The delegation of Azerbaijan consisting of the representatives of the State Customs Committee, Cabinet of Ministers, Milli Majlis [Azerbaijani Parliament], Ministry of Justice and United Nations Development Program left for Sweden on a working visit. The visit is realized within the project for Modernization of customs system in Azerbaijan and will last from 11 to 17 September, Trend reports. The delegation is headed by the deputy chairman of the State Customs Committee (SCC) Asker Abdullayev. Within the visit, Azerbaijani delegation will get familiar with the customs system of Sweden and hold meetings with the senior officials of Swedish customs bodies.
The visit aims to study the experience of Swedish Customs Code.
Financed by the European Commission and realized by UNDP, the annual project was launched in January 2006. The goal of the 900-thousand euros project is to render assistance to SCC in modernizing the legislative base of customs, bring it into conformity with the world standards, particularly customs code of European Union, upgrade and realize the strategy of developing information technologies of SCC.