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Ukrposhta wants to deliver goods from Amazon

Customs service will need to boost manpower to handle increased traffic.

Ukrposhta wants to deliver goods from Amazon

Ukraine's state-owned postal operator Ukrposhta wants to negotiate with the online retail store Amazon about the delivery of goods to Ukraine, Ukrposhta's CEO Ihor Smilyanskyy said on Channel 5 on Tuesday, 28 March.

"We really want to bring Amazon to our country and are working with our partners because this is international mail turnover so it takes some time. When it comes to logistics, we are ready, but this is an international agreement and in this case, we must work with American mail, which is a major monopolist and they do not move too fast," Smilyanskyy said.

Smilyanskyy says that Ukraine's customs service should increase the manpower to be capable of passing an increased volume of goods through customs control.

"I really want [to bring Amazon] before the end of 2017 but I will not promise because I'm not sure," Smilyanskyy noted.

Amazon.com is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company that was founded in 1994. It is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization.

Ukrainians can get goods purchased on Amazon through the help of intermediary companies, which charge fees for their services.