While Russia faces more and more visa bans, new opportunities open before Ukraine, such as a customs visa-free regime. This means simplified conditions for Ukrainian businesses and the faster movement of goods on international borders.
The process of Ukraine joining the common transit had been planned much earlier, and the large-scale Russian invasion only accelerated its implementation. Also, this is another Ukraine’s step towards EU ascension, as well as another opportunity for Ukrainian companies to save time and money on import and export transactions, which is especially important in times of economical crisis caused by the war.
Customs visa-free regime requires transit through the territory of other 35 countries, such as the EU, which is a key market for Ukraine, and countries, such as the UK, Turkey, Serbia, and others. In times of war, all innovations facilitating and simplification trade bring Ukraine’s victory closer.
- Eerik Heldna, Head of Customs Department, Estonian Tax and Customs Board
- Oleg Kyryievskyi, Managing Partner at First Chair Legal, co-chair at Customs Committee – European Business Association
- Gennadiy Chyzhykov, President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.
If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.
NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.
How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:
👉🏻 Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc);
👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);
👉🏻 UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)
👉🏻 Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);
👉🏻 Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);
👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).