Card system to allow increase of transportations via TRACECA

Business Materials 19 January 2006 13:08 (UTC +04:00)

In next 2 years the Azerbaijani customs system will transmit to card system that will simplify border crossing system. It will have positive impact on increase of freight flow via the TRACECA transport corridor, the intergovernmental secretariat of the organization in Baku told Trend.

At present the State Customs Committee in cooperation with Georgian customs officials and German Dornier System Consult Company, the coordinator of the intergovernmental secretariat within the project on trade institutional development and support, develops a project on simplification of border crossing at the Azerbaijani-Georgian border.

The project is first envisaged only for cars carrying out transportations under TIR system. The system envisages issue of single Cornet-TIR guarantee-book to transporters, which releases them from payment of customs duties, payments at customs of transit countries and freight examination.

The project is planned to be expanded in the future. In particular, the sides intend to unite some services conducting control and examination at border that will allow considerable strengthening of effectiveness of examinations and speeding-up their implementation at border.