Automatic control of transit goods at 4 Belarusian checkpoints to begin June 1

Automatic control of transit goods at 4 Belarusian checkpoints to begin June 1

Belarusian customs has introduced contactless automatic release of transit goods. This means that a computer, not an official, will control trucks.

The experiment began in November 2015 at the checkpoint Bruzgi-2. The contactless system reduced the queues and saved time, because about 4,500 trucks undergo customs clearance every day. 

From June 1, the automatic checking of transit goods will start at the Belarusian-Ukrainian border checkpoints Mokrany and Novaya Guta, at the Belarusian-Latvian border checkpoint Bigosovo-1 and at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border checkpoint Benyakoni-1.

Andrei Bolshakov, deputy head of Customs Control Department of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus:
The automatic release of transit goods implies that officials are not involved in the process of registration and transit goods are released by a software product. This measure allowed reducing time spent by drivers at checkpoints. The average time of stay at the border checkpoint that used that experimental technology was only 17 minutes.