site.btaBulgarian, Turkish Customs to Cooperate in Introducing NCST System
Customs Agency chief Pavel Tonev met with Mustafa Gunes, head of the Customs Directorate General with the Turkish Ministry of Trade on Tuesday, the Agency said. The two underscored the good cooperation between the customs authorities of the two neighbouring countries and the traditionally active dialogue between them.
Simultaneously with the high-level meeting the Central Customs Administration hosted expert talks with the participations of the two institutions and the Turkish Embassy here. The agenda focused on the Phase 5 pf the NCTS international transit system which was introduced successfully by the Bulgarian customs at the end of August and their Turkish counterparts plan to launch it at the end of November. The experts exchanged experience and agreed to continue the close cooperation until the launch of the system by Turkiye.
Bulgaria is among eight EU countries which have already introduced the Phase 5 of the transit system. Thanks to the active communication with the business and the good preparation, the system was launched without any glitches at the end of August. An analysis of the initial three-day period after its launch showed an increased productivity.
The NCST system is among EU’s first information systems which include36 countries including Turkiye. The NCST-P5 is expected to be launched across all countries by the end of 2024.