BOMCA 10 strengthened capacity of the Customs Administration of Kazakhstan in application of different transit regimes

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

From May 22 to 24, the EU-funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a workshop in Almaty for the representatives of State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance (Customs) of Kazakhstan on different transit systems, their requirements and application.

The activity to present and discuss application of different transit regimes (TIR and national transit) different types of guarantees in European Union and Eurasian Economic Union, commonalities, and differences. In addition, workshop followed by interactive discussions to develop recommendations for further improvement and balancing the interests of economic operators with proper customs control.

Experts from the State Revenue Service of Latvia provided support to increase capacity of the national counterpart in addressing challenges in the application of different transit regimes and increasing their efficiency of a transit regime through, among other things, the automation of transit. The workshop concentrated on a detailed overview of the commonalities and differences of practices between the European Union and Eurasian Economic Union. The participants also looked into EU good practices and elements that could add specific value to the national customs processes.