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Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan will simplify customs procedures
8 Oct
Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan will simplify customs procedures

On October 4-5, 2021, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid an official visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan, where the Turkmen-Uzbek economic forum was held with the participation of the presidents of the two countries.

Within the framework of the forum, along with other bilateral documents, a Protocol was signed on organizing the exchange of preliminary information on goods and vehicles transported across the customs border between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

As it is known from world practice in different countries, the establishment of the exchange of preliminary electronic information is an effective tool of facilitating the acceleration of the clearance time at the customs border. The preliminary exchange of information, allowing the conduct of customs procedures in electronic form, ensures the exchange of information between participants in foreign economic activity and the customs authorities, and also reduces the number of paper documents and the time of registration.

It is expected that the implementation of the Protocol on the preliminary exchange of customs data between the customs services of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan will significantly reduce the time for customs clearance operations and customs control moved through customs checkpoints, thereby contributing to the development and expansion of trade and economic relations between the two countries.