Parliament passed a law on a “one-stop-shop” service at the customs

Today, the parliament voted for the “one-stop-shop” law, which had been vetoed by the President. This law introduces the “one-stop-shop” mechanism when moving goods across the customs border. MP Tetiana Ostrikova, a representative of the Samopomich faction in the parliament, is a co-author of the document.

Talking about the “one-stop-shop” principle, she accentuates: “No more stamps on documents! All authorization documents that the state issues for certain types of goods to the subjects of external economic activity must be now present in a unified automated information system in an electronic format. Entrepreneurs will no longer need to constantly scan permits issued by the state and attach them to each customs declaration or to run from office to office to put the seals of controlling authorities on such documents. All this will happen automatically in an electronic mode. If the authorities have no claims, customs clearance and release of goods will take place under the principle of tacit consent of these regulatory bodies.

Once the law enters into force, at the customs, our entrepreneurs will deal only with the customs officer and the border guard. There will be no more phytosanitary bodies, radiologists, ecologists or other controllers of related services.

Tetiana Ostrikova emphasizes: “It turned out that the adjacent bodies do not have a unified system with the customs. The bill #7010 solves this problem. It introduces a single automated system of international trade, which will include both controlling authorities and the customs, where it will be possible to check the availability of certain documents in electronic form.”

In addition, she says, the adoption of the document will significantly reduce corruption-related factors. The MP explains, “So you go hat in hand to officials in order to get a stamp and then they come up with a far-fetched pretext for checking your cargo again and again. Consequently, your cargo is delayed. If it’s food, then the cargo spoils. In the end, you have to make concessions, pay for some kind of illegal assistance. Whereas, due to the electronic form there will be no contact with officials.”

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