The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko held meeting with the assistance of the Chairman of Security service of Ukraine of Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, the Chairman of National bank Vladimir Stelmakh, the first deputy chairman of the Public customs service Igor Pskovsky, the Deputy General prosecutor Tatyana Kornyakova, the deputy Glava of the Public tax administration of Natalya Ruban, reports a press - service of the President.
The president noted growth of shadow sector of economy: last year he grew up by 2,3 percent and reached 31,1% of gross domestic product. "It any more a government policy issue, this question of national security", - the President warned, having added that according to World bank, the shadow sector of the Ukrainian economy makes over 50%.The head of state called SBU, NBU, law enforcement agencies to become the real national institutes and to make active efforts to protection of economic border of Ukraine.
Such tendency, on belief of the President, - is based on smuggling and abuse in customs authorities, shadow calculations through payment system and the interbank market created and functioning for legal operations, and the Nis developedand a background of weak work of law enforcement agencies in the economic sphere.
Victor Yushchenko noted that over 70% of illicit operations are carried out through check points.According to SBU,overwhelming part of illicit production in domestic market cars and spare parts to them make, goods of light industry, audio - video (two thirds), computer (more than a half) and household appliances, food (first of all meat products), oil products, jeweler and exclusive goods.Channels of smuggling of goods of the broad use throughrenewedthe southern seaports and east direction, alcohol and tobacco - through Ukrainian - the Moldavian border, household appliances and meat - through the western frontier.
Since January in 2009 reduction almost for 50% of customs cost of the imported goods is observed.The president gave an order of SBU, to the Prosecutor General's Office and customs authorities to carry out inspections of formation of the customs price. It made SBU the demand to submit the plan of fight against smuggling which has to be by efficiency similar to what existed last year.
Critical evaluation of work of customs which the President gave, also concerned ease of interaction of customs and law enforcement agencies in fight against smuggling. The president provided data according to which in January - March customs authorities initiated 74 criminal proceedings (that is 29 less, than in the similar period of 2008) about smuggling for total amount of 46,3 million UAH. 5,2 thousand protocols (1,4 thousand less 2008) about violation of customs rules for total amount of 13,5 billion UAHare madeThe tendency to decrease in the facts of smuggling elicited by customs authorities is observed. For an example, in four months 2009 any criminal proceedings at eight customs - Kiev regional, Vinnytsia, Poltava and Cherkassk, Ivano - Frankovsky, Krivorozhsky, Kupyansky and Nikolaev aren't initiated. The president gave an assignment to the Prosecutor General's Office to carry out inspections at this customs.
"You it is more and you grow together with crime more. It is one answer to such dynamics", - the President commented on these indicators.
Also, according to the Head of state, internal scheduled maintenance among staff of controlling and law enforcement agencies demands essential improvement. Every second offense in customs authorities comes to light not customs authorities, and prosecutor's office. On the other hand, public prosecutor's checks elicited the numerous facts of illegal drawing up protocols about violation of customs rules.In 2008 customs authorities to a disciplinary responsibility brought 839 employees of customs service, including is dismissed from customs authorities of only 33 persons. For January - April, 2009 it is brought to a disciplinary responsibility of 263 persons, including it is released from customs authorities - 5 persons.