The session of the working group on consideration of amendments to the Customs Code took place in the Supreme Council. Together with the deputies of the parliamentary committee on economic policy, budget and finance, representatives of the State Customs Committee, the Presidential Administration, the Union of Industrialists, Agrarians and Entrepreneurs of Pridnestrovie, the business community took part in it.
The law-in-draft on Amendments and Addendum to PMR CC was drafted by the Supreme Council deputy Alexander Korshunov as early as 2014. Its goal was to improve the customs legislation, bring its provisions in line with the norms in force in the Eurasian Customs Union. The law-in-draft passed the first reading. To further work on it, a working group was formed. But later the proposals worked out by it did not find support of the former president and the supreme executive authority.
This year the work on the law-in-draft resumed. The position of legislators and representatives of the executive branch is unanimous today - the Customs Code, adopted in 2000, needs significant updating. Many of its norms are obsolete, bureaucratic, do not correspond to international standards, the document contains legal gaps. In the opinion of the meeting participants, all this negatively affects the foreign economic activity of enterprises.
As the deputy chairman of the profile committee Petr Pasat noted, at the moment, the legislators received 346 amendments.
First Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee Alexei Lipovtsev explained what is proposed to change in the customs legislation. As a short story - the status of the customs authorities stipulated in the law, the section determining the procedure for the movement of goods for individuals, preferences and simplified procedures for domestic enterprises.
Work on the document will continue next week. Participants will once again discuss the amount of customs duties.