The Ministry of Finance has approved the executive order on amendments to the Classification of documents used for customs clearance. The executive order was elaborated jointly with the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
The executive order updates the list and titles of documents proving compliance with prohibitions and restrictions concerning the transfer of selected goods through the customs border of Ukraine. Thus, 15 documents have been removed from the list of documents to be presented for customs clearance.
Also, the authors of the order have implemented the European approach in regard to the way companies declare information about documents confirming compliance with prohibitions and restrictions set by law.
Thus, it has become possible to insert a digital code on the customs declaration to inform the customs office that the respective goods proceeding through the customs border of Ukraine are not subject to relevant prohibitions and restrictions.
For instance, the code 5056 is used to inform the clearing customs office that agricultural chemical materials and pesticides are not subject to state registration in Ukraine; the code 5057 indicates that goods are not classified as hazardous waste; the code 5216 indicates that goods do not contain ozone-damaging substances; the code 5059 indicates that goods are not subject to the CITES Convention.
This new regulation makes it easier to describe goods in the customs declaration as well as to automate the control over compliance with restrictions applied to the transfer of selected goods through the customs border of Ukraine.
The order of the Ministry of Finance will come into effect 10 days after its publication on the official website of the State Fiscal Service.
To improve the inter-institutional cooperation, it is proposed to the SFS to update information exchange agreements with the bodies entitled to carry out the respective state control.