SBU set to reinforce its anti-smuggling arm after the launch of unified electronic database of orders
The Security Service of Ukraine will significantly increase the efficiency of the fight against smuggling and monitoring of cross-border movement of goods after the launch of unified electronic database of orders for customs inspection, soon to be launched by SBU and Ukrainian Customs.
The database provides for centralized sending of orders from law enforcement agencies to conduct customs inspection of goods and vehicles. The process will take place electronically and will help to keep all requests in one place. “The first on-line orders will be received from the Security Service of Ukraine,” stressed SBU Head Ivan Bakanov.
Implementation of the system will help to minimise paperwork circulating between law enforcement body and customs posts. Under the previous procedure, it was impossible to monitor the customs clearance, which, accordingly increased amount of abuse in the field. Initiation of the centralized electronic system for sending orders would minimize such possibilities. “It will be an effective mechanism for destroying the corruption schemes at the border,” said Ivan Bakanov.
The Security Service of Ukraine continues to systematically implement a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring maximum transparency. Interaction with colleagues and mutual control within the framework of e-orders is an important step towards this goal.
The project was started by the Decree No. 861 of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On implementation of the pilot project for the organisation of centralised sending of electronic orders by law enforcement agencies for initiating customs inspection (re-inspection) of goods, vehicles for commercial use” dated October 2, 2019.
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