During a meeting of the National Council of reforms, which was held under the chairmanship of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, discussed the concept of reforming the customs service.
The meeting was presented?? the concept of reforming the customs. It was noted that customs needs to move away from bureaucracy and to become a useful service for business. The creation of a network of “open customs areas” will contribute to the increase of salaries of customs officers, upgrading customs infrastructure, will host an automation and digitalization of the customs system.
“The main concept of an open customs area is that we move away from the classic stamp and turn it into a paid service”, – said the Chairman of the Executive Committee of reforms Mikheil Saakashvili.
The reform also envisages the strengthening of the responsibility for smuggling. In addition, it is proposed to unify the tariff rates. Now Ukraine is one of intercontinenal in the world in terms of the rates of duty.
“If we are talking about customs reform, we should be the Manager is the head of customs, who will be able to implement the reform in life,” said Zelensky in his closing remarks. The head of state stressed that the person who is responsible for the implementation of the reform, should also be responsible for the timing of its implementation. Zelensky supported the implementation of the tax on the capital