Customs Service News

Webinar
11 Jul
Webinar

In accordance with the Concept for the Development of the Customs Authorities of Turkmenistan for 2017-2021, the Customs Service intensify its participation in international cooperation institutions. Thus, with the Regional Office in Central Asia of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, a number of joint events have been held only in recent months. Between July 6 and 10, 2020, training courses were conducted by UNODC and WCO experts for Port Control Groups at the Beyik Serdar Yoly, Beyik Turkmenbashi, and Parom gechelgesi customs posts involved in container control in the online forma...

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Webinar on “Harmonized System (HS) and Basic Interpretation Rules with Examples”
5 Jul
Webinar on “Harmonized System (HS) and Basic Interpretation Rules with Examples”

From June 29 to July 1, 2020, the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan hosted a webinar “Harmonized System (HS) and Basic Interpretation Rules with Examples”, the main purpose of which was to discuss issues related to accession to the Convention on a Harmonized Description and Coding System goods. The webinar was attended byemployees of the customs statistics and customs payments units. The lecturer was the customs attache of the WCO Secretariat Mr. Yuri Andriyanov. During the training, participants received detailed information about the Harmonized System Convention, general provisions, and...

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Online 135/136th Session of the World Customs Organization Customs Cooperation Council
26 Jun
Online 135/136th Session of the World Customs Organization Customs Cooperation Council

The 135/136th session of the Customs Cooperation Council of the World Customs Organization was held on June 25, 2020. State Customs Service of Turkmenistan also attended the session.  During the meeting, issues such as amendments to the Harmonized System for the Description and Coding of Goods for 2022, financial issues and budget approval for 2020–2021 were discussed. The next in-person meeting of Member States was scheduled for December 2020. Turkmenistan has been a member of the World Customs Organization since May 17, 1993, the date of accession to the Convention on the establishment of...

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A webinar on “Law enforcement response to COVID-19 pandemic”  was held at the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan
10 Jun
A webinar on “Law enforcement response to COVID-19 pandemic” was held at the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan

On June 9, 2020, a webinar was held at the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on the topic “Law enforcement response to COVID-19 pandemic”. The training was attended by representatives of the State Customs and Border Services of Turkmenistan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, as well as law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The experts were UNODC international experts. The opening ceremony of the webinar...

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Distance Learning Action Plan Discussed with UN Office on Drugs and Crime
3 Jun
Distance Learning Action Plan Discussed with UN Office on Drugs and Crime

On June 2, 2020, the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan, by videoconferencing, met with the Regional Program Coordinator of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Batyr Geldiyev, with an office located in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. During the meeting, the parties discussed the expansion of cooperation between the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and Turkmenistan, as well as the status of projects in areas of mutual interest. An action plan for distance learning for the second half of 2020 was also discussed. The meeting was also attended by a representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Ashgab...

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Online seminar for members of Port Control Groups of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan
28 May
Online seminar for members of Port Control Groups of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan

On May 26-28, 2020 National Seminar on Strategic Trade and Export Control in the format of video conferencing was held in the building of State Customs Service of Turkmenistan (SCST) under the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) -World Customs Organization (WCO) Global Container Control Programme (CCP). The seminar was organized jointly with, Regional Office for Central Asia. The purpose of the training is to raise the awareness, strengthen the knowledge and skills of the officers from SCST members in strategic trade and export control as well as use of modern Customs control tec...

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