Manja slova Veća slova RSS

Announcement: In cooperation towards more efficient protection of customs territory

Announcement: In cooperation towards more efficient protection of customs territory
Published date: 15.03.2013 14:25 | Author: MBŠ

Ispis Print

Agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters. On behalf of the Government of Montenegro and the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, we signed today by the directors of customs administrations of two countries, Mr Vladan Joković and Mr Vančo Kargov

Cooperation of customs services represents a precondition of success in determined combatting all forms of illegal activities facing the customs officers.

The fact that violation of customs regulations is inflicting damage to the financial, commercial and cultural interests of a country is conditioning the need for common response and harmonized measures in combatting against customs fraud and smuggling of various types of goods.

The Agreement, which was signed today, contains provisions from the model applied by the European Union, as well as model of bilateral agreement on customs cooperation from the World Customs Organization, and provides wide range of quality cooperation between the customs services of Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia.


Mutual provision of assistance in detecting and combatting violation of customs and foreign trade regulations, illegal trade of narcotics, weapons, ammunition, excise goods representing the focal point of this Agreement.

Emphasis is placed on undertaking actions aimed at faster and easier movement of passengers and goods.

Cooperation in the field of reviewing, drafting and enforcement of new customs procedures, training of staff, exchange of best practice and exchange of experts, is also one of objectives envisaged by this Agreement.

Directors of customs administration of Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia have emphasized the common position that signing of the Memorandum represents additional and strong impulse to the continuation of successful cooperation of customs services of two countries.