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The meeting of the AEB and EEC with the customs authorities in Italy


On 22–24 June 2016, a joint delegation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and the Association of European Businesses (AEB) visited Italy to get acquainted with the customs administration procedure to simplify the activities of authorised economic operators (AEO).

The delegation met representatives of the Italian Customs Agency and representatives of the customs authorities of the Emilia-Romagna and Liguria regions. The participants got acquainted with the "fast corridor” customs clearance procedure in the port of Genoa. This procedure provides customs clearance of goods shipped by maritime transport even when they are at sea, and can significantly reduce the delivery time of goods.

Frank Schauff, AEB CEO, accompanied the delegation as far as Mukaj Kadyrkulov, EEC Board (Minister) in charge of customs cooperation, Nurlan Tutaev, Head of the Secretariat for the Customs Cooperation, EEC, Dmitry Nekrasov, Director of the Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission, Vadim Kozaev, Head of Risk Analysis Division, EEC, Dmitry Cheltsov, Chairman of the AEB Customs & Transport Committee, Julia Hertel, Head of the customs department, IKEA, Olga Silnitskaya, Coordinator of the AEB Customs & Transport Committee.

For more information read press-release in ENG and RUS

L–R: Dmitry Cheltsov, Chairman of the AEB Customs & Transport Committee; Mukaj Kadyrkulov, EEC Board (Minister) in charge of customs cooperation; Franco Letrari, Head of Interregional Customs Directorate for Liguria, Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta; Frank Schauff, AEB CEO.