On July 4, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the signing of the agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs affairs between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Federal Republic of Brazil.
What’s it about?
Presently, no legal tools are in place for the bilateral cooperation of Ukraine and Brazil in customs affairs. They will be provided by this agreement whose draft was prepare by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and agreed with the Brazilian side.
The draft agreement contains provisions about steps to be taken by the customs administration of the respective country upon request of its counterpart to prevent, investigate and prosecute violations of customs rules. It also stipulates a detailed procedure for the processing of requests for official assistance in customs affairs and for the provision of customs documents.
What’s the benefit?
The implementation of the agreement shall contribute to:
- the organization of actions aimed to stop violations of customs rules;
- the exchange of information required to prevent, investigate and prosecute violations of customs rules;
- the development of bilateral customs cooperation between Ukraine and Brazil.