Freight carriers will be able to record and reserve time to cross the Moldovan border
The Customs Service (CS) is preparing to introduce a system for pre-recording the border crossing of freight vehicles. This includes a memorandum of understanding regarding the implementation of this system, which was signed by the head of the CS, Vitalie Vrabie and the director of the USAID Program, Douglas Muir. As noted by the CS, freight carriers will be able to reserve in advance the time for crossing the border through this system, which will significantly simplify traffic flow. Access to the system will be provided through an application for various electronic devices (computer, tablet, mobile phone). According to the memorandum, the USAID program will develop and finance the acquisition of a new information module, as well as assist in its implementation. At the same time, the organization of a study visit to Estonia, where such a system is already being applied, will be provided. “The border crossing programming system has proven its effectiveness in Estonia, Finland, and Lithuania. We are pleased that it will appear in Moldova, it will increase the level of predictability and transparency of procedures, as well as save time. It will also be an important tool in the EU-Moldova cooperation process,” said Douglas Muir, director of the USAID program. The Customs Service will have to provide infrastructure and equipment for the implementation of the system in a test mode in one of the busiest customs posts - the Sculeni customs post. The possibility of using this system at other customs posts will also be studied. “This assistance will allow us to significantly advance the implementation of the concept of “smart borders”, which all customs administrations of the world are striving for. Intellectual border management means not only accelerating the movement of goods and people across the border, but also effective risk management inherent in cross-border traffic,” said Vitalie Vrabie. The CS Director also mentioned a new version of the TIR-EPD application, launched with the support of the USAID Program on March 18 of this year. An online application for processing international mail will be available through the same program. With the support of USAID, a commercial information portal will also be launched; it is an interactive platform with information for economic agents engaged in foreign trade. Another area of support from the USAID Program is the promotion of the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) concept. // 10.06.2019 - InfoMarket.