13:54 24.06.2015

Yatseniuk suggests transferring most corrupt customs offices to foreign companies' control

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Yatseniuk suggests transferring most corrupt customs offices to foreign companies' control

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has initiated an experiment on transferring certain customs offices to the management of specialized foreign companies.

"I propose an experiment at certain customs offices: we will invite an outside company, such as Crown Agents, and make it operate certain customs offices," he said during a presentation of the institutional reform of the State Fiscal Service in Kyiv.

"I propose giving the most corrupt customs offices," Yatseniuk said.

As reported, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Aivaras Abromavicius recently said there was a possibility of outsourcing the management of certain customs offices.

"The outsourcing management of customs cervices was applied in a number of countries with transition economy. In particular, British-based Crown Agents was involved," he wrote on his Twitter page late last week after a meeting with Professor Paul Romer of the Stern School of Business.

In April this year, Head of the Samopomich faction Oleh Bereziuk said the Cabinet had welcomed the proposal to transfer the management of Ukrainian customs offices to foreign experts, and the prime minister gave instructions to the minister of economy to work out such a possibility in detail.

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