The 10th Meeting of the Joint Collegium of Customs Authorities of the Customs Union member-states

On 12 February, 2014 the 10th Meeting of the Joint Collegium of Customs Authorities of the Customs Union member-states was held in Novopolotsk (the Republic of Belarus) under the chairmanship of the Head of the FCS of  Russia, Mr. Andrei Belianinov, which was also attended by the Head of the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Aleksandr Shpilevsky, and the Head of Customs Control Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Gosman Amrin.

As observers, the Chairman of the Fiscal Revenues Committee at the Government of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Gagik Khachatryan, representatives of the Customs Authority of Kirghiz Republic, Mr. Kazybek Kochkonov, and of Ukraine, Mr. Aleksandr Dorokhovsky, were present at the Joint Collegium Meeting.

In the course of the Meeting, issues to introduce amendments to the valid legislation were considered, which will allow streamlining the use of the certificate to secure customs payments by means of issuing it in an electronic form with no further hard copies submission.

A proposal of the Customs Authority of the Republic of Belarus on the requirement for establishment of additional mechanisms to prevent violations of the Customs Union legislation related to the temporary importation of transport vehicles intended for personal use, was supported.

To reduce time spent on search of information in the databases and to streamline transportation of goods through the customs border of the Customs Union, the Parties discussed problems of unification in applying the barcoding technology to the documents submitted to the customs authorities.

The possibility was considered to accept, as a passenger customs declaration, an electronic copy of a written statement drawn up in a form of a register to declare goods acquired in Internet shops by individuals and delivered to them by express carriers, for the purpose to computerize control over the transportation of such goods, and to reduce time spent on their customs clearance.