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The Public Council under the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation shifts focus to work in the regions

The Public Council at the Federal Customs Service demonstrates effective work to ensure dialogue between customs authorities and business. At the initial stage, interaction was established at the level of the central office of the FCS. This year, the PC’s attention will be focused on interaction with the regions, since a number of issues requiring elaboration are regional in nature. In addition, the local business is ready to clearly formulate questions for the customs authorities. The work of the PC at the regional level is designed to ensure a constructive dialogue between business and customs in a professional language.


The Agreement on a Unified System for the Identification of Foreign Economic Activity Participants within the EEC was Approved

On January 20, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) considered issues in the areas of trade, customs cooperation, technical regulation, energy, and computerization of the economies of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).


Minsk and Moscow agreed on customs roadmaps

Russia and Belarus agreed on “roadmaps” for electric power and customs cooperation. This was announced on December 8 by the Ambassador of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko.


The Public Council at the Federal Customs Service of Russia has begun work with the regions

In the period from October 7 to 10, a delegation led by the Chairman of the Public Council at the FCS of Russia Leonid Lozbenko and representatives of the “Interregional Information and Analytical Center for Supply Chain Security” visited the capital of Primorye and held several dozen meetings with representatives of the Far Eastern Customs Administration and local business.

The photo report from this event is published in a separate material.


FCS launches electronic Tax Free testing

The Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russia has begun testing the system of processing electronic checks tax free. It is carried out on the basis of the customs of the Moscow aviation hub. The experiment started on October 1, 2019.


Eastern exports from Russia for the first time exceed Western

East Asia will become a key region for Russian exports in 2019. It will outstrip historically the largest buyer of domestic products – Western Europe.

Such a forecast was made specifically for Izvestia at the Russian Export Center (REC). They expect that sales in these two areas will at least be equal – mainly due to the growth in exports to China of raw materials and non-commodity products. According to the calculations of the REC, in 2018 the import of domestic goods and services to Western Europe amounted to $ 101.4 billion, to East Asia – $ 93.5 billion. However, experts doubt that the East will take the lead – in their opinion, this can significantly prevent a trade war in which China is primarily embroiled.


April 23 All-Russian meeting of the customs authorities

On April 23, 2019, the All-Russian meeting of customs authorities on topical issues of activity was held at the Federal Customs Service. The event was attended by the head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia Vladimir Bulavin, Deputy Minister of Finance of Russia Ilya Trunin, Director of the Tax and Customs Policy Department of the Ministry of Finance of Russia Alexey Sazanov, Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia Daniil Egorov, the leadership of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, customs officials.


Ruslan Davydov: “We are on the path of maximum automation of customs control”

On April 11, 2019, the First Deputy Head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia Ruslan Davydov took part in a meeting of the FEA club of the Vedomosti newspaper. During the session, participants discussed current issues of state regulation and state support of foreign economic activity.


Service informing companies about the category of risk level began to work in the “Personal Account of the participant of foreign economic activity”

On March 21, 2019, the long-awaited update appeared in the “Personal Account of a FEA participant” – informing companies about the risk level category, providing visualization of the current risk category of the organization, as well as the results of checking its activities on the main “blocking” criteria. In addition, the service implements a warning function on a possible increase in the level of risk – if the final value of the assessment of the activity of the participant in foreign economic activity differs by less than 10% from the threshold value, which provides for a transition to a higher risk category. The implementation of this functionality allows to increase the level of transparency and predictability when performing customs operations.


The 2018th year showed an increase in commodity turnover between Russia and Europe by 20%

The trade turnover between Russia and the European Union in 2018 grew by 20 percent, reports TASS, citing the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov. Manturov noted that last year the volume of investments from Europe to Russia amounted to 300 billion euros. According to the minister, this considerable figure indicates that European entrepreneurs want to work in our country.


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