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Custom stops sealing 100% of containers at Odessa port
23:16 / 31.01.2015

ODESSA, JANUARY 31st, 2015, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE — The custom will stop sealing 100% of containers at Odessa port, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The press service of the Administration of Odessa Commercial Sea Port noted today, January 31.

According to the information, from the end of December 2014, lead seals are applied only to containers that are subjected to inspection during clearance of cargoes in containers at the Odessa seaport. Previously, customs officers applied seals to all import and transit containers.

The cancelation of the mandatory 100 percent sealing has reduced the time that container trucks spend at the port and brought domestic customs legislation another step closer to European and international standards.

“The existing Customs Code of Ukraine states that additional customs security in the form of seals is to be applied “if necessary” and not during the processing of all cargoes,” the press service said.