This year’s Commission Progress Report on North Macedonia puts the Customs Administration among the three highest rated institutions according to the progress achieved, with high level of preparedness in meeting the criteria.

The Commission acknowledges good progress made in the reporting period with continuous consolidation, application and upgrade of the IT systems of the Customs Administration,  implementation and promotion of the concept Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), full functionality and operational application of paperless operations through the electronic Customs Declarations and Excise Document Management System– CDEPS, the green lanes established at the key border crossing with CEFTA countries, ensuring the uninterrupted flow of goods in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

In the coming period, the Customs Administration will intensify its engagement in the consolidation and full application of its IT systems and their constant upgrade and business continuity, as well as full implementation of CEFTA Protocol 5 on Trade Facilitation by expanding and fully implementing the Common Regional Market Action Plan.

More details about the EC Report and the progress of the Republic of North Macedonia can be found on:

https://ec.europa.eu/neighbourhood-enlargement/north-macedonia-report-2021_en?fbclid=IwAR3dHxhpepLJ86Szto62ZsnAAo992IrQ0UefQxfLyHqSO5GVcQqRpZLAQf4