USAID provided six one-ton commodity scales to four border crossing points 

BCP Renovation and Reconstruction
05 June 2024

The USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) delivered six commodity scales with a load capacity of one ton to four road border crossing points (BCPs) to improve customs operations for cargo exports. Two scales were installed at the Kosino—Barabash and Vylok—Tisabech BCPs on the border with Hungary, while one scale each was installed at the Maly Berezny—Uzhhorod (Slovakia) and Solotvyno—Sighet (Romania) BCPs. 

By quickly and accurately weighing quantities of goods, the scales will help expedite the customs clearance process, allowing customs officers to focus on other critically important tasks. Reducing the waiting time for vehicles to undergo customs procedures at the border will facilitate smoother traffic flow at the crossing points, ensuring that goods crossing the borders meet customs requirements. 

Background: Between 2023-2026, USAID, through the Economic Resilience Activity (ERA), is dedicating $115 million to support the Government of Ukraine, including the Ministry for Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine (Ministry for Restoration), the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine (Agency for Restoration), the State Customs Service, and Ukrainian Railways (UZ), to upgrade 42 of Ukraine’s border crossing points (BCPs).