In the framework of the First Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference, which was held in Beijing, China, acting Head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) Myroslav Prodan met with Li Guo, Vice Minister and Member of the CPC Leadership Group of the General Administration of Customs of China (GACC). This is the first bilateral meeting of such level since 2012. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the People’s Republic of China Oleg Dyomin also attended the meeting.
The key issues on the agenda were, first of all, the simplification and acceleration of customs procedures within the framework of the project a New Silk Road. The SFS stands ready to implement Ukraine-China Action Plan signed on December 5, 2017, in Kyiv.
Apart from that, promising areas of cooperation between the authorities in the field of counteracting customs offenses could be the exchange of information on significant detention cases, for example, cash money, drugs and psychotropic substances, tobacco and alcohol, flora and fauna, the movement of which is limited or prohibited.
Moreover, Ukraine's membership in the GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development (Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) will help to accelerate the movement of goods along the new Silk Road. During 2015-2017, Protocols on the exchange of preliminary information on goods and vehicles, on the mutual recognition of individual results of customs procedures were signed with the member states of the said organization.