Policy Win: Government Adopted Resolution on Liberalization of Phytosanitary Control over Movement of Goods

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes adoption of CMU Resolution #44 dated January 31, 2018 (Resolution) on optimization of "Single Window" system upon customs clearance.

Inter alia, this Resolution improves state phytosanitary control of the goods moved in wooden packaging. According to the Resolution, upon import of goods such control shall be performed randomly based on the risk analysis. Upon export of goods, customs shall perform such control only in case customs inspection of goods is conducted.

The Chamber welcomes the fact that the Government accepted a lot of the Chamber Members' proposals aimed at liberalization of phytosanitary control of goods in wooden packaging. Proper implementation of these changes would lead to simplification of conducting business in Ukraine, thus improving overall business climate in the country.

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 other Working Group Members who were actively involved in this advocacy process.

Experts of the Chamber Working Group will continue working on further improvement of Ukrainian non-tariff regulations.