Belarus and Serbia signed an agreement on mutual assistance in customs matters, BelTA learnt from the press service of the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Belarus
The document was signed by Chairman of the State Customs Committee Alexander Shpilevsky and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Belarus Stojan Jevtic in Minsk on 1 February.
The document establishes the goals, principles and procedures for the provision of mutual assistance in customs matters, and allows for close interaction across all most important aspects of customs cooperation, including in part of law enforcement and confirmation of customs value.
According to the State Customs Committee, the agreement will bring the cooperation between the customs bodies of Belarus and Serbia onto a new level. This is especially important taking into account the growing bilateral trade as the two states signed the intergovernmental agreement on free trade.
So far the Republic of Belarus has signed two multilateral international agreements within the CIS and the Customs Union as well as 15 bilateral international agreements on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs affairs with Azerbaijan, Italy, Iran, Libya, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Vietnam, Slovakia, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ukraine, Finland and Turkmenistan.