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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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Distance Learning Action Plan Discussed with UN Office on Drugs and Crime
3 Jun
Distance Learning Action Plan Discussed with UN Office on Drugs and Crime

On June 2, 2020, the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan, by videoconferencing, met with the Regional Program Coordinator of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Batyr Geldiyev, with an office located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. During the meeting, the parties discussed the expansion of cooperation between the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and Turkmenistan, as well as the status of projects in areas of mutual interest. An action plan for distance learning for the second half of 2020 was also discussed. The meeting was also attended by a representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Ashgab...

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Online seminar for members of Port Control Groups of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan
28 May
Online seminar for members of Port Control Groups of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan

On May 26-28, 2020 National Seminar on Strategic Trade and Export Control in the format of video conferencing was held in the building of State Customs Service of Turkmenistan (SCST) under the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) -World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme (CCP). The seminar was organized jointly with, Regional Office for Central Asia. The purpose of the training is to raise the awareness, strengthen the knowledge and skills of the officers from SCST members in strategic trade and export control as well as use of modern Customs control tec...

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A meeting with representatives of the International Road Transport Union was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
20 May
A meeting with representatives of the International Road Transport Union was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

On May 19, 2020, a meeting in the format of a video conference with representatives of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, informs the web-site of the MFA of Turkmenistan.     The online meeting was attended by representatives of relevant ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice, Finance and Economics, the State Customs Service, the State Transport Agency "Turkmenavtoulaglari", as well as representatives of the Turkmen Association of International Road Carriers (THADA)....

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Videoconference on the development of cooperation in the area of transportation and customs control
7 May
Videoconference on the development of cooperation in the area of transportation and customs control

On May 6, 2020, a videoconference with the representatives of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Road Transport Union (IRU) was held, informs the web-site of the MFA of Turkmenistan.     The representatives of relevant ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Customs Service and the State Agency “Turkmenawtoulaglary” (Turkmen road transport) participated to the session. During the videoconference, the parties discussed the current state and perspectives of cooperation of Turkmenistan with t...

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