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Delays in cargo customs registration became more frequent

09/ 02/ 2021
  Recently, there have been frequent requests from EBA member companies regarding delays in the customs clearance due to the inclusion of certain goods in the ASAUR automated risk analysis and management system. These goods fall under control provided by the sectoral plan of state market surveillance for 2021. Currently, the risk system reacts in such a way that all goods included in the Sectoral Customs Plan are subject to the inspection, for example, clothing, footwear, spare vehicle parts, household appliances, etc. During the customs clearance process, the goods are being checked for the presence of respective technical regulation markings. The problem is that customs officers do not have the technical ability to complete customs formalities without entering a photo of the appropriate markings (eg, shamrock, and other icons) of each unit of goods. If it is a batch of shoes, then it is necessary to inspect and photograph each pair of shoes in the opinion of customs officers. Photos from the catalogs, unfortunately, are not taken into account and no selective control is carried out. Therefore, this control procedure requires unloading vehicles to photograph all marking icons which may take up no less than one working day which in turn leads to downtime of transport of both foreign and Ukrainian carriers. Besides, the trucks are forced to arrive at the customs terminal as it is necessary to order and pay for additional services of unloading and loading goods for photography. This situation delays the customs clearance of goods, even if companies have a positive reputation for clearance of similar goods for decades. Representatives of the State Customs Service were informed about this problem last week during a meeting of the Public Council at the State Customs Service. It was promised to the business that there would be no inspection of every single cargo units. However, we emphasize that the problem still remains relevant. Therefore, the European Business Association has already asked the Head of the State Customs Service – Mr. Pavlo Riabikin to coordinate the work of the relevant departments of the State Customs Service and make appropriate adjustments to the automated risk analysis and management system so that customs officers can complete customs clearance based on the principles of selective control and taking into account requirements of technical regulations. We hope that the situation will be resolved quickly, and it will not become a systemic problem.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

Recently, there have been frequent requests from EBA member companies regarding delays in the customs clearance due to the inclusion of certain goods in the ASAUR automated risk analysis and management system. These goods fall under control provided by the sectoral plan of state market surveillance for 2021. Currently, the risk system reacts in such a way that all goods included in the Sectoral Customs Plan are subject to the inspection, for example, clothing, footwear, spare vehicle parts, household appliances, etc.

During the customs clearance process, the goods are being checked for the presence of respective technical regulation markings. The problem is that customs officers do not have the technical ability to complete customs formalities without entering a photo of the appropriate markings (eg, shamrock, and other icons) of each unit of goods. If it is a batch of shoes, then it is necessary to inspect and photograph each pair of shoes in the opinion of customs officers. Photos from the catalogs, unfortunately, are not taken into account and no selective control is carried out.

Therefore, this control procedure requires unloading vehicles to photograph all marking icons which may take up no less than one working day which in turn leads to downtime of transport of both foreign and Ukrainian carriers. Besides, the trucks are forced to arrive at the customs terminal as it is necessary to order and pay for additional services of unloading and loading goods for photography.

This situation delays the customs clearance of goods, even if companies have a positive reputation for clearance of similar goods for decades.

Representatives of the State Customs Service were informed about this problem last week during a meeting of the Public Council at the State Customs Service. It was promised to the business that there would be no inspection of every single cargo units. However, we emphasize that the problem still remains relevant.

Therefore, the European Business Association has already asked the Head of the State Customs Service – Mr. Pavlo Riabikin to coordinate the work of the relevant departments of the State Customs Service and make appropriate adjustments to the automated risk analysis and management system so that customs officers can complete customs clearance based on the principles of selective control and taking into account requirements of technical regulations. We hope that the situation will be resolved quickly, and it will not become a systemic problem.

 

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