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.
Vladimir Bulavin: “The information chain should be expanded already at the stage of movement of goods from a foreign supplier to the customs border of the EAEU. To do this, we plan to deepen the exchange of information with foreign colleagues: customs administrations and regulatory authorities. It is important to develop common approaches to the determination of customs value and to ensure mutual recognition of the results of customs control. ”
According to the head of the FCS of Russia, it is necessary to establish contacts with foreign business, as well as to move along the path of mutual recognition of the status of an authorized economic operator.
According to the second block of the strategy – the formation of a system of control over the movement of goods from the border to the consumer – it is planned to continue developing a documentary traceability system in cooperation with the Federal Tax Service, as well as maintain information exchange with other government agencies and businesses.
Vladimir Bulavin: “We need to remember about the development of the infrastructure of the customs authorities” on the ground. “ No matter how developed our information systems are, the goods will always be subject to actual control, so we continue building and repairing checkpoints, purchasing and maintaining equipment, improving the material base. ”
The Federal Customs Service of Russia is working on measures for the prompt resolution of issues arising from participants in foreign economic activity when interacting with e-customs: creating a single hotline, expanding the functions of advisory councils at regional customs administrations, and developing Expert Advisory Council.