On August 30, 2017, the Federal Customs Service together with the business conducted a public discussion of the results of the enforcement practice of the FCS of Russia following the results of the second quarter of 2017, in which Ruslan Davydov, First Deputy Head of the FCS of Russia, Leonid Lozbenko, Chairman of the Public Council under the Federal Customs Service of Russia, on accreditation Sergey Migin, members of the Public Council under the FCS of Russia, the Expert Advisory Council for the implementation of customs policy under the FCS of Russia, dstaviteli industry associations and the business community. The event was held within the framework of the implementation of the priority program “Reform of Control and Supervision Activities” for the second time at the federal level.
Due to the development of the electronic service “Personal cabinet of a participant in foreign economic activity”, Russian companies can see permits issued by state bodies online. In terms of compliance with prohibitions and restrictions, the FCS of Russia ensured the exchange of information with more than eighteen authorities. This Russian practice is enshrined in the new Customs Code of the EAEC. Participants in foreign economic activities will not be able to submit documents to customs authorities if information about them is available in government information systems.
The participants of the foreign economic activity are explained that from 2013 the preliminary decisions on the classification are taken by the regional customs administrations and the Central Energy Customs. Information on authorized customs bodies, conditions for payment of state duty, methodical recommendations for the preparation of documents are posted on the website of the FCS of Russia.
The applicant can apply to any authorized customs authority, as there are no restrictions on the applicant’s registration region. The order of maintenance of correctness and uniformity of the made preliminary decisions is explained. In particular, when applying to several customs authorities, the decision will be made by the one where the application is registered first. For solutions for the classification of large equipment supplied in disassembled or unassembled parts for a long period of time, examples are given of how to prepare documents and specify information in order to shorten the decision-making period and avoid requesting additional information. The prospects of introducing the Personal Cabinet service for making decisions on components in electronic form were also clarified.
The forthcoming entry into force of the Customs Code of the EAEC will entail a significant change in the institution of the status of an authorized economic operator. Now, AEO has 172 organizations, of which 118 are business entities. Since early 2017, authorized economic operators have issued 123.6 thousand declarations for goods, including 29.9 thousand – with the use of special simplification (release of goods before the filing of a customs declaration), which is a sought after simplification for many AEOs.