Institution:Customs Service
Rosario de Blasio has been working for the last 10 years at the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine, advising both countries in the development of their customs and border policies, regulatory and institutional reform in approximation and alignment with EU and Association Agreements/DCFTA requirements. He has more than twenty years of experience working for the Customs Agency in Italy.
Working for the EU Border Assistance Mission, Rosario has had extensive experience improving Moldova-Ukraine cross-border cooperation in line with EU best practices, especially through implementation of modern cooperation tools, such as joint control, and exchange of pre-arrival information on goods and people.

Rosario’s current assignment in the Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova includes policy advice in the implementation of the EU-Moldova AA/DCFTA through simplified procedures and effective measures to fight against smuggling with a view to ensuring revenue collection, safety and security at the customs borders of the country. The EU High-Level Adviser is also providing support in the structural reform of the Customs Service, including incentive schemes for staff, with the aim of improving its institutional capacities and reducing corruption.