On November 23, the 4th virtual session of the Subcommittee on customs cooperation between Kazakhstan and the EU took place.
The session focused on the issues of trade facilitation, freedom of transits, introduction of international customs and trade standards, law enforcement, including the fight against drug trafficking and tobacco smuggling. The parties also debated new avenues for customs cooperation in the implementation of the EU Strategy for Central Asia to ensure connectivity between Europe and Asia. It is underlined that the effective use of the strategy will increase economic wellbeing of the citizens, facilitate job creation and ensure safety of supply chains between Europe and Asia.
For over four years the Subcommittee on customs cooperation between Kazakhstan and the EU has been proving to be a crucial institute of interaction between customs services and other state bodies of Kazakhstan and the EU, with both parties agreeing to further develop cooperation under it. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)