Development strategy of customs authorities
Modern customs service of the Republic of Belarus is under the objective influence of the regional and international challenges and trends that have a direct impact on its development and, ultimately, on the work results and safety in the sphere of foreign economic activity of the state.
Under these conditions, the phased modernization and improvement of customs service in order to the meet modern challenges and threats is an important element of the safety of the Belarusian customs border of the Eurasian Economic Union, to develop foreign economic relations of Belarus with other states and the national economy as a whole.
The document is based on the orders of the Head of the State, international experience and trends of customs activity in the existing and projected conditions, long-term international agreements, conceptual approaches of the World Customs Organization to build an efficient customs service, scientific forecasts of sustainable socio-economic development of the Republic of Belarus.
As a matter of priority the objectives of protecting the interests of the Republic of Belarus in the conditions of the Eurasian Economic Union, taking advantages which give to Belarusian economic entities the freedom of movement of goods in the common customs territory are taking into account.
The strategic targets of customs service of the Republic of Belarus are: to ensuring economic security of the country, a rapid response to emerging risks and threats in the sphere of customs, achievement the completeness of the collection in the budget of payments which are controlled by the State Customs Committee, arrangement of facilities for business by improving the quality and effectiveness of customs administration with optimization of expanses on ensuring activity.
Organizational and technological modernization in the digital economy conditions and modern technological modes allow the customs service of Belarus significantly reduce business costs for customs clearance and join the rank of the customs services - the world leaders in level of development of customs.
In the context of export-oriented economy and transit of openness, freedom of enterprise customs service of Belarus will provide services of the foreign trade flows, in particular on the optimization of the movement of commodity flows, the development of customs logistics.
The implementation of measures on the development of customs service will provide reduction of corruption risks in the sphere of customs and minimization of committing corruption crimes by customs officials.
The Guidelines of development of customs service of the Republic of Belarus for 2016-2020 and for forecast period to 2025 have the specific tasks which are closely connected with the interests of the business community:
Further improvement of the electronic customs declaration and system of automatic goods release.
Advance declaration technology increases the share of electronic advance declarations from 30% to 70%, consequently, automatic release on such declarations increases from 0 to 20%.
It is anticipated the shift to the use of electronic remote form of inquiries to customs authorities while supplying applications in order to release tax stamps, include banks and non-bank financial institutions in the register, applications for refund of overpaid customs duties in trade turnover, as well as a number of other documents, which nowadays are supplied in paper form.
Work will continue on the development of a central database of personal accounts of taxpayers. As a result, it will be possible to control the payment of customs charges in real-time before the release of goods. Business entities will be able to receive relevant information about the status of their personal account at any time.
In accordance with the Guidelines, to the end of 2020 the share of automatically released goods will increase to 25% on export and 10% on import.
Improvement of transit attractiveness
In addition to the introduction of an automatic transit it is planned to minimize the control operations with the maintenance of security of goods supply on the basis of risk analysis systems. By 2020, the customs clearance of 80% of transit goods should be less than 10 minutes.