An e-Customs pilot project was launched on 24 March by the EU4Digital Facility jointly with the Customs authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Romania. The piloting project was launched for a day at the Leușeni – Albița border crossing point and allowed the participating customs administrations to test the exchange of data on empty means of transport.
The pilot allows the automatic exchange of information through the Systematic Electronic Exchange of Data (SEED) system between the customs authorities of neighbouring countries.
It is expected that the automatic exchange of customs information will increase the productivity of customs officials, allow faster border crossing and streamline freight traffic.
After enabling the full-scale solution, the e-Customs pilot will facilitate the exchange of data between customs authorities in real time, will improve the time of release of goods and more efficient and effective risk assessment by applying modern mechanisms for exchange, analysis, and comparison of data, and will help in identifying discrepancies and other irregularities in advance.
Following the completion of the piloting stage, EU experts will draw up recommendations for implementing the SEED solution.
The e-Customs pilot project is launched within the EU4Digital Facility project, funded by the European Union and implemented under the regional EU4Digital Initiative, jointly with the Customs authorities of the Republic of Moldova and Romania.
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