Taking into the account that proper customs affairs functioning is one of the most important preconditions for the trade facilitation, a bilateral workshop for customs representatives of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan targeting issues of customs value, tariff classification and origin of goods was held in Dushanbe on July 03-05.

Customs officers from of Tajikistan and Turkmenistan together with Lithuanian experts gathered to discuss the system of determination of customs value, tariff classification and origin of goods, methods applied in their countries and evaluate the international practices in this area based on Lithuania experience. Expert team reviewed the existing legal framework and appropriate arrangements applied and elaborate steps for further advancement in this area taking into account the international experience and best practices.

In a wider extent, this BOMCA initiative will introduce measures improving the efficiency of controls and procedures applicable to goods and means of transport crossing the borders and thus facilitating regional and international trade.