Following the European Commission’s confirmation of Belarus and Lithuania as pilot countries for the EU-EaP customs information exchange pilot, the first eCustoms working meeting with confirmed pilot countries will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 27 February. The event is organised by EU4Digital Facility.
One of the main objectives of the meeting is to present the concept of the eCustoms pilot, and to introduce the selected SEED (Systematic Electronic Exchange of Data) solution to selected pilot country representatives.
EU4Digital technical experts will present an overview of the SEED modules and components, and will discuss with participants the features, functionalities to be implemented and types of documents and data sets to be exchanged during the pilot.
Additionally, the EU4Digital expert team, together with nominated specialists, will discuss the required legal aspects necessary for customs data exchange between EU and EaP countries. Any open questions that were raised during the country analysis phase will be clarified as well.
The pilot is part of eTrade activities carried out by the EU4Digital Facility. Through the EU4Digital initiative, the European Union supports trade facilitation and harmonisation among Eastern Partner countries and with the EU, by promoting common frameworks for eCommerce, eCustoms and eLogistics, and working towards Digital Transport Corridors.