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Ukrainian Customs intercepts illegal cargo

Ukrainian Customs intercepts illegal cargo

KIEV: The Ukraine’s government has taken steps to improve the border management, according to Ministry of Revenues and Duties of Ukraine, which reports that customs officers registered more than 10,000 cases of illegal movement of goods across the customs border of Ukraine, for a total of 266.44 million UAH from January through August 2013.

Since the beginning of 2013, 4,400 import violations for such goods have been registered, for a total of nearly 154.6 million UAH. Also, during this period, 482 attempts of illegal movement of currency have been curbed for a total of 51.7 million UAH.

During January-August 2013, the Revenue Ministry transferred some 74.9 million UAH to the Treasury resulting from sale of goods confiscated at customs, which is up by 1.5 times from 2012.

The above figures show the improved efficiency of customs control procedures (along with relaxed customs regime, given the wide range of Ukrainian commitments to the EU), as well as multiple government initiatives implemented in the framework of the appropriate agreements.