The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Kunio Mikuria, awarded the contribution to the development of Customs to the President of the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce, Danela Arsovska. The award was presented by the Director of the Customs Administration, Gjoko Tanasoski, on the eve of the World Customs Day, which is traditionally celebrated every year on January 26th.

Arsovska emphasized that this recognition is another confirmation of the successful cooperation of the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce with the institutions, where she is actively involved as a promoter and leader of contemporary world trends with particular emphasis on digitalization of processes.

“The digitization of business processes and the interconnectedness of institutions in implementing new trends is of particular importance in increasing the productivity and competitiveness of the business community. Last year, the Union was among the first chambers in Europe to digitize international trade tools and introduce an e-Certificate of Origin, backed by the Customs Administration. We are ready, in the future, as an Alliance, to support the process of trade facilitation, “Arsovska said, adding that this recognition is another confirmation of the Macedonian Chambers of Commerce, which is building partnerships both domestically and globally.

Tanasoki, director of the Customs Administration, stressed that the Customs Community is reuniting, united in celebration of the International Customs Day.

“On this special day, WCO members, secretariats and partners around the world are devoting themselves to a particular topic. In 2020, under the slogan “Customs takes care of the sustainability of citizens, prosperity and the planet”, the Customs community will focus on Customs’s contribution to a sustainable future of social, economic, health and environmental needs, “said Tanasoski, adding that proper co-operation is of great importance for a quality living environment.