For the year from Ukraine were taken over a million tons of wood

За год из Украины вывезли более миллиона тонн леса

Since the beginning of the year revealed smuggling of forest 35 million, initiated 39 criminal cases.

In the first six months of the State fiscal service has instituted 39 cases of illegal movement of timber in 35 million. On Monday, July 23, reported the press service of the SFS.

“Last year exported more than 1 million tons of fuel wood. In EU countries since the beginning of the year exported nearly 660 thousand tonnes of fuel wood. More than 90% of the product export of the state enterprise forestry”, – said acting Deputy head of the GFS Victor Krivitsky.

According to the report, at the end of last year opened 163 cases of violation of customs regulations in the amount of 20 million UAH.

The SFS said that the implementation over the border of Ukraine under the customs regime of export of timber and made of them timber is allowed with certificate of origin, so the main risk in the course of the export of timber represent a false statement in this certificate. Therefore, SFS supports the creation of a unified information system on the timber trade, which is to replace paper system certification, the report says.

Earlier today the Prime Minister held a meeting on smuggling of forest, which estimated the volume of illicit forest in 6-8 billion hryvnia per year.

Earlier also it became known that the President Petro Poroshenko vetoed, the Parliament adopted the bill aimed at the criminalization of the smuggling of forests and combating deforestation.


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