The last sessions of the large-scale training campaign for customs officials on the new Customs Code, organised jointly by the Customs Service and the EU High Level Advisers’ Mission were carried out in the Southern region of the country, on 30 November, 19 and 21 December. About 200 Customs Service employees gathered in Cahul within the three training sessions to learn about the changes, simplifications and new procedures that will be introduced on 1 January 2024, with the entry into force of the new Customs Code, the objective of which is to standardise and harmonise the national customs legislation with that of the European Union.    

Customs Service experts who participated in the process of development, adjustment, and alignment of the new Customs Code to the Union Customs Code, presented the main provisions, innovations, and practical applications of the new customs legislation in the areas of: customs control, customs decisions, customs procedures including special procedures, origin of goods, certification of goods, customs debt and guarantees, etc.  

The large-scale nationwide awareness-raising campaign for the business environment and customs staff was organised and carried out by the Customs Service and the EU High Level Advisers’ Mission, in October-December 2023. Within the framework of this initiative, over 550 business people took part in campaign’s events in Chisinau, Briceni, Balti, Comrat, Cahul, Causeni and Ungheni, and over 830 customs officers were trained in the Northern, Central and Southern regions.