Preparation of the Albanian Customs Administration for the EU -Integrated Tariff Management System

The overall objective of this Twinning project Preparation of the Albanian Customs Administration for the EU -Integrated Tariff Management System – AL 13 IPA FI 02 16 is to contribute to the further alignment with EU requirements in the area of customs.

The project purpose is to assist the Albanian Customs Administration (ACA) in strengthening its administrative capacity in line with the European Union (EU) Customs blueprints, in the field of Customs tariff, aligning Customs Tariff legislation and procedures with the Union acquis, also in view of the interoperability of Information Technology (IT) systems with the EU – ITMS system.

This will be achieved through:

  • implementation of  best managerial, operational models recommended by EU blueprints and WCO safe standards,
  • enhancement of human resource capacities,
  • fostering best practices also through a constant exchange of information and knowledge, in all TW sectors, in order to improve operative standards and implement policies  aiming at achieving a higher quality of systems and procedures.

The Project strategies will be also based on the findings and lessons learned of other projects already implemented and of those currently ongoing.

Studiare Sviluppo supported the Italian Customs administration in drafting the Project proposal, the work plan and budget and, in its role of Mandated body, is responsible for administrative and logistics support, including during training and visibility events, as well as contractual, administrative and financial management during contract implementation.