On 4-5 September 2019, the Customs Administration in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the World Bank will organize a regional workshop on technical cooperation to supplement the regulations for application of Single Window System for import and export customs clearance and data exchange. The workshop will be attended by representatives of the Customs Administrations of the CEFTA countries, border agencies for veterinary and phytosanitary control, as well as representatives of all agencies involved in the process of granting import and export licenses. The presence of senior UNECE, World Bank, IFC and European Commission officials is also expected.

The workshop will build on the results of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's long-term projects focused on trade facilitation and the One Stop Shop system in the region, as well as the results of the EU One Stop Shop task force. It will contribute to linking the World Bank's activities and the norms of the UN Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN / CEFACT).

The workshop shall take place prior to the start of the World Bank-funded large-scale project for the Republic of North Macedonia, which should significantly contribute to improving international trade conditions, reducing import and export costs and eliminating all unnecessary permits and licenses.