Senate approves law “On State Customs Service” in a new edition

The senators approved a Law of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On State Customs Service” in a new edition.

The law is aimed at improving the legal framework for activities of customs authorities, creating additional legal mechanisms for the reliable protection of citizens’ rights and freedoms, as well as participants in foreign economic activities.

In accordance with the law, the main tasks of the State Customs Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan determine the protection of rights and freedoms and legally protected interests of individuals and legal entities, monitor compliance with customs legislation, prevent, identify and suppress violations of legislation, including smuggling.

At the same time, the law defines new tasks for customs authorities in implementation of crime prevention, improving the legal culture of citizens, regular monitoring of the effectiveness of the risk management system, the use of modern information and communication technologies and control technology, development of priority directions for the development and improvement of customs, monitoring of foreign trade operations, etc.

The main principles of their activity are legally fixed: legality, unity, openness and transparency, observance and respect for the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of individuals and legal entities.

It was noted that the law envisages additional rights and duties of employees and determines the detailed procedure and conditions for the service: admission to service, assignment, demotion and deprivation of special ranks, appointment and release, training, retraining and advanced training, etc. The measures of legal and social protection of customs officials are also specified.

Speakers underlined that the law will help strengthen the guarantees of legal actions related to the fulfillment of obligations by customs officials, further improving their material and social protection.

(Source: UzDaily.com)