The Commission has today signed two agreements between the EU and Ukraine which pave the way for Ukraine’s participation in the EU’s Customs and Fiscalis programmes. This means that Ukraine will be able to take part in the activities of both programmes with EU Member States and other participating countries. It is a major boost for cooperation between the EU and Ukraine on customs and tax matters.
Fiscalis is the EU’s programme for cooperation in the field of taxation. Amongst other things, it allows tax administrations to work together in fighting tax fraud, evasion and aggressive tax planning. The programme also facilitates information exchange and administrative cooperation between authorities and helps to reduce administrative burdens and compliance costs for taxpayers.
The Customs programme also promotes cooperation between authorities, particularly through its support for the development and operation of the central IT systems for EU customs. The programme helps customs administrations to deal more efficiently with increasing trade flows and emerging trends and technologies, while providing a better response to security threats. Ukraine’s participation in the Customs programme will also include connection to the common secure customs network (CCN/CSI), necessary for Ukraine to apply the New Computerised Transit System (NCTS).
- Publication date
- 5 September 2022
- Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union