On 9th and 15th August 2018, Delegations of the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia and the EU Delegation in Skopje, led by Customs Director General, Mr. Gjoko Tanasoski and DEU Head of Operations Mr. Nikola Bertolini visited the border crossings Tabanovce Motorway, Deve Bair, Kjafasan, and the existing infrastructure of the region Markova Noga.

The visits were realized within the framework of the long-term cooperation and constant support of the customs operations in the Republic of Macedonia by the European Union and the Delegation of the EU in Skopje, for their approximation to the standards of the European Union.

During the visit of BCP Tabanovce Motorway, the members of the delegations had an insight in use and the functionalities provided under the implemented infrastructure project for upgrading the facilities at this border crossing point. On 30th May 2018, after the official opening event when the new customs terminal at the border crossing Tabanovce was opened together with two new lanes at the exit section of the crossing, financed by the European Union, it was assessed that the benefits of the project, despite the short period since its completion are already visible, giving the first results in facilitating cross-border trade along the Corridor 10 and the implementation of customs procedures in modern facilities and conditions.

During the visit of the border crossing Kjafasan, the delegations were familiarized with the progress in the implementation of the project "Upgrading the Customs Clearance and Inspection Facilities at the Road Border Crossing Point Kjafasan " under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance of the European Union (IPA) 2013. During the visit, it was concluded that the progress of the project is satisfactory and that it is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. It is expected that with the construction of a new customs terminal for freight traffic of 9.5 thousand m2, new building for customs procedures, facilities for inspection of trucks and a warehouse and additional contents will create better infrastructure conditions at this most frequent border crossing point towards the Republic of Albania. This will enable further acceleration of the customs and cross border formalities considering  the increased intensity of exchange of goods and passengers through it. During the visit of the Ohrid-Prespa region, the members of the delegations visited the region of Markova Noga to get acquainted with the local infrastructure.

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