A cooperation agreement has been signed between the customs authorities of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus in Odessa. The document provides for the unification of customs clearance standards in conformity with international requirements.
According to the Moldova Customs Service, a special staff will be created in the Ukrainian Customs Service monitoring center within the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship (Euro 2012). The staff will include customs officers of 5 countries – Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Poland. The proposal was made by Ukrainian Customs Service Director, Igor Kaletnik. Its work will be aimed at a maximum prompt completion of customs procedures for foreign guests who will visit the competitions.
Based on the agreement between Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus, it is projected to exchange information not only on commodities and vehicles transported via common borders, but also peculiarities of customs legislations of all parties.
The parties also agreed to ensure cooperation in the field of international technical assistance.