I am Vita Miroshnychenko, and I lead the Customs Regulation and International Trade practice at PwC Ukraine. My team and I are ready to help you and your business expand to new markets by moving your goods across borders without interruption.
The pace of life in today's world is rapidly increasing. Therefore, to maintain a competitive position in the global arena, businesses need to be agile, technology-savvy and quickly respond to change. Efficiency in international trade depends, among other things, on how long customs clearance of goods takes and how quickly they can be delivered to the customer. On the one hand, control procedures are quite complex and take a certain amount of time. On the other hand, appropriate preparation and working through each stage of a foreign trade transaction in detail is the key to success. The accumulated experience and capabilities of the PwC network in 155 countries across the world allow us to offer the most effective solutions to build supply chains for our clients and enhance their competitiveness.
Customs clearance efficiency and planning have a significant impact on business expenses
Quick customs clearance is a key factor for both manufacturers and traders
Non-compliance with customs rules can result in significant fines or confiscation of goods
Customs legislation is subject to varying interpretation by customs authorities
Ratification of new free trade agreements with Ukraine provides companies with greater opportunities for doing business internationally
Customs reform, HR changes and procedural requirements all affect customs clearance times
Alignment of customs legislation to EU requirements to standardise customs rules in Ukraine
Implementation of an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) and the Computerised Transit System (NCTS) - new common transit procedure contributes to process improvement
Our Customs and International Trade team consists of recognised professionals with a background in comprehensive customs regulation, international trade, transport logistics, legal and tax experience.
The expertise of our team covers various aspects of customs operations, including: review and assessment of the accuracy of customs valuation, classification of goods in accordance with the Ukrainian Classifier of International Trade Goods, applicability of benefits and preferences under free trade agreements, applicability of customs regimes, review and transformation of the company's international trade and logistics operations, implementation of licensing conditions for contracts with royalty payments and royalty calculation mechanism for customs value purposes, administrative and court challenging of resolutions issued by customs authorities, etc.
PwC provided advice to the Ukrainian government during the drafting of the modernised Customs Code. Supported by the UK Government Department for International Development, our team assisted the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in developing the AEO assessment methodology. Supported by USAID, the PwC team was actively involved in the transformation of the State Customs Service of Ukraine into a single legal entity.
We have a broad experience in customs related activities including: developing customs legislation, understanding the relevant requirements, negotiating with the customs authorities and dispute resolution, representation of companies in dealing with customs authorities.
We are always ready to help you optimise your business and create the value you are looking for.
We also provide assistance in practical implementation of our recommendations.
While conducting routine cross-border activities, our clients often face the need to resolve disputes with customs and other state authorities.
We support our clients in the following areas in the process of applying for AEO status
Managing and understanding the compliance requirements of customs authorities is a daunting mission for organisations of any size.
Assessment of routine customs procedures and transactions
In today’s challenging economic times, supply chains have been redefined and companies must place greater attention on their improvement and optimisation.