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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
KNAUF Radika DOOEL Republic of Macedonia 5.000 A: 40 MD B: 100% KNAUF Radika DOOEL KNAUF Radika DOOEL 01.03.2008 - 30.04.2008 NO PARTNER

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW CUSTOMS LAW

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Global objective

The main objective is to provide technical assistance on the implementation of the New Customs Law and Customs Law Implementing Regulations aimed to accelerate the import and export procedures of the Client, reduce the time and customs formalities and increase his international trade flows with the world.

Specific objective(s)

Provide analyses, impact assessment to trade and training for the implementation of the New Customs Law and Customs Law Implementing Regulations in particular the customs valuation procedures, rules of origin and the enforcement of the simplified customs clearance procedure.

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

For the project implementation two customs experts have been provided.

The Technical Assistance more specifically addressed the following issues:
(1) Analyses of the New Customs Law and Customs Law Implementing Regulations;
(2) Customs valuation;
(3) Rules of origin;
(4) Simplified customs clearances procedure and it’s impact assessment on the importers, businesses and other stakeholders and
(5) Training on the simplified customs clearances procedures.

In reference to the simplified customs clearances procedure, the following regulations were addressed:

Customs Law
The following simplified procedures were targeted:

a) the customs declaration referred to in Article 72 of the Customs Law to omit certain of the particulars referred to in Article 72 paragraph (1) of this Law or for some of the documents referred to in paragraph (2) of that Article not to be attached thereto; b) a commercial or administrative document, accompanied by request for the goods to be placed under the customs procedure in question, to be lodged in place of the customs declaration referred to in Article 72 of this Law and c) the goods to be entered for the customs procedure in question by means of an entry in the records of the holder of the authorization. In this case, the customs authority may waive the requirement that the declarant presents the goods.

Customs Law Implementing Regulations
The following simplification opportunities were also addressed by the experts:

a) use of a comprehensive guarantee or guarantee waiver; b) use of special loading lists;
c) use of seals of a special type; d) exemption from the requirement to use a prescribed itinerary;
e) authorized consignor status; f) authorized consignee status; g) application of simplified procedures specific to goods: (i) carried by rail; (ii) carried by air; (iii) carried by waterway; (iv) moved by pipeline or power lines.