USAID Economic Resilience Activity (USAID ERA) has supplied five one-ton commodity scales to three of Ukraine’s priority road border crossing points (BCPs). The Starokozache/Tudora BCP received one scale, while two scales each were delivered to the Rava-Ruska/Hrebenne, and Chop – Zahony BCPs. The scales, produced by a Ukrainian manufacturer, feature the full range of functionalities required by the State Customs Service of Ukraine. This include capacity for the required tonnage, number of weighings per day, photo quality, and data storage, which are all crucial for fast and efficient customs declaration at the border crossings.
This assistance is part of USAID ERA’s ongoing support to modernize priority BCPs between Ukraine and Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, and Poland. This initiative aims to increase efficiency, improve accessibility, and enhance the logistical potential of key BCPs for the export of Ukrainian goods, especially grain, whose export is vital for Ukraine’s economy and global food security.
Background: Between 2023-2026, USAID, through the Economic Resilience Activity (ERA), is dedicating $115 million to support the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine (SARDI), Ukrainian Railways (UZ), and State Customs Services, to upgrade border crossing points (BCPs) to improve grain trade and export volumes.