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FCS Explains Food Embargo Expansion

The initiative is related to the identification of regular attempts to smuggle in sanctions products using “cover goods”. The Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russia explained the reason for its proposal to expand the list of products prohibited for import into Russia. A spokesman for the department told journalists on Saturday that the Federal Customs Service reveals attempts to smuggle in sanctions products using “cover goods” under the guise of products from authorized countries, RIA Novosti reports.

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“Mail of Russia” will begin to collect payments from buyers of online stores

Pochta Rossii received the right to remotely collect duties on goods purchased by Russians in foreign online stores. At the same time, the duty-free threshold has been halved since January 1 and amounts to € 500 for purchases made during the month. Participants in the cross-border trade market fear that the new powers will make FGUE a monopolist in the international delivery market.

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Digital Acceleration for Customs

Recently, the active introduction of modern information technologies in the system of federal executive bodies of the Russian Federation is a priority in our country. Work on it is carried out on the basis of the principles set forth in the program “Digital Economy of the Russian Federation”, the Strategy for the Development of the Customs Service of the Russian Federation up to 2020, the Comprehensive Program for the Development of the Federal Customs Service of Russia for the period up to 2020.

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There will be no vehicle tax on electric cars in the EEU countries

The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) have agreed to abolish transport tax for owners of electric cars until 2020, as well as introduce a number of other benefits. The corresponding decree on the plan of measures to stimulate the production and use of electric vehicles was approved at the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council.

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Vladimir Bulavin’s report at the International Customs Forum 2018: “Today we are shaping the outline of the Russian customs of the future”

The head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, Vladimir Bulavin, made a report at the International Customs Forum – 2018, which was held October 24-25 in Moscow. During the plenary session “Customs of the Future Is Created Today,” the head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia identified four blocks that will form the basis for the future strategy of customs service development (“Strategies – 2030”): information interaction with foreign partners during the movement of goods from the manufacturer to the EEU border to control the movement of goods from the border to the consumer, the development of the infrastructure of the customs authorities, the establishment of communication between the declarants and the electronic declaration centers.

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The Russian president signed a new version of the law on customs regulation

Federal Law No. 289-FZ of 03.08.2018 “On Customs Regulation in the Russian Federation and on Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation” was signed by the President of the Russian Federation on August 3, 2013 and officially published on the Legal Information Portal on August 4, 2018. This federal law establishes not only the procedure for customs regulation in the Russian Federation in accordance with the EEC CS, but also the sequence in which certain articles of the Federal Law of 27.11.2010 No. 311-FZ “On Customs Regulation in the Russian Federation” cease to be effective.

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Putin signed a law on expanding the regime of the free port of Vladivostok to the Soviet Harbor

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on expanding the regime of the free port of Vladivostok to Soviet Harbor, the document was published on the official Internet portal of legal information. The draft law was developed by the Russian government and assumes the extension of the regime of the free port of Vladivostok to the Soviet-Havana region of the Khabarovsk Territory, as well as the specification of the regulation of the organization of local self-government on the territory of the free port of Vladivostok, follows from an explanatory note.

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From July 1, the threshold for duty-free import of goods from online stores will drop to 500 euros

From July 1, 2018 the threshold of duty-free import of purchases from foreign online stores will be reduced from 1000 to 500 euros per month per person. This is reported by TASS with reference to the head of the tax and customs policy department of the Ministry of Finance Alexei Sazanov. He also said that the Ministry of Finance supports the proposal of the Federal Customs Service (FCS) to impose duties on all purchases in foreign online stores. However, the official said, this measure will be possible not before 2020, when the administration of customs payments will be fulfilled, RIA Novosti

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Free port mode can spread to The Soviet-Gavan district

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The regime of the free port of Vladivostok (FPV) can soon be introduced on the territory of the Soviet-Havana region of the Khabarovsk Territory, as reported by the press service of the Ministry of Regional Development. The draft, which will allow this, was recommended for consideration in the first reading by the State Duma Committee on Regional Policy and Problems of the North and the Far East.

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About the new format of interaction between business and customs

Transcript of the speech of TI Maksimov at the XIV Annual Conference of AEB “Customs and Business – 10 steps towards”.

Vladimir Ivanovich has already told about those fundamental changes that we have to go through. These are very ambitious plans, and we have formulated and put ourselves for ourselves. We received political support, but the most difficult part of reform is ahead – this is implementation, that is, the transition to actual actions. In this regard, we will be equally important support from the business community, since we believe that the proposed changes meet the interests of the state and the interests of honest business.

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