The World Customs Organization with the support of the Azerbaijan State Customs Committee, Korean Customs Cooperation Fund and Regional Office for Capacity Building for WCO Europe region organized a Regional Workshop on E-Commerce and Digital Customs for the Europe Region from 28 November to 1 December 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Twenty three representatives from 18 countries of the Region (Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lithuania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan) participated in the Workshop.
In a wide-ranging discussion, participants shared their national experiences and initiatives concerning effective risk management and efficient revenue collection on low-value shipments. The participants also shared respective practical experiences and best practices relating to the implementation various ICT solutions.
In the opening remarks, official representatives of the Customs administrations highlighted the significance of growing cross-border e-commerce and the need for Customs administrations to adequately prepare to address issues stemming therefrom through the exchange of views and information.