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MONGOLIAN CUSTOMS DELEGATES PAID AN OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE KOREA CUSTOMS SERVICE

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At the invitation from the Korea Customs Service Commission Kim Nak-Hoe Mongolian Customs delegates led by the Director General of the Mongolian Customs General Administration O.Ganbat paid an official visit to the Korea Customs Service between September 30th and October 3rd.

During the visit the Heads of the Customs organizations held an official meeting to discuss bilateral cooperation matters, to resolve pressing issues and to exchange ideas on further enhancing the cooperation.

The delegation to Korea consisted of 6 members, including B.Munkhbat, Director of Khovd Customs; D.Solongo, Deputy Director of Zamiin-Uud Customs; D.Ulziisaikhan, senior customs officer at Dornod Customs; E.Enkhtuul, customs officer in charge of international cooperation matters at the Mongolian Customs General Administration; and B.Gerelmaa, customs officer at Dornod Customs.

The meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere and the parties agreed to strengthen the cooperation and signed an AEO action plan to implement jointly. 

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MONGOLIAN CUSTOMS DELEGATES ATTENDED THE 13TH CAREC CUSTOMS COOPERATION COMMITTEE MEETING

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The 13th CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee meeting was held on 22-23 September 2014 in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyz Republic and was attended by high level officials from customs organizations of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, PRC, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Mongolia, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Japan and Uzbekstan as well as officials from the Asian Development Bank and the World Customs Organization.

The Mongolian delegates comprised of the Director of Ulaanbaatar Customs D.Dovchinsuren, Director of the Post-Clearance Audit Department T.Munkhchuluun and Custom officer in charge of international affairs at the Customs General Administration N.Bolor-Oyu.  

The 14th CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee meeting will be held in Mongolia in 2015. 

CUSTOMS OFFICERS ARE ENRICHING THEIR LIBRARY

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The Director of the Monitoring, Analysis, Evaluation, and Internal Audit Department N.Sarantuya visited the Training Center on 3 October 2014 and presented 30 books related to Russian customs-related laws and legislations from her personal library, which served as a valuable endeavor to inspire all customs officers to enrich the customs library. The operation coincided with the International Day of Teachers.

Moreover, a professor at the Training Center U.Otgonbayar also presented the first two books in his series “Records from trips”. Teachers at the training center have now begun to work to expand the library through turning the books into digital formats. 

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COOPERATION AGREEMENTS WERE SIGNED

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The Director General of Mongolian Customs General Administration O.Ganbat and the Executive Director of Erdenet Mining Corporation signed a cooperation agreement on 29 August 2014.

 
The agreement has been under implementation since 2010 in accordance with the provision 252.4 of the Customs Law of Mongolia and it is related to the decisions to be passed on the analysis of chemicals and preparations of Erdenet Mining Corporation, drawing of samples thereof, and the release of laboratory test results.
     

As a result of the implementation of this agreement, custom control and inspection will be more streamlined and the time required for clearance will be save 3 to 7 times and cost will be reduced. This a form of indirect contribution to the Mongolian economy on the part of Mongolian Customs through the support for the operations of Erdenet Mining Corporation.

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TIME REQUIRED FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE HAS BEEN DECREASED THREE TIMES

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Customs organization has begun implementing the “Revised version of Customs clearance technology and operation” since 01 September 2014 in an attempt to decrease the trade barriers, bureaucracy and redundant steps.

As a result of the implementation of this revised version of the operation, the steps required for customs clearance was reduced to 6-8 steps from 14 steps. Additionally, as a result of the successful implementation of the customs organization to adopt paperless technology for customs clearances of minerals and raw materials export, the time required for clearance has been decreased three times. Consequently it is estimated that national companies operating in the foreign trade and export sector will save 3.4 billion MNTs on average annually. 

REPORTS FROM SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED UNDER THE GOVERNMENT PROGRAM TO STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY

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Customs organization has decreased the number of mid-level management positions by 106

Customs organization has been taking step-by-step measures in order to facilitate foreign trade, reduce redundant steps and bottlenecks, to decrease the expenditure of customs management and to create economical savings for the government as a whole.

For instance, effective starting the 1st of September 2014, the organizational structure of the Customs General Administration and the customs houses and branches thereto have been revised and a bold decision was passed to reduce the number of management level decision making positions by 106.


This decision was important in eliminating redundancy and duplication, reducing the number of steps required for decision making, and to allocate human resources more appropriately. Moreover the decision has enabled the saving of expenditure by the management of the organization. 

INTRODUCING THE REVISED CUSTOMS CONTROL PROCEDURES

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As a result of the reform in the customs control procedures, the number of steps required for customs clearance has been decreased to 6-8 steps from the previous 14 steps. The following diagrams briefly introduce the steps:

In the event the customs declaration is processed under the green channel, customs declaration would be verified and the goods will be released to the owner.

In the event the customs declaration is processed under the orange channel, customs organization will review the documents and the goods will be released to the owner.

In the event the customs declaration is processed under the green channel, customs organization will review the documents and inspect the goods and vehicles prior to releasing the goods to the owner.

Furthermore, we are currently working to use the Time Release Study software developed by the World Customs organization to assess the results of this reform by comparing the Time Release Study results with that of 2012. 

MONGOLIAN CUSTOMS AND USAID SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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Director General O. Ganbat of the Customs General Administration of Mongolia and the Acting USAID Representative to Mongolia Richard X. Chen signed a memorandum of understanding between the Customs General Administration of Mongolia and the United States Agency for International Development at the Mongolian Customs General Administration on 27 August 2014.

The Memorandum of Understanding signals their commitment to work together on mutual interests to improve trade facilitation in Mongolia. The collaboration is designed to increase the opportunities for the Mongolian Customs to reduce the burden on traders and build the capacity of Mongolian customs in the areas of post clearance audit, risk management, and information technology. In addition, through the BPI project, the parties will facilitate public private dialogue forums to engage the private sector in trade reforms throughout the process.

This partnership includes USAID- funded Business Plus Initiative support to the Customs General Administration to launch the customs valuation information module, implement customs e-payment, enhance the new risk management system, and provide technical assistance and specialized training in order to create more efficient and transparent customs operations and save traders time and money during the clearance process. In addition, Mongolian Customs and USAID through the BPI project will facilitate public private dialogue forums to engage the private sector in trade reforms throughout the process.

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FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF CHINA CUSTOMS TO MONGOLIA

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China customs delegates led by the Minister Mr. Yu Guangzhou paid an official visit to Mongolian Customs at the invitation of the Director General Mr. Ganbat between the 19th to the 22nd of August 2014. During the visit, the delegates held a bilateral meeting with the Director General of the Customs General Administration of Mongolia and other officials, evaluating the bilateral cooperation and exchanging ideas regarding the pressing issues.

The meeting agenda included important issues, including the enhancement of joint border control, exchange of electronic manifests and statistical reports, development of mechanisms for expedited exchange of information, mutual recognition of authorized economic operators, exchange of transit goods and x-ray images, capacity building and facilitation of trade through expedited cooperation on port-related matters.

Moreover, during the official visit the delegates from China customs signed an intergovernmental agreement regarding cooperation on port-related matters under the responsibilities of the Cabinet Secretariat and the relevant officials from the two customs administrations signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the customs ports in Dornod province and Machurian customs.

The bilateral relations between the two customs administration was launched in 1993 upon signing of the “Agreement between the governments of Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China on cooperation and mutual assistance on customs-related matters.”

While under the abovementioned agreement, various capacity building activities, exchange of best practices, opening of new ports, joint efforts to counter illicit trade and high-level official meetings took place, in the history of over 20 years of bilateral relations, this is the first time the Minister of China Customs is visiting Mongolia. As such the visit is unique and is of high importance for the further enhancement of the bilateral cooperation between the two customs administrations.

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CUSTOMS ORGANIZATION HAS INTRODUCED PAPERLESS CLEARANCE

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Mongolian Customs has successfully launched the implementation of PAPERLESS CLEARANCE technology on minerals and mining products such coal, crude oil, iron ore and copper concentrates at the Gashuunsukhait and Shiveekhuren ports located in the Umnugovi province in an attempt to facilitate the customs control and clearance procedures.

Whereas, before the paperless clearance was launched, 20-29 steps taking 27 minutes per load was required for the exporters to compile their documents declare through the customs brokers and 5-6 customs officers were involved, after the implementation of paperless clearance, 3 customs officers are involved in 12-16 steps and each consignment takes 6-9 minutes to clear. Exporters are now able to lodge their international trade documents to customs for review before their consignments have been loaded.

As a result of the implementation of paperless clearance, exporters have the following benefits:
- Elimination of printed weight results as the scale software has been connected to the customs system.
- Elimination of transport documents /joint manifest/ as upon the completion of the customs clearance, transport documents will now be issued automatically.
- Elimination of trade documents previously required to be attached to every customs declaration.


Additionally, following inefficient costs will be saved:  


From the customs organization:

- A fee of 3000 MNT for each manifest;

- Cost of approximately 60K-120K MNT incurred for every trip to the border for the purpose of a stamp on the declaration form indicating the goods have crossed the border;
- Cost of 25K-35K associated with having a representative of customs matters from the consigning party work at the border


From customs brokers:
- Transport documents /joint manifest/ entry cost 3500-3700 MNT
- Meal cost for placing 2-3 employees of the customs brokers 8000-12000 MNT
- Cost of 800-1500 MNT for printing 3-5 copies of weight result

It is estimated that the total cost saved per export consignment is approximately 12000 MNT. Moreover, it is now possible for the consigning organization is able to declare the goods without going through customs brokers. On average, approximately 800 vehicles cross the customs border, which implies that the total cost saved per day is 9.6 million MNT, equivalent to 288 million MNT per month and 3.456 billion MNT per year. 

RILO AP HELD AN EXPERT MISSION

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Experts from the RILO AP led by the Head of RILO AP held an expert mission at the Ulaanbaatar Customs between the 6th and the 8th of August 2014. The training was attended by 20 customs officers from the Customs General Administration, Ulaanbaatar Customs, Postal Customs Buyant-Ukhaa Customs.

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The training consisted of various important topics including intelligence collection and analysis as well as using the intelligence product efficiently in customs control and decision making through assessment of risk and use of the CEN database developed by the World Customs Organization. 

The exchange of customs intelligence is one of the pillars of the WCO enforcement strategy. Currently there are 11 regional offices in 6 regions responsible for regional intelligence liaisons and the roles of the offices include intelligence collection and analysis as well as the uses thereof in determining the trends in illicit activities and disseminations of related alerts, reports and warnings. The aim of the RILO offices is to create a mechanism for customs administrations worldwide to collaborate against transnational crimes. 

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TIME RELEASE STUDY SEMINAR WAS HELD

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On 29 July 2014, a 4-day national seminar was held at the Ulaanbaatar Customs on Time release study. The seminar was jointly organized by the Mongolian Customs General Administration, World Customs Organization and the World Customs organization and was attended by representatives from local customs branches, State Specialized Inspection Administration, Chamber of Commerce, Ulaanbaatar railway and brokers. 

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This seminar on “Time release study” is an example of the valuable contribution our cooperating organization provide our effort to fulfil the obligation to collect appropriate duties and taxes while ensuring the economic security is achieved through facilitation of trade and support for legal traders. 

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Mongolian Customs plans to conduct time release study for the third time in an attempt to determine and resolve the challenges faced during clearance, which hinder our efforts to facilitate trade. As a result of the seminar, the participants have gained the skills and capabilities to conduct time release study and have collaboratively developed the road map to implement the study.