24 February 2023, Kyiv – The State Customs Service of Ukraine officials now can easily work fulltime with the analytical system on compliance, market analysis, business intelligence and investigations “YouControl” as well as have an unlimited access to the functionality of the analytical and legal system “ZakonOnline”. The “EU Support in Strengthening IBM in Ukraine –Resilience (“EU4IBM – Resilience”) project made this possible, with the funding from the European Union.
“We support Ukraine in building their resilience to the Russian aggression at many levels – from urgently required equipment to increasing institutional capabilities and effectiveness of Ukrainian state bodies. Securing access to information and analytical sources helps support anti-corruption efforts and streamline cooperation with law enforcement agencies of Ukraine”, – noted Xavier Camus, Head of the Good Governance and Rule of Law Department of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.
The analytical and legal system ZakonOnline will allow customs officials to properly and timely perform their daily functions and tasks by reducing the time needed to process letters and appeals received from citizens, private companies and public organizations. The full access to the YouControl analytical system will enable the State Customs Service to strengthen preventing, investigating and countering internal corruption offenses committed by customs officials, to better identify corruption risks, and to recruit and enrol more carefully new candidates for various positions inside the customs bodies of Ukraine.
Since the start of the full-fledged attack on Ukraine, the EU Support in Strengthening IBM in Ukraine project (EU4IBM) as well as the newly launched EU4IBM-Resilience project have supported the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the State Customs Service of Ukraine by delivering equipment, supplies and soft support measures for an amount of over 2 million EUR. The EU4IBM-Resilience project will continue this urgent support helping improve security and facilitate trade to assist Ukrainian border management authorities and to back the Ukrainian economy in the time of war but also as part of the process of pre-accession of Ukraine to the European Union.