Customs Service News

Seminar on best anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism practices
13 Jun
Seminar on best anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism practices

An OSCE-supported seminar on best practices in anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) in the sector of designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBP) took place in Ashgabat from 10 to 11 June 2019. A representative of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan also took part in the seminar. The seminar addressed ways of increasing the preventive role of non-financial businesses and professions and enhanced due diligence of customers as well as best practices in identifying beneficiaries and politically exposed persons and risk reduction in AML/...

MORE
 Sixth Annual Inter-Regional Meeting on Container Control Programme
27 May
Sixth Annual Inter-Regional Meeting on Container Control Programme

On May 22-23, 2019, the Sixth Annual Inter-Regional Meeting under the UNODC and the World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Turkmen delegation participated in the event was headed by the Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan R. Garajayev. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss priorities and needs in the field of Container Control and support inter-regional network of port control units to identify and suppress high-risk consignments. During the meeting, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Unders...

MORE
 Regional forum of the World Customs Organization on Free Economic Zones
22 May
Regional forum of the World Customs Organization on Free Economic Zones

In the period from May 15 to May 17, 2019, a regional forum of the World Customs Organization on Free Economic Zones (FEZ) was held in Nur-Sultan. Customs officer from Turkmen Customs took part in the work of the Forum, among more than 30 customs services of the countries of the World Customs Organization. FEZs are an important tool of state economic policy, within which there is an opportunity to create a more attractive investment climate and favourable conditions for the development of a particular industry, which in turn leads to an increase in export potential. The forum included a ple...

MORE
  Turkmen customs officers took part in an international seminar held in the seaport of Kuryk of the Republic of Kazakhstan
22 May
Turkmen customs officers took part in an international seminar held in the seaport of Kuryk of the Republic of Kazakhstan

An international seminar was held on the basis of the Kuryk seaport in order to improve the skills of customs and border officials of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in the prevention and detection of illegal circulation of goods and vehicles. This event was conducted by BOMCA experts from the customs department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania. The customs and border services of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan familiarized themselves with the Lithuanian experience in assessing risk factors in the selection of ships and containers for customs inspection. Participants learned...

MORE
Festive event "Heroes live forever in our hearts"
7 May
Festive event "Heroes live forever in our hearts"

May 7, 2019 in the Central Office of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan held a festive event "Heroes live forever in our hearts," dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the Great Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. The ceremony was attended by military personnel and veterans of the customs service. Those who spoke at the ceremony spoke about the heroism and courage of the Turkmen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the Victory, about the labor feat of women, children and the elderly who remained in the rear. Their patriotism is a school for today's generation. There...

MORE
Sub-Regional Workshop on Information Exchange in Customs
1 May
Sub-Regional Workshop on Information Exchange in Customs

On May 1, 2019 Sub-Regional Workshop on Information Exchange in Customs began its work. Workshop is held in the capital hotel Archabil under the auspices of the Regional Office for Capacity Building for the World Customs Organization Europe Region in Baku. Representatives of the Customs Services of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Georgia and Albania arrived in Turkmenistan to participate in the seminar. The purpose of this seminar is to get acquainted with the best practices for the exchange of customs information between t...

MORE