On 22-23 May an OSCE-supported regional conference on risk management in customs was held in the framework of the Astana Economic Forum.
The event was co-organised with the Customs Control Committee of the Ministry of Finance and the World Customs Organization. It brought together over 150 leading international experts, high-ranking representatives of the customs services of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Finland, Hungary, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan as well as foreign and domestic businesses.
The discussion focused on the European experience in the application of risk management systems, interaction between customs administrations and the business community, strategies to improve risk management systems. An expert from the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities presented the OSCE activities in this field.