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The agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on cooperation in fight against violations of the customs legislation

of July 6, 1993

The government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Estonia which are hereinafter referred to as the Party

recognizing that violations of the customs legislation cause damage to economic, tax and public concerns of their countries,

meaning that illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances constitutes health hazard of society,

recognizing need of the correct application of the customs duties, charges and other payments levied when importing, exporting and transit of goods, and also exact observance of the provisions concerning prohibitions, restrictions and control

convinced that observance of the customs legislation will be more effective in case of close cooperation of Customs Services,

considering Recommendations of Customs Cooperation Council of administrative mutual assistance of December 5, 1953,

in view of regulations of the Single convention of the UN on drugs (New York, on March 30, 1961), Conventions on psychotropic substances (Vienna, on February 21, 1971) and the Conventions on fight against illicit trafficking in drugs and psychotropic substances (Vienna on December 19, 1988) drafted under the auspices of the United Nations

agreed as follows:


Article 1

For the purposes of this agreement:

a) "customs legislation" - the provisions of legal and legal acts regulating procedure for import, export and transit of goods and collection of customs duties of charges and other payments and also procedure for prohibitions, restrictions and control;

b) "customs administration" - in Ukraine - the State Customs Committee, in the Republic of Estonia - State customs department;

c) "violations of the customs legislation" - any violation of the customs legislation is equal as any attempt of violation of this legislation;

d) "territory" - the territory, including, the territories of the artificial islands, installations and constructions created in economic (sea) zone of the state over which it has the exclusive jurisdiction concerning customs affairs.


Article 2

1. The parties based on this agreement and by means of customs administrations give each other help:

(a) for the purpose of exact observance of the customs legislation;

(b) for the purpose of prevention, investigation and suppression of violations of the customs legislation;

(c) regarding the notification on the documents relating to application of the customs legislation.

2. Help provided by this agreement is given according to the laws and instructions of the required Party within competence and opportunities of customs administration.

3. This agreement does not provide compensation of customs duties, charges and other payments.


Article 3

1. Customs administrations of the Parties on own initiative or on demand perform special observation for:

(a) persons who are known or which are suspected of violation of the customs legislation of other Party;

(b) movement of goods or means of payment about which by customs administration of one of the Parties it is reported to customs administration of other Party that they are involved in illicit trafficking in the territory of this party;

(c) any vehicles which are known that they use for the purpose of violation of the customs legislation of other Party or are suspected of it;

(d) the places used for storage of the goods intended for illegal turnover in the territory of other Party.

2. Within the competence customs administrations of the Parties will not permit:

(a) commodity exportation who are known or concerning which there are good causes to assume that they are exported on the territory of other Party for other purposes, than legal business volume between the states of the Parties;

(b) commodity exportation which import to the territory of the state of other Party is forbidden.


Article 4

1. Customs administrations of the Parties on own initiative or will provide on demand each other all information necessary for correctness establishment:

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