(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15. Simplification of the transit customs procedure on the principle of
'single window' will ensure the security of the trade supply chain
from the Caspian region along the Trans-Caspian International
Middle East-West Corridor, Secretary General of the World Customs
Organization (WCO) Kunio Mikuriya said, trend reports.
He made the remark during a multilateral meeting on
the project to simplify the transit customs procedure on the
principle of 'single window' as part of the Trans-Caspian
According to him, Azerbaijan is open to joining the
global customs family, which will significantly expand the number
of the country's trading partners.
'I am pleased to note how the representatives of the
Azerbaijani government show their support for our initiative. We,
in turn, show how to expand the network in this region, which is
the basis for the Middle Corridor [Trans-Caspian International
Transport Route] as well as for ensuring the prosperity and
security that customs can bring to the Caspian region,' Mikuriya
Earlier, Kunio Mikuriya noted that the Middle Corridor
has great transit potential. Mikuriya also said that the WTO will,
in the next three years, consider the issue of reducing personal
contacts between customs authorities and freight carriers.
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