Customs services of Ukraine, Georgia and Slovakia reached a number of cooperation agreements. Agreements were reached within the frames of a visit of delegations headed by Chairman of the State Customs Service Ihor Kaletnik, Head of the Georgian Finance Ministry's Revenue Service Giorgi Tskhakaia and Head of the Slovakian Customs Directorate Maria Machova to the Uzhhorod checkpoint on the Ukrainian-Slovakian border, the State Customs Service press service informs.
In particular, the tripartite agreement provides for the following: mutual exchange of information on legislation in the customs sphere and bringing it to conformity with international norms and standards; development of cooperation in the sphere of training and raising qualification of customs officers; mutual consultations on possibility of rendering expert, technical and other assistance on the part of the Customs Directorate of Slovakia, as well as to promote attraction of such assistance on the part of the European Union for reformation of the Customs Administration of Ukraine and Georgia in compliance with the norms and standards.
Ihor Kaletnik, emphasizing importance of Ukraine's Eurointegration aspirations, noted that exchange of information on the national legislation and a practice of its application, development of studies and attraction of technical assistance is one of the factors that promote creation of the up-to-date system of the customs administration in compliance with international standards.
In turn, Tskhakaia underscored that Georgian customs officers are also striving for expansion of cooperation among the states with the aim of ensuring protection of economic interests. And Machova supported striving of its counterparts toward bringing the customs legislation to conformity with international standards and proposed to share experience of Slovakian customs officers on this issue. UKRINFORM