Bojxona maʼmuriylashuvini maqbullashtirish orqali xalqaro savdoni yaxshilash

12-March, 2019

A three-day training is held in Tashkent for about 30 specialists of state institutions of Uzbekistan engaged in the development of foreign trade and customs administration. The training was organized by the United Nations Development Programme in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the support of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Austria.

Improving customs regulation and administration is an important issue in developing Uzbekistan’s economy, encouraging export-import operations and increasing the country’s competitiveness in world markets. Currently, new approaches to the customs administration system are being formed in the country which envisage shifting from total control towards active use of risk management systems, prospective customs technologies and partnerships with business. Therefore, the study of foreign advanced approaches to customs administration is important at this stage of the reforms.

This training will help to study experience of customs regulation of the European Union based on Hungarian example, one of the leading countries in international trade. The training is led by Dr. Andras Szabo, National Tax and Customs Administration Customs Department, Head of Unit.

Dr. Andras Szabo supervises customs controls/post release controls and implementation of the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programme, participates in EU working groups dealing with risk management and customs control.

The training includes sessions on simplification of customs regulation, post release controls, determination of customs value, and cooperation with other stakeholders.

An important part of the training will be a session on main aspects and benefits of implementing the AEO institution. According to the definition, the Authorized Economic Operator is a legal entity that meets certain criteria and uses special simplifications in accordance with the customs legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Introduction of AEO programme is an opportunity to simplify customs procedures and ensure international trade security. Currently, introduction of this institution into the customs practice of Uzbekistan is underway, and therefore needs to be studied.

It is expected that the training will enable participants to consider introduction of the best European Union practices of customs regulation in Uzbekistan.

The training is attended by specialists from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, Uzstandart Agency, the State Committee for the Promotion of Privatized Enterprises and Competition Development, representatives from the Tashkent State University of Economics, International Westminster University in Tashkent, and others authorities.

Simplification of export-import administration and improving Uzbekistan’s position in Doing Business report is one of the key areas of UNDP projects supporting business climate improvement, trade development and investment promotion implemented jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade. Earlier, a study tour to Hungary and Austria was organized for representatives of government agencies to study customs administration issues in these countries and to familiarize with the work of customs posts in the field, and also conducted a training on improving customs regulation and administration.