Azerbaijan to launch tools for customs entities’ co-op – State Committee

Azerbaijan is working on launching new tools for the development of cooperation between customs business entities, Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan Shahin Baghirov said, Trend reports. He spoke at the Customs Business Forum 2023 (GBF23), held in Baku. According to the chairman, the creation of a digital customs system is one of the strategic goals of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan. "The fundamental challenge we are currently dealing with is the transformation of the customs service into a flexible, professional, and modern public agency in accordance with the instructions of the head of state. Strategic measures include boosting the transparency of customs authorities' activities and increasing people's satisfaction with corporate entities, developing a digital customs system, maintaining the reliability of customs payments, and implementing tougher modern measures," he said. Baghirov added that Azerbaijan has already introduced various solutions that are critical in forei gn commerce and corporate management. "Significant tools, such as the formation of relationships across customs business units based on a single electronic notification, are currently in use. Simultaneously, relevant development on new tools is underway," he also noted. Speaking about the main activities of the State Customs Committee, the official pointed out that one of the key aspects of its work is ensuring budget revenues. "The government sets corresponding forecasts for the customs authorities, and we implement these tasks in our daily practice. The main issue is determining the customs value. Citizens and entrepreneurs should know that the determination of the customs value is carried out in accordance with international rules and documents," Baghirov said. He also added that, next year, exemptions for a number of goods from customs duties will be applied. Certain categories of raw materials, including goods imported into the liberated territories, are exempt from customs duties. The GBF23 has bee n held as part of a series of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the national leader, Heydar Aliyev. Source: Trend News Agency