The Kyrgyz Customs authority enhances its anti-corruption measures

On January 29-February 2, 2018, upon the invitation of the Kyrgyz Government, a BOMCA expert team came to Kyrgyzstan to assist the State Customs Service in the update and actualization of its anti-corruption plan.  During the five-day joint work with the Heads and staff of the main departments involved in customs control, the experts jointly reviewed the organizational structure, duties, and procedures within the Kyrgyz Customs, and carried out an assessment of conformity of organizational tasks, competences, rights, and obligations of the employees.  Real and potential risks of corruption were reviewed and specific cases of corruption were analysed. As a main result of the Technical Mission, the Intra-agency Action Plan on the fight against corruption was updated with short-term and medium-term objectives and priorities.  Also, a set of recommendations was developed on structure optimisation, increasing transparency, and control processes.

In October 2016, the same activity was conducted for the State Border Service of the Kyrgyz Republic (Border Service) and the State Inspection of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (State Inspection).