The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine and the customs authorities of Lithuania have started a joint investigation to check lawfulness of importation and use of cars with Lithuanian registration in Ukraine. The State Fiscal Service announced this in a statement citing a meeting of Myroslav Prodan, the acting chief of the State Fiscal Service, and Lithuanian Customs Department Director General Arunas Adomenas in Vilnius on November 7, Ukrainian News Agency reports. "We thank the Lithuanian side for assistance in reforming the customs bodies of Ukraine and brining the national legislation and practices in line with European standards," Prodan said at the meeting. According to Prodan, the promising direction of cooperation between the customs agencies of the two countries will be Ukraine's joining New Computerized Transit System (NCTS). According to him, this move will ease customs procedures and that will boost trade. The Ukrainian and Lithuanian customs agencies agreed to develop cooperation and exchange of information to prevent customs offences. The statement reads that following an inquiry from the Ukrainian side Lithuania has begun investigating the legality of importing and using in Ukraine vehicles registered in Lithuania. According to the Fiscal Service, as of November 1, 2017 there were over 59,000 vehicles in Ukraine with Lithuanian registration. Some 44,600 of them were registered for temporary stay in Ukraine. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in early August 2017, the State Fiscal Service said 52,200 cars with foreign registration illegally stay in Ukraine. The State Fiscal Service stated that 63,900 cars with foreign number plates illegally stayed in Ukraine in early September 2017.