Customs and postal services are strengthening cooperation. On the initiative of the State Revenue Committee, a seminar organized jointly by the World Customs Organization and the Universal Postal Union was held on June 11-13 at the “New Technology Development and Training Center” of HayPost CJSC in Yerevan. The seminar was led by the World Customs Organization expert Pashupati Pandey, and the Universal Postal Union expert Javier Garcia. The seminar, held in English with simultaneous interpretation in Armenian, was attended by employees of the State Revenue Committee and HayPost CJSC. Experts also visited HayPost Sorting and Exchange Center.
The purpose of the meeting titled Cooperation between Customs Bodies and Postal Service was to boost cooperation between the two systems and facilitation of border e-commerce. “Many years’ cooperation with Haypost is aimed at reduction of time, human and financial resources in postal deliveries, ensuring high security and unobtrusive risk management at the same time ,” mentioned Deputy Chairman of SRC Mikayel Pashayan. As informed General Director of Haypost Trust Management Juan Pablo Gechidjian, data sharing between Haypost and the committee is entirely electronic: “We strive to make e-commerce in Armenia conform to high international standards, and we work with Universal Postal Union to achieve that.”
The seminar held by international experts focuses on e-commerce trends, customs perspectives of global postal delivery as well as WCO’s guidelines and offers. Issues of gradual harmonization of operational processes and study of security of postal parcels were also discussed.
According to Deputy Chairman Mikayel Pashayan, joint e-commerce development programs will continue in Armenia boosting small and medium business growth.
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