Deputy Minister: “Customs control between Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey will not be repeated”

Deputy Minister: “Customs control between Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey will not be repeated”

It is planned to finish some works related to the implementation of the Agreement between the governments of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey on the initial exchange of information for the facilitation of transit customs procedures within the framework of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTQ) railway project within 3 months.

This “Report”Riza Tuna Turagay, Deputy Minister of Trade of Turkey, said in an exclusive statement.

According to him, it is planned to implement simplified customs service between the countries and share risk analyzes by providing information exchange in advance: “When risk analyzes are shared, control will not be repeated, but effective and on-site control will be carried out. At present, the customs administrations of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey carry out the same control. This causes a waste of time.

Currently, its infrastructure is being built, related works need to be implemented so that we can achieve success in trade. The customs departments of all three countries are working in this direction.”

R. Turagay reminded that the first meeting of the Tripartite Committee on Customs Issues between the governments of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia was held in Izmir in October last year, and today the second meeting was held in Baku: “We will follow the topics discussed today until the third meeting. Simplified customs services “We will intensify our work on

The deputy minister believes that the volume of freight transported on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line is not satisfactory enough: “The agreement signed today between Azerbaijan-Turkey-Georgia will lead to an increase in the volume of freight transportation on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line. The Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Turkey attach great importance to this issue. We want the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line to be used more actively. During the day 40-45 shipping the container is not enough. Land routes play a key role in trade between Azerbaijan and Turkey. Our trade with Azerbaijan 80 We carry out % by land. The volume of trade by rail is very small, and we expect the volume of freight to gradually increase.”

It should be noted that the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line was opened on October 30, 2017. The railway line connects the railway networks of Asia and Europe. It is the shortest route not only between the 3 countries, but also between Asia and Europe. BTQ time spent on cargo transportation 2 allows you to shorten more than once. BTQ railway facilitates access to European and world markets of Central Asian countries – Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

Total length 846 kilometer of the line 504 kilometer part falls on the territory of Azerbaijan. of the railway line 263 kilometers through Georgia. Your way 79 kilometer is in the territory of Turkey. In the first stage through this path 5 million ton, in the stage after that 17 million tons, and after that it is intended to transport larger volumes of cargo.

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