Members of the EU4Digital Facility team and officials from the European Commission have visited a crossing point on the Lithuanian-Belarusian border (Medininkai/Kamennyj Log) to get acquainted with local circumstances and the situation relating to cargo traffic on the external land border of the European Union with an Eastern Partner state.
The visit on 24 October was organised in cooperation with the Customs Department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania.
During the visit, the team had the opportunity to see live cargo queue at the border, to familiarise themselves with available infrastructure and to talk with both Lithuanian and Belarusian border guards and customs representatives, who introduced the processes and procedures that are being performed at the border. The countries’ willingness to pilot the SEED+ electronic data exchange system being considered for an eCustoms piloting activity was also discussed.
The visit was 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.