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Uzbek Customs Body to introduce "one-stop-shop" principle for export operations in 2012

22 November 2011

http://www.uzdaily.com of 11/22/2011 - Uzbekistan will introduce "one-stop-shop" principle for export operations from 1 April 2012 at all customs posts in the country.

The measures envisaged in the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers "On measures on stage-by-stage introduction of mechanisms of carrying out export operations on "one-stop-shop" principle".

In line with the document, from 1 April 2011, all customs posts of the State Customs Committees of Uzbekistan will introduce "one-stop-shop" principle for export operations with submitting documents in electronic form in online regime.

According to the document, State Customs Committee is determined as responsible body for introduction of "one-stop-shop" principle in exports operations with simultaneous issuing of certificates of origin, veterinary, phytosanitary, hygiene, etc.

The government entrusted Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Investment and Trade, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Management, Ministry of Healthcare, UzStandard Agency, Uzbek Agency for Communication and Information in cooperation with the State Customs Committee to adopt measures on introduction of integrated system of customs registration of export operations in online regime. They will also introduce single electronic data base of all services till 1 April 2012.

"One-stop-shop" principle is simplified mechanism of carrying out export procedures. The exporters submit an application to customs bodies, which work on "one-stop-shop" principle", to register export agreement and receive necessary certificates.