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EU Customs Twinning Project

13 June 2014
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On 2 June the closing ceremony of EU-funded “Customs Twinning Project” took place in “Erebuni Plaza” in Yerevan. The ceremony was aimed at summing up the outcomes of the EU-funded project after 24 months of its implementation.

The ceremony was opened by the component leader, Head of the Taxpayer service and taxation procedure department Karen Beglaryan, who gave a brief presentation on the programme. Project Leader Arthur Afrikyan then gave a speech: ‘Recently the Armenian Customs Service has faced numerous reforms; those include, but are not limited to, facilitating customs services, ensuring a healthy environment for business, and implementing electronic payment systems. The European Union has played a unique role in the implementation of these reforms. I am glad to announce that we reached all the designed objectives, and established good bilateral relations with colleagues from Lithuania and Finland‘.

The Twinning programme had five components: improvement of legal framework, customs control procedures, relations with traders and simplification of customs procedures, IT tolls, risk management and post clearance control and audit. Karen Beglaryan noted out that all the mentioned milestones had been successfully accomplished within the framework of the project.

Head of the EU Delegation in Armenia, Traian Hristea, noted the importance of the development of bilateral relations between the EU and Armenia: ‘I am glad to see that Armenia and the EU have stated a commitment to strengthen cooperation in more areas of mutual interest within the Eastern Partnership framework. There most crucial goals to be reached are democracy, freedom, and the rule of law. Twinning is an instrument of approximation with European Union norms and standards. This is one of the best instruments devised by the EU; hence we are very proud that Armenia has become eligible for peer-to peer assistance’. Hristea went on to evaluate the implementation of the project as an excellent achievement.

The EU “Twinning Project” was launched in September 2012 with the aim to upgrade and modernise institutions in beneficiary countries through training, reorganisation, and approximation of legislation with EU standards. Beneficiary institutions included in this project in Armenia have included the State Revenue Committee, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy. This project has a budget of €1 million and will last for 24 months.

EU Customs Twinning Project

On 2 June the closing ceremony of EU-funded “Customs Twinning Project” took place in “Erebuni Plaza” in Yerevan. The ceremony was aimed at summing up the outcomes of the EU-funded project after 24 months of its implementation. The ceremony was opened by the component leader, Head of the Taxpayer service and taxation procedure department Karen Beglaryan, who gave a brief presentation on the programme. Project Leader Arthur Afrikyan then gave a speech: ‘Recently the Armenian Customs Service has faced numerous reforms; those include, but are not limited to, facilitating customs services, ensuring a healthy environment for business, and implementing electronic payment systems. The European Union has played a unique role in the implementation of these reforms. I am glad to announce that we reached all the designed objectives, and established good bilateral relations with colleagues from Lithuania and Finland‘. The Twinning programme had five components: improvement of legal framework, customs control procedures, relations with traders and simplification of customs procedures, IT tolls, risk management and post clearance control and audit. Karen Beglaryan noted out that all the mentioned milestones had been successfully accomplished within the framework of the project. Head of the EU Delegation in Armenia, Traian Hristea, noted the importance of the development of bilateral relations between the EU and Armenia: ‘I am glad to see that Armenia and the EU have stated a commitment to strengthen cooperation in more areas of mutual interest within the Eastern Partnership framework. There most crucial goals to be reached are democracy, freedom, and the rule of law. Twinning is an instrument of approximation with European Union norms and standards. This is one of the best instruments devised by the EU; hence we are very proud that Armenia has become eligible for peer-to peer assistance’. Hristea went on to evaluate the implementation of the project as an excellent achievement. The EU “Twinning Project” was launched in September 2012 with the aim to upgrade and modernise institutions in beneficiary countries through training, reorganisation, and approximation of legislation with EU standards. Beneficiary institutions included in this project in Armenia have included the State Revenue Committee, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy. This project has a budget of €1 million and will last for 24 months.