It also aimed to strengthen the operational capacity of the Croatian Customs Authority in project management and support to NCTS-related IT projects.
The application of the NCTS will speed up cross-border traffic, simplify customs procedures, facilitate trade, save time for business people, and strengthen the fight against smuggling and customs fraud.
With the completion of the PHARE Twinning 2005 project, the total value of projects financed from EU pre-accession funds and carried out by the Customs Authority rose to EUR 18.25 million, Customs Authority Assistant Director Vesna Kadic said.
The Austrian customs authority was the twinning partner in the implementation of the project. (Hina)