Lithuanian fiscal service, customs investigate legality of cars in Ukraine with Lithuanian registration
The customs department of Lithuanian's Finance Ministry in response to a request by Ukraine's State Fiscal Service has begun investigating the legality of importing and using in Ukraine transportation means registered in Lithuania, Ukraine's State Fiscal Service said on Wednesday on its website.
The practical realization of preliminary agreements between the fiscal service and Lithuanian customs authorities made during the Twinning conference held in Kyiv on September 19-20 has thus been started, the post said.
According to Ukraine's fiscal service, as of November 1, 2017 there were more than 59,000 Lithuania-registered vehicles in Ukraine. Most of them – some 44,600 – were registered for temporary stay in Ukraine.
Acting Fiscal Service chief Myroslav Prodan on November 7 met in Vilnius with the Lithuanian Customs Department Director General Arunas Adomenas.
"We thank the Lithuanian side for their assistance in reforming Ukraine's customs services and bringing our legislation in line with European standards," Prodan said.
Among successful projects between Ukraine's Fiscal Service and Lithuania's Customs Service Prodan named the 2015 project, titled "Development of institutionalized potential of Ukraine's Customs Service," the work of Lithuanian specialists during the implementation of a Twinning project of international assistance on the support to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in developing elements of integrated border management, which will be completed in December 2017, as well as other projects.