President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has submitted a draft bill on fight against smuggling.

Press office of the president reported that Yushchenko had also submitted for consideration some amendments to the law of Ukraine on fight against smuggling and violation of customs regulations. The draft bill provides for severe responsibility for smuggling and other violations of customs regulations.

The draft bill also provides for replacing criminal responsibility with administrative one, which includes fines and penalties.

Customs bodies will be given more power regarding the research and investigation activities on smuggling cases.

The draft bill is determined as an urgent one for priority consideration.


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