Deputy PM Voschevsky orders relaxation of customs clearance for Belarusian transit cargo
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Valeriy Voschevsky has ordered that authorized state agencies consider the facilitation of the customs clearance of transit ships and cargo coming from Belarus at Ukrainian ports, the press service of the deputy prime minister has reported.
The press service said that the order was given to the Infrastructure Ministry, the Finance Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, the State Fiscal Service and the administration of the State Border Service of Ukraine.
The order is aimed at reducing the time required for customs clearance and cutting its cost in exchange to secure increased cargo volumes by Belarus.
"I think that this step is absolutely right. This would strengthen our economic relations and it would promote further cooperation between the two countries as part of the development of the Baltic Sea-Black Sea transport corridor," he said.
Voschevsky also ordered that the infrastructure minister considers relaxing customs clearance at seaports in general, which would increase Ukraine's attractiveness as a transit state and would also increase revenues of the national budget thanks to the increase in the volume of cargo shipments.