August 25, 2016

‘Single window’ regime launched at customs

On 1 August 2016, the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 364 dated 25 May 2016 which deals with the ‘single window’ principle for customs, sanitary, epidemiological, veterinary, phytosanitary, ecological, radiological and other kinds of state control became effective.

Introduction of this unified electronic system significantly facilitates timeframe for customs control, increases quality of service at customs posts and minimizes corruption and violations during customs control. ‘Single window’ electronic system unifies all controlling authorities and is mandatory for use. Such system allows the controlling authorities to exchange data on goods which will ensure their coordinated actions and processing speed.

Launching of the new electronic system also provides for reduction of time for the customs authorities to exercise their controlling powers. Thus, under the simplified control system, if there is no decision made on completion of customs control within four hours following submission of required documents, the system will automatically issue a document on successful completion of customs control and registration of goods.

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