Recently customs processing has become much easier by implementation of e-declaration procedure. Sender’s representative doesn’t have to be involved into process verification of conformity of cargo to the documents required. All questions can be resolved by customs broker. Moreover, this way of declaring goods let reduce the time required for submission and verification of data.

Which of cases does it necessary to use e-declaration
Submission of an electronic declaration became mandatory for transportation’s goods within the Customs Union in 2014. According to the FCS, in 2020, about 90% of all declarations were submitted online, a full transition to the electronic system is planned for 2021.

E-declaration procedure
After completing the application for the service, your personal manager collects the necessary package of documents for the cargo and submits it for verification to the Customs Service. From this moment, the registration of an electronic customs declaration begins - the inspector checks all the declared data, and your customs representative, upon request, clarifies additional information. Then the cargo is inspected for compliance with the declared data, and based on the checkup results inspector forms appropriate act. If everything is compliant with data the cargo is admitted for international transportation. Usually, the time for customs inspection of cargo when imported into the country is a day, for export – about several hours.

Advantages of e-declaration
Electronic declaration simplifies the process of interaction with the FCS. You can follow the stages of registration in real time. In addition, this allows you to optimize costs – the tax on remote processing is 75% lower than the tax on in-person filing of the declaration.
Our customs broker becomes the official representative of the company, which makes it possible not to bring specialized specialist inhouse.
Cost effective
The tax on remote processing is 75% lower than the tax on in-person filing of the declaration.
Time efficient
Electronic declaration allows you to remotely clarify all issues of the customs service.
Top of mind
In 2020, about 90% of all declarations were submitted in electronic form, a full transition to the electronic system is planned for 2021.
Why companies need custom broker service for documents package preparation?
Customs broker let avoid some errors that can cause of forfeits, increasing the cost of customs duties, seizure of goods, as well as administrative and criminal liability. Customs legislation may be changed and it’s necessary to update requirements changes for transportation of goods across the borders of the Russian Federation.
When declaration must be lodged in paper?
According to the governmental regulation of Russia 13.12.2013 № 1154, declaration must be lodged in paper for a number of goods of the following classifications:
  • Сargo is category of «top secret»;
  • Diplomatic mail;
  • Illegally imported goods;
  • International postal items;
  • Category of goods for destruction procedures and refusal in favor of the state.
What information is rightful to be requested by the Customs? This data is not a commercial classified information, isn’t it?
The FCS request information comes in two steps: сustoms control before and after the release of the goods.
For the first case is about monetary transactions for ongoing foreign economic transactions, and secondary – commercial, accounting documents and other information related to the carriage of goods across the border, its release and use. All of this data is requested by the Customs Service in accordance with the law and it is not a revelation of commercial classified information.
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