Belarus - IOM has begun to implement a European Union (EU)-funded project: “Support to the Creation of an Electronic System of Pre-arrival Information Exchange between the Customs Authorities of Belarus and Ukraine (PRINEX).”
The 2.5-year project will provide capacity building (study visits, trainings and workshops) for Belarussian and Ukrainian officials and will develop a secure pre-arrival information exchange system between the customs bodies of the two countries.
The EUR 4 million IOM project will be implemented in close partnership with the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus (SCCRB) and the Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine (MRDU), within the framework of the EU’s Eastern Partnership’s Integrated Border Management (EaP IBM) flagship initiative. The EU will provide EUR 3.667 million of the total budget.
The project will establish a customs pre-arrival information exchange system at designated border crossing points between Belarus and Ukraine and at SCCRB / MRDU headquarters.
The PRINEX system will facilitate customs clearance procedures, reduce costly vehicle lines at the border, improve service delivery and improve the quality of life for people living in border areas. It will also make customs controls more effective and thus help to combat human trafficking, smuggling and organized crime.
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