BOMCA keeps strengthening capacity of the customs units of Central Asian countries in the application of different transit regimes

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

From September 4 to 6, the EU-funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a workshop in Tashkent for the representatives of Uzbekistan’s Customs Administration on different transit systems, their requirements and application.

The activity aimed to present and discuss application of different transit regimes (TIR and national transit), different types of guarantees in European Union transit countries, commonalities, and differences. In addition, the workshop was 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 introduced participants to the simplifications of transit procedures provided by EU legislation and the EU experience of using different types of guarantees.

Based on the information provided by participants during the workshop, recommendations on the harmonisation of national transit applications and a model was developed for a manual on harmonization of legislation, transit data exchange and cooperation among customs administrations of Central Asian countries in application of transit regimes.