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24 February 2021, 13:45

Belarus' Customs determines development plans for next five years

MINSK, 24 February (BelTA) – A strategy to guide the development of the customs service in 2021-2025 and possibly till 2030 has been passed by the State Customs Committee of Belarus, BelTA has learned.

The document provides for maximum assistance to foreign trade operations on the basis of increasing the quality and effectiveness of customs administration. It heavily relies on new technologies and a gradual transition to digital customs procedures.

According to authors of the document, the strategy's approaches to developing the customs service have been discussed with the Economy Ministry and representatives of the business community. The document also takes into account the experience of implementation of the previous strategy. All the targets of the previous strategy have been hit while results of 33 targets out of a total of 42 targets have been surpassed.

A roadmap on implementing the tasks the new strategy outlines has been put together as well. The roadmap is geared towards removing possible barriers in the course of border crossing as much as possible while ensuring economic security.

The implementation of the program document will be controlled using 25 indicators that will allow evaluating how well the suggested ways to improve customs administration work.

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