Chief customs officer of the region Vadim Symchera met with journalists of Transcarpathia
Today, April 30, the head of the Transcarpathian customs office Vadim Symchera held a press conference with representatives of the regional media.
The head of the customs office said that the length of the customs border served by the Transcarpathian customs office is 467 km, there are 19 crossing points to Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. The number of persons carrying out transactions with goods and registered with the customs office is 3152, 1192 of them have carried out foreign trade operations since the beginning of the year.
Vadim Symchera also informed the media that during the period of January-April 2015, the Transcarpathian customs office issued 36,551 customs declarations, of which almost 12 thousand were for import, more than 17 thousand were for exports and just over 7 thousand were for transit.
Speaking on the activities of the Transcarpathian customs office, Vadim Symchera noted that despite certain problems in the economy, there has been no outflow of economic operators that carry out foreign trade operations at the customs office. It is attributed to the geographical location of the customs office, the presence of a significant number of checkpoints on the state border, transport logistics.
- During January-April this year, we have noted the increase in the share of taxes paid by foreign trade entities who are not registered with the office - such entities have paid more than UAH 582 million for customs clearance of goods. This represents 65.4% of total transfers. In 2014 the volume of such taxes accounted for over UAH 283 million, representing 57.3% of total transfers, - Vadim Symchera said.
According to him, as a result of close cooperation between the customs office and the trade community, since the beginning of the year over UAH 890.5 million of taxes has been transferred to the state budget, and the total volume of transfers in January-April this year is higher that that for the same period of 2014 by 80% or UAH 395 8 million.
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