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Import and export of transport vehicles
On transport means registered in foreign countries (including in the Republic of Belarus) temporarily conveyed by physical persons into the Russian Federation.

Pursuant to the Regulation № 938 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 12.08.94 “On State Registration of Motor Transportation Means and Other Means of Automotive Vehicles in the Territory of the Russian Federation” registration of transport means brought in temporarily, for the period of up to six months, into the territory of the Russian Federation, registered in foreign countries (including in the Republic of Belarus), is carried out by customs authorities, and when brought in for the period longer than 6 months – by registration departments of State Traffic Inspectorate - State Traffic Safety Inspectorate (GAI- GIBDD) of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia, but on the results of customs processing of such motor vehicles.

The list of transport means to be registered by customs authorities, has been approved by the Order № 137 of the State Customs Committee (GTK) of Russia dated 02.03.95 (registered by the Ministry of Justice of Russia Ref. № 836 dated 18.04.95).

During conveyance into the Russian Federation of the above transport means it is important to take into account the following.

1. Registration documents.

Customs authorities issue the Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS) as the main registration document. It is prohibited to operate the transport means registered in foreign countries in the territory of the Russian Federation without the Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS), a means of transport without the Certificate mentioned above is to be detained in accordance with procedure established by the Regulation № 759 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 18.12.2003 “On Approval of the Rules Pertaining to Detaining of a Means of Transport, Placing It in a Parking Area, Keeping It in Custody, and Prohibition of Operation of Such Transport Means”.

The format of the Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS) has been approved by the Order of the State Customs Committee (GTK) of Russia № 507 dated 30.09.94 “On Approval The format of the Certificate of Transport Means Import”.

2.  Conditions of Import.

It is necessary to take into account that the effective rules of the Russian Federation allow conveyance into Russia of transport means registered in foreign countries (including the Republic of Belarus ):

  • to foreign physical persons exclusively for personal use (par. 1 Article 283 of the Customs Code of the Russian Federation) without payment of the customs duties, taxes for the whole period of their stay in the Russian Federation, but not longer than for one year (The Regulation № 718 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29.11.2003);
  • to Russian physical persons for the period not longer that six months in aggregate within one calendar year (par. 7 Article 283 of the Customs Code of the Russian Federation), provided that the payment of the customs duties to be reimbursed on exit of such means of transport from the customs territory of the Russian Federation is secured during registration of the above means of transport (as required by the Regulation № 718 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29.11.2003).

3. Compulsory Insurance of Transport Means.

In the course of registration of the above transport means it is necessary to present to customs authorities Compulsory Motor Insurance Policy (OSAGO), executed for the whole scheduled period of motor transport stay in the territory of the Russian Federation (Federal Law “On Compulsory Motor Liability Insurance by the Owners of Transport Means”).

In case of frequent, multiple but short conveyances of the above transport means into the territory of the Russian Federation it is allowed to submit to customs authorities the Compulsory Motor Insurance Policy (OSAGO), executed for one year or half a year.

The Compulsory Motor Insurance Policy (OSAGO) may be issued directly at the location of entry into the territory of the Russian Federation .

4. The term of processing of the Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS).

With the purpose of securing transfer to tax authorities of the Russian Federation of information regarding the above transport means and persons who brought them in, for charging transport tax, stipulated by the Tax Code of the Russian Federation, registration of transport means at their entry into the territory of the Russian Federation (at the customs check points and other locations of entry) is performed by customs offices for the period required to deliver transport means to the place of temporary or permanent residence of the person who brought in such transport means, but not less than two weeks .

The Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS) executed at the border is to be extended in the customs office at the location of temporary or permanent residence of the person who brought in such transport means (the list of authorized customs offices is listed below) for the whole scheduled period of operation of such transport means in the territory of the Russian Federation. At that a physical person extending the Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS) at the location of temporary stay is to present to customs authorities a document confirming registration of these persons at the location of temporary stay. In this case the Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS) shall be extended for the period not longer than the terms specified in such document.

The Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS) is to be handed in to customs authorities of the Russian Federation at the export of the transport means specified in it from the territory of the Russian Federation .

In case a means of transport cannot be taken out of the territory of the Russian Federation due to some reasons, such as repairs, theft, accident and etc., the person who had brought in such transport means is to promptly (prior to expiry of the terms stipulated in the Certificate) apply to customs authorities in order to effect the measures established by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

5. Customs processing and declaring.

Registration of transport means registered in foreign countries brought in temporarily into the territory of Russia by physical persons is an additional function imposed on customs authorities of the Russian Federation by the Regulation № 938 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 12.08.94 “On State Registration of Motor Transportation Means and Other Means of Automotive Vehicles in the Territory of the Russian Federation”.

Customs processing and customs procedure envisaged by the Customs Code of the Russian Federation, including declaring of such transport means is defined by the Regulation № 715of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 27.11.2003. At that the above transport means is subject to customs processing:

  • at locations of entry into the territory of the Russian Federation (customs check points and other places) if driven by the person conveying such vehicle, with declaring of such transport means in a passenger's customs declaration with the form design approved by the Decree № 590 Ref. № 5838 of the State Customs Committee (GTK) of Russia dated 19.05.2004 (filed by the Ministry of Justice of Russia on 11.06.2004);
  • at locations of temporary or permanent residence of the person conveying such transport means, during conveying such transport means in unaccompanied luggage or forwarding it to the address of the person in question. The declaration procedure for such transport means has been explained in the letter of the Federal Customs Service of Russia № 01-06/6453 dated 11.11.2004.

No re-declaring is required when the person who had the Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS) issued at the border wishes to extend it for the means of transport he had driven himself across the border at the location of his temporary or permanent residence; the Certificate shall be extended on the basis of an application written in free form.

6. The Specifics of Conveyance of Transport Means Registered in the Republic of Belarus.

At the entry of the transport means registered in the Republic of Belarus across the Russian-Belarus section of the State Border these transport means shall be registered by the person conveying such transport means by submitting of an application to the Application acceptance points (PPU) or to the authorized customs offices, listed in the Letter № 01-06/7013 of the State Customs Committee (GTK) of Russia as of 26.02.2004.

 

In case when no Certificate of Transport Means Import (UVTS) is issued while crossing the Russian - Belarus section of the State border for transport means registered in the Republic of Belarus , such transport means are subject to state registration at locations of temporary or permanent residence of the person who had driven such transport means.

At that the above transport means are registered at:

  • the State Traffic Inspectorate - State Traffic Safety Inspectorate (GAI- GIBDD) of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia when brought in for the period longer than 6 months (with the exception of transport means imported by Russian citizens);
  • the customs offices (listed below) when brought in for the period less than 6 months.

In the territory of the Russian Federation it is not allowed to “delegate” передоверие the transport means registered in the Republic of Belarus, conveyed into Russia by the citizens of Belarus, without paying of the customs duties as approved by the Regulation № 718 of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29.11.2004.

7. The list of customs offices, authorized to extend Certificates of Transport Means Import (UVTS) for transport means registered in foreign countries brought temporarily in by physical persons.

The list of customs offices authorized to extend Certificates of Transport Means Import registered in foreign countries brought temporarily in by physical persons approved by the Decree of the State Customs Committee (GTK) of Russia № 682 dated 17.06.2004, has been filed by the Ministry of Justice of Russia on 07.07.2004 Ref. № 5893) .



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