Zlatko Veterovski | Presentation of CLDP Customs Working

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PRESENTATION OF CLDP
CUSTOMS WORKING GROUP IN
SOUTHEAST EUROPE
A Workshop for Southeast Europe's Customs Officials
Zlatko Veterovski, Head of Training Unit
Macedonian Customs
ABOUT CLDP
• CLDP- Commercial Law Development Program
– Department of Commerce of US Government;
• Financial support from USAID;
• Provides training and consultative services;
• CLDP currently works with approximately 50
countries and has conducted cooperative
programs in Central and Eastern Europe, the
former Soviet Union, the Middle East, North
Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia
ACTIVITIES TO ELIMINATE NON-TARIFF
BARRIERS
• Regular Customs Workshops (every six
months, V in total);
• Liaison with the World Customs
Organization (WCO);
• Group of five senior customs officials from
each country;
• Presentation of improvements between
conferences
ACTIVITIES TO ELIMINATE NON-TARIFF
BARRIERS
• Wide use of the WCO Instruments for
trade facilitation;
• Revised Kyoto Convention is an excellent
compendium of best practices related to
border management;
• Immense value in improving border
management practices;
ACTIVITIES TO ELIMINATE NONTARIFF BARRIERS
• Presentation of the WCO Instruments
(Time release study, Conventions,
Recommendations, Strategies)
• Practical cases (origin, valuation, IPR, risk
analysis);
• Bilateral meeting (consultations) between
participant countries
IPR INITIATIVES
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Cooperation with the Rightholder owners;
Memorandum of Understanding;
Stop function;
Actions on application and Ex officio
actions;
• Civil procedures or Investigation
COOPERATION ACTIVITIES
• Ohrid meeting with
Directors of Customs
Administration from
the Stability Pact
Group;
• Ohrid Declaration on
Coop;
NEXT STEPS
• Continuation of the Customs VI Program;
• Continued and improved cooperation with
the World Customs Organization;
• Framework of Standards;
• Trade facilitation negotiations in WTO;
• WCO Columbus Programme;
• New CEFTA Agreement;
MOST IMPORTANT
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To know each other;
To share experiences;
To communicate on a daily basis;
To coordinate other activities;
To cooperate
THANK YOU
[email protected]
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