Date: 6 months ago   Category: Economy

War for customs: why Groysman wants to put for smuggling of goods

Having headed for fight against smuggling, the government has suggested parliament to return criminal liability for illegal movement of goods through border.

can replace the Large sums of penalties provided for this violation with imprisonment for a period of three up to fifteen years. In addition the Cabinet insists that all cases on the facts of smuggling were investigated by National police, but not Security service. That business and where here the interests of the prime minister and president - in material of RBC Ukraine are crossed thinks of this initiative.

In Ukraine can return criminal liability for commodity smuggling, six years later after decriminalization of this offense. In June this initiative was taken by the prime minister Vladimir Groysman and the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov. Later partially the idea was supported by the Attorney-General Yury Lutsenko, having expressed the need to criminalize smuggling of excise goods. The president Petro Poroshenko at the end of last year spoke about return to criminal liability for any smuggling still, discussing this issue with business.

From 3rd to 15 years with confiscation
the Existing Criminal code already provides imprisonment for smuggling. But now illegal movement through limit of cultural values, poisonous, strong and explosives and also radioactive materials, weapon and ammunition falls under this offense. The cabinet suggests to add commodity smuggling to this list, having allocated with its three types - considerable, in large sizes and especially large. It is provided by the government bill registered in Rada at the beginning of July.

Under considerable means smuggling of goods which cost in five hundred and more times exceeds a tax-free minimum of income of citizens (now it is about 8,5 thousand hryvnias). According to the bill, it is offered to refer smuggling to the large sizes for 34 thousand hryvnias, especially large - 85 thousand hryvnias. the government considers

For smuggling of goods in considerable sizes necessary to punish imprisonment for a period of three up to seven years, in large sizes - from five to twelve years with confiscation of property, in especially large sizes - from eight to fifteen years with confiscation.

Together with introduction of criminal liability for illegal movement the Cabinet suggests to transmit competence of the affairs connected with smuggling from Security service through border of goods to bodies of National police.

This initiative of the government - continuation of non-public opposition between the prime minister and the president for influence over the Public fiscal service, the chairman of subcommittee concerning customs affairs and improvement of the Customs code in special-purpose committee of Rada Tatyana Ostrikova (Samopomich) considers.

"Goes fight for influence on customs which they consider as a way of filling of holes of the budget and as a way of filling of party cash desks наканун



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