Ukrainians expect that if Ukraine customs will be on duty “black hundreds”, initiated earlier by Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman, or other armed groups, corruption on the border will be less. But Groisman has introduced the “black hundreds” is not to reduce corruption, but for their own PR.
Such opinion on air of the program “Right to vote” expressed financial analyst Alex Kush, the correspondent of ГолосUA.
“Black hundreds” Groysman is the PR of the Argentine criminal past. But in Ukraine, they tried to beautiful. In our society there is a request that if people are going to travel around the country with weapons, then the corruption flows can be stopped. Therefore, the authorities responded to this request, thinking about a PR. It had Groisman for PR and not to reduce corruption,” – said the expert.
At the same time, A. Kusch noted that corruption in the Ukrainian customs do not need to fight methods of the armed forces, and reduction of human factor influence on the process.
“In Belarus began to create inspection inspection centers, which scan the contents of cargo in motion. Trucks do not stop at customs to search for contraband. These screening centers allow distancing customs officers from communicating with importers-exporters, which minimizes the human factor influence on the situation. And I know that China has started to invest in the development of logistics structures in Belarus, to invest in these multimodal screening points. I believe in Ukraine to stop the corruption in customs can be, in particular, and that this approach, minimizing the human factor”, – the expert added.
Earlier it was reported that because of the prosperous customs of corruption, Ukraine annually loses more than 4 billion euros. This is stated in the investigation of the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, published on Monday, August 6.
This amount is more than one-tenth of the whole revenue side of the budget, and 2 times more the amount that Ukraine to 2018 wants to receive from the IMF, EU and world Bank. Süddeutsche Zeitung based on documents, customs and bills of lading, describes the machinations used in Ukraine to evade taxes. Imported goods during customs registration of the change marking. For example, umbrellas turn into brushes or mirrors – only one of the consignment, the state is losing thousands of euros. Danym publication the machinations involving police, prosecutors and the SBU. For illegal transactions the formation of new firms, which control the people around, customs officials, prosecutors and the police.
It is noted that according to the results of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey, in 2018, with cases of corruption and bribery faced 73% of Ukrainian companies in comparison with 56% of respondents in 2016. Globally this figure is on average 25%. A third of companies surveyed in Ukraine said that in the past two years has received offers to give a bribe. Overall, almost half of the respondents believe that were dealing with economic crimes by 5% more than two years ago. According to PwC, the most common of such crimes in Ukraine remain, along with corruption and bribery, asset misappropriation (62% in 2016 and 46% in 2018) and fraud in procurement (25% and 33%).
Recall that in July 2018, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman said that the state budget revenues from customs to the Odessa customs after the strengthening of the fight against smuggling, for the period 20-26 June, has doubled.
In 2016, the Cabinet approved the creation of the “black hundreds” – the interdepartmental group on fight against smuggling and corruption at customs.