Today, the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev hosted the visiting Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) Kunio Mikuriya, the presidential press service said.
Uzbekistan has been a member of the World Customs Organization since 1992. In recent years, there has been a noticeable stepping up in cooperation with this organization.
With the assistance of the organization, the automated system "Single Window" has been introduced in Uzbekistan from January 2020, and the Situation Center for the Coordination of Customs Control has been created. Recently, the country's customs laboratory received the status of a regional laboratory of the World Customs Organization.
The Higher Military Customs Institute of the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan is accredited in the research program of WCO.
Meeting of officials of the customs authorities of the Central Asian countries took place in Tashkent yesterday.
At a meeting, the President paid focused on the bilateral cooperation in improving the State Customs Committee of Uzbekistan.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev emphasized the importance of implementing joint events and projects on digitalization, introducing international standards, modernizing customs posts based on the use of intelligent systems, improving the regulatory framework in the field of combating corruption, smuggling and customs violations, training specialists and other areas.
He also highlighted the need for cooperation in terms of Uzbekistan’s swift accession to the World Trade Organization.
An agreement was reached on the adoption of a new "road map" to expand partnership between Uzbekistan and the World Customs Organization.