On 22 September 2023, the EU4IBM-Resilience project, financed by the EU and implemented by the International Center for the Development of Migration Policy, facilitated the organization of an online consultation summoned for the preparation of the draft Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Türkiye on the establishment of a system for electronic exchange of preliminary information on goods and vehicles moving between the parties.
As part of the event, the participants discussed the details of the technical specifications that have to be developed for the organization of information exchange between the customs administrations of Ukraine and Türkiye within the framework of the draft Agreement. During the online meeting, the parties put the finishing touches to a detailed discussion and agreed on the technical aspects of setting up the automatic information exchange mechanism; Soon, domestic procedures for agreeing the text of the intergovernmental agreement and preparing it for signing will also begin.
This support is a continuation of the work started within the framework of the previous EU4IBM project. In 2021, the experts of the project developed the Concept of cross-border exchange of customs information, the main topics of which were the advantages of such exchange, existing examples and practices of information exchange, success stories, issues of data protection at the EU level and justification of the use of information exchange data for the purpose of risk management, road map aimed at deepening and intensifying data exchange. The Concept was used by the State Customs Service, in particular, to strengthen the dialogue with EU member states, including within the framework of the EU-Ukraine Customs Subcommittee, as well as the Ukraine-EU Association Committee in Trade Composition.
The analysis was also carried out regarding the exchange of customs information with third parties that are important trade partners of Ukraine, including Türkiye.