KYIV. Aug 31 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The interagency targeted center, established with the aim of overcoming corruption at customs, started work under the Finance Ministry of Ukraine on August 29, while its mobile customs groups will start work in early September, according to the ministry’s website.
“The first ten mobile teams will travel to their bases for rapid response to offenses in the beginning of September. It is expected it will be in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Zakarpattia and Volyn regions. A little bit later, another ten teams will start work in the border areas,” head of the interagency targeted center Oleksandr Vlasov said.
The report notes in order to reduce corruption risks the principle of staff rotation will be used: the composition of mobile groups will change on a monthly basis in compliance with a certain number of representatives of different structures (two people from the State Fiscal Service, one person from the State Border Guard Service and the National Police).
The ministry noted the interagency targeted center would be engaged in constant coordination of 20 joint mobile groups to prevent and detect violations of the law on state customs.