How many times has the speed of data exchange between customs offices increased?
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- At a regular meeting of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis, deputies heard the information of the Chairman of the State Customs Committee M. Azimov “On the implementation of the Concept on reforming customs administration and increasing the efficiency of the state customs service of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2020-2023 ".
As noted at the event, within the framework of the Action Strategy for five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021, a number of legal, organizational, economic and social measures were implemented aimed at creating convenience for business entities by radically improving the activities of state customs authorities and simplifying customs procedures.
As a result, 76 percent of imported goods were transported by rail, 20.3 percent by road, 0.1 percent by air and 3.6 percent by other modes of transport (pipelines), all of which were under the control of the newly introduced ‘risk management ". Through the system, 84 percent of exports and 74 percent of imports were processed in a simplified manner.
It is noteworthy that the processing time for trucks has been significantly reduced. If earlier the registration of cargo customs declarations took 2-3 hours, then it takes 5 minutes due to the automation of the process. Our citizens, especially business entities, feel such convenience in practice.
Also, as a result of the launch of a risk management system at road and railway border crossing points from 1 June 2020 and from 30 June 2021, cargoes of enterprises and entrepreneurs providing halal services for the transportation of goods are transported without excessive checks. Thanks to this program, 32.4 percent of goods were registered in the green corridor, 62.3 percent in the yellow corridor and 5.3 percent in the red corridor. On the basis of the identified risks, illegal transportation of goods and materials worth 38.8 billion soums was detected in 684 cases.
Thanks to the introduction of modern and advanced information and communication technologies in the customs sphere within the digital economy, 67 information systems and 33 interactive services have been implemented in the field of transparency and efficiency of the customs authorities.
In 2020, 2 inspection complexes, 15 human body scanning devices, 28 telecommunication devices, 1 vehicle identification system, 90 computers, 2 radiation portal monitors (grant), 5 truck scales, and other necessary equipment were installed at customs posts.
With the help of the information system "Customs audit", introduced from 1 April 2021, after the release of goods, it became possible to conduct a customs audit of goods and vehicles by assessing the indicators of a participant in foreign economic activity (FEA). From 1 May, the registration of the act of customs inspection will be carried out through mobile applications.
According to M. Azimov, the State Customs Committee signed 137 international agreements on cooperation with the customs authorities of 33 foreign countries. Currently, an electronic exchange of information on export goods is carried out in real time with the customs authorities of a number of foreign countries (Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, etc.).
As noted, due to the installation of new modern routers at 124 customs facilities to improve the quality and speed of receiving, transmitting and processing data, the speed and quality of data exchange between customs facilities increased 2-3 times.
For 9 months of 2021, the customs authorities received a total of 2,964 (in 2020 - 3,170) applications from individuals and legal entities. Of these, 661 (in 2020 - 756) were resolved positively.
At the meeting, the deputies highly appreciated the work done in recent years by the State Customs Service to ensure timely and full payment of customs duties and to combat smuggling and violations of customs legislation. At the same time, attention is drawn to the unresolved issues of reforming customs administration and increasing the efficiency of customs authorities.
The deputies discussed the implemented work in this area and the existing shortcomings, provided the necessary recommendations and proposals for the formation of an uncompromising attitude against corruption in the system of customs authorities, the elimination of corruption at customs, and the establishment of systemic measures to study public opinion.
At the meeting, the information of the Chairman of the State Customs Committee M. Azimov was taken into account.