Azerbaijani Delegation Got Acquainted with Swedish Customs Experience
An Azerbaijani delegation including the representatives of the State Customs Committee, Cabinet of Ministers, Milli Majlis, Justice Ministry, UNDP has visited Sweden with a working visit. The visit was paid within the project on improvement of the Customs System of Azerbaijan. The visit was completed on September 18, Trend reports.
According to Soltan Khadiyev, an expert on Jurisprudence, the delegation was headed byDeputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee Asgar Abdullayev. During the week`s visit, the representatives of Azerbaijan got acquainted with Sweden`s Customs System and held meetings with officials of the customs offices of this country. A meeting between Mr. Abdullayev and Karen Starin, Head of Sweden's Customs Body was held. The Azerbaijani delegation also held a meeting with the Sweden Parliament. Later, a visit to one of the sea ports of Stockholm was organized.
The main aim of the visit is to study the experience of Sweden`s Customs Code.
Since this country is a member of EU, it has to carry out all the customs procedures in accordance with the EU rules and principles.
Since the current works on the preparation for the new customs code for Azerbaijan, the important point was the study and applying of some directions of Sweden`s Customs System to the Azerbaijani one. It is not inconceivable that new visits of the Azerbaijani specialist s to othetr countries for the same aim will be paid in the nearest future.
The one-year project financed by the European Commission and implemented by UNDP has been launched in January 2006. The aim of the project with the total cost of в'¬900.000 is to render assistance to the State Customs Committee in improving the legislative base in the field of customs, in order to bring it to the World standards, particularly to the standards of the EU Customs Code, as well as improve and implement the strategy on the development of information technologies in the State Customs Committee.