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State Customs Service: Agreement between Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and Government of Montenegro on mutual assistance in customs matters signed
18.06.2009 | 13:31
Press service of State Customs Service

For the first time ever in the history of Ukrainian customs Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and Government of Montenegro on mutual assistance in customs matters have been signed.

On June 17, 2009 a delegation of Customs Administration of Montenegro led by director of the customs department Miodrag Radusinovic paid a visit to the State Customs Service of Ukraine. Non-resident Ambassador of Montenergo to Ukraine Jelko Radulovic also attended the State Customs Service together with the Montenegrin delegation.

The Ukrainian delegation was led by head of the Customs Service Anatolii Makarenko.

Ukrainian and Montenegrin parties considered issues of state and prospects of bilateral cooperation in customs domain.

The heads of customs administrations noted, nowadays cooperation in the customs area between Ukraine and Montenegro is carried on within the framework of WCO membership of the two states. Acquiring of WCO membership and joining to international customs conventions facilitate strengthening partner-like relations and raising effective cooperation between the State Customs Service of Ukraine and Customs Administration of Montenegro.

Besides, the sides tackled results of law enforcement activity of the customs bodies of Ukraine and Montenegro.

Montenegrin representatives underlined their interest in maintaining information exchange with the State Customs Service in the issues of contraband fight and especially concerning attempts of illegal transportation of cigarettes.

According to Anatolii Makarenko, a new page of bipartite relations in customs area has been open as today legal basis for maintaining and development of bilateral customs cooperation in the direction of mutual administrative assistance were laid.  

In the practice implementation of the signed Agreement will contribute to revealing and prevention of customs crimes and also establishing security on borders of Ukraine and Montenegro, increasing of revenues to the state budgets of the states, protection of home market from low quality goods, experience exchange.

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