: U.S. will help reform Ukrainian border patrol service

14:32 Apr. 9, 2016

U.S. will help reform Ukrainian border patrol service

A truck arrives at a Ukrainian customs checkpoint in Sumy region. (UNIAN Photo)

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.

Watch Ukraine Today's interview with Yuliya Marushevska, chief of Odesa regional customs: "Customs service is considered one of Ukraine's most corrupt institutions"

On February 11, Ukrainian government approved the framework for engaging international companies (advisors) into reforming customs offices of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

Read also EUR 30 million from the EU for modernisation of Ukraine's customs and border services

In July 2015, the management of four Ukrainian border patrols was transferred to an international company.

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