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Project News: Launch of new mobile app – the Tunisian Customs’ innovative approach to public communication

25 June 2018

To celebrate the launch of the "Smart Traveller" mobile customs application developed for travelers, the General Directorate of Tunisian Customs, in collaboration with the International Center for the Development of Migration Policies (ICMPD), organised a launch ceremony for the new application for smartphones and tablets in Tunis on 22 June.

This event was held under the auspices of His Excellency Mr. Ridha Chalghoum, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Tunisia and Ms. Gabriela Abado, Deputy Director General of ICMPD, in the presence of the coordinator of the cabinet of the Secretary of State for Immigration and of Tunisians Abroad, Mr. Fehd Trimech, and the Director General of Customs, Mr. Youssef Zouaghi, as well as His Excellency Mr. Patrice Bergamini, Ambassador of the European Union in Tunisia and SE Ms. Rita Adam, Ambassador of Switzerland to Tunis. A number of Ambassadors as well as key partners of the Integrated Border Management programme attended also the event.

The "Smart Traveller" application, developed under the supervision of a working group of the General Directorate of Customs, in coordination with the ICMPD Bureau in Tunis, contains a large amount of information and practical recommendations involving the procedures and customs regulations that affect travellers or that they must follow, including for Tunisians from abroad, when they enter and stay in Tunisia, and whenever they leave the country.

The development of this mobile application is part of the "Support Programme to the Tunisian Government in the area of Integrated Border Management", funded by the European Union and the Swiss Confederation and implemented by the ICMPD.


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