MIAT opens the first Mongolian customs bonded factory

Trans. by B.DULGUUN

The Maintenance and Engineering (M&E) Organization of the MIAT Mongolian Airlines has been certified to operate the first customs bonded factory in Mongolia at the Order No. A/222 of the Chairman of the General Customs Office (GCO) on December 4. The opening was held on December 12.
At the opening, directors of MIAT Mongolian Airlines noted that receiving license for a customs bonded factory is significant for promoting production and the sector that will lead Mongolia’s economy, and reducing customs clearance time and cost. They also underlined that this was a major event for MIAT Mongolian Airlines and its M&E Organization as the government policy to improve competitiveness in the global market has been issued for the first time with support from the GCO in Mongolia.
According to Vice President of MIAT N.Ganbold, being granted with the license to operate the first Mongolian customs bonded factory by the GCO is a big event for the company. He noted that the license would become a massive support for the company as it will create various advantages such as saving time and ensure ease of workload.
“Previously, we used to waste a lot of time on spare parts clearances at the customs. Now we can do online clearances and airlift goods and inventory. This is a huge opportunity. Currently, one to two percent of ticket sales of MIAT Mongolian Airlines are being carried out online. We will be working towards increasing online ticket sales to ten to 15 percent,” said N.Ganbold
M&E entered its third market and started performing heavy maintenance services, which is expanding the scope for MIAT Mongolian Airlines while rapidly increasing its import and export operations. According to N.Ganbold, quick purchase of spare parts and components is essential for eliminating shortage during engineering and maintenance services in a short period and easing customs clearance will become an advantage for enhancing competitiveness in international markets.
M&E is approved by European Aviation Safety Agency under EASA Part-145 regulation to perform maintenance and engineering services for Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 767-300 and other aircrafts. M&E has performed quick and quality maintenance work for Thailand’s B767-300 aircraft from the Orient Thai Company and South Korea’s B737-800 from Easter Jet Company several times. This was the first time Mongolia had performed heavy maintenance on aircrafts from foreign markets. The organization was complimented by many clients for completing high quality services in the country. For 2015, M&E received requests for heavy maintenance and engineering services for over ten aircrafts from Russia and other countries.
The most time-consuming issue for purchasing and returning spare parts for maintenance services is resolving related issues including customs clearance, notifying the customs office, and receiving customs inspection. By granting special approval to operate customs bonded factory at the 3,600 meter squared land of M&E, the regulation to exempt aircraft for civil air transportation and its parts from customs duties and other taxes that are specified in the Customs Law will become active.
This event has furthered the relation between MIAT Mongolian Airlines and the GCO to a new level, according to N.Ganbold.

Source: Undesnii Shuudan

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