The customs office in Transcarpathia turns 70!
70 years ago, the Chop Customs Office was established. It was established under the order №241 of the People's Commissariat of Foreign Trade of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics dd. September 8, 1945.
- The customs office in Transcarpathian region has had various official names, but it has always been at the forefront of customs business, its best traditions will be carried on. I congratulate all veterans of customs business, all customs officers working currently.I wish them good health and professional success - Mykola Yasevych, the Acting Head of the Transcarpathian customs office congratulates customs officers.
Some facts from the history: on August 8, 1945, Chop Customs Office was headed by DI Tyelyezhkin. He and six other persons were enrolled to the customs office staff, and on November 22, 1945 at 10 o'clock, they started performing their duties at the railway station of Chop.
At that time, and those were the first post-war years, the work of the customs was aimed at restoring the economy from ruin. The priority tasks assigned to the employees were preservation and strict accounting of goods and ensuring the legality of importation.
That same year, the customs office began to expand: in November 1945, customs posts "Mukachevo" and "Strazh", and in early 1946 - "Teresva" and "Chorny Ardov" were opened. Thus, in January 1946, Chop customs office included four customs posts, and the staff consisted of 22 employees.
Currently, the customs office is going through reform and remains one of the biggest and best customs offices in the state, the "western gate of Ukraine." Today, the Transcarpathian customs office, which is the successor of the Chop customs office, consists of 14 customs posts and 19 checkpoints located at the border crossings to Eastern and Central Europe. It implements the state policy in the field of customs and combating offenses in application of customs legislation, within the limits of its authority controls revenues of taxes and fees, customs duties to the state budget.