REPUBLIC OF TURKEY

MINISTRY of CUSTOMS and TRADE

Trilateral Meeting of the Ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia

Minister Bülent TÜFENKCİ visited Azerbaijan to attend the Trilateral Meeting of the Ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia responsible for Customs, 19 July 2017. At the trilateral meeting Ministers reviewed customs and border crossing issues related to the operation of Baku – Tbilisi – Kars Railway Line. Three Ministers held a joint press conference and accepted a joint declaration. With the joint declaration parties established a tripartite mechanism for customs cooperation to realize railway customs operation in an easier and more efficient way. Moreover, joint declaration also stresses the importance of development of transit capacity of the three countries with cooperation.

A protocol was signed on establishing an advance electronic information exchange system regarding transit transports by road between Turkey and Azerbaijan.  

With the occasion of this meeting, Mr. TÜFENKCİ met with Turkish and Azerbaijani businessmen along with Azerbaijan State Customs Committee Chairman Aydin Aliyev in Baku. The Ministers stated that they hope to reach higher figures of foreign trade volumes.