On September 21-22, 2021 an online seminar was held by the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) with the assistance of the Ministry of Economy, in the framework of the project “Application and implementation of the European Union–Ukraine Association Agreement in the field of trade”.
More than 70 officials of structural divisions and territorial bodies of the State Customs Service of Ukraine and representatives of the Department for Specialized Training and Canine Services took part in the training event. They got acquainted with the EU practice of making preliminary decisions on classification of goods (BTI – Binding Tariff Information decision) and preliminary decisions on origin of goods (BOI – Binding Origin Information).
Particular attention was paid to the discussion of the using practice of Alternative Rules of Origin, which are planned to be implemented in Ukraine in the near future under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, as well as to the practice of issuing movement certificates EUR.1 and EUR-MED for the carriage of goods by EU customs.
This event became a unique tool for advanced training of officials of the State Customs Service for the introduction of new tools for customs implementation.