On 12-15 March, 2019 Tashkent hosts a regional workshop on modernization of customs procedures, organized by the Border Management Program in Central Asia (BOMCA), funded by the European Union.
The customs officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and BOMCA experts share their experiences in using modern customs clearance methods, such as completing and processing customs declarations, priority clearance of express consignments, using simplified declarations, transit simplifications and application of financial guarantees, facilitations related to the assessment and payment of customs duties and taxes, using of ATA books, and functioning of free economic zones. In order to get acquainted with the process of declaration and customs clearance of goods in Uzbekistan, participants will visit a customs terminal.
During the workshop, BOMCA experts will assess current situation in the Central Asia countries in terms of modernization of customs procedures and also develop relevant recommendations.
The first events of the BOMCA program were held in 2003 and since then the Program has been one of the key partners of the governments of the Central Asia countries in the field of border management. The European Union allocated a sum of EUR 40, 1 million to BOMCA for the period of 2003 – 2019, out of which EUR 6,6 million were assigned to its 9th implementation phase (2015 - 2019).