As the participants of the study visit noted, the emphasis was on learning the process of organization of customs procedures; the perspectives of establishing joint customs posts at Transdniestrian-Moldavian border were not discussed at all. Special attention was paid to the issues of customs infrastructure and technical equipment of customs checkpoints that ensure present-day conditions for fulfilling customs operations. Taking into consideration the urgency of infrastructure development at Transdniestrian border, this aspect of customs activity aroused higher interest.
In the framework of learning technologies of customs control and customs clearance at joint automobile customs checkpoints the delegation of Transdniestrian Customs interested especially in customs clearance procedures of imported and exported goods at the border, and in organization of customs brokers’ activity at posts. Representatives of the State Customs Committee of Transdniestria studied in details technological scheme of customs control, e-declaration system and implementation of paperless technologies in customs clearance process. Let’s underline that development of this direction is one of the top priorities in the State Customs Committee of Transdniestria aimed at simplification and speeding up customs procedures for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs.
Having learned the EU customs standards and best practices the officers of Transdniestrian customs noted that customs authorities of Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic develop in compliance with generally accepted international standards aimed at eliminating barriers to foreign trade. The important principles in this work are selectivity of customs control operations, implementation of risk management system and development of institute of Authorized Economic Operators.