distribution
of customs declaration.