The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended Azerbaijan's achievements in its customs system in recent years.
This was stated by departmental adviser on the Middle East and Central Asia (MCD), Raja Al Marzouqi during a meeting with the First Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee (SCC) of Azerbaijan Safar Mehdiyev. This is also mentioned in a report published in a private newspaper 'Customs' on Friday.
The Fund's mission to the country led by Raja Al Marzouqi will be in Baku from February 26 to March 12. The main purpose of the visit is to hold consultations with the Azerbaijani government under Article IV of the agreement 'On the creation of the IMF'.
According to Mehdiyev, Azerbaijan has already started to receive customs payments by plastic cards, as well as the establishment of information kiosks in customs offices.
During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of mutual interest, including Azerbaijan's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)./Trend/