Tajikistan and Pakistan recently signed an agreement further to promote cooperation and mutual assistance between the two countries. The agreement was signed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
The signing authorities included Imran Haider – ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Tajikistan, Karimzoda K – Chairman, Customs Service, Republic of Tajikistan. Both parties agreed on the terms after exchanging the relevant information.
It is hoped that this agreement between the two countries would promote cooperation between the customs authorities by exchanging customs-related information. The information shared between the countries would be based on goods and passengers. It would help prevent and investigate offences against Customs legislation, smuggling of narcotics, enforcement of customs laws, research and development build mutual foreign direct investments and promotion of exports between both the countries.
It is further said that this initiative would go a long way towards ensuring optimum trade facilitation for the bilateral trade between both two countries. It would also reduce the cost of doing business for the importers and exporters of the countries involved.
It is imperative to mention that the Pakistan Customs and FBR have already signed Customs Mutual Cooperation Agreements with several countries, including Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, UAE, and the US.
Pakistan Customs is also attempting similar agreements with South Korea, ASEAN countries, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and European Union.
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