Perm custom about the features of the export and import of cultural values

All individuals on equal basis have the right to export, import, temporary export or temporary import of cultural property in the manner prescribed for goods transported by individuals for personal use.

It is important to remember that a floating cultural value are subject to customs clearance.

First Deputy head of the customs Oleg Cheusov explains: “the List of cultural values subject to control when moving through the customs border of the Eurasian economic Union Unified list of goods subject to prohibitions or restrictions on importation or exportation of States – members of the Customs Union within the Eurasian economic community in trade with third countries.”

To see the list in this link:

The import to Russia of cultural values is accompanied by submission of a passenger customs Declaration and is subject to exemption from taxation, subject to the submission to the customs authorities of the expert opinion, containing a conclusion about the attribution of the studied item of movable cultural values.

For export from Russia of cultural values citizens need to provide the customs authority of the passenger customs Declaration and the conclusion (the allowing document) on the right of export of cultural values issued by the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation.

In addition, the Declaration is made when exceeding the weight and cost norms of transported goods. So, for air transport in these categories include goods for personal use weighing more than 50 kg and worth over €10 thousand If the weight or value of the standards movement of goods is exceeded, applies a single rate of customs duties, taxes in the amount of 30 % of the customs value of goods in excess of the standards, but not less than 4 Euro per 1 kg.

In case of need of payment of customs duties when moving goods across the customs border of the Russian Federation is taken into account the cost of transported goods, which is declared in the passenger customs Declaration on the basis of the value indicated in the receipts, bills, tags and labels or other documents concerning the acquisition of such goods. In the absence of supporting cost documents as information on the value of goods the customs authority may use the information given in catalogs and on websites of foreign organizations engaged in the retail sale of similar products, taking into account the information submitted by an individual.

Citizens filing the passenger customs Declaration is issued in paper or electronic form through the website of the Federal customs service in the section “the Electronic form of the passenger customs Declaration” ( using a mobile phone, or in a special place at the customs office at the checkpoint for customs control.

Angela Belyaeva,
press Secretary of the Perm customs