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Belarus, China to discuss customs simplifications

09 November 2015

MINSK (BelTA) – The simplification of customs regulations will be discussed by representatives of the Belarusian and Chinese customs services at the first customs seminar of the One Belt, One Road Initiative in Shanghai, BelTA learnt from the press service of the State Customs Committee.

“A delegation of the State Customs Committee of Belarus led by Deputy Chairman Vladimir Orlovsky is on a visit to the Shanghai Customs College on 9-13 November to take part in the first customs seminar of the One Belt, One Road Initiative. The seminar will consider issues related to the trade simplification rules to meet the requirements of the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization, the customs cooperation between the One Belt, One Road Initiative member states as well as customs simplifications,” the press service said.

The participants of the seminar will also share best national practices in the application of regimes of plenipotentiary economic operators, ‘one-stop-shop' principle, the use of information technology in the customs bodies. “The Belarusian delegation will present their reports on the national measures to simplify trade in the customs area and the development of the institute of the plenipotentiary economic operator in Belarus,” the State Customs Committee said.

Attending the meeting will be representatives of the customs services of eight countries and the World Trade Organization.

The visit of the Belarusian delegation will comprise Belarusian-Chinese meetings and consultations to discuss the current issues of bilateral cooperation.

The One Belt, One Road Initiative was first voiced by the Chinese Customs Service at the forum in the city of Xian in May 2015. Attending the forum was Chairman of the State Customs Committee Yuri Senko.

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