The statement said that during the meeting, held on 3-4 June in Brussels, 25 presentations showed in detail the process of harmonisation of 17 key areas of customs legislation.
The expected implementation of projects initiated, especially of the “New computerised transit system”, which is financially supported by the EU, provides a basis for optimism about the future of continuing negotiations in the area of customs.
Serbia accepted the acquis for Chapter 29 in line with prescribed procedures.
The delegation of the Republic of Serbia was led by the President of the Negotiating Group 29 and Deputy Minister of Finance Vesna Hreljac Ivanovic.
The Serbian delegation, in addition to representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Customs Administration, was made up of representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Culture and the Media, Office for European Integration, team for negotiations on the accession of Serbia to the EU and the Mission of Serbia to the EU.
The EU was represented by experts from the European Commission, Directorate for Taxation and Customs and the Directorate General for Enlargement, the statement added.