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INTERNATIONAL VETERANS’ DAY

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Celebrating the International Veterans’ Day, the Customs General Administration received and honored the veterans retired from the Customs General Administration on 2 October 2019. The Deputy Director General B.Batkhishig opened the celebration and the Director of Public Administration Management Department Ts.Gendentseveen and the Head of Service and Maintenance Unit Ts.Otgonjargal extended greetings and appreciations. Former Director General D.Tseveenjav and the Head of Veterans’ Committee D.Amarsaikhan also made remarks.

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COOPERATION OF THE CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATIONS OF MONGOLIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

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At the invitation of the Director General B.Asralt, Commissioner Kim Yong Moon paid an official visit to Ulaanbaatar and successfully held a bilateral meeting on 30 September 2019. During this meeting, the parties signed an Arrangement on Mutual Recognition of Authorized Economic Operators. The preparation for concluding this document began in 2015. The parties agreed that the MRA is important in supporting economic growth.

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CUSTOMS-BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP 2019

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Customs General Administration in collaboration with the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Trade-related Assistance to Mongolia project of the EU held a Customs-Business partnership meeting 2019 under the slogan “Let’s hear our Businesses” on 24 September 2019. The meeting was attended by representatives of the customs branches, state owned companies, representatives of other government agencies, non-governmental organization and over 50 private sector representatives. Opening remarks for the event were made by the Deputy Director General B.Batkhishig, the Director General of the Chamber of Commerce T.Duuren and the TRAM project Coordinator Carmen Fratita. The Director of the Public Administration Management Department of the MCGA Ts.Gendentseveen presented on some of the customs reform iniatives, i.e., “smart gate”, 8 branch customs laboratories, and the reform at the border crossing points. Presentations on the development trend of customs and various trade documents issued by the chamber were presented followed by discussion forum among the participants.

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CUSTOMS AEO WORKSHOP

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Customs General Administration in collaboration with the Trade related assistance to Mongolia of the European Union successfully organized an advanced workshop on AEO on 17-19 September 2019. The workshop covered topics including application, validation, evaluation, assessment and inspection. The workshop was attended by 25 customs officers from 8 regional customs. The first day of the training covered international best practices and international documents and guidelines conducted by Vladimir Pisar, an expert from Slovakia. The subsequent two days of the workshop was run by the Customs Risk Management Division based on the WCO documents. Additionally, the participants visited APU LLC, a company that has applied for an AEO status. We thank the TRAM project of the EU, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and APU LLC for their support in organizing this workshop.

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3RD MEETING OF THE MONGOLIAN-CHINESE BORDER COOPERATION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

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The third meeting of the Mongolian-Chinese Border Cooperation Management Committee was held on 9-10 September 2019 in Ulaanbaatar. During the meeting, 22 issues were discussed including the overload of Erlian border post and the enhancing of the border crossing capacity. Dircetor General B.Asralt and the Chairman of the Port Administration of the PRC held a meeting to discuss the outcomes of the meeting and signed the meeting minutes. The parties noted the significant progress made on successfully organizing joint customs control and resolving some pressing issues and agreed to further strengthen the cooperation.

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