Turkey-Iran Customs Administration Heads xnumx'ünc meeting was held in Isfahan in October 3 14 history. Ziya Altunyaldız, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Customs and Trade, attended the Turkish delegation.
Turkey - Iran Customs Administration of the President of the 3rd meeting was held in Isfahan on 14 October 2012. During the negotiations, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Customs and Trade, Ziya Altunyaldız, and the Iranian delegation, President of the Iranian Customs Administration. It was chaired by Abbas Memarinejad.
Mr. Altunyaldız, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Customs and Trade, stated that there has been a certain consensus on the customs issues between the two countries with the meetings of the Customs Administration. and I think we should intensify our efforts to have it functioning. ve
Altunyaldız reminded that the necessary agreements for the common use of Esendere-Sero and Kapıköy-Razi gates were signed and working on technical protocols and agreed to advance the project. We also agreed to sign the meeting. top
Altunyaldız said that within this framework, the internal approval process of the agreements signed for both doors was completed and the protocols were ready to be negotiated and signed. Altunyaldız stated that they decided to hold a technical meeting in the month of 2 in order to ensure that the constructions in the modernization process of Esendere-Sero and Kapıköy-Razi Black Border Gates will be held in the month. he said, the Esendere and Kapiköy gates were renewed and TIR traffic would be extended to allow full service.
Altunyaldız stated that they signed a contract with TOBB GTİ in July to make both doors with a Build-Operate-Transfer model. D The project work of the gates was completed. However, when a door is being constructed, it is very important for the neighboring country to be compatible with the door, so that the operations to be done here are done smoothly and quickly. For this reason, our technical delegations on the projects we have prepared to work together and come to a common decision is of great importance for the renovation work to be done by these doors, Bu he said.
The Iranian side stated that the construction of the heavily damaged Razi-Hoy highway was underway and that the road will be completed by October, 3 will be completed by October, and the bridge on the road will be completed by September, 2012. the infrastructure works and asphalt of the road have been completed and only the construction of the bridge planned to be constructed in 2013 is left. The Razi-Hoy road is of vital importance for the door that we will open in Kapıköy. For this reason, we want to get information from you about the latest situation supported by visual materials. Yol
Altunyaldız stated that the parties agreed to support rail transport to ensure safe and high-volume freight transport and that the parties also agreed to take the necessary measures to improve the conditions of the Kapıköy - Razi Railway Border Gate. and it was put into operation until the end of November 2012, and it was shared with the Iranian side that the speed transits would be accelerated by ensuring that the freight trains were scanned rapidly. It is stated that we are working in cooperation with DDY for the new railway planned to be built in Dilucu. ”
One of the important decisions taken in the meeting held in Konya to facilitate and accelerate the freight traffic between the two countries, to prevent the agglomeration of land gates to support the railway transportation Altunyaldız emphasized, mak In this context, to make customs checks on freight trains much faster and more effective We are building a train X-Ray. Construction has come to its final stage and it is planned to be operational by the end of this year. İnşaat
On the other hand, the State Railways which agency responsible for railways in Turkey (FDI) and also very close to saying that continuing work in collaboration Altunyaldiz, in this context, the establishment of Iran from Dilucu of planned their support of new railway line projects in the two countries and railways collaboration with stated that they are committed to make all kinds of contributions. Altunyaldız reiterated that the Turkish side stated that the Yüksekova Customs Directorate was legally opened and that it would be operational with all its functions until October 2012. Altunyaldız stated that they had reached the last stage in the allocation of space for the Customs Directorate in Yüksekova, and said that isi We will ensure that it is put into operation as soon as possible and we will inform you about it Yüksek.
Altunyaldız said that the parties undertake to take all necessary measures for the use of the third road at Gürbulak-Bazergan Land Border Gate.
Adır There is no 'third way' in the current situation. It has been learned that the project has been prepared to open a new road to the north of the existing TIR platforms by the East Anatolian GTBM and the Iranian side is working on a road in the same place. We decided to investigate the issue of opening an additional road in order to ease the traffic and the operations during the period when the field is very busy. Our local authorities have worked on this issue.
A preliminary project work has been carried out by both parties to shave the hill on the north of the area where the TIR operations are currently carried out, to open a new road and door from here. At this stage, I propose that our technical delegations come together for the harmonization of the projects, the cost-benefit analysis and other details are discussed, and the report to be prepared is presented to us and the final decision is taken. ”
Altunyaldız stated that the parties expressed their satisfaction with the numbers reached and preventing the queues at the TIR entrance-exit amounts at the Gurbulak-Bazergan Land Border Doors. It was stated that the waiting at the gates in the scope of this article was minimized and that the queues formed due to various reasons were dissolved in a short time with the cooperation of the two sides. reminded me that there was compromise. After the decisions taken in the first two meetings, Altunyaldız stated that he was very pleased to see that the Gürbulak - Bazergan Gate was working much more efficiently than before and learned that the queues were decreasing and added that he thinks that this issue can be removed from the agenda.
Altunyaldız stated that the Turkish side declared that a permanent Customs Attaché will be appointed to the Turkish Consulate General in Urumiye and that a Customs Attaché could be appointed to the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erzurum. Altunyaldız, eli We have been established by the Customs Attachment staff in Urumiye and BKK has been published. It has been stated by Iran that their work is continuing and the response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected. İran
Altunyaldız said that the necessary legal infrastructure works for the Customs Attaché in Urumiye were completed and said eli I think that we will improve our relations here soon by making an appointment U.
Altunyaldız added that the Turkish side demanded active participation by the Iranian Customs authorities in the Silk Road Customs Administration Initiative, adding that the Iranian side expressed its determination that they would actively participate in these efforts. It was emphasized that we attach great importance to cooperation with Iran for the route. It has been promised by Iran that they will actively participate in future studies. As they know, İpekyolu Project is a project that we attach great importance to as a country. For this reason, Iran's inability to participate in the project we realized this year caused us sadness and disappointment. However, İpekyolu is unthinkable without Iran. Therefore, we would like to develop a new project for the South İpekyolu route with your active participation and contribute to the revival of İpekyolu with your support. In this context, I would like to invite you to the 29th Silk Road Forum, which will be held in Istanbul on November 30-5, ”.
TURKEY urging the CUSTOMS OFFICE HEADS DECISIONS TAKEN IN MEETING
The Turkish side, Esendere - Seron and Kapıköy - Razi Land Border Gates was reported by the internal ratification process of the agreement on the joint use is completed, the Iranian side in the next Turkey - Iran Customs Administration of the President in order to complete the internal approval process prior to the meeting said, would demonstrate the highest possible effort he. The parties agreed to hold a technical meeting in Urumiye in the 2012nd week of November 2 to discuss the technical protocols in the annex of joint use agreements.
The Turkish side stated that the modernization projects of Esendere and Kapıköy Black Border Gates with the “Build - Operate - Transfer” model are continuing and it is aimed to be completed before 2013. The parties agreed to hold a technical meeting in Urumiye in the 2012nd week of November 2 to ensure that the constructions to be made in the modernization process are compatible.
The Iranian side reported that the construction of the largely distorted Razi - Hoy highway was largely completed and the construction of the bridges on the road was planned to be completed by the end of 2013. The parties agreed that the technical delegation, which will meet in the 2012nd week of November 2, in Urumiye, will examine the latest situation of this road. The Turkish side reported that in this case, the modernization of the Kapıköy Black Border Gate will begin after the completion of the Razi - Hoy road.
The Turkish side has pledged to resolve the problem caused by system interruptions at the Kapıköy Land Border Gate before the next Customs Administration Meeting. The parties agreed to support rail transport to ensure safe and high-volume freight transport. The parties also agreed to take the necessary measures to improve the conditions of the Kapıköy - Razi Railway Border Gate, while the Iranian side announced that the customs procedures for the trains already made in Tabriz will be made in Razi. The Turkish side stated that the train X-Ray, which will be deployed in Kapıköy, is planned to be put into service by the end of 2012 to facilitate and speed up the customs procedures of the trains.
The Turkish side stated that the construction of Yüksekova - Esendere highway is ongoing and completed except for the part connected to the construction of the bridges and the dam. The parties agreed that the technical delegation, which will meet in the 2012nd week of November 2, in Urumiye, will examine the latest situation of this road.
The Turkish side declared that the Yüksekova Customs Directorate was opened legally and it would be operational with all its functions until the end of 2012. Turkish side Esendere Land Border Gate within the scope of the TIR Carnet can be done customs operations said.
The Parties decided to take all necessary measures and organize a technical meeting on the use of the third road at the Gürbulak - Bazergan Land Border Gate.
The Turkish side declared that the procedures for the opening of the TIR park, which will be constructed at Gürbulak Land Border Gate, will continue and that the Iranian side will be informed of the developments. The Turkish side stated that the customs operations of cars and buses can be done manually in the event of system outages, and the works for trucks and trucks are under way.
The parties have declared their satisfaction with the cooperation on stopping the illegal movement and smuggling of petroleum products from Iran to Turkey. The Turkish side thanked the Iranian side for its positive approach and cooperation, while the parties agreed on the continuation of the cooperation on this issue.
The Iranian side agreed to end the implementation of the collection of fuel price difference in case the Turkish warehouses were sealed by Turkish Customs. If the Turkish warehouses are not sealed by Turkish Customs, the Iranian side will be able to collect fuel price difference depending on the distance they will be in Iran from the Turkish trucks. The Iranian side also agreed to work on the use of the sealing system referred to by the Turkish trucks going to third countries via Iran, not to charge the fuel price difference. . The parties decided to continue their work on this issue.
While the construction of separate passenger entry and exit lounges at the Gürbulak - Bazergan Black Border Gates was largely completed, the parties agreed that these lounges will be operational before the end of November 2012. The Turkish side declared that the free shuttle service between the entrance of the border gate and the passenger lounges at the Gürbulak Kara Border Gate will begin with the start of the passenger lounges.
The parties agreed that they agreed on the establishment of a joint technical committee to evaluate the data exchange protocol between the Customs Authorities and the joint exchange of border gates.
The Turkish side declared that all legal works related to the appointment of a permanent Customs Attaché to the Urumiye Consulate General have been completed and the said attaché will be appointed as soon as possible. The Iranian side declared that it is continuing its efforts for the appointment of a Customs Attaché to the Consulate General of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Erzurum.
The Turkish side invited the Iranian side to the 29 Silkroad Forum to be held in Istanbul on 30-2012 November 5 and requested the Iranian Customs authorities to actively participate in the Silk Road Initiative. The Iranian side expressed their satisfaction with this invitation and said they would participate in the forum. The Iranian side also expressed their determination to actively participate in the work within the scope of the Silk Road Initiative.
The parties will decide to cooperate in the fight against smuggling, and in particular in the fight against drug smuggling, as well as sharing data and organizing joint training programs.
Parties continue to provide the xnumx'ünc cooperation between the two sides have agreed Meeting of the Heads of Customs Administrations of the year 4 held in Turkey in the first week of May. The exact date, location and agenda of the meeting will be determined by the parties in the future.
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