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Expansion of customs cooperation with China

On January 13-16 the Russian FCS delegation headed by the Russian FCS Chief Andrei Belyaninov paid official visit to China, by invitation of the Main Customs Authority of the People’s Republic of China Shen Guantszu. The working atmosphere of the negotiations between the Russian and Chinese parties was warm and friendly. The parties came to a mutual agreement on all questions discussed.

The Russian FCS Head Andrei Belyaninov and the Main Customs Authority of China  Head Shen Guantszu signed a Memorandum between the Federal Customs Service (Russian Federation) and the Main Customs Authority of the People’s Republic of China of methodological and informational cooperation in the field of customs statistics of foreign trade between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. The Memorandum gives a detailed procedure of data exchange, format, and scope of data. Information will be submitted quarterly, as a rule, itemized up to 6 signs of Harmonized System Codes.

The parties pointed out that regulation of Russian-Chinese trade is very significant for the development of bilateral relations. The parties emphasized the importance of establishing mutual understanding on the questions of customs statistics of external trade and analysis of reasons of its variance. Regular customs statistics data exchange will have stimulating impact on the development of bilateral trade and will help to reveal offences in external commerce.

The parties also agreed upon further development of cooperation in the field of struggle against smuggle. Plan of cooperation between the Russian FCS and the Main Customs Authority of the People’s Republic of China in struggle against customs offences for 2009-2010 was signed. Igor Zavrazhnov, Deputy Head of the Russian FCS signed the document from the Russian party.

Specific actions aimed at preparation for implementation of the Protocol of the organization of tentative information exchange in the mutual trade were shaped. In particular, approval procedure for technical specifications of advance information, its contents and parameters exchange. The parties agreed to also develop cooperation within realization of the Protocol of cooperation in the field of control over customs value of goods, transported across the Russian-Chinese border or across borders of the third countries, signed in 2001.

The Russian delegation saw the work of the data center of the Main Customs Authority of the People’s Republic of China, the Main Control Center of Electronic Customs of the People’s Republic of China system and a plant producing control-search complexes.