Belarusian customs delegation participates in the 31st meeting of the Joint Board of Customs Services of the Member States of the Customs Union and the 69th meeting of the Council of Heads of Customs Services of the CIS Member States
A delegation of the Belarusian customs headed by the Chairman of the State Customs Committee Yury Senko took part in the 31st meeting of the Joint Board of Customs Services of the Customs Union Member States and the 69th meeting of the Council of Heads of Customs Services of the CIS Member States. The events took place today in Bishkek.
The Joint Board of Customs Services of the Member States of the Customs Union was established in 2011 to coordinate the interaction of customs services, unify the application of customs legislation and customs regulation on matters within the competence of customs authorities.
The topics discussed related to the interaction of customs bodies authorized to make preliminary decisions on the classification of goods with customs bodies authorized to conduct customs examinations, the exchange of information on temporary imported vehicles for personal use, the establishment of a customs transit time, consultations between the customs authority and the declarant and others.
The activities of the Council of Heads of Customs Services of the CIS Member States are aimed primarily at identifying and improving priority areas in the field of customs of the CIS Member States, facilitating convergence and harmonization of customs legislation, coordinating the practical interaction of customs and other interested national services and departments on the main aspects of customs policy.
In particular, within the framework of the 69th meeting, decisions were made concerning the approval of draft agreements on the procedure for customs authorities to affix seals and stamps of customs authorities on transport and commercial documents and on training of personnel for customs services. The participants also discussed the development of a draft model technology for interaction between customs authorities and rail carriers of the CIS Member States in customs operations with respect to goods transported by rail.
The decisions taken are aimed at further improving the practical interaction of the customs services of the EAEU Member States and the CIS Member States in various areas of activity in the field of customs.