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Chamber Signed Memorandum of Understanding with Deputy Minister of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine

Chamber Signed Memorandum of Understanding with D...

Vitaliy Naumenko, Deputy Minister of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, a KPMG Ukraine Alumnus, recognizes the importance of cooperation between customs authorities and representatives of the business community and civil society.

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On April 15, Mr. Vitaliy Naumenko, Deputy Minister of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, KPMG Ukraine Alumni, Mr. Bernard Casey, Chamber President and Mr. Tomas Fiala, President of the European Business Association, recognizing the importance of cooperation between customs authorities and representatives of the business community and civil society, taking into account their opinion during implementation of state policy on customs affairs and due to renewal of activity of the State Customs Service of Ukraine resulting in the need for organization of efficient administration of customs affairs, signed the Memorandum of Understanding.


To ensure efficient administration of customs affairs, parties defined concrete measures that should be fulfilled in the following spheres: personnel; communication system; organizational issues; combating corruption; simplification of procedures and customs affairs automatization.


According to the Memorandum of Understanding customs authorities and the business community will work closely on the wide number of issues, including According to the Memorandum of Understanding customs authorities and the business community will work closely on the wide number of issues, including:


  • Establishment in the structure of customs authorities the units of customs post-audit and strengthen the role of respective line of activity of customs authorities.
  • Increasing efficiency of analytical work in the field of customs affairs.
  • Ensuring high-quality and qualified consideration of complaints and study for this purpose if it is reasonable to perform such work by special unit.
  • Establishment of rapid reaction system for the cases of violations in the areas of activity of customs offices.
  • Implementation of international best practices on customs valuation, classification, origin, customs procedures.
  • Implementation of the concept of authorized economic operator, review the procedure for filling in customs declaration and technological schemes of customs clearance, reduce the number of documents for customs clearance, introduce preliminary decisions on customs valuation.
  • Establishment of the legislative basis for introducing the system of control over movement of goods along the entire supply chain (from customs clearance to selling to end consumer and vice versa) while preventing increase of administrative burden on taxpayers.

Opening the event, Mr. Vitaliy Naumenko, Deputy Minister of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, stressed on the high importance of feedback from the business community for customs authorities. He also outlined a list of further priorities for the customs authorities, namely: application of modern IT tools in the customs sphere; overcoming "gray" schemes; development of customs control; simplification of customs procedures; customs valuation adjustment; establishment of effective communication with business representatives and many other important steps.


In his remarks Mr. Bernard Casey, Chamber President mentioned that the Chamber is pleased to continue cooperation with customs authorities on constructive principles in order to introduce international best practices in the national legislation on customs matters and ensure balance of interests between business and the KPMG Ukraine is a member of American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

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