Marushevska had a fight with SFS because of ASYCUDA, new data processing system for customs clearance

Marushevska had a fight with SFS because of ASYCUDA, new data processing system for customs clearance

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The State Fiscal Service complained to the Prosecutor’s Office about violations made by Odesa customs while buying ASYCUDA, customs clearance software. Head of Odesa Customs Julia Marushevska rejects the accusations and says that the software is provided by the UN free of charge.

Yulia Marushevska wrote this on her page in Facebook.

"One of the heads of the SFS IT Department complained to the Prosecutor’s Office about violations when purchasing ASYCUDA software that will work in the open customs space. By the way, the software is not for sale; it is provided by the United Nations free of charge, funds are necessary for its implementation. In the letter he also says that the current software "Inspector 2006" is better. And if we wanted to amend its operation, it is necessary to send the IT Department a letter with proposals," reads the statement.

Marushevska also said that letters to the fiscal authorities to amend the current program had been sent.

"We have sent letters to you with proposals regarding "Inspector 2006" operation. We have never received any response," the Head of the Odesa Customs said.

According to Marushevska, officials are resisting the system, because it will reduce the corruption component and become automated and transparent.

"Of course, such officials are resisting the introduction of ASYCUDA, where most of the processes of customs clearance will be automated and transparent. There will be no opportunity to remove the data and sell the clearance base, as it will be open. At the moment when we offer modern software of 2016, they "convince" us that the software developed in 2006 is reliable and fast. And the country is turned into a customs market where actual data from the database is bought/sold," the Head of the Odesa Customs said.

In addition, in response to allegations of the SFS IT Department Marushevska asks law enforcement agencies to check how the agency works with the current software.

"I ask the police to inquire in the leadership of the SFS IT Department and the way they use and work with the current software "Inspector". I demand the release of those unscrupulous employees who are mentally and institutionally incapable to understand the change process and who create impediments to the real reforms," the Head of customs emphasized.

We would like to remind that ASYCUDA software is provided by the United Nations and United Nations Conference on Trade

and Development (UNCTAD) free of charge. 25 million UAH is necessary for the implementation of the system and bringing it into consistency with Ukrainian legislation. Last year, Odesa customs found 17.5 million UAH and agreed with the UN on the advance payment, but Ukrainian Treasury did not allow to make an advance payment. Today, the customs is cooperating with donors and partners to find funding for the software.


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