The prime minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal announced another breakthrough of Ukraine: we managed to gain membership in the customs area of the European Union.
"Ukraine will receive a "customs visa-free" already this year! Yesterday, the Joint committee of conventions on joint transit and simplification of formalities made an official decision to invite Ukraine to join them from October 1. Ukraine will become the 36th state party to the Conventions," Denys Shmyhal.
It is common knowledge that Ukraine's obtaining a new status will provide a lot of bonuses for mutual trade and business development. Customs visa-free means faster logistics, lower bureaucratic burden, a quick exchange of information between states and institutions etc. These conditions are necessary for Ukraine on its way to creating transparent customs.
"Right now, the electronic queue project is being implemented at the border, work is underway to create joint checkpoints with European neighbours and modern service areas at all checkpoints. In addition, a central role in customs transformation is assigned to its digitalization, including convenient customs clearance of cars through Diia," the minister Shmyhal.
We want to remind you that this is already the fourth "visa-free" Ukraine-European Union agreement in the past 6 months: energy visa-free in March 2022, transport and economic visa-free this summer.
"What used to take years, we do in months. And that's why we are sure that Ukraine will be ready for EU membership already in 2024," Denys Shmyhal.
Glory to Ukraine!