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Customs transit development identified as priority matter for Eurasian Economic Union

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The development of customs transit is a matter of principle for the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia Vladimir Bulavin made the statement during the 34th session of the joint board of the customs services of the Customs Union member states in Brest on 12 March, BelTA has learned.

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A pilot project to use intelligent electronic locks as part of container transportation by rail between China and Europe was one of the 24 items on the session's agenda.

Vladimir Bulavin said: “Since last year we've been experimenting hard together with our railway administration in order to fully switch to paperless technologies. The Naushki-Brest experiment was the first one. It was expanded in January 2020 to include new directions: Naushki-Kolyadichi and Naushki-Orsha. The development of transit is a matter of principle for the Eurasian Economic Union. It is also necessary to limit customs control to only one procedure throughout the entire length of customs transit. Results of this procedure should be accepted by all the other customs administrations.”

Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus Yuri Senko noted that as far as the use of intelligent electronic locks is concerned, every country has its own operators, operational practice has accumulated and the legal base is available. “Starting May we've decided to actively implement a set of measures relating to digital seals and transit freight transportation by rail from China to the European Union and backwards. It is a very important decision that will be made today. It will definitely make work easier: transit countries will not have to spend resources and money on control of such cargoes,” Yuri Senko said.

The 34th session of the joint board of the customs services of the Customs Union member states took place in Brest on 12 March. Taking part in the session of the joint board were representatives of all the Eurasian Economic Union member states – Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan. A broad range of matters relating to customs regulation was on the agenda. In particular, participants of the session were expected to discuss ways to improve information interaction between customs services. Measures to prevent the import of hazardous waste into the Eurasian Economic Union and the development of advance customs declaration were also discussed. The list of commodities, which customs value needs to be checked, had to be expanded. A number of items on the agenda were related to expanding the choice of goods individuals import for personal use.

Brest Oblast Governor Anatoly Lis also took part in the session.

Source: information agency BelTA

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