MINSK, 22 March (BelTA) – Foreign experts and Belarusian customs service specialists have shared their experience in improving customs administration as a World Customs Organization delegation visited Belarus, representatives of the State Customs Committee told BelTA.
World Customs Organization experts from Finland and Macedonia made Belarusian customs service specialists familiar with their national experience of using an automated transit system and automating the release of freight in customs transit procedures. In turn, representatives of the State Customs Committee informed the WCO experts about what the Belarusian customs service had achieved in this area.
The World Customs Organization experts visited the Brest customs house and the automobile border checkpoint Kozlovichi in order to get familiar with how the customs service handles various types of freight and vehicles in practice. In Brest the experts also had a look at the country's only stationary railway car inspection system.
The experts also visited the transportation and logistics hub Minsk – Beltamozhservice 2 where they made sure of the effectiveness of modern information technologies in the sphere of customs service in practice.
The delegation also had an opportunity to get familiar with how Belarusian customs service professionals are trained and retrained in the relevant educational institution.
The foreign colleagues praised the work done to modernize the Belarusian customs service, streamline customs procedures, and introduce modern information technologies.
Results of the World Customs Organization mission, which is taking place on 19-23 March, will be used to work out additional measures to further develop the Belarusian customs service and create a barrier-free environment for doing business.