EU4Digital kicks off testing of customs data exchange between EU and Moldova

EU4Digital kicks off testing of customs data exchange between EU and Moldova

December 6, 2021

On 2 December, preparatory actions began to launch EU4Digital’s second eCustoms pilot between the Customs Administrations of the Republic of Moldova and Romania.

The aim of the pilot is to facilitate timely customs-to-customs data exchange, improvements in the release time of goods, and more effective risk assessment by applying modern mechanisms to exchange, analyse, compare data and identify discrepancies and other irregularities in advance. 

In the upcoming months, customs administrations with the support of the EU4Digital Facility will be actively working on preparatory actions for the pilot activity: selecting pilot border crossing point, defining data set to be exchanged; configuring and adapting the solution to fit the country’s needs; and signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

The activities are expected to be completed by mid-February 2022 and the pilot launch to be completed by March 2022.

The pilot between Moldova and Romania follows the successful conclusion of a pilot between the Customs Administrations of Belarus and Lithuania.

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