14:32 Apr. 9, 2016
Ukraine set to receive USD 4mln for customs reform programme
The U.S. Government has allocated USD 4mln for a joint two-year funding programme for consulting services to reform Ukrainian customs, according to Ukraine's Finance Ministry press office.
"We are certain that involving international advisors with an impeccable reputation and considerable experience in managing reforms of customs offices in other countries will help improve personnel's integrity and level of professionalism," Minister of Finance Natalie Jaresko said.
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On February 11, Ukrainian government approved the framework for engaging international companies (advisors) into reforming customs offices of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
In July 2015, the management of four Ukrainian border patrols was transferred to an international company.