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Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002 Strategy for the facilitation of transit transport in Ukraine.

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1 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002 Strategy for the facilitation of transit transport in Ukraine Deputy Director Foreign Trade Policy Department Ministry of Economy and European Integration of Ukraine Elena Yemelianova

2 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002  90 per cent of transit transport from Russia/CIS to Western Europe  the transit transport capacity of the country (60-70 mil. tons per year plus 200 mil. tons through pipelines) used at per cent  low and unstable growth rates of transit transport Current situation of transit transport in Ukraine

3 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002  lack of government policy for transit transport  transport legislation that is not in line with European legislation and international laws and standards  lack of legislation dealing specifically with transit transport and freight forwarding  underdevelopment of the national transport network and means of transport  insufficient quality of transit transport services  technological gap, including in the implementation of information technologies  transit tariffs policy  problems with security of transit Problems constraining the growth of transit transport in Ukraine

4 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002 A law concerning the Programme  drafted by the national trade facilitation body of Ukraine  adopted by the Parliament on 7 February 2002 Ways forward – «Comprehensive Strategy for Ukraine as a Transit Country»

5 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002  development of a national network of transport corridors and their integration into European transport systems  adherence of Ukraine to international transport-related conventions and adoption of internationally recognized principles of transport and customs policy  simplification of trade, in particular customs, procedures relating to the crossing of borders in Ukraine  upgrading of transit-related transport infrastructure so as to meet international standards  introduction of new technologies into the organization of transport and border crossing  adoption of transit tariffs and tax policy aiming to increase competitiveness of transit services in Ukraine Main directions of the Programme

6 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002  harmonization of national transit transport legislation with international standards  elimination of bottlenecks in international transport corridors and at border crossings  reshaping of transit tariffs and tax policies so as to stimulate transit transport  development and implementation of a system allowing for data recording, analyses and forecasts of transit transport  implementation of advanced transport logistics and information systems in transit transport and their integration into the European systems  enhanced training and improved qualifications of staff working in transport services for international trade Implementation of the Programme First phase ( )

7 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002  implementation of European technical and environmental standards for the means of transport and the international transit transport infrastructure  acquisition of modern means of transport for transit transport operations  reconstruction and development of the system of international pipelines Implementation of the Programme Second phase ( )

8 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002  stabilization and further increase of transit transport volumes  efficient utilization of the transit transport capacity of the countryand its enhancement through the use of the most recent information technologies  improved environmental situation as a result of development of multi-modal transport  development of transport-related services, increased exports of these services and generation of employment in areas adjacent to international transit transport corridors  contribution to the integration of Ukraine into the European Union Expected results of the Programme

9 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002  in the initial stage, to study documents prepared by international organizations (UN/ECE, UNCITRAL, European Union)  to permanently analyze laws and regulations in place with a view to simplifying them and harmonizing them in accordance with international standards and laws  to set up a special body (national trade facilitation body) that would participate or take lead in the drafting of relevant legislation and programmes, with the participation of the government and the business sector  to secure government support for this body Recommendations for other transition countries - I

10 Round Table on Implementing Trade Facilitation in Transition Economies Geneva, 31 May 2002  to set up working groups in the framework of the trade facilitation body that would conduct agreed priority tasks  to entrust the national trade facilitation body with coordination of inputs bydifferent ministries and other government bodies to the preparation and implementation of trade facilitation projects  to publicize the results of work of the national trade facilitation body in government publications and the mass media, and seek feedback from the private sector and the civil society Recommendations for other transition countries - II


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