The SEED project (systematic Exchange of Electronic Data) is aimed at supporting the customs administrations of the Beneficiaries (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo (under UNSCR1244), Montenegro, Serbia and former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia) in their efforts to implement the SEED system for the exchange of pre-arrival customs and fiscal information. With the implementation of SEED the customs administrations of the Beneficiaries should enhance their administrative capacity on IT and risk analysis, increase revenue and prevent/combat illegal trade, while improving regional cooperation.
Since the 2008, a consortium led by Italian Customs Administration and supported by Studiare Sviluppo was awarded by the EU DG TAXUD the mandated to design and implement this technical assistance project.
The continuation of the SEED project (which we have been implementing since 2008, under the umbrella of the “SEMS” project) will complete and then update and maintan the system of exchange of pre-arrival information corresponding to trade flows between the Beneficiaries. If this information is correctly incorporated to risk analysis and post-clearance controls in the Beneficiaries, the following benefits can be achieved: