Turkmenistan Establishes Preliminary Registration of Customs Procedures

BUSINESS TURKMENISTAN
Turkmenistan Establishes Preliminary Registration of Customs Procedures
A preliminary online exchange of information, allowing the conduct of customs procedures in electronic form, ensures the reduction of paper documents and processing time.

The website of the Directorate of Economic Management of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan (terminal.gov.tm) has been updated with many innovations, in particular, supplemented with a form for preliminary information on goods and vehicles.

A preliminary exchange of information, allowing the conduct of customs procedures in electronic form, ensures the exchange of information between participants in foreign economic activity and customs authorities, as well as the reduction of paper documents and processing time.

A preliminary electronic exchange of information simplifies the receipt of data on goods and vehicles arriving at the customs border of Turkmenistan and its transfer to the customs authorities. Such electronic data is easily transmitted and obtained through various platforms on the Internet. Preliminary information contains data on declarants, attached documents, consignees and senders, vehicles, transport companies, driver, goods, its prices and other data required by customs authorities. This data automatically enters the unified system of customs authorities under a specific identification number and is converted into a minimum set for further customs clearance.

Upon the arrival of goods and vehicles to the customs border of Turkmenistan after confirmation of the customs document, converted based on preliminary information is issued in a minimum time.

Additional information on the services provided (prices for freight operations, temporary storage terminal, customs warehouses, parking spaces and hotels) can be obtained on the official website of the Directorate of Economic Management.

The Directorate of Economic Management under the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan was established in 2014 to introduce customs procedures in international transport and cargo storage services.

The Directorate is a self-supporting institution of management type and is funded independently of the state.