According to the Minister, it is very important that customs offices are equipped with technological means for the smooth and rapid functioning of international trade.

“Modernization of the customs service plays an important role in increasing competition in global trade”, – said Pekgan.

According to the Minister, a number of projects are being implemented in Turkey, including “Digitalization of customs”, “Single window”, “Сontainer and port tracking System”.

“Turkey has strengthened the technical infrastructure of customs points to ensure border security and fight against smuggling”, – Pekgan said.

The Minister noted that the Ministry of trade of Turkey has 18 regional offices of customs and foreign trade, 30 land border points.