Customs of Iran, Turkey discuss cooperation
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 10
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Ministry of Customs and Trade of the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration have agreed to remove obstacles on expansion of trade ties between the two countries.
The customs of Iran and Turkey have agreed on 25 topics including the fight against drugs and goods smuggling, launching the second phase of the e-TIR project (secure data exchange platform between national Customs systems related to the international transit of goods, vehicles or containers), and recognition of the authorized Economic Operators (AEOs), Mehr news agency reported.
Minister of Customs and Trade of the Republic of Turkey Cenap Asci and the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration Masoud Karbasian attended the meeting.
The sides announced that they will launch a previously agreed plan to establish Esendere-Sero customs gate as of 16 June.
They also said that the second phase of the e-TIR project will be launched in August.
The heads of the customs of Iran and Turkey discussed facilitating the customs procedures in both sides.
According to the report the sides are also planning to turn the Gurbulak-Bazargan customs point into an around-the- clock customs gate.