July 24-25, Minister of Finance of Ukraine Olexandr Danyliuk will pay a working visit to the Italian Republic. In the framework of the visit he is scheduled to meet Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy Pier Carlo Padoan, General Commander of the Financial Guard of Italy Giorgio Toschi, Head of the Italian Revenue Agency Rossella Orlandi and Director General of the Customs and Monopolies Agency of Italy Giuseppe Peleggi.
During the visit the Minister will familiarize with the aspects of the work of the Financial Guard of Italy (Guardia di Finanza), which is an Italian law enforcement agency under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance and is essentially responsible for dealing with financial crime and smuggling.
The issues pertaining to the functioning of the Italian tax system and the customs will be also touched upon.
The visit was scheduled due to the launch of activities on the establishment of Financial Investigations Service that is a similar body aimed to investigate economic crimes against the state under the authority of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.
The establishment of the said Service is being supported by the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister of Ukraine and provided for by the Coalition Agreement and the Action Plan of the Government. The initiative is also a commitment under the Memorandum of Cooperation with the International Monetary Fund as well as is supported by foreign partners, experts and business associations.