MINSK, 4 March (BelTA) – Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus Vladimir Orlovsky and Member of the Board (Minister) for Customs Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Commission Oleg Pankratov have discussed the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union's universal transit system as well as a common procedure for using navigation seals to track freight transportation, representatives of the State Customs Committee of Belarus told BelTA.
Vladimir Orlovsky stressed that these talks and jointly made decisions would be a step towards effective interaction in the Eurasian Economic Union in customs affairs and transport affairs. Oleg Pankratov offered his thanks for the face-to-face meeting. He said he was confident that items on the agenda had been discussed objectively and timely and coordinated decisions had been made on them.
The sides discussed the creation of a universal transit system in the Eurasian Economic Union and approaches to putting together the relevant agreement. The sides exchanged opinions about the work of information resources that the tracking of transit freight requires. According to Oleg Pankratov, the Eurasian Economic Union's universal transit system should be based on a mutually beneficial and constructive basis and such transportation should appeal to third countries.
The general procedure for using navigation seals to track freight was discussed as well as the organization of information exchange between national operators. The head of Belarus' Customs pointed out that the experience Belarus had accumulated over the course of two years of working on the project had been used to draft the agreement. About 75,000 shipments have been carried out in Belarus using navigation seals.