Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom strengthen cooperation in the field of customs
State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan and State Secretariat for the Home Office on behalf of the UK Border Guard signed a joint statement on 19 February.
The statement was signed by chairman of the State Customs Committee, customs service Lieutenant-General Safar Mehdiyev and UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan Baroness Emma Nicholson.
According to the document, an agreement was reached to develop cooperation in building capacity of customs officers, to share advanced practice in the area of risk management, to exchange views on ensuring border security on the goods, travellers and transport vehicles crossing the state border.
The joint declaration was signed as part of the Hunter project funded by the UK border service. The declaration envisages creating international opportunities for analyzing information on cargos and persons crossing borders by simplifying customs and border procedures. Collecting Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR), as well as preventing transportation of goods and persons who are likely to harm the national interests of the countries are also among the goals of the project.