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Croatia and Turkey are invited to simplify customs procedures with EU

EU proposes extension of the Convention on a common transit procedure and the Convention on the simplification of formalities in trade of goods

The EU Council adopted a Decision on the position to be taken by the European Union on the issuing of an invitation to Croatia and Turkey to accede to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on a common transit procedure and to the Convention of 20 May 1987 on the simplification of formalities in trade of goods.

As the Joint Committees of the two conventions have already decided that invitations can be issued, the way is now open for Croatia and Turkey to join on 1 July 2012.

The conventions currently cover the EU and the EFTA countries.

This extension will result in major simplifications for economic operators engaged in trade between the contracting parties.

source :ec.europa.eu