On December 2, 2021, the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) presented the third episode of a survey of Ukrainian exporters and importers on smuggling, “gray imports” and corruption at customs. The research was conducted under the project ” Support of the Civil Society Initiative “For Fair and Transparent Customs” with the support of the European Union, the Renaissance Foundation and the Atlas Network.
Materials of the event:
The survey was conducted using a computer- assisted quantitative telephone survey (CATI — computer assisted telephone interviews). All interviews were conducted with company representatives who can assess the economic situation of the company and the conditions of foreign economic activity (owners, directors, deputy directors, chief accountants, department heads or deputy heads of departments related to exports or imports).
The survey involved 1,006 enterprises from all over Ukraine, except for the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, as well as some regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are not controlled by the Government of Ukraine.
This is the sixth wave of the IED survey. The previous ones were held in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and in 2020.
Summary of key results