The Turkish government has approved a protocol on the establishment of a tripartite committee on customs issues between the governments of Azerbaijan and Georgia.
The decision was published in the Official Gazette, the report said.
It should be noted that the customs committee between the three countries was established in October last year in Izmir, Turkey.
The Tripartite Committee will coordinate, promote and develop cooperation between the parties, as well as identify key areas and directions of cooperation.
The Committee will consider ways and opportunities to strengthen cooperation between the parties on customs issues; to facilitate and simplify border crossings and ensure their security; share knowledge and best practices in customs policies and procedures, executive functions, modernization programs and supply chain security; will coordinate law enforcement cooperation in customs matters, take joint operational measures against smuggling and cooperation in other areas.
The heads of the customs services of the Parties shall be the co-chairs of the Committee; international cooperation and training; information exchange; cooperation in customs law enforcement issues; working groups on risk management and statistics will be established.
The meetings of the committee will be held once a year. The next meeting will be held in Baku.
On December 20, 2021, President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree approving the Protocol on the Establishment of the Tripartite Committee on Customs Issues between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Government of Georgia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey.