The first bonded warehouse may appear in Tatarstan, where imported goods can be stored without levying customs duties and taxes. The regional leadership received an offer from a potential investor.
At the meeting with reporters on June 29, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Commissioner for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights Farid Abdulganiev announced the plans to create a bonded warehouse in Tatarstan.
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.
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
Since January 1, 2018, a new Customs Code has been in force throughout the whole territory of the EEC, and the operational headquarters set up by the FCS of Russia is operating just the same, given that, unfortunately, the law on customs regulation has not yet been adopted. It should be noted that there are not many jobs at this headquarters, since all the main novels of the new Customs Code were reflected in the Comprehensive Program for the Development of the FCS of Russia until 2020, which we developed jointly with the business, with the participation of the Public Council and the Expert Advisory Council and adopted in 2017.
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.
On April 16, 2018, the Public Council under the FCS of Russia, with the support of the Eurasian Economic Commission and the Federal Customs Service, is holding a conference “Customs Legislation 2018: First Results of Practical Application”.
On February 21, 2018, with the support of the Association of European Businesses in Russia (AEB) and the AEB Transport and Customs Committee, the XIV Annual Customs Conference “Customs and Business: Ten Steps Towards Meeting” will be held. The conference will be attended by the head of the FCS of Russia Bulavin V.I., Deputy Head of the FCS of Russia Maksimov T.I.and the head of the Public Council under the FCS of Russia Lozbenko L.A., as well as other participants.
Privolzhskaya electronic customs will start operating in October. This January 25, at a meeting of the board of the Volga region, said Deputy Head of the Federal Customs Service Tatiana Golendeeva. This is a new stage in the history of customs bodies, which is implemented in accordance with a comprehensive development plan for the customs bodies of the Russian Federation. Electronic customs in 2018 will also be created in the Urals and the North Caucasus.
On December 18, 2017, a joint meeting of the Public Council under the FCS of Russia and the Expert Advisory Council for the Implementation of the Customs Policy under the FCS of Russia will take place, at which the site of the Charter of Conscientious Participants in Foreign Economic Activity will be presented (hereinafter – the Charter). This resource was developed by the IIAC in cooperation with Alta-Soft, and is intended primarily for online signing of the Charter itself, as well as the Declaration on the approval and support of the Charter (hereinafter – the Memorandum). In addition, the site is expected to host a register of signatories and information materials related to the Charter.