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17.04.2018 | 12:24

OSJD signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WCO

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On 6 March 2018, the Chairman of the OSJD Committee, Mr. Tadeusz Szozda and the WCO Secretary General, Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, signed in Brussels a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the cooperation between the two organisations.

The accelerated development of railway transport corridors between Europe and Asia in the light of the ever-increasing share of railway traffic on the Eurasian continent and the challenges concerning the unification of transport law, harmonization of transport documents, technical standards, electronic data exchange and simplification of customs procedures require stronger cooperation between the railway and customs authorities. The spheres for more intensive cooperation encompass the removal of obstacles to the crossing of frontiers in international railway traffic, better information exchange, simplification of formalities, enhancement of security and further work on the acceptance of transport documents as the Goods declaration for Customs transit.

Through the signature of the MoU, the OSJD and WCO have committed to mutually support each other with the development of standards and capacity building.

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