Today at 00:00 the New State Customs Service officially started working. Already at 00:03 the first export declaration for cargo in Ackerman was issued, which arrived at the State Fiscal Service at 23:49. Also at midnight the first flight at Boryspil airport was registered.
"This is only the beginning of establishing a new state body that will really work for taxpayers. We managed to prevent more than 500 of the most odious leaders from joining the ranks of the new Customs Service, and to reduce the number of customs from 26 to 16 and to ensure an almost imperceptible transition from one state agency to another", Head of the State Customs Service Maksym Nefyodov emphasized.
According to the Head, the system was drastically transformed all over the country and thousands of electronic digital signatures were re-issued to employees. A working group which dealt with the most complicated cases had worked in the central office. All night acting heads of customs offices had been inspecting the posts to make sure that there were no problems.
The remaining discrete issues such as the places of delivery, the individual cases of transit, and the peculiarities of the railway functioning are to be solved in a week.
At present, more than 50% of the employees were transferred to the new structure of the State Customs Service, and this process will continue in December. Apart from that, competitions for vacant posts will start in December.