With the presence of the head of the AFIP, Carlos Castagneto, the General Director of Customs (DGA), Guillermo Michel, and his counterpart from the National Customs Directorate of Uruguay (DNA), Jaime Borgiani, signed an agreement on Thursday to facilitate global trade.
The objective of this agreement is to strengthen cooperation and the fight against customs offenses between both countries, through mutual recognition of scanner images.
“The mutual recognition of images will allow customs officials to ensure the integrity of cargo and containers, through the exchange of harmonized and interoperable messages in computer systems developed by the Customs Administrations of both countries,” said the official statement released by the DGA.
In turn, this union is part of the standards of the SAFE Regulatory Framework, which ensure and facilitate global trade of the World Customs Organization (WCO).
In this sense, compliance positions both administrations “at the forefront of smart customs practices”, to exploit the Internet of Things through data monitoring and communication.
Lastly, it is foreseen as soon as it is technically feasible, “harmonize the transmission of images in the Sintia and Indira systems for use in customs risk management”concludes the statement.