The Customs Administration of the Republic of Serbia officially welcomed the SECO-WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP) on 22 July 2021.
The launching of this virtual event was attended by representatives of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, in particular from the Ministries of Finance, Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Plant and Veterinary Directorate, SECO headquarters and SECO Country Office, as well as representatives of private sector associations. The Customs Administration of Serbia welcomed this collaboration and highlighted the important benefits it will achieve in support to the implementation of the customs strategic goals and trade priorities in Serbia.
The launch of the Programme in Serbia was also the opportunity to officially install the first meeting of the National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) and approve the GTFP Work Plan for years 2021 and 2022, as well as the GTFP capacity building activities in the country. Members of the NPSC include representatives of the Serbian Customs Administration, SECO, the WCO and other relevant national bodies involved in trade facilitation and modernisation in Serbia as well as representatives of business associations.