The State Fiscal Service (SFS) was actively working on fulfilling Ukraine’s commitments in 2016 underprocess of European integration. As a result - we have achieved deeper cooperation with international organizations, tax and customs authorities of foreign countries including international financial and technical support. This was stressed by the Head of the SFS of Ukraine Roman Nasirov in his article on the web portal “Obozrevatel”.
Experts of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine together with the colleagues from Germany, Poland and Lithuania have started a two-year joint project TWINNING to develop integrated border management. In addition, as a part of the EU technical support on border management using the TAIEX instrument, EU specialists held training for customs officers of SFS to to demostrate European best practices in this area.
“We were actively working with the mission of the European Commission led by Mr. Andrew Tesoriere. It is necessary to mention the project "EVAL 2016" of monitoring and evaluation of customs control in the Ukrainian-Moldovan border, and cooperation with the Director-General of the Directorate-General of Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD) Mr. Stephen Quest and the Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) Mr. Giovanni Kessler”, - said Roman Nasirov.
“In addition to supporting our partners in the EU, we have a great support from the U.S. government and our colleagues in that country. I am very pleased that we were able to achieve high level of cooperation with the American side. An important step to develop customs area was signing of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United States on mutual support between customs administrations. Together with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske I have signed this Agreement on May, 2016. The document proved strengthening of U.S.-Ukraine cooperation toward border security and exchange of customs information”, - he added.
Additionally, American experts from the US Treasury Department during the year conducted a number of seminars to share knowledge. They applied to support of large taxpayers, audit, transfer pricing and international taxation, corruption, development of IT projects, stressed Roman Nasirov.