Customs services perspective in Ukraine 2020 03 05

Digitalization system for customs documents has a big potential in Ukraine market. In Lithuania we rapidly move towards simplification of customs procedures and Ukraine could implement it aswell, without repeating other countries mistakes.

Simplified customs location for inspection of goods would make cargo shipment easier and faster. Digitalized documents would make the exchange of data much easier. This would ensure tax transparency, like VAT, increase turnover and make Ukraine more attractive for customs brokers and for carriers.

Due to very little competition, companies, that offer transit guarantee services, not always meet customers’ needs. The procedure and pricing are rather complicated and due to middlemen on the border the service is split into two sections – guarantee and transit declaration.

Due to that carriers experience downtime and extra costs for questionable requests, that result into big loss of money, so there is a lot of possibilities for improvement.