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"The chief of the customs service will be appointed in the near future, and the selection process is in full swing," Fedchyshyn told reporters at a round-table discussion.

Both local and foreign candidates can qualify for the position who possess the relevant professional skills and reputation.

"This should be a person who will promote state interests and respond to business requirements," Fedchyshyn said.

Read alsoCabinet decides to set up "single customs window"As UNIAN reported earlier, the selection for the deputy head of the State Fiscal Service that is in charge of the country's customs operations has been underway since September 2015. In September 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers satisfied a request of SFS chief Roman Nasirov to dismiss SFS deputy head and chief of the State Customs Service Konstantyn Likarchuk.

Read alsoUkraine, U.S. to sign agreement on customs interactionOn September 3, 2015 the management of all the country's customs house was temporarily transferred to SFS Chief Roman Nasirov.