Policy Progress: The Ministry of Finance Supported Chamber’s Proposals on Customs Procedures Improvement

The Ministry of Finance developed the Draft Plan of Measures for Implementation of Conceptual Directions of Reforming the System of Bodies that Implement the State Tax & Customs Policy (Action Plan). Some provisions of the Action Plan include the Chamber proposals for the improvement of customs policy, which are also set forth in the Chamber Publication "Guidelines for Customs Policy in Ukraine".

In particular, the Action Plan stipulates the automatic release of goods under customs declarations into the appropriate customs regime, ensuring functioning of the centers of competence and introduction of permits to the central executive authorities solely through the "Single Window" and their use during the customs control and customs clearance.

The Chamber welcomes consideration of these proposals and looking forward to their approval and implementation, which will significantly speed up the release of goods and simplify control during customs clearance.

We would like to thank Anton Melnyk, Head of the Chamber Working Group on Non-Tariff Regulation, EY, Igor Dankov, Co-Chair of the Chamber Customs Committee, EY, and all Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine who were actively involved in this advocacy process for their contribution.

The Chamber Member Companies’ Experts will continue their work on improvement of customs procedures, in particular by providing a number of additional proposals to the Action Plan and will advocate for their inclusion and implementation.