"Customs clearance of energy resources and goods transferred within investment contracts" Workshop in Kazakhstan

24 Mar 2013

Fifty-two participants representing customs services from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia and Ukraine, as well as representatives of private sector (oil and gas companies) from Kazakhstan were trained in international shipment of strategic goods including energy resources. The three-day workshop has been organised by the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA), funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP, together with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

Kazakh experts introduced participants to customs clearance and customs control of energy resources, the international practice of customs declaration and customs control of goods transported under mineral resources investment contracts, classification of oil products for customs export declaration, as well as topical issues of energy resources customs control in the Customs Union and specifics of pipeline goods transportation.

The workshop participants discussed problem issues of customs declaration of energy resources and goods transported under mineral resources investment contracts.

The overall objectives of BOMCA are to help increase security in the Central Asian region, to contribute toward the facilitation of legitimate trade and transit, and to reduce the illicit movement of goods and people.

The BOMCA Programme is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNDP with ICMPD as an implementing partner.