On 12.07.2019 the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Serbia signed an Agreement on establishing joint controls at the border crossing point Tabanovce – Preshevo, being the first two countries in the Western Balkans to begin joint border controls. The official launch of joint controls will be at the end of August 2019.

Over the past two weeks, the customs officers prevented several attempts for smuggling different goods, seizing tools, door parts, coffee machine parts, cosmetics, foreign currencies, school supplies, medical equipment, cigarettes, tobacco, counterfeits and more.

On 3rd July 3 2019, the Director General of the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia, Gjoko Tanasoski, together with the Director of Customs System Sector Zlatko Veterovski, made two working visits in the companies Drexlmayer and IGM-Trade Doo Kavadarci. The purpose of the visit was granting of Authorized Economic Operator Certificates.

In June 2019 the customs officers detected several attempts for smuggling different goods, seizing technical products, medical sterilizer, medicines, apparel, foreign currency, perfumes and more. 

Delegation of the Customs Administration led by Director General Gjoko Tanasoski took part in the activities of the 133th and 134th Session of the Customs Cooperation Council of the World Customs Organization, which took place in within 27 – 29 June 2019 in Brussels-Belgium.