The agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on cooperation and mutual aid in customs affairs
of September 22, 2000
The government of the Republic of Belarus and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (further - Contracting Parties),
being guided by regulations of the Contract between the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine on economic cooperation for 1999-2008 and for accomplishment of Actions of the interstate program of long-term economic cooperation of the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine for 1999-2008,
proceeding from the fact that violations of the customs legislation cause damage to economic, tax, social and trade interests of their countries
in view of that illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances constitutes health hazard of citizens and society,
considering importance of ensuring exact charge of the customs duties, taxes and other payments levied during the importing or commodity exportation, proper accomplishment of conditions of prohibitions, restrictions, and also control of import or commodity export
considering that efforts on prevention of violations of the customs legislation and on ensuring the correct collection of customs duties, taxes and other payments can become more effective thanks to cooperation between customs authorities of their states,
according to the Recommendation of Customs Cooperation Council of mutual administrative assistance of December 5, 1953,
in view of regulations of the Convention of the United Nations on fight against illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances of December 20, 1988,
agreed as follows:
The concepts used in this agreement mean:
a) "customs legislation" - body of laws and other regulatory legal acts of the states of Contracting Parties, control of which execution is imposed on customs authorities of the states of the Contracting Parties regulating import, export and transit of goods, procedure for collection of customs duties, taxes and other payments, establishments of prohibitions, restrictions, and also control during the importing or commodity export;
b) "customs offense" - any violation of the customs legislation;
c) "persons" - the companies, organizations and the organizations, and also physical persons;
d) "goods" - any personal estate, including currency, currency values, electric, thermal, other types of energy and vehicles, except for the vehicles used for international carriages of passengers and goods including containers and other transport equipment;
e) "controlled delivery" - method in case of which are allowed import, export or transit of the drugs included in illicit trafficking or causing suspicion of it, psychotropic substances, precursors, and also others illegally the moved goods, objects and substances from permission and under control of the relevant competent authorities for the purpose of identification of persons participating in such illicit trafficking;
g) "customs authority":
in the Republic of Belarus - the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus;
in Ukraine - the State Customs Service of Ukraine;
h) "the requesting customs authority" - customs authority of the state of the Contracting Party which requests assistance in customs affairs;
i) "required customs authority" - customs authority of the state of the Contracting Party which received request about assistance in customs affairs.
1. Contracting parties through the customs authorities and according to provisions of this agreement:
a) confirm the commitment to simplification of legal movement of goods and physical persons and according to the mutual arrangement between customs authorities will undertake measures for enhancement of customs technologies, methods and procedures for achievement of this purpose;
b) render mutual assistance in prevention and investigation of customs offenses;
c) on demand render mutual assistance in provision of information for investigation of customs offenses;
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