Federal Customs Service

The 78th meeting of the Council of Heads of Customs Services of CIS Member States was held in Tashkent on April 26 under the chairmanship of Ruslan Davydov, acting head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia

The first item on the agenda was the re-election of Ruslan Davydov as Chairman of the Council for one year. Taking the floor, he noted the high results of the Council’s work and thanked the participants for their trust

In this year it is especially important to use our knowledge, experience, history of friendly relations of the member countries to not only ensure the political component of the work of the CIS bodies, but also to achieve practical results for the benefit of our countries, citizens and businesses engaged in foreign economic activity. I will do my best to make them feel the real contribution of our work,” he said

Today, the services are focusing on speeding up the movement of goods, developing transit and strengthening the human resources of customs services

In this vein, special attention has been paid to the use of electronic navigation seals to track transit shipments. The system has proved to be a reliable tool for remote control of the movement of goods. In Russia, such technology is used to track the transportation of sanctioned goods

To simplify the transit procedure at the national level, the FCS of Russia has initiated the conclusion of a Memorandum of Understanding between the customs services of the CIS countries, which, among other things, will outline the goal of facilitating the acceleration of the movement of perishable goods. It will ensure up-to-date informing of foreign trade participants and authorized bodies about bans introduced on the territory of one or several states

The ability to track the movement of goods online is very important from the point of view of effective use of the risk management system and taking appropriate measures of customs control.

Customs will be able to track the movement of goods online

The development of RMS, an effective tool to relieve excessive customs controls, has traditionally been prioritized. The parties agreed to strengthen further cooperation in this area

The participants also agreed on a draft Agreement on the Center for Expertise and Research for Customs Purposes of the Customs Services of the CIS member states. It will contribute to the development of uniform approaches, coordination of information-analytical, scientific-methodological and practical interaction between the parties when conducting expertise and research

The next meeting of the Council will be held in September in Vladivostok