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Announcement: Started with operation newly equipped Customs Laboratory for Analysis of Petroleum and Petroleum Products started operating

Published date: 21.09.2020 13:13 | Author: uc

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The Customs Administration has successfully completed a project that represents the first step towards the modernization of the Customs Laboratory. As one of the beneficiaries of the EU sector budget support (IPA SBS IBM 2015), within the Project "Support to the Integrated Border Management Strategy", it procured equipment for the Customs Laboratory for the analysis of mineral oils and petroleum products. This is a significant step forward in achieving European standards in the field of customs within the Negotiating Chapter 29 "Customs Union". The Customs Administration greatly appreciates the support that the EU continuously provides to the customs service, both in the development of the customs laboratory and in capacity building in other areas of customs operations.

The new, modernly equipped laboratory enables professional conduct of physical and chemical analyzes of high-risk excise goods and giving expert opinions on the classification of this type of product in the Customs Tariff, thus ensuring proper calculation of customs duties and implementation of trade policy. Also, the Customs Laboratory significantly improves the fight against the gray economy by supporting the prevention of illegal trade in goods, fraud or illicit market behavior.

In addition to the most modern equipment for the analysis of mineral oils and petroleum products, which is installed in the Customs Laboratory, the Customs Administration also has new "mobile fuel analyzers" which will perform rapid analyzes of oil and petroleum products in the field.

With the development of the Customs Laboratory, along with qualified and certified officials, the Customs Administration will continue to fulfill its both control and protective role in international trade.

On this occasion, the Customs Administration expresses great gratitude to the European Union for its support in the development of the Customs Laboratory.