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Third Technical Cooperation Workshop for the Western Balkans: Single Window and Data Sharing in the Western Balkans

27 - 28 October 2020

Geneva, Switzerland (on-line)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Customs Administration of North Macedonia, working with the European Commission, the World Bank, CEFTA2006, and UNCTAD/ASYCUDA,  noting the importance of the European integration and connectivity of the Western Balkans, is organizing online the third annual technical cooperation seminar on Single Window and Data Sharing on 27-28 October 2020.  The seminar is scheduled to take place using Webex:

27 October (14:00 – 17:00 CET) – Meeting number: 128 700 2192 – password: WesternBalkans27

28 October (14:00 – 17:00 CET) – Meeting number: 128 461 5171 – password: WesternBalkans28

The objective is to identify the ways forward for data harmonization for trade information exchange in the Western Balkans and with the European Union, using international standards. The Western Balkan countries will be invited to share information on progress made since last year in their Single Window and data harmonization projects, how they find solutions to the COVID-19 related challenges. Experts from UNECE and the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) will present the latest work on data harmonization and the UN/CEFACT standards for electronic document and data exchange in a multimodal transport setting, using UN/CEFACT standards and reference data models and report on new products available for use in the Western Balkan countries. The European Commission (DG TAXUD) will present the latest developments in the European Union’s Single Window project based on the EU Customs Data Model (EUCDM) in the light of the COVID-19. The World Bank and the company that will work on the implementation of the World Bank’s Customs modernization project will present the progress made on this project. CEFTA2006 and UNCTAD ASYCUDA representatives will present their take on the proposed way forward for the use of international standards in trade data exchange and the Single Window projects in the Western Balkans.

To facilitate the logistics of the webinar, please register by scanning the QR-code below or following the hyperlink bound to it, you can also send contact details of nominated persons by 20 October 2020 to Ms. Mijidgombo Oyunjargal and Mr. Grant Akopyan, copy to Mr. Mario Apostolov at mijidgombo.oyunjargal@un.org; grant.akopyan@un.org; mario.apostolov@un.org.

For more information
Mario Apostolov
Regional Adviser
ECTD/UNECE
tel. +41 22 9171134  mob. +41 792790936    eMail: mario.apostolov@un.org

and
Mr. Zlatko Veterovski     tel. +389 70 392957, eMail: zlatko.veterovski@customs.gov.mk