The overall objective is to increase efficiency of cross-border trade by developing a Lebanon and Jordan road map to adopt and apply shared custom procedures among Lebanese Public Customs administration (Lebanon), Aqaba (Jordan) and UE countries, namely Italy, Greece, Spain.
The road map is taking into account aspects related to the following:

  • legislations
  • procedures, including documentary issues
  • security
  • support ICT systems

The road map shall underline a path leading to:

  • simplified procedures and selective controls
  • improving relations between the ports of northern and southern Mediterranean
  • increased use of information technologies
  • enhanced transparency
  • improved management of special customs procedures (e.g. goods admitted on a temporary basis)

Expectations are as follows:

  • the methodology adopted to develop the road map is applicable to other MENA countries (Middle East and North African countries)
  • the Lebanese 'road-map' can be a model to be customised and be used for each MENA country.

The road map shall be developed alongside the following:

  • exchange, training and dissemination programs
  • the creation of a permanent transnational focus group including partners of the project and stakeholders, to support the road map implementation, assessment and update

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