One of the "Big Four" audit firms (Deloitte, PwC, EY, and KPMG) will be involved in the draft of new port charges. Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Yurii Vaskov announced this to reporters, the CFTS correspondent reports.
"We understand the need for a new set of port charges to emerge early. In order for this work to be efficient, transparent, and consistent with international best practices, a working group … has been set up under the auspices of the EBA. During the work of this working group, it was proposed to involve one of the ‘Big Four’ companies in the drafting of port charges … to prepare a quality document based on the best international practices, the particulars of Ukraine’s geographical location, the transit potential, etc., with which we will later go to the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Finance, and the Cabinet of Ministers. Thus, its quality will be appreciated, given the fact that it will be prepared by a company that has experience in these matters and we are hoping that its authorship by a ‘Big Four’ firm will make it familiar to businesses and that these rates will correspond to the fair market level," said Vaskov.
As reported, the Ministry of Infrastructure recently announced that it was improving the procedure for collection of port dues at Ukrainian seaports of Ukraine to make it more comprehensible and transparent to the companies. The draft of the relevant order has already undergone state registration.