Ukrainian and Belarus Customs agencies discussed implementation of one of the EU funded projects
To discuss one of the EU funded projects named “Introduction of an automated intelligent video-control system at the road border crossing point Novaya Huta – Novi Yarylovychi at the Belarus-Ukraine frontier (IVCO)” representatives of the Customs agencies of the Republic of Belarus and Ukraine met in Gomel on October 11-12, 2017. The specialists of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus (SCC), the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU), technical experts and representatives of the International Organization for Migration discussed the activities planned within the project.
Participants of the Working Group meeting assessed the needs of modernization of the targeted border crossing points (BCP) and discussed the issue of new control systems introduction. Special attention was paid to technical requirements for new video and weight control systems, technical specifications of the equipment necessary to modernize BCP, requirements related to installation procedures and further exploitation, work on infrastructure improvement.
The experts also agreed on the common view of SCC and SFSU on the opportunity of functional expansion of the information exchange system PRINEX. With a view to analyze current infrastructure, operating systems and applied procedures at the place of the IVCO project implementation the participants also visited the BCP “Novaya Huta” and the BCP “Novi Yarylovychi”.
Many EU funded projects in the field of migration are implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In this regard, IVCO is no exception.. The project activities include regular cross-border meetings and operation of expert working groups to strengthen coordination and cooperation, procurement of equipment, IT hardware and software, construction as well as professional development training and study visit for staff of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, including customs officers performing their regular duties at Novaya Huta – Novi Yarylovychi border crossing point (BCP) at the common border of Belarus and Ukraine.