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Regional seminar on strengthening interagency cooperation in the field of delegation of border and customs control functions
24 Feb
Regional seminar on strengthening interagency cooperation in the field of delegation of border and customs control functions

Representatives of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan took part in the Regional Seminar on Strengthening Inter-Agency Cooperation in the Field of Delegation of Border and Customs Control Functions, which was held on February 11-13, 2020 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event was held within the framework of the Central Asia Border Management Assistance Program (BOMCA 9) and representatives of border and customs services of all countries participating in the Program took part in it.

Recently, EU countries such as Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been actively using the method of delegating functions between customs and border services in their work. As noted by EU experts, this method allows you to speed up the movement of passengers and goods across the border and more efficiently use the resources of border agencies. Within the framework of this seminar, the participants got acquainted with this innovation and discuss its advantages and risks.

In particular, special attention was paid to interdepartmental cooperation, its main objectives and legal framework; synchronized control and delegation of functions / tasks of border and customs control at the checkpoint; cooperation in the field of information exchange and risk analysis.