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"Зовнішня торгівля: економіка, фінанси, право" з економічних та юридичних наук 

UDC 339.543 (477)
 
MEREZHKO Nina,
Doctor of Engineering Sciences,professor,
Head of the Department of Commodity Studies and Customs Affairs
of Kyiv National Universityof Trade and Economics
 
KALUGA Nina,
CandidateofChemicalSciences, Associate Professor of the Department
of CommodityStudies and Customs Affairs of the Kyiv National
University of Trade and Economics
 
KARAVAIEV Taras,
Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department
of Commodity Studies and Customs Affairs of the Kyiv National
University of Trade and Economics 

OVERCOMING BARRIERS
IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE
THROUGH SIMPLIFICATION
OF CUSTOMS PROCEDURES 

Background. The process of globalization as a mechanism for self-development of the world economy is a stimulating factor for further acceleration of cross-border cooperation and trade. Ukraine’s policy aimed at the European integration processes and the liberalization of foreign economic activity are important for the development of the domestic economy. Customs procedures simplification is crucial on the road map of the strategic development of state customs affairs. Ukrainian custom should comply with the principles of transparency and objectivity, introduce the best practices of European countries and promote the investment attractiveness of our country.
Analysis of recent research and publications. Theoretical and practical aspects of simplification of customs procedures, world experience of its introduction into the practice of customs control and clearance were studied both by scientists and practitioners. However, a number of issues concerning the highlighting of the modern trends of customs regulation efficiency improving, the prospects of the further development of «customs-to-business»partnership and the creation of a favorable business climate required more detailed study.
The aim of the study is to analyze the main directions of customs procedures simplification at realization of the state customs affairs in Ukraine and to mark the ways of their improvement taking into account the European integration priorities.
Materials and methods. The study was conducted using general scientific methods, such as the systematic approach, theoretical generalization and comparison, analysis and synthesis. The information background of the study is scientific articles, statistical materials.
Results. The main directions of simplification and harmonization of the customs procedures in Ukraine with the use of information technologies within the framework of the structure of «Electronic Customs»were analyzed. An assessment of the contemporary state and prospects of using the electronic declaration procedure, customs control implementation and clearance under the principle of the «Single window», customs post-audit application and functioning of the institution of authorized economic operator were carried out. The advantages and consequences of customs procedures simplifying for the «customs-to-business» partnership development were described.
Conclusion. In the context of European integration processes, the priorities in the realization of the state customs affairs are directly related to the increased efficiency of customs control and clearance of goods. Customs procedures in Ukraine are based on international standards, but our country's positions in the international trade rankings remain low. It is necessary to implement a strategy aimed at the use of innovative technologies, automation and simplification of customs procedures. It will help to transform Ukraine into one of the most attractiveness economies for doing business. Modern trends of improving the efficiency of customs regulation and creating a favorable business climate should continue according to the best international practices with preserving the balance of the state’s and business’s interests.
 
Keywords: customs procedures, customs, «Electronic customs», «Single window», customs post-audit, customs procedures selectivity, risk analysis and management. 

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