Photo from UNIAN Receipts of customs payments to the state budget in January-July 2018 amounted to UAH 195.3 billion, which is 15% or UAH 25.9 billion more than in the same period last year. The volume of taxable imports of goods for the said period increased by 5%, which in terms of customs cost was up 16% and customs payments for imports - up 15%, as reported on the website of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine. The main budget-forming products were oil and petroleum products, petroleum gases, motor vehicles, coal, insecticides and fungicides, phones, mineral fertilizers, and tractors. Read alsoUkraine annually loses over EUR 4 bln due to corruption at customs – media As UNIAN reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers on June 20 approved a plan to combat smuggling, which provides for the coordination of all law enforcement agencies and the State Fiscal Service. In particular, the government granted the right to the National Police to be present at the customs checkpoints around the clock to reveal violations. According to government estimates, an effective fight against smuggling will attract about UAH 100 billion to the budget.