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.
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 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.
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.
On March 15, an expanded meeting of the Expert Council and the Public Council under the FCS of Russia was held. The agenda included consideration of the results of the work of the Russian customs authorities in 2017 and tasks for the year 2018, a new format for the work of the Expert Advisory Council for the Implementation of the Customs Policy under the FCS of Russia, as well as keeping the register of the Charter of Conscientious Participants in Foreign Trade.
Presentation by V.I. Bulavin
Presentation by T.I. Maksimov
Chairman of the Public Council under the FCS of Russia L.A. Lozbenko took part in the Public discussion of the results of the law enforcement practice of the Federal Customs Service on the basis of the results of the first quarter of 2017, which was held on May 31.
The Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation M. Abizov, the head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia V.I. Bulavin, the members of the Public Council under the FCS of Russia, the heads of the departments of the central office of the FCS of Russia, representatives of industry associations, public associations, and mass media took part in the discussion.
During the event, the problems of applying the provisions of the customs legislation were discussed, answers were given to the questions of the participants in foreign economic activity.