CUSTOM MED to improve goods circulation in the Mediterranean

CUSTOM MED (Improving the goods circulation between the Middle East and the EU by networking and adopting shared procedures and technologies) is the only project of the first standard call approved under Priority 3 “Promotion of better conditions and modalities for ensuring the mobility of persons, goods and capitals”.

The project officially started on 12th April 2012 and will extend over a period of 30 months. Its purpose is to increase goods circulation among selected Mediterranean ports (Aqaba, Beirut, Piraeus and Alicante) by developing common customs procedures and increasing the use of ICT. This will contribute to reducing the length of import-clearing processes reinforcing at the same time the competiveness of the concerned ports.

The kick-off meeting is scheduled in Aqaba on 5th June. A press conference aiming at presenting the CUSTOM MED project objectives, partnership and expected results will take place on the same day at the Aqaba Mövenpick Hotel.

CUSTOM MED total budget is € 1.163.186 of which € 1.046.867 as ENPI contribution (90%). It is coordinated by the University of Genoa - Transport Research Centre (Italy, Liguria). The following organisations are involved as partners:
• Lebanese Public Customs Administration (Lebanon)
• Port Institute for Studies and Co-operation (Spain, Comunidad Valenciana)
• Piraeus Port Authority (Greece, Attiki)
• Alicante Port Authority (Spain, Comunidad Valenciana)
• Aqaba Development Corporation (Jordan, Al-Aqaba)

Contacts Fabio Ballini
Project Coordinator - University of Genoa / +39 010.353.6677

Project fact sheet