The Verkhovna Rada adopted the bill on the regime of joint transit and introduction of the national electronic transit system. 333 MPs supported the document. 112 Ukraine TV channel broadcasted the session.
The bill was introduced by the MP of the Servant of the People Party, head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy Danylo Hetmantsev.
“As a part of the Association Agreement, we plan to join the so-called NCTS system, which provides gives us the ability to share information with 35 countries around the world, share customs information online. This system assumes that our customs will see absolutely all of history of goods movement in those countries and transfer this information to our partners,” Hetmantsev said.
According to him, this law provides for the functioning of the electronic system in a test mode.
“We plan that it will work for about a year, then tested by our European partners, and after that, we will join the joint transit agreement and will abide by the provisions of the agreement. Thus, this bill has a transit significance for today,” he explained.
The bill was drafted for the implementation of Article 76, 84 of the Association Agreement with the EU regarding the further participation of Ukraine in the joint transit system in accordance with the Convention on a Common Transit from May 20, 1987.