EUBAM Mission Delegation’s Visit to AGEPI

12/03/2012

On December 3 this year at the AGEPI took place the working visit of the Delegation of the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM).

According to the visit schedule, EUBAM experts, Mr. Marchin Soberayski, Expert, Customs Control, Ms. Irinel Surugiu, Expert, Customs Issues, Elena Paladi, Consultant, IP Protection Sector, Customs Service of the Republic of Moldova, will be documented with respect to the system of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Moldova.

At the meeting with the EUBAM Delegation will participate the AGEPI leadership, headed by Director General, Mrs. Lilia Bolocan and directors of departments and directorates who will present the National Intellectual Property Strategy until 2020, approved by the Government of Moldova on 21 November, and the action plan for the period of 2012-2014 for implementation of the Strategy and the regulatory framework in force in the field of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

EUBAM experts will also be informed about the AGEPI activities conducted to increase public awareness in the relevant field, fight against counterfeiting and piracy (perspectives on partnership services) and practical aspects involving the Customs Service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs / Border Police in the field of protection of intellectual property rights.

During the meeting, there will be reviewed the achievements of the Republic of Moldova with regard to the development of regional and bilateral cooperation in the field of intellectual property, including our country’s integration in the European and world intellectual property zone.

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EUBAM BACKGROUND

EUBAM aims to contribute to the development of border management procedures that meet EU standards and serve the legitimate needs of the Moldovan and Ukrainian citizens, travelers and trade, which in turn will help strengthen regional security and support economic development.
The European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) was launched on 30 November 2005 following a request made jointly to the European Commission by the presidents of the Republic Moldova and Ukraine.

EUBAM is fully funded by the European Union within the context of the EU Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument, and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) acting as implementing partner.

EUBAM is an advisory, technical body mandated to enhance the capacities of its partners – the border guard and customs authorities and other law enforcement and State agencies of Moldova and Ukraine.

By offering comprehensive support to its partners on EU best practice from its headquarters in Odessa and six field offices on either side of the Moldova/Ukraine common border, EUBAM envisages that border and customs procedures and standards in MD/UA will ultimately mirror those prevalent in the European Union.

On a broader context and within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy, EUBAM is a unique instrument by which the EU strives on the one hand to encourage the movement of legitimate trade and travel, and on the other hand to guarantee security for its citizens and tackle criminality.

The Mission’s six cherished core values are neutrality, partnership, reliability, results, service and transparency. The mandate of the Mission has already been extended three times (once in 2007, again in 2009 and 2011), with the current mandate expiring on 30 November, 2015.

Details of the EUBAM activity can be found on: http://www.eubam.org/md/about/overview