BOMCA 10 is enhancing customs control methods of the Uzbek Customs Administration

  • Thematic Component: 3. Facilitation of Trade
  • Country: Uzbekistan

From 07 to 09 February, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a national workshop in Tashkent on innovative principles and methods in risk management and green channels for national experts in the fields of development and implementation of risk management strategies and measures of the Customs Administration of Uzbekistan. Also, this event was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Latvia to Uzbekistan Mr. Reinis Troksa, Programme manager of EU Delegation to the Uzbekistan Alessandro Liamine, and first Deputy Chairman of Customs Committee under Ministry of Economy and Finance of Uzbekistan Mr. Ilkhom Mukhtarov.

This workshop supported the customs administration in developing and improving their risk management system through the application of innovative methods, tools and information systems used to classify and profile customs’ risks.

Based on their discussions and an assessment of the existing system, areas were identified for improvement and recommendations were developed, in order to further modernise the risk management and green channel systems. 

It is worth noting that the green channel system allows for simplification of customs control, which enables customs’ authorities to improve the flow of passengers and goods and to deal efficiently with increasing trade volumes, without reducing the effectiveness of controls and without a corresponding increase in the number of customs staff. 

The expert team from the National Customs Board of the State Revenue Service of Latvia paid special attention to the innovative principles and methods of risk management, which could be adapted to Uzbekistan.

This workshop continues a series of activities in each country of Central Asia on the topic. It is conducted in the framework of the Component 3, “Facilitation of Trade”, aimed at supporting the regional economic integration process  

A similar workshop was implemented for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.