The use of the “single stop” principle will be made mandatory starting from February 1, 2018
Ministry of Finance: the use of the “single stop” principle at the Ukrainian customs will be improved and made mandatory starting from February 1, 2018
Other significant changes are as follows:
- Reduced number of scanned documents thanks to presenting necessary data captured in the preliminary declaration to the controlling authorities;
- Controlling authorities shall have less time available (12 instead of 24 working hours) to decide to examine the goods (currently, controlling bodies can decide to conduct physical check of the goods within 3 days upon receipt of the application);
- Controlling authorities shall have 4 instead of 24 hours to decide on goods which are to leave the customs jurisdiction of Ukraine;
- Controlling authorities will have one more option to reply to applicants, which is “goods are not subject to control”. The reason is that in some cases applicants request the “single stop” procedure by mistake to pass some type of control, whereas their goods are not subject to this control.
Also, the Ministry of Finance will implement monthly monitoring for the use of the “single stop” mechanism by controlling authorities and will establish workshops in the regions of Ukraine to study issues related to the operation of the “single stop” procedures.
The mandatory use of information exchange based on the “single stop” procedure starting from February 1, 2018, will secure equal treatment for companies which use and do not use the system. It will also ensure that state control is conducted physically and not on paper only. Another advantage of the “single stop” procedure is the possibility to assess how fast the customs and other formalities are completed.