The parliament passed a law (¹7420) with amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine for joining the Convention on the Procedure of Joint Transit of 20 June 1987 and participation in the New Computerized Transit System (NCTS), which is used by the parties to the convention - the so-called "customs clearance". The document was voted on Monday by 275 people.
"The law approximates the Ukrainian customs legislation to that of the European Union. In particular, it improves existing norms on simplification of customs clearance procedures for trustworthy enterprises, granting the status of financial guarantor and ensuring of payment of customs duties," - Prime Minister Denis Shmigal commented on the adoption of the law in his Telegram channel.
According to him, the changes also include the introduction of the European mechanism of review of complaints and the continuation of digitalization of the Ministry of Justice, which will accelerate its passage and reduce the risk of corruption.
"Further conclusion of "customs visa-free travel" with the EU will allow Ukraine to introduce the exchange of customs transit information with 36 countries on a real-time basis, special transit provisions, simple and equal conditions for financial guarantees", - noted the head of the government.
The Convention unites the countries of the European region (EU, European Customs Union, Turkey, Macedonia and Serbia), which have introduced unified for all contracting parties rules of declaration and control over transit movement of goods with the use of NCTS.