Turkmenistan working to improve transport, customs systems
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 18
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan is working to improve the transport sector and customs system, Trend reports with reference to the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan.
One of the indicators of the development of the transport sector in the country is the commissioning of Kazakhstan–Turkmenistan-Iran railway along the North-South line, The Lapis-Lazuli Transit, Trade & Transport Route, and other projects that create conditions for international transport, ensuring the delivery of goods and cargo.
The growth of supplies, improving the relationship between customs and transport spheres is becoming one of the important areas in the country. Thus, the work in this direction is mainly aimed at improving the customs infrastructure and simplifying procedures related to international transport.
In order to improve the customs system, Turkmenistan has previously discussed The International Convention on the simplification and harmonization of Customs procedures (Kyoto Convention).
The accession to the convention will contribute to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation of Turkmenistan, as well as the development of foreign trade activities of the country.
The optimization of international cooperation in the transport and communication sector is one of the essential factors for achieving the country's sustainable development goals.
As earlier The International Road Transport Union (IRU) told Trend, IRU and Turkmenistan have recently discussed integrating the IRU TIR-EPD (electronic pre-declaration) module and the e-TIR module into the ASYCUDA customs system.
IRU pointed out that ASYCUDA is currently being implemented in Turkmenistan.
ASYCUDA is a computerized customs management system which covers most foreign trade procedures. The system handles manifests and customs declarations, accounting procedures, and warehousing manifest and suspense procedures. It generates detailed information about foreign trade transactions which can be used for economic analysis and planning.
“IRU recommends that the integration of the EPD and e-TIR modules are taken into account during the implementation of ASYCUDA in Turkmenistan,” added the IRU.
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