Presently, the Cabinet of Ministers is talking a lot about the next round of the fight against smuggling with the participation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. However, according to the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Informatization and Communications, MP Oleksandr Danchenko from the Samopomich parliamentary faction, these things should not be done by the police.
He says, “It is a bad idea to invite policemen to the customs. The development of the economy must be done innovatively, intellectually, with digitalization.
1.5 billion hryvnias can be saved annually through the introduction of an automatic phones and gadgets registration system with imei codes. The introduction of a digital excise stamp would mean at least five billion hryvnias a year.”
The people’s deputy addressed the parliament, “Dear colleagues, I am ready to provide the Cabinet with ten or fifteen Ukrainian IT specialists. They will fight smuggling, counterfeiting in one or two months. We only need your will for this.”
“Even the European Parliament admits that digitalization can kill corruption. And we can have proper digitalization in Ukraine. Let’s move from words to deeds,” concluded Oleksandr Danchenko.