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To update legislation, simplify procedures

Комитет по экономической политике, бюджету и финансам


The Committee on Economic Policy, Budget and Finance, following the results of the meeting, recommended that the deputy corps adopt 324 amendments to the Customs Code. The purpose of the changes is to update the legislation and, as a result, to simplify customs procedures for domestic economic agents. Work on the law-in-draft in total lasted about three years.

Changes in the Customs Code were drafted by the chairman of the profile parliamentary committee Alexander Korshunov in 2014. The legislative initiative was adopted in the first reading, to further refine the document, a working group was created, but the final version of the law-in-draft was never formed.

Spring this year they returned to its consideration. The working group discussed proposals for amendments within eight months. In addition to deputies, members of the Government, representatives of customs authorities, representatives of business, industrial enterprises, members of the Union of Industrialists, Agrarians and Entrepreneurs took an active part in the drafting of the law-in-draft. As a result of joint work, a significantly updated version of the Customs Code was proposed.

The responsible committee defined the presented law-in-draft as a conceptual one.

Among the short stories there is a section on the status of customs agencies as such, the definition of the procedure for importing and exporting goods for individuals and most importantly - in fact a "green corridor" to domestic enterprises engaged in foreign economic activity. The law-in-draft from the total number of payments proposes to leave only the fee for customs clearance. At the same time, the rate became a subject of discussions with business representatives. Considering that a number of payments will decrease, the rate is offered at a rate of $ 0.3 from the customs value of the goods being moved.

There can be one more new concept in the law - the vignette institute. It corresponds to the international practice of the procedure for registration of import of vehicles.

According to the representative of the agency, the introduction of this mechanism, although will not bring additional revenues to the state, but for citizens will greatly simplify the procedure for importing vehicles. Parliamentarians plan to consider amendments to the Customs Code during the next plenary sessions.