The Ministry of Finance welcomes the decision of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to sign the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine and Other Laws of Ukraine on the Implementation of the “Single-Stop” Procedure and Optimisation of Control Procedures Applied to Goods, which are moved through the Customs Border of Ukraine”.
The “single-stop” procedure is one of important anti-corruption steps minimizing the human factor in decisions made by controlling authorities and fostering these authorities in the absorbtion of the European standards in state control. In addition, this procedure promotes international trade.
Presently, 85% of all shipments – on the average – are cleared through the “single-stop” procedure.
What is it about?
The above law creates a legal basis for the “single-stop” mechanism and the operation of the unified state information web portal “Single Stop for International Trade” which provides the option to submit documents and/or data in electronic format in a one-off procedure for automated exchange of information about shipments during their customs clearance.
Thus, instead of stamps and seals of state authorities on paperwork, documents and information will be provided in electronic format, and the entitled authorities will be entering electronic remarks in the joint database.
The above law also stipulates a lower number of the controlling authorities by abolishing the mandatory conclusion of the state sanitary and epidemiological expertise for goods transported through the customs border of Ukraine.