EUBAM marks International Transportation Trade Week by promoting simplified procedures to boost trade

        EUBAM used the 16th International Transportation Trade Week in Odesa to promote the Single Window concept and simplified Customs procedures to business and Customs representatives of Ukraine and Moldova.

        In a series of events co-organised by the Mission, including the Regional Workshop on the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement and the 7th International Seminar on Trade and Transport Facilitation, EUBAM experts highlighted the benefits of simplified Customs procedures on the regions trade, especially in the agricultural sector.

        Agricultural exports through the ports of Odesa and Chornomorsk surged in 2016 but EUBAM underlined that growth could be maximised with targeted trade facilitation policies and streamlined procedures.

        Representatives of Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, as well as the European Commission, UN and World Trade Organization participated in the events.