Representatives of the “Samopomich” faction discussed with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and US Assistant Secretary for International Finance Ramin Toloui the state of economic reforms in Ukraine.
During the meeting with Mr. Toloui, Chairman of the “Samopomich” faction Oleh Bereziuk drew his colleague’s attention to the sabotage in the implementation of a transparent mechanism for calculation of tariffs, as well in engaging foreign companies to overcome corruption at the customs.
“The deputies’ report shows that the tariffs charging is being done in a non-transparent manner. The Government won’t provide the Parliament with a justification of the tariffs’ cost, and there still hasn’t been a quality recalculation. Furthermore, the attempts to engage foreign companies to the management of the customs have been sabotaged by the State Fiscal Service for the last three month,” he said.
According to Tatiana Ostrikova, a deputy of the faction, Ms. Lagarde has assured the parliamentarians that they support the initiatives to engage external experts to control over the customs in order to fight corruption and smuggling.