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The situation with the stopping of goods at customs is gradually improving, – EBA

10/ 09/ 2020
  At the end of last week, the European Business Association received many appeals from its member companies regarding the situation with the mass delay in customs clearance of goods at the Galician and Kyiv customs. The cargo of about a hundred companies was blocked, which then caused interruptions in the production and supply of raw materials. Thus, the European Business Association addressed an official letter to the State Customs Service of Ukraine, emphasizing the current situation and calling for its resolution. Earlier this week, there was a meeting with Andriy Pavlovsky, acting Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine to tackle the issue. In a conversation with business, Mr. Pavlovsky promised to hold a conference call on September 9 to resolve the situation. Besides, the Association provided the management of the State Customs Service with a list of problematic cases for the prompt response, namely unlocking customs clearance of goods, so that not to create artificial barriers to honest and transparent businesses in Ukraine. Also, on September 9, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax, and Customs Policy raised the issue of the situation at customs. As of September 10, it should be noted that the situation has shifted, Thus, the most cargo was unlocked after numerous appeals, complaints from businesses, and the issue discussions at all levels. At the same time, a significant number of complaints from businesses regarding the blocking of customs clearance of goods still remain. There are concerns that the improvement may be temporary due to the hype caused by the criticism in the government and the media at all levels. Anna Derevyanko. EBA Executive Director. This situation made us to believe that we are going back to the days of manual control at customs and the unwillingness to perform our professional duties in good faith. It is to be hoped that this is only an isolated case and that this situation will not happen again. Currently, the business expects the rest of the trucks to be let go so that companies can continue to conduct their work processes properly.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

At the end of last week, the European Business Association received many appeals from its member companies regarding the situation with the mass delay in customs clearance of goods at the Galician and Kyiv customs. The cargo of about a hundred companies was blocked, which then caused interruptions in the production and supply of raw materials.

Thus, the European Business Association addressed an official letter to the State Customs Service of Ukraine, emphasizing the current situation and calling for its resolution.

Earlier this week, there was a meeting with Andriy Pavlovsky, acting Head of the State Customs Service of Ukraine to tackle the issue. In a conversation with business, Mr. Pavlovsky promised to hold a conference call on September 9 to resolve the situation. Besides, the Association provided the management of the State Customs Service with a list of problematic cases for the prompt response, namely unlocking customs clearance of goods, so that not to create artificial barriers to honest and transparent businesses in Ukraine. Also, on September 9, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax, and Customs Policy raised the issue of the situation at customs.

As of September 10, it should be noted that the situation has shifted, Thus, the most cargo was unlocked after numerous appeals, complaints from businesses, and the issue discussions at all levels. At the same time, a significant number of complaints from businesses regarding the blocking of customs clearance of goods still remain.

There are concerns that the improvement may be temporary due to the hype caused by the criticism in the government and the media at all levels.

Anna Derevyanko EBA Executive Director
This situation made us to believe that we are going back to the days of manual control at customs and the unwillingness to perform our professional duties in good faith. It is to be hoped that this is only an isolated case and that this situation will not happen again. Currently, the business expects the rest of the trucks to be let go so that companies can continue to conduct their work processes properly.

 

Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel EBAUkraine.

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