Customs Service News

Gender Issues in Online Discussion
8 Aug
Gender Issues in Online Discussion

From 3 to 5 August, within the framework of Turkmenistan's cooperation with the OSCE Center, a round table was held on the issues of integrating gender factors in border and security management. The event was attended by representatives of the Customs Service of Turkmenistan, including female military personnel. The meeting was held by OSCE experts, international consultants on gender issues, as well as national experts. International experts familiarized the participants with international practice to promote gender equality and its integration into border management, international conve...

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The State Customs Service of Turkmenistan has introduced an electronic document management system
4 Aug
The State Customs Service of Turkmenistan has introduced an electronic document management system

At the present stage of development of information technologies, electronic documents and the transition to electronic document management have become very important. The decree of the President of Turkmenistan dated February 27, 2020 "On the creation and implementation of an electronic document management system and Internet websites in Turkmenistan" makes this mandatory. Thus, the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan has introduced a pilot phase of the electronic document management system. The project is being implemented jointly with the Asman Oky Economic Association. During the first s...

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Webinar
11 Jul
Webinar

In accordance with the Concept for the Development of the Customs Authorities of Turkmenistan for 2017-2021, the Customs Service intensify its participation in international cooperation institutions. Thus, with the Regional Office in Central Asia of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, a number of joint events have been held only in recent months. Between July 6 and 10, 2020, training courses were conducted by UNODC and WCO experts for Port Control Groups at the Beyik Serdar Yoly, Beyik Turkmenbashi, and Parom gechelgesi customs posts involved in container control in the online forma...

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Webinar on “Harmonized System (HS) and Basic Interpretation Rules with Examples”
5 Jul
Webinar on “Harmonized System (HS) and Basic Interpretation Rules with Examples”

From June 29 to July 1, 2020, the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan hosted a webinar “Harmonized System (HS) and Basic Interpretation Rules with Examples”, the main purpose of which was to discuss issues related to accession to the Convention on a Harmonized Description and Coding System goods. The webinar was attended byemployees of the customs statistics and customs payments units. The lecturer was the customs attache of the WCO Secretariat Mr. Yuri Andriyanov. During the training, participants received detailed information about the Harmonized System Convention, general provisions, and...

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Online 135/136th Session of the World Customs Organization Customs Cooperation Council
26 Jun
Online 135/136th Session of the World Customs Organization Customs Cooperation Council

The 135/136th session of the Customs Cooperation Council of the World Customs Organization was held on June 25, 2020. State Customs Service of Turkmenistan also attended the session.  During the meeting, issues such as amendments to the Harmonized System for the Description and Coding of Goods for 2022, financial issues and budget approval for 2020–2021 were discussed. The next in-person meeting of Member States was scheduled for December 2020. Turkmenistan has been a member of the World Customs Organization since May 17, 1993, the date of accession to the Convention on the establishment of...

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A webinar on “Law enforcement response to COVID-19 pandemic”  was held at the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan
10 Jun
A webinar on “Law enforcement response to COVID-19 pandemic” was held at the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan

On June 9, 2020, a webinar was held at the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on the topic “Law enforcement response to COVID-19 pandemic”. The training was attended by representatives of the State Customs and Border Services of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, as well as law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The experts were UNODC international experts. The opening ceremony of the webinar...

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