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VISUALLY VERSION
Agreement signed between the Federal Customs Service and the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation

On March 11, 2008, Andrei Belyaninov, Head of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Fedeartion and Konstantine Romodonovsky, Head of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation, signed the “Agreement on interaction between the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation and the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation”. The Agreement is to come into force on the signature date.

The parties have agreed upon building-up of interaction through information communication, which makes provision for on-line exchange of databases between the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation and the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation. The information communication is intended for exercising of supervision over enforcement of customs and migration legislation of the Russian Federation by participants of the foreign trade, being physical entities, operating in the region of customs affairs.

On the plan-management basis, the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation is to transfer to the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation data, taken in respect of physical entities, which are non-citizens of the Russian Federation, from databases of electronic copies of Cargo Customs Declarations (CCD), electronic copies of customs receipt vouchers, and from registries of entities, operating in the field of customs affairs. The Federal Customs Service also is to transfer data about administrative offence committed by physical entities, which are non-citizens of the Russian Federation.

The Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation, on the plan-management basis, is to provide the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation with data, taken from databases of employers, which have been granted permits to attract and employ foreign workforce, employment certificates, granted to foreign citizens and to stateless persons, arriving into the Russian Federation, as well as data regarding passports, declared invalid.

The teamwork to elaborate the Agreement has been underway beginning from May of 2007. The agreement conclusion initiative originated from the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. The facts of attracting by Russian organizations- customs applicants of physical entities, being foreign citizens for the purpose of completion  and application of CCDs, served as good grounds for conclusion of the Agreement As the ground for conclusion of the Agreement. In so doing, the customs authorities were in doubt as to lawfulness of the authority of those physical entities to represent the interests of Russian legal entities while undergoing procedures of customs clearance, as well as to legality of the employment of foreign workforce by these organizations.

Besides, noted are the facts of customs clearance of goods, imported for the purpose of commercial usage by foreign physical entities and self-employed entrepreneurs. Whereupon, the likelihood exists in respect of self-employed entrepreneurs, being unauthorized to transact business in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Clear understanding of the problem’s complexity and well-coordinated teamwork of the two federal services have resulted in signing of the interaction agreement.