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17.04.2024 (Обновлено: 19.04.2024 11:23)

Eldar Alisherov chaired a meeting of working group on interaction with World Customs Organization

On April 17, a meeting of the high-level working group on interaction with the World Customs Organization (WCO) was held under the chairmanship of Eldar Alisherov, Minister in charge of Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

The meeting discussed the enactment of paragraph 11.7.5 of the action plan to implement the Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025. It was about the prospects for further cooperation with the WCO in terms of implementing joint actions with the Eurasian Economic Union states for the Union to obtain the status of a WCO member, as well as exploring the possibility of the EAEU acceding to the fundamental documents of the WCO.

“The EEC Customs Cooperation Unit is actively interacting with the WCO and will continue cooperation in such areas as improving customs legislation based on international standards, developing effective and modern customs administration standards, and introducing best practices in customs administration,” noted Eldar Alisherov.

According to the Minister, such work is relevant as part of modernizing the Union law in the field of customs regulation, taking into account the provisions of the Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025, as well as the Main directions of the Eurasian Economic Union’s international activities in terms of organizing customs cooperation.

Paragraph 11.7.5. of the Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025, approved by Decision No. 12 of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council dated December 11, 2020, contemplates such measures as the Union's obtaining the WCO Member status and exploring the Union’s possibility to join the WCO fundamental documents.