13th CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee Meeting

Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic: 22-23 September 2014

(From left: Mr. Tadatsugu Matsudaira, director for international affairs, Customs and Tariff Bureau, Japan; Mr. Ying Qian, director of EAPF; Mr. Adamkul Zhunusov, chairman, State Customs Service of Kyrgyz Republic; and Mr. Pashupati Pandey, technical officer, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization).


Heads and senior officials of customs authorities of CAREC member countries agreed to

  • continue working to simplify and harmonize customs procedures,
  • establish a data exchange mechanism,
  • upgrade risk management systems,
  • expand joint customs controls, and
  • remove regional transit impediments.

The meeting also reviewed the implementation of Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction-funded regional technical assistance projects.

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