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Belarus, Latvia plan to sign memorandum of cooperation in customs matters

Society 15.08.2019 | 16:45
Yuri Senko. Photo courtesy of the State Customs Committee
Yuri Senko. Photo courtesy of the State Customs Committee

MINSK, 15 August (BelTA) – The customs services of Belarus and Latvia plan to sign a memorandum of cooperation during official international cultural and sports events, BelTA learned from the State Customs Committee of Belarus.

The need for such a memorandum was discussed at a working meeting between a Belarusian delegation headed by Chairman of the State Customs Committee Yuri Senko and a Latvian delegation led by Deputy Director General of the State Revenue Service Raimonds Zukuls. The signing of such a document is especially important as Belarus and Latvia are set to co-host the IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship in 2021.

The parties also discussed joint steps to prevent over-queuing of vehicles at checkpoints on the Belarusian-Latvian border, to combat customs offences and to develop the infrastructure of the adjacent checkpoints.

Prior to the meeting Yuri Senko visited the Urbany border checkpoint which is undergoing renovations. The first phase has already been over. The second one (registration and vehicle control sites) is scheduled to go operational in November 2019.

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