As from 1 April 2011 Russia’s customs authorities will no longer require a confirmation of the release into free circulation in Belarus from natural persons, who would like to import their automobiles to Russia. The information was released by Chairman of the State Customs Committee of Belarus (SCC) Alexander Shpilevsky in Minsk on 15 March.
The State Customs Committee of Belarus has provided Russia’s Customs with a database on vehicles, which were imported to Belarus and released into free circulation before 1 January 2010. The data will be used to determine the status of vehicles, which are no longer registered in Belarus and are imported to Russia.
The Federal Customs Service of Russia has analyzed the data. The database on vehicles, which are imported by juridical persons to Belarus to be released into free circulation, still needs correcting. It will be done by 31 March 2011. As from 1 April 2011 Russia’s Customs will start using the database and will no longer require natural persons to present papers to confirm the status of cars, which are imported from Belarus to Russia.
A proposal to allow individuals to independently check the data of vehicle import via the Web was voiced at the trilateral meeting of the heads of the customs services of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia in Minsk on 15 March. The novelty will reduce the number of calls and will enable people to verify whether a vehicle is worth buying. The proposal will be decided upon till 15 April 2011.