Ukraine’s Customs Service and European Commission to exchange information

The working group of the State Customs Service of Ukraine and the European Commission representatives are preparing an agreement on the exchange of customs information.

The agreement will make possible to obtain information on the real cost of goods imported into Ukraine. The project is planned to be submitted for general discussion at the beginning of the next year.

«Thus, we will eliminate the scheme of hiding amounts of the contract, that is deshadowization of these processes», – director of the Customs Supervision and Clearing of the State Customs Service Serhiy Semka said.

According to him, the exchange of information in the field of customs on goods that move in mutual trade is one of the points of the Strategy of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union.

«I have recently attended the annual meeting of the World Customs Organization. There, it was agreed that the implementation of this particular issue on the exchange of information will be implemented through certain technical developments within the framework of the formed working group between the European Commission's Directorate and the State Customs Service of Ukraine», – Semka said.

The first meeting of the working group will be held in late September. Five representatives of the relevant departments of the State Customs became the members of the group.

«The experts will work out the implementation mechanisms of information exchange», – Semka said.
He believes that the draft document will be worked out until the end of the year.