ArmInfo. The State Revenue Committee of Armenia, the Iranian Customs Service, and the Georgian Customs Committee will exchange preliminary information on goods transported across the customs border. This was stated by David Ananyan, Chairman of the SRC of Armenia, on November 18 at the sidelines of the international conference "Digital Solutions for Cross- Border Cooperation and Trade Facilitation" within the framework of the EU-funded program to facilitate migration and border control.
As the chief tax specialist of Armenia explained, in the framework of the agreement with Iran, for example, if cargo is being transported from Iran to Armenia, then the Iranian customs officials will immediately inform the Armenian colleagues about this. "As a result, Armenian customs officers will find out about this even before crossing the cargo of the Armenian-Iranian border," he said. "Digitalization is becoming the key to success in all areas," the head of the SRC emphasized.
It should be noted that the Armenian State Revenue Committee, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the International Center for Migration Policy Development and the European Union, is hosting an international conference "Digital Solutions for Cross-Border Cooperation and Trade Facilitation" in Yerevan November 18-19. The conference serves as a platform for discussing the current state of affairs in the area of stimulating international trade and facilitating trade, sharing knowledge, experience and innovative methodologies for digitizing trade products and tools, as well as priority actions to facilitate cross-border data exchange between customs checkpoints. Other options for expanding cross-border cooperation, trade facilitation and risk management will also be discussed at the conference.
The event is attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Armenia Tigran Avinyan, Chairman of the State Revenue Committee David Ananyan, head of the EU delegation in Armenia Andrea Victorin, UNDP Resident Representative in the country Dmitry Maryasin, Secretary General of the World Customs Organization Kunio Mikuriya, ambassadors, representatives of customs authorities of various countries experts.