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”
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”
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”
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”
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.