Memorandum of cooperation during II European Games in Belarus was signed by Heads of customs services of Belarus and Russia at meeting of Council of Heads of Customs Services of CIS
The 68th meeting of the Council of Heads of Customs Services of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held in Dushanbe today. The delegation of the customs service of Belarus headed by the Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus Yury Senko took part in the activity.
The Council of Heads of Customs Services of CIS activities are aimed at identifying and improving priority areas in the field of customs, harmonizing the customs laws of the CIS member states, coordinating the practical interaction of customs and other interested national services and departments, as well as facilitating the implementation of interstate and intergovernmental decisions in the sphere of customs.
At today's meeting, the Heads of the customs services of Belarus and Russia signed a Memorandum of Intent between the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the Federal Customs Service on interaction issues for the period of the II European Games in 2019 in Belarus.
Also within the framework of the event, decisions were taken concerning the development of a typical technology for interaction between customs authorities and railway carriers of the CIS member states during customs control of goods transported by rail.
Representatives of customs delegations decided on the participation of the customs services of the CIS member states in a pilot project of the World Customs Organization to expand the practice of using the Russian language at work. In particular, the issues of introducing changes to the Russian-language version of the 6th edition of the Harmonized System for Description and Coding of Goods, the Single Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities of the CIS on its basis and its explanations were touched upon. The question of approving the Standard Requirements for the security of information systems and resources of customs authorities, as well as some organizational issues were considered.
The decisions taken are aimed at further improving the practical cooperation of the customs services of the CIS member states in various areas of activity in the field of customs.