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Representatives of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan participated in the Inter-subregional knowledge-sharing Forum on Trade Facilitation and Customs Modernization
8 Nov
Representatives of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan participated in the Inter-subregional knowledge-sharing Forum on Trade Facilitation and Customs Modernization

On October 31- November 2, 2019 in Tbilisi (Georgia) the Inter-subregional knowledge-sharing Forum on Trade Facilitation and Customs Modernization was held, at which, along with representatives of customs services of 17 countries, representatives of the Customs Service of Turkmenistan took part.

The Forum was organized by the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program in collaboration with the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program.

During the Forum, participants had the opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and best practices on modernization in the field of trade facilitation faced by customs administrations. Particular emphasis was placed on discussing such topics, the experience and importance of using the Single Window system, the experience of CAREC and SASEC countries in simplifying international trade procedures, and the importance of involving the private sector in projects to facilitate international trade.

The simplification of international trade procedures in Turkmenistan is one of the priority areas in the development of the country's economy. In this regard, appropriate measures are identified and implemented in each individual industry. It is gratifying that the State Customs Service has achieved a lot in this direction.

The main condition for the formation of a modern customs system is the widespread use of information technology. Given that the automation of customs procedures opens up new opportunities for customs authorities, the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan is collaborating with the UN Conference on Trade and Development to introduce the Integrated Customs Information System in the Customs Service of Turkmenistan (ASICUDA). We believe that this is a significant step to the Single Window mechanism.

The ASICUDA program is being implemented in stages. Currently, a transit module of this system has been introduced.