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The "EU4IBM - Resilience Project" secures access to analytical and information tools for the State Customs Service of Ukraine

24 February 2023

As of 24 February, the State Customs Service of Ukraine officials received an unlimited access to the functionality of the analytical and legal system “ZakonOnline”, and can also work fulltime with the analytical system on compliance, market analysis, business intelligence and investigations "YouControl". This was made possible in the framework of the "EU Support in Strengthening IBM in Ukraine –Resilience (“EU4IBM - Resilience") project funded by the European Union.

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 EU4IBM project 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 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.

Background information: The project “EU Support to Strengthening Integrated Border Management in Ukraine –Resilience (EU4IBM-Resilience)” is funded by the EU and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). The project is aimed at building the resilience of the Ukrainian border management agencies during wartime, as well supporting further reforms to approximate the border management system of Ukraine to the EU standards and best practices in line with the Integrated Border Management Strategy of Ukraine adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers on 24 July 2019. The project runs from December 2022 until May 2024.