On 4 February 2016, the Customs, Transport & Logistics Subcommittee of the AEB North-Western Regional Committee organised a round table with the participation of the representatives of North-Western Customs Administration (NWCA) on "News of the customs legislation and practice".
The event focused on the following issues:
Situation with TIR: law enforcement practice of customs authorities SZTU.
The use of information technology for customs declaration – current status and prospects.
The practice of working with the authorised economic operators in the North-West: the main achievements, difficulties.
The practice of provision by SZTU of preliminary decisions on classification of goods under HS EAEC: results, basic recommendations for application package.
Sergey Vasiliev, Chairman of the Subcommittee, and Wilhelmina Shavshina, Deputy Chairperson of the AEB Customs & Transport Committee (Moscow), moderated the event. Alexander Getman, Head of the NWCA, welcomed the participants, mentioning the importance of collaboration with European businesses in terms of customs regulations and practice and briefed on the main topics that will be elaborated at the meeting. He presented his colleagues: Mikhail Serebrennikov, Head of customs transit service control department of NWCA, Stanislav Shklensky, Head of customs control advanced technology introduction service department of NWCA, Elena Perova, Head of Customs procedures and customs control department of NWCA, and Maria Shakhina, Head of department of preliminary decision on classification of goods and country of origin, Federal Customs Revenues Service of NWCA, who further clarified the mentioned above topics of the meeting and answered the questions of the participants. Dmitry Cheltsov, Chairman of the AEB Customs & Transport Committee in Moscow, also took part in the meeting. He briefly elaborated on current issues that the Committee is working now and the achievements of the last year in the area of customs regulations. Further the participants were given an opportunity to ask questions to the speakers.
The event was kindly hosted by DLA Piper in St. Petersburg.
L–R: Stanislav Shklensky, Head of customs control advanced technology introduction service department of NWCA; Mikhail Serebrennikov, Head of customs transit service control department of NWCA; Alexander Getman, Head of the NWCA; Wilhelmina Shavshina, Deputy Chairperson of the AEB Customs & Transport Committee (Moscow); Mikhail Saushkin, Head of customs payments department of NWCA.