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Trading Across Borders

1.

«Two service on the border»: State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus exercise state control functions in the checkpoints of the border crossing. It includes transport inspectorate, veterinary, phytosanitary and sanitary and quarantine services on the border. The technological base for «Two service on the border» will be improved through the creation of a single point of access. The automatic control system with interface of sanitary-quarantine control will function on each road checkpoint.

Reform influence:  It will fasten transfer of vehicles and cargoes from one control service to another on the territory of points of b-order crossing control. The exchange of information between control services will be in no time. 

Entered into force:  1 January 2014

Legislation:

Resolution of the Counsil of Ministers of Belarus No. 309 of 24 April 2013

 

2. 

There’ll be only four documents to submission to the customs authorities for the customs declaration. These documents are:

 

  • Bill of entry/customs declaration;
  • Customs invoice;
  • Customs document,
  • Document confirming the authority of the person who submits customs declaration.

Note: 
There’s no need to receive/execute document confirming the authority of the person submitting the customs declaration after each foreign trade transactions because it is valid during long period of time.

Reform influence:  It will simplify and accelerate customs clearance, reduce time and money expenses of legal entities foreign economic activities (fewer time, documentation and money during export/import).

Entered into force: 23 April 2014

Legislation:  

Law of the Republic of Belarus No. 129-З of 10 January 2014.

 

3. 

Obligatory preliminary information about goods imported to customs area of Custom Union by railroad transport

Reform influence:  It will halve the time of inspection of vehicles at points of border crossing control in case of export and import of goods. 

Entered into force:  1 October 2014

Legislation: 

Decision of Eurasian Economic Commission No. 196 of 17 September 2013.

 

4. 

Customs entries are registered electronically without participation of customs authorities.

In order to assure automatic registration of customs entries National System of Electronic Declaration (NSED) has been optimized. Since 19 September 2013 each custom body of the Republic of Belarus use NSED. The next step of modernization of NSED will assure automatic production of customs operations connected with the release of certain categories of goods under the customs procedure of export.

Reform influence:  NSED will speed up application and examination of custom declaration.

Entered into force:  19 September 2013

Legislation: 

Normative legal documents of State Customs Committee of Belarus

 

5.

Information about data of delivery of Belorussian goods for export is regularly placed at web-site of State Customs Committee of Belarus. This reform helps to analyze the reasonable use of zero rate of VAT (exemption from excise duty) and facilitates provision of register of customs declarations to fiscal administration.

Reform influence: Quick access of organizations to the necessary information about export of Belarusian goods from the territory of Custom Union without application to State Customs Committee of Belarus. The transparency of export operations will increase.

Entered into force:  18 September 2013

Legislation:  

 

6.

The information about customs payments of bank clients is quickly provided by National Bank of Belarus to State Customs Committee of Belarus.

Reform influence:  There’s no need to present to custom bodies any documents that proof the fact of custom payments. The procedures of foreign trade transactions and attendant clerical work have been simplified.

Entered into force:  May 2014

Legislation:  

 

7. 

Customs valueand custom duties adjustment form have been abolished.

Reform influence: The volume of documents for control of customs value has been reduced. The procedures of foreign trade transactions and attendant clerical work have been simplified

Entered into force:  1 July 2014

Legislation: 

Decision of Eurasian Economic Commission No.289 of 10 December 2013.