Promotion of Electronic Exchange of Customs Information and the Adoption of Standard Electronic Messages
The purpose of the seminar was to promote the electronic exchange of transit information between customs administrations and the adoption of standards for electronic messages by means of exchanging best practices and sharing success stories.
Special focus was placed on showcasing the results of the activities developed in the five pilot countries which took part in the project. The target audience of the seminar is high-level customs officials or IT experts involved in the management of transit systems, e.g. the TIR system.
The seminar was organized in the framework of the global United Nations Development Accounts (UNDA) project “Strengthening the capacities of developing countries and countries with economies in transition to facilitate legitimate border crossing, regional cooperation and integration” which is implemented by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).