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Police are given more power to control custom officers

Source : 112 Ukraine

The aim of the experiment is to identify instances of infringement of customs regulations
13:26, 21 June 2018

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine expanded the police powers to control the customs officers by adoption a law on a realization of an experimental project for creation of conditions to prevent customs tax evasion.  

'In order to identify instances of infringement of customs regulations, the Police has a right to be at the border crossing points and different places of the Ukrainian customs around the clock where the bodies of the State Fiscal Service implement customs formalities,' reads the document. 

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Also, the Police officers and the officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have gained access to Inspector-2006, the automated system of customs procedures. 

The document sets a time limit of the experiment until the end of 2018.  

Furthermore, the Cabinet of Ministers imposes the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine monthly to report on the experiment and suggestions on legislative amendments based on results of the experiment. 

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The decree was published in Uryadovy Kuryer on Thursday, June 21 and have come into force.  

As we reported earlier, the cabinet of ministers adopted the action plan against trafficking yesterday, on June 20. Also, Volodymyr Groysman, the PM of Ukraine named ten operating schemes of smugglers.

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