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The Business Ombudsman Council provides recommendations to state bodies on the basis of individual cases and in accordance with published systemic reports. Here we have collected information on the implementation status of systemic recommendations only.

Report name
Issued recommendations
Execution status

Systemic report "problems with cross-border trading in Ukraine"

To study the requirements for obtaining formal conclusions on the classification of scrap metal, such as the Green List of waste materials prepared by the Trade Ministry in cooperation with the Environment Ministry. Provided that it does not contradict the Basel Convention on the Control of Cross-border Transportation of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, abolish the requirement for exporters to arrange such a certificate.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine

In process

To reduce direct contact with applicants and the number of documents that must be submitted to obtain permission for export-import. Streamline the application process in favour of using e-information in state databases instead of hard copy documents.

Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine

In process

To adopt amendments to the Customs Code to implement post-clearance control procedures. The main idea is to transfer control from the customs declaration stage to the stage after the release of goods for free circulation.

State Tax Service of Ukraine

In process
— comments: The CMU has submitted to the VRU the Draft Law "On amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine (regarding certain issues of the implementation of Chapter 5 of Section IV of the Association Agreement between Ukraine, on the one hand, and the European Union, on the other hand"), registered on 29 December 2017, No.7473, which, in particular, provides for the introduction of a new form of control - post-clearance control.

To reload the post clearance control system in Ukraine and provide effective coordination, planning, implementation and execution of the procedure according to Arts. 345-354 of the Customs Code, put in place the appropriate database, audit schedule, tracking system, and so on.

State Tax Service of Ukraine

In process

To prepare and adopt a Law on compensation for damage caused by the unlawful actions of customs officials, to strengthen the role of administrative pre-trial settlement of disputes and prevent the abuse of power.

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine

In process
— comments: It is planned to implement the recommendation in a different way.