Construction of New Customs Office in Sabac Started

The cornerstone for a new EUR2.3mn customs office was laid in Sabac today. Serbian Minister of Finance Mirko Cvetkovic said on this occasion that Sabac Municipality gave 2.3 hectares of land for the customs office, while the Ministry provided RSD200mn for that purpose.

The cornerstone for a new EUR2.3mn customs office was laid

in Sabac today. Serbian Minister of Finance Mirko Cvetkovic said on this occasion

that Sabac Municipality gave 2.3 hectares of land for the customs office, while

the Ministry provided RSD200mn for that purpose.

"Construction of Sabac customs office is an excellent

showcase for cooperation between local and republic authorities”, the

minister said. He added that construction of 1,300 square meter directorate,

with 16,000 square meters of storage area, scales and free parking is planned.

Sabac customs office includes goods entry points in Sabac, Sremska Mitrovica,

Valjevo and Loznica and boarder points in Trbusnica, Badovinci, Raca, Sepak

and Mali Zvornik.

Serbian Minister of Justice Dusan Petrovic also attended the

start of works and said that first-degree and second-degree customs procedures

will be executed in the new customs office. “Serbia signed Stabilization

and Association Agreement with the European Union, which means that Serbian

goods can be exported into the EU duty free, while over the next six years we

have the right to protect our market with customs duties”, he said.

The customs office in Sabac opened in 2003, in premises rented

from the Free Economic Zone. Minister Cvetkovic announced reconstruction of

Raca boarder crossing in June.