In the context of the development of multilateral cooperation and the integration of Turkmenistan into world economic relations, our country, under the leadership of the esteemed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, is actively moving towards digitalisation of the activities of the State Customs Service. In cooperation with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and with the active participation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), an automated system of customs data, ASYCUDA World, has been introduced into the system of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan. The system will become the main platform for the phased implementation of the single- window performance of export-import operations. On October 13, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, UNDP and UNCTAD signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to promote the implementation of the project. Our correspondent talks with Atamurad RAHMANOV, head at the department of law and international relations of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan, about the prospects of modernising the organisational and management activities of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan.
NT: “The digital agenda is being actively discussed today in the format of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Transport, including that in the areas of the harmonisation of legal customs procedures. What are the priorities of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan in this direction?”