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There are only seven official reasons to delay goods at customs

Posted by the Editor on July 23, 2012


News / 23 July 2012 | 17:09

There are only seven official reasons to delay goods at customs

There are only seven official reasons to delay goods at customs

The new Customs Code (CC) provides for only seven reasons for the delay of goods at customs, the head of the Kyiv regional customs Dmitry Polischuk told a press conference, as ForUm reports.
The official said that only these formal reasons are the grounds for the delay of goods at customs longer than four hours provided by law. “Whereas there were 30 reasons in the old CC,” he said.

He added that the work of each customs post includes the economic and the law enforcement aspect., including customs clearance, rejection of the bills, electronic declaration and screening.

“Thus, since the entry into force of the new Code the number of refusals has reduced six times – to the level of 2%, while in May it equaled to 12%. The number of inspections has also reduced several times: for example, if earlier we inspected 70% of imports, now the share has dropped to 8%. As for export, this figure has decreased from 50% to 3%,” the customs officer continued.

He said that in the first half of the year the Kyiv Regional Customs transferred about 12 billion UAH to the state budget of Ukraine. “In general, every month we usually transfer about 2 billion UAH to the state budget,” Polischuk said.

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Yanukovych signed the law on granting one-time financial assistance in case of death of military men

Posted by the Editor on July 23, 2012


News / 23 July 2012 | 16:42

Yanukovych signed the law on granting one-time financial assistance in case of death of military men

Yanukovych signed the law on granting one-time financial assistance in case of death of military men

The President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych signed the law on amendments to some laws of Ukraine on social protection of military men.

According to the law, a one-time financial assistance in the case of death, disability or partial disability without assessment of disability of military men, men liable to military service and reservists called up for training (or checking) and special assemblies or to serve in the military reserve, a payment guaranteed by the state, shall be paid to the persons entitled to receive it under the effective legislation.
One-time financial assistance is granted and paid in the case of: death of a military man during the execution of his military duties or as a result of illness associated with the performance of his military duties; death, which happened during the period of his military service or due to illness or accident that occurred during the period of his military service; death of a military man or a reservist called up for training (or checking) and special assemblies or to serve in the military reserve, which occurred during the execution of military duties or military service in the reserve; assessment of disability of a military man occurred due to injuries (concussion, trauma or injury), received by him during the execution of military duties or as a result of illness associated with the performance of his military duties, or the assessment of disability after discharge from military service, and so on.
The right to receive one-time financial assistance shall have the members of the family, parents and dependents of the deceased military man, man liable to military service or reservist.
One-time financial assistance is granted and paid at a rate of 500-fold living minimum wage established by law for the able-bodied persons in case of death of military man, man liable to military service or reservist in the cases specified in subparagraphs 1-3 paragraph 2 Article 16 of this law; the rate of 250-fold living minimum wage established by law for the able-bodied persons in case of assessment of disability group I to military men,; 200-fold living minimum wage established by law for the able-bodied persons in case of assessment of disability group II to military men; 150-fold living minimum wage established by law for the able-bodied persons in case of assessment of disability group III to military men.

This law will come into force on January 1, 2014.

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Azarov instructed to tighten control over road safety

Posted by the Editor on July 23, 2012


News / 23 July 2012 | 16:26

Azarov instructed to tighten control over road safety

Azarov instructed to tighten control over road safety

Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov demands to develop a mechanism of tougher control over the road safety. Appropriate instruction was given during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on July 23, as ForUm learned from the Cabinet press service.

The PM has given two weeks to study the issue and to provide specific suggestions for consideration to the Cabinet of Ministers.

Azarov stressed the need to strengthen the responsibility of passenger carriers, especially those who carry out non-scheduled travels, as well as to study the issue on expediency of such trips at night.

Apart from the Ministry of Infrastructure, almost all relevant ministries and departments should join the implementation of the appropriate order.

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Criminal proceedings initiated into mass clash between football fans in Kyiv

Posted by the Editor on July 23, 2012


News / 23 July 2012 | 16:16

Criminal proceedings initiated into mass clash between football fans in Kyiv

Criminal proceedings initiated into mass clash between football fans in Kyiv

Kyiv police initiated criminal proceedings into a mass clash between the supporters of FC Dynamo Kyiv and FC Arsenal Kyiv took place in Kyiv on Sunday.
The criminal case was initiated under the Part 4 of the Article 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (hooliganism committed by a group of people), providing for a punishment of up to seven years imprisonment.
Four people asked for medical assistance after the fight, two of whom were hospitalized.
Police are continuing to question the detainees to find out the circumstances of the incident and the extent of the participation of each of them in the clash.
A Russian citizen was among the detainees, the police said. He claims that he is not a football fan and just happened to be there. The police are checking his statement.
The clash started between several supporters of FC Arsenal and those of Dynamo Kyiv at the bus stop near the Lukyanivska metro station on Sunday evening.
The police believe that the fight occurred spontaneously and was not pre-arranged.
Dynamo beat Arsenal 1:0 in Kyiv on Sunday evening.

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Politicians are urged to find their position on homosexuality propaganda ban

Posted by the Editor on July 23, 2012


News / 23 July 2012 | 15:37

Politicians are urged to find their position on homosexuality propaganda ban

Politicians are urged to find their position on homosexuality propaganda ban

The authors of the draft law on the protection of rights of children to safe information space require legislating against the promotion of homosexuality by the means of mass communication, the MP, the member of the BYUT -Batkivshchyna Party faction Pavlo Unhurian told a press conference today, ForUm correspondent reports.

“We are not against homosexuals, however, we do not share their values,” he stressed. Unhurian said that the co-authors of the bill are the MP of the Communist Party faction Yevhen Tsarkov, the MP of the Party of Regions faction Yulia Kovalevska, the MP of the NU-NS Party faction Kateryna Lukyanova, the member of the Reforms for the Future parliamentary group Taras Chornovil.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Love Against Homosexuality movement Ruslan Kukharchuk stressed that the bill will not limit the media’s right to freedom of speech. “When it comes to gay parades, the claims will be advanced against the organizers of such events first, not against the journalists who cover them,” he said. According to him, 100 thousand signatures in support of the bill have already been collected by the NGOs. More than 82 thousand were sent to the Parliament. “Today, on the eve of elections, we appeal to political forces, so they clearly declare their position on this issue,” Kukharchuk summed.

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Ministers held a moment of silence in honor of Bohdan Stupka

Posted by the Editor on July 23, 2012


News / 23 July 2012 | 15:37

Ministers held a moment of silence in honor of Bohdan Stupka

Ministers held a moment of silence in honor of Bohdan Stupka

Today, on July 23, the government in the beginning of the meeting held a moment of silence in honor of the Hero of Ukraine Bohdan Stupka, ForUm learned from the Cabinet’s press office.

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Ukrainian-Belarusian-Russian exercises start in Mykolayiv region

Posted by the Editor on July 23, 2012


News / 23 July 2012 | 15:10

Ukrainian-Belarusian-Russian exercises start in Mykolayiv region

Ukrainian-Belarusian-Russian exercises start in Mykolayiv region

The Slavic Commonwealth 2012 Ukrainian-Belarusian-Russian battalion tactical exercises started today, on July 23, at Shirokolanovsky range in Mykolayiv region. During the exercises, the troopers from the three countries will exchange experiences.

The exercises will be led by the Chief of the airmobile forces of the land forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Col. Serhiy Lisovyi.

The landing operation involving 60 people (20 people from each of the parties) is scheduled within the joint exercises.

In general, 96 representatives from Russia, 72 militaries from Belarus and 170 Ukrainians are to take part in the exercises.

The Slavic Commonwealth 2012 exercises will end on July 27.

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Customs Service: Customs clearance process to reduce to one hour

Posted by the Editor on July 23, 2012


News / 23 July 2012 | 14:48

Customs Service: Customs clearance process to reduce to one hour

Customs Service: Customs clearance process to reduce to one hour

Time of the customs clearance of imports in Ukraine has decreased to an average of one hour 26 minutes, the director of the Customs Clearance Department of the State Customs Service of Ukraine (SCSU) Serhiy Semka told a press conference, as ForUm correspondent reports.

The official said that it has become possible due to the introduction of the new Customs Code (CC). “The export goods pass clearance approximately for 46 minutes throughout the country. Although in both cases, the law gives up to four hours,” the representative of SCSU said.

He added that the information terminals that allow submitting bills electronically have already started to work actively. “So we actually rule out the possibility of unauthorized denial of the customs clearance or rejection of the bills, widely common in 2010 – early 2011. The draft order, which is now on the registration in the Justice Ministry, provides for the obligatory use of such terminals to adopt the declarations. This, among other things, allows recording the application time in order to observe the consideration terms. We deliberately set the time limit and register every move of our employees to minimize the biased influence on the process,” Semka said.

In addition, the customs officer noted that in the first half of the year SCSU transferred 60.9 billion UAH to the state budget, that is nearly one billion more than planned, as well as by 25.5% more than for the same period in 2011. The income for June 2012 amounted to 11.6 billion UAH (+32% in June 2011).

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