17:49 30.07.2018

EBA insists on need to adopt bill on 'single window' at customs

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EBA insists on need to adopt bill on 'single window' at customs

The European Business Association (EBA) insists on the need to adopt a bill on a "single window" at the customs, which the parliament adopted on July 5, but due to a number of amendments it was sent by the president to the Verkhovna Rada for revision.

"Our association supports the main idea of the bill. It's a pity that due to some amendments that were introduced to the draft law during the last voting in the Verkhovna Rada, its adoption is somewhat delayed. In this case, the president's veto is clear. At the same time, the issues of optimization of controlling bodies and transparency at customs are becoming more urgent for business to work openly and efficiently," the press service said citing EBA Executive Director Anna Derevyanko.

EBA experts insist that the "single window" mechanism will reduce the number of controlling authorities at customs and the time for customs clearance of goods, as well as make customs procedures more understandable, the association said.

"I really hope that this draft law will be adopted as quickly as possible," Derevyanko said.

As reported, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko returned to the Verkhovna Rada with proposals the law on a "single window" at the customs, adopted on July 5, 2018. In the proposals to the law Poroshenko noted that the law submitted for signing is extremely important and expressed support for the need to introduce a "single window" mechanism and optimize the implementation of control procedures when moving goods across the customs border of Ukraine. At the same time, the head of state noted that certain provisions of the law cannot be supported.

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