Azerbaijani, Iranian customs officials discuss e-government of transit operations [PHOTO]
A meeting was held in the Astara District of Azerbaijan between the delegations of the customs authorities of Azerbaijan and Iran, Trend reports referring to the State Customs Committee.
As part of the procedures regulated by the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets, the two countries discussed e-TIR Pilot project, which provides for full e-government of transit operations between Azerbaijan and Iran.
The meeting focused on promoting computerization through electronic platforms of customs control over international road transport, along with the issues of customs regulation of international transport using modern electronic methods. The preparation of a bilateral execution plan for coordinating activities in this area was also mulled.
The parties discussed the relevant legislative framework for the e-TIR Pilot project, setting a time frame for commencing the first pilot shipments, the creation of technical capabilities, and conducting training for customs officers on the use of the electronic system.
Cooperation between the customs authorities of Azerbaijan and Iran in this area will contribute to expanding the transit potential of both countries – key figures of the North-South international transport corridor, and increasing the competitiveness of international transport.
Azerbaijan and Iran signed the basic principles for the e-government of international transport procedures in October 2018 and January 2019, respectively.
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