Development of the practice of administrative sanctions for not submitting statistics forms to a customs authority when moving goods between EAEU countries

The version of the Russian Federation Administrative Offenses Code in effect since early 2017 says that there are administrative sanctions for not submitting the statistics form tracking the movement of goods to a customs authority, or for late submission.

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Development of the practice of challenging import customs duty rates as contrary to Russia’s WTO commitments

The Russian Federation has been a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) since August 22, 2012. As one of the conditions for its accession to the WTO Russia undertook a number of commitments that are defined in the December 16, 2011 Protocol on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization dated April 15, 1994 (the “Protocol”). Continue reading “Development of the practice of challenging import customs duty rates as contrary to Russia’s WTO commitments”

“New” rules for obtaining authorized economic operator status

An authorized economic operator (AEO) is a legal entity established in accordance with the law of a Eurasian Economic Union member state that meets a number of requirements and is included in a special registry. Continue reading ““New” rules for obtaining authorized economic operator status”

Development of court practice on including royalties in the customs value of imported goods

On 31 January 2017 the Commercial Court of Lipetsk Oblast rendered a decision (the “Decision”) in case No. А36-5326/2016 in which the issue was considered of including royalties payable on a finished product produced within Russia in the customs value of the imported raw materials used to produce the product. Continue reading “Development of court practice on including royalties in the customs value of imported goods”

Customs. Major Russian legislation changes for 2016

We would like to present the overview of the most important legislation changes in customs for 2016.

Please see the overview here.

License fees and customs value: the deferred valuation mechanism becomes a reality

On November 1, 2016, the Collegium of the Eurasian Economic Commission introduced substantial changes to the rules for applying the procedure for deferred customs valuation of goods (Decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission Collegium No. 133 dated November 1, 2016). The EEC Collegium decided to expand the list of cases in which that procedure can be applied. Continue reading “License fees and customs value: the deferred valuation mechanism becomes a reality”

Court practice on applying the customs procedure of outward processing

On 28 July 2015 the Commercial Court of Moscow rendered a decision in case No. А40-102787/2016-33-887 under the claim of Sodruzhestvo LLC (the “Company”) against the Central Excise Customs Authority (“CECA”) to invalidate a CECA departmental control decision cancelling a Vladimir Excise Post decision on release of goods.

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