PM Groysman announces large-scale customs reform in a month

22:34, 15 July 2016
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has announced a large-scale customs reform in a month, the reform will be conducted with due regard to U.S. experts' recommendations, according to the Vinnytsia-based State TV Channel.

Ukraine will get recommendations from U.S. experts within 30 days to launch customs reform / Photo from UNIAN

"We're now getting ready for the launch of the customs reform. I'm sure it will be done within 12 months. We've got the U.S. government's support, what is more – they are ready to allocate funds for this reform," he said, according to UNIAN.

"A few days ago, a U.S. mission which examined Ukrainian customs offices' needs left for home. Eleven best U.S. expert were working for two weeks here. The recommendations will appear in 30 days, and we'll start modernization and will root out corruption," Groysman said.

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Groysman said that as part of the reform, Ukraine should create a database with importer countries, determine customs values, ensure supervision, hire new personnel and raise their salary.

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