Far Eastern Customs Administration

The application of the free customs zone (FCZ) procedure on the territory of the Free Port of Vladivostok (FPV) was explained by specialists of the Far Eastern Customs Directorate at a meeting with participants of foreign economic activity and the Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (FEDC).

The meeting was initiated by a local company, which  plans to build a brick factory in Primorsky Krai with a design capacity of up to 30 million bricks per year. The company’s management turned to the Far Eastern Customs Administration (FECA) for clarification on how to take advantage of the simplified procedures for importing equipment from abroad and save on payments

Alexei Polushko, Head of the Customs Control Organization Service of the Far Eastern Customs Directorate: “When importing equipment for the production of goods, residents of the SPV can apply the customs procedure of STZ, which gives a number of preferences and benefits, including payment of customs duties. For this purpose, a customs control zone (CCZ) must be established on the territory of the resident’s site. taking into account the amendments made last year to the Federal Law “On the Free Port of Vladivostok”, in this case the requirements for its arrangement and equipment are minimal

Customs officers also explained the procedure for registration of imported equipment and the procedure for finalizing the customs procedure of the Free Port of Vladivostok, and answered all the questions received

If additional advice is required, the company can also contact the Ussuriysk customs office, in the region where the brick factory is planned to be built and a customs control zone is to be established. In addition, the official website of the Far Eastern Customs Administration is available to help businesses, where regulatory and legal documents governing the application of the customs procedure STZ on the territory of the Free Port of Vladivostok (section “Information for Foreign Trade Participants”, subsection “Free Port of Vladivostok”) are promptly posted

– The FTZ allows businesses to equip their enterprises with high-tech equipment, import construction materials and raw materials with preferential customs duties, reducing the cost of construction works. In addition, the FTZ helps both TOR and SPV residents to conduct profitable foreign trade activities at the operational stage. The export of goods placed under the customs procedure of the FTZ outside the residents’ sites is possible only with the permission of the customs authority and, in most cases, requires the completion of the customs procedure. We, in our turn, provide investors with administrative support and help them find the most effective way to apply this benefit,” explained Natalia Kunitskaya, Deputy Director for Resident Relations at the Primorye Territory of KRDV SPV

Alexei Polushko concluded the meeting by emphasizing that customs officers are always ready for dialogue, always ready to help, so foreign trade participants should be more active in contacting customs authorities. In addition, problematic issues can be included in the agenda of the advisory council on work with foreign trade participants at the FEFTU, as well as become the subject of discussion at meetings of working groups


Public Relations Department of the DVTU

dvtu_osmi@dvtu.customs.gov.ru, (423) 230-82-78