Customs Attaches from 14 States Visit Russian Federal Customs Service in the Run-up to the International Customs Officer Day
On January 24, 2020, the Federal Customs Service (FCS) of Russia hosted an official reception for the members of the Moscow International Club of Customs Attaches dedicated to the International Customs Officer Day.
Diplomatic officers from Hungary, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, China, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkey, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and South Ossetia, as well as representatives of the FCS of Russia in other states and customs service veterans took part in the meeting.
Vladimir Bulavin, Head of the FCS of Russia, delivered welcoming remarks. He summed up the key results of the international customs cooperation for the past year and thanked his colleagues for their openness and readiness to constructive interaction.
2019 saw extensive work on mutual recognition of the authorized economic operator status. Green Corridor Projects with China and Turkey have been given a new impetus.
Vladimir Bulavin: “Currently, we maintain contacts with more than 100 foreign customs administrations. We exchange experience, implement joint projects and share best practices in customs administration. I am sure that such a constructive approach is the key to success in achieving objectives of our services”.
In the run-up of the Club’s meeting, customs attaches were able to observe the work of one of the electronic customs bodies – the E-Declaration Centre of Moscow Regional Customs Office, and assess the modern technologies used by Russian Customs Service.
At the end of the meeting, Vladimir Bulavin awarded customs attaches with Russian FCS medals for their contribution to the development and strengthening of the international customs cooperation.
The FCS of Russia maintains contacts with more than 100 foreign customs administrations. In 2019, 23 more documents were added to the contractual and legal framework, currently including 326 international treaties and memoranda with 71 states.
There are 23 Representative Offices of the FCS of Russia, with over 100 officers of Russian customs authorities working abroad.
In October 2019, the Representative of the FCS of Russia was sent to Uzbekistan, in December – to the Netherlands. The Representative Office in China has been expanded with the Representative of the FCS of Russia sent to Shanghai.