Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has commissioned the Ministry of Finance
to develop proposals to increase the material liability for smuggling.
I charge the Ministry of Finance to elaborate initiatives to increase the
financial responsibility for smuggling", said the Head of Government
during a meeting with businessmen while considering systemic violations of the
rights of economic entities on Tuesday.
Groysman stressed that the underestimating of the customs value is among the
main corruption schemes incurring losses for the Ukrainian economy, the budget,
violating the principles of competitiveness for domestic products.
context, the Prime Minister accentuated the importance to settle issues of
customs value and the objective evaluation of products. "We have to fix
the value while clearance equal to that it was purchased at", he said.
meeting, Volodymyr Groysman noted that there are cases when undervalue of goods
at the Ukrainian customs and smuggling takes place with the direct protection
of many law enforcement agencies.
At this, he
informed about the measures introduced by the Government within the scope of
the Ukrainian customs reforming.
talks with the heads of government of Poland, Hungary and Slovakia in Krynica Zdrój, it was
agreed to merge databases of transporting of goods across the customs border,
said the Prime Minister.
Also on 19
September, the US mission is due to provide a report on the assessment of the
needs to upgrade the customs service.
Prime Minister also told about the new tools operating in the Ukrainian
customs, in particular the introduction of the Single Window procedure on
August 11 and photo and video record of customs inspection process.
revenues from the customs as compared to the Revenue Plan grew by over UAH 2
billion, he said.
want to admit we shouldn’t stop here. Over decades the system has been infected,
entwined with corruption. And it is early to say that we’ve established order
at the customs", summed up Volodymyr Groysman.