Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan reduced discrepancy in “mirror” customs statistics to 11%

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The customs services of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have minimized discrepancies in "mirror" statistics to 11.4% by the end of 2023. This was announced by the press service of the Kyrgyzstan customs authority, as reported by Economist.kg.

The department noted that significant discrepancies in value indicators of "mirror" statistics had been observed in previous years. For example, the discrepancies in 2020 were 3.7 times, in 2021 - 2.4 times, and in 2022 - 2.3 times.

To minimize discrepancies, the Kyrgyzstan Customs Service has implemented an automated information system called the "Portal for Information Interaction" (AIS). The portal aims to improve the efficiency of customs control and ensure transparency in customs operations related to the declaration and release of goods and vehicles arriving from Uzbekistan.

According to the department, the AIS is an automated analytical tool based on an algorithm for automatically analyzing information obtained through the exchange of data on goods and vehicles between the Kyrgyzstan Customs Service and the Uzbekistan Customs Service.

"As a result of the joint work of the customs services of the two countries, with the application of AIS, significant discrepancies in 'mirror' statistics have been minimized," the service reported.

Thus, following a working meeting of experts on comparing customs statistics of mutual trade between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, discrepancies in data on the volume of goods exported from Uzbekistan and the volume of goods imported into Kyrgyzstan by the end of 2023 amounted to 11.4%.

Therefore, there has been a reduction in discrepancies in "mirror" statistics from 272% in 2020 to 11.4% in 2023.

In addition, work is currently underway to adapt AIS regarding goods arriving from Turkey, China, Iran, and other countries, as stated by the Kyrgyzstan Customs Service.

Volume of bilateral trade between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan was more than $500 mln in 2023.

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April 1, 2024