In the beginning of February the Ministry of Finance is going to present a draft law on authorized economic operators. Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko told it at her press conference which took place in the building of the Cabinet of Ministers.According to the Minister, the draft law shall set a procedure for companies to be acknowledged as authorized economic operators, i.e. establish an exhaustive list of criteria for companies to be allowed to import goods using simplified clearance regulations.
«This draft law will prevent companies which do not comply with the mentioned criteria from using these simplified clearance procedures. Thus, there will be fewer opportunities left to minimize tax obligations and to smuggle goods through the border», Natalie Jaresko said.
The Minister of Finance also stressed that the draft law is based on the obligations of Ukraine related to the Association agreement between Ukraine and the EU in the part of customs cooperation and adjustment of the Ukrainian legislation to the European regulations.
"After our presentation of this draft law we hope to discuss it with the public and business and to pass it to the Government and to the Parliament as an urgent one", the Minister of Finance said.