A meeting with high representatives of the World Bank team was held today at the Customs Administration, concerning the implementation of the Western Balkans Trade and Transport Facilitation Project.

The project, financed through a World Bank loan has three components: introduction of a new National Single Window System, modernization and reconstruction of the border crossing points Kjafasan and Deve Bair, and installation of a new Video Surveillance System.

The Customs Administration, as leading institution for implementation of the National Single Window System, together with the agencies and inspection services participating in the customs procedures, will achieve harmonized processing of permits related to cross-border movement of goods. This will enable further acceleration of cross-border trade in accordance with the standards and practices of European Union countries.

The upgrade of the border crossing point Kjafasan will enable faster completion of customs formalities, which includes the handling of relevant border inspection services. At the Deve Bair border crossing point, in addition to the administrative building, the access road to the terminal for heavy vehicles will be reconstructed for the purpose of uninterrupted use in winter conditions. Construction of a new treatment plant and installation of a new vehicle scale is also planned.

The new Video Surveillance System, with latest technology equipment will ensure integration with the customs information systems. This system will be an important tool in the implementation of the competencies for suppression of illicit trade, smuggling and corruption at the customs offices, particularly at the border crossing points.

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Today, the Director General of the Customs Administration, Ms. Slavica Kutirov and the Deputy Director, Mr. Muarem Asani had a working meeting with the Minister of Information Society and Administration, Mr. Admirim Aliti.

A workshop on "Enhancing the economic and customs cooperation in times of crisis" was organized today by the Office for Economic and Trade Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Greece in Skopje, in cooperation with the Customs Administration. Representatives of the business sector from the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Greece, as well as the countries of the region were invited to the workshop.

INVITATION TO A WORKSHOP "ENHANCING THE ECONOMIC AND CUSTOMS COOPERATION IN TIMES OF CRISIS"

The Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia in cooperation with the Office for Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Embassy of Greece cordially invites you to a workshop on “Enhancing the Economic and Customs Cooperation in Times of Crisis”.

The workshop will be held online on Thursday 12.05.2022 starting at 10.30. Below is the Workshop Agenda. Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Fatmir Bitiqi, as well as the Directors General of the Customs Administrations of North Macedonia and Greece will address the workshop participants .

 

Agenda: link to agenda

 

Zoom Meeting link:

Join Zoom Meeting:


https://zoom.us/j/98676246369?pwd=QmtXbXJWdHFidjBQU2pjZ29FdXE1Zz09

Meeting ID: 986 7624 6369
Passcode: 050227

Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia has been published the tender procedure for procurement and installation of light signalisation and other equipment on the Border Crossing Points Bogorodica and Star Dojran, with reference no.CN1-SO2.2-SC033/T2, financed under INTERREG IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme“Greece – Republic of North Macedonia 2014-2020”.

Contract Notice and The Tender Dossier is accessible at the following link:

Tender Dossier